JLL Brokers Sale of Two Office Properties in Metro D.C. for $106.5M
HERNDON, VA., AND WASHINGTON, D.C. — JLL Capital Markets has brokered the sale of two office properties owned by WashREIT (NYSE: WRE) in metro Washington, D.C., for a combined $106.5 million.
The company sold Monument II, a 200,000-square foot, Class A office building in Herndon, to an affiliate of Westbrook Partners; and 1227 25th St. NW, a 136,540-square-foot office asset in Washington, D.C., to an undisclosed buyer.
Completed in 2000, Monument II is an eight-story office building with a five-level parking facility. The property is located at 12950 Worldgate Drive along the Dulles Toll Road near Worldgate Centre and the future Herndon Metrorail station. Few details were released regarding 1227 25th St. NW, which is located within D.C.’s central business district.
“These sales further strengthen our balance sheet ahead of the post-vaccine recovery and align with our strategy to reduce our exposure to office assets, allowing us to de-risk our portfolio and improve our ability to create long-term shareholder value,” says Paul McDermott, president and CEO of WashREIT.
Stephen Conley, Matt Nicholson, Jim Meisel, Andrew Weir and Dave Baker of JLL represented the seller in both transactions. Dan McIntyre and Paul Spellman, also of JLL, assisted the buyer of Monument II in securing financing for the acquisition.
WashREIT owns and operates 43 properties within the Washington, D.C., market, including 6,863 multifamily apartment units and approximately 3.4 million square feet of commercial space. The company’s stock price closed at $23.41 per share on Thursday, Dec. 17, down from $27.92 last year.
— Katie Sloan