Washington Property Opens CubeSmart in Maryland, Buys Adjacent Office Building for $17M
ROCKVILLE, MD. — Washington Property Co. (WPC) has completed the conversion of an 82,000-square-foot office building at 4 Research Place in Rockville to a CubeSmart self storage facility, which is now open for business. The Bethesda-based company has also acquired an adjacent office building, known as One Research Court, in a joint venture with Baltimore-based Alex. Brown Realty Inc. for $17 million. The four-story CubeSmart features 715 climate-controlled storage units, and the top two floors have elevator access, while the lower two levels are at grade. One Research Court is a 113,620-square-foot office building constructed in 2001. The property was 89 percent leased at the time of sale to 14 tenants. The joint venture plans capital improvements at the property, including upgrades to the lobby, bathrooms, elevators and fitness center, as well as the addition of a conference center in the building. WPC is now leasing and managing the project.