4000 Brandywine Street Washington DC

UIP Acquires Three Office Buildings from American University in D.C. for $45M

by John Nelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Urban Investment Partners (UIP) has purchased three Class C office buildings in Washington, D.C.’s Tenleytown neighborhood from American University for $45 million. The portfolio includes a 38,396-square-foot office building at 4000 Brandywine St. N.W., the former home of National Public Radio affiliate WAMU; a 59,996-square-foot office building at 4620 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.; and a 39,299-square-foot property at 4545 42nd St. N.W. CapSource is providing acquisition and construction loans for the Brandywine and Wisconsin Avenue locations. MidCap Mortgage is the lender for the 4545 42nd St. transaction. Bobby Meehling and Scott Frankel of CBRE represented the seller in all three transactions. UIP plans to invest $75 million in order to gut-renovate the Brandywine and Wisconsin Avenue buildings, creating residential apartments, all within a block of the Tenleytown-AU Metro station on the Red Line and with an abundance of underground parking.

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