JBG Smith Sells 154,384 SF Office Building in Washington, D.C. for $65M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maryland-based REIT JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS) has sold the Lion Building, a 154,384-square-foot office property in Washington, D.C., for $65 million.

The Lion Building, which is located at 1233 20th St. near Dupont Circle, houses the embassies of Vietnam and South Sudan. The location puts the property within walking distance of three different Metrorail stations, 500 retail stores and restaurants and eight hotels.

Jim Meisel, Andrew Weir, Matt Nicholson and David Baker of HFF represented JBG Smith in the sale. This quartet of investment advisory professionals also procured the buyer, a joint venture between private investment manager GreenOak Real Estate and Mid-Atlantic investment firm MRP Realty.

Cary Abod, Dan McIntyre and Robert Carey of HFF arranged $47.6 million in acquisition financing for the transaction. The lender and loan terms were not disclosed.

JBG Smith’s stock price closed at $37.10 per share on Friday, October 26, up from $31.26 per share a year ago. The company, which is listed on Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index, owns and operates assets in infill markets around the Washington, D.C. area.

­— Taylor Williams

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