USAA, Lowe Acquire Three-Building, 566,000 SF Office Complex in Metro D.C.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — A joint venture between USAA Real Estate and Lowe has acquired Park Center, a three-building, 566,000-square-foot office complex in Alexandria, roughly eight miles north of Washington, D.C. The adjacent office buildings are located at 4300 King St., 3101 Park Center Drive and 4401 Ford Ave. Joe Carrol of Lowe and Bruce Childs of USAA Real Estate led the acquisition team internally. HFF represented the undisclosed seller, and arranged acquisition financing for the asset on..

January 19, 2018

Digital Currency Company to Invest $64.8M, Establish 84,000 SF Headquarters in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Bcause LLC, a privately held company that is building the world’s first full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem, will expand its operations and move its corporate headquarters to 5465 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach. The company will invest $64.8 million and will occupy 84,000 square feet of the former Hoffman Beverage building. Cryptocurrency is a digital asset that uses cryptography to secure transactions, control the creation of additional units and verify the..

January 17, 2018

National Retail Trends of Grocery Expansion, Backfilling Vacant Stores Evident in Hampton Roads

December of this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the movie “Wall Street” and the introduction of the antihero, Gordon Gekko. In that movie, Gordon delivers the iconic “Greed is Good” speech to the shareholders of a besieged paper company. While things in the end did not turn out well for Gekko due in large part to his greed, the undertones of that speech are uncontentious: Performance and adaptation will come about when there are strong incentives to evolve. The evolutionary..

January 15, 2018

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Arranges 54,000 SF Lease for Debt Collection Company in Roanoke

ROANOKE, VA. — Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has secured a 54,000-square-foot lease for Atlantic Credit & Finance (ACF), a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, at Franklin Plaza in downtown Roanoke. Located at 111 Franklin Road, the five-story office building is now 88 percent leased. Barry Ward and Price Gutshall of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Roanoke office represented the building owner, Times Equities Inc., in the lease transaction. ACF, a servicer of unsecured,..

January 11, 2018

Washington REIT to Acquire Office Tower in Metro D.C. for $250M

ROSSLYN, VA. — Washington REIT plans to acquire Arlington Tower, a 398,000-square-foot office tower in Rossyln, less than three miles southwest of Washington, D.C., for $250 million. The name of the seller was not disclosed. Washington REIT is expected to close on the 19-story tower in the first quarter. Located at 1300 N. 17th St., Arlington Tower is situated two blocks from the Rosslyn Metrorail station, offering access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon and the..

January 5, 2018

Avison Young Arranges $62.5M Sale of Medical Office Building in Metro D.C.

FAIRFAX, VA. — Avison Young has arranged the sale of Merrifield-Fairfax Medical Campus, a 119,788-square-foot medical office building located at 3023 Hamaker Court in Fairfax, roughly 20 miles west of Washington, D.C. Grosvenor Americas Inc. sold the asset for $62.5 million to Harrison Street Real Estate, according to the Washington Business Journal. Jim Kornick, Chip Ryan, Mike Wilson, Erik Foster and Mark Johnson of Avison Young arranged the transaction. Situated adjacent to the Inova..

January 4, 2018

Donaldson Group, Angelo, Gordon Acquire Multifamily Community in Metro D.C. for $111M

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The Donaldson Group, in partnership with Angelo, Gordon & Co., has purchased Cityside at Huntington Metro, a 569-unit apartment community in Alexandria, roughly eight miles south of Washington, D.C., for $111 million. Bill Roohan, Bob Dean, Jonathan Greenberg, Tom Leachman and Yalda Ghamarian of CBRE arranged the all-cash transaction on behalf of the seller, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group. The community was constructed in 1968 and 1974 and features a mix of studio to..

December 22, 2017

StoneBridge Buys Apartment Community in Richmond for $54.2M

RICHMOND, VA. — StoneBridge Investments has acquired Copper Spring, a 366-unit apartment community located at 3301 Copper Mill Trace in Richmond, for $54.2 million. Eastdil Secured arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, an affiliate of Atlanta-based Clarion Partners. Constructed in 1989 and renovated in 2006, the property features two resort-style pools, a fitness center, business center, lighted tennis courts, racquetball court, grilling stations, gaming area and a coffee bar...

December 18, 2017

Chatham Lodging Trust Acquires 219-Room Embassy Suites Hotel in Metro D.C. for $68M

SPRINGFIELD, VA. — Chatham Lodging Trust has acquired a 219-room Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel in Springfield, roughly 15 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., for $68 million. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Opened in 2013, the LEED-certified hotel features steel and concrete construction and 26 extended-stay suites with full kitchens. The hotel is located less than two miles from Fort Belvoir, the nation’s fifth largest military base, and the new headquarters of the..

December 7, 2017

CIM Group Acquires 1,180-Unit Multifamily Community in Metro D.C.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — CIM Group has acquired EOS Twenty-One, a 1,180-unit apartment community located at 140 S. Van Dorn St. in Alexandria, roughly eight miles south of Washington, D.C. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Constructed in phases between 1968 and 1972, EOS Twenty-One comprises 14 four-and five-story buildings. Renovations in recent years have updated buildings, units, common areas and amenities. The community features recreation areas, a fitness center, game room,..

December 6, 2017