Commercial Leases & Real Estate Management

Our firm has represented clients in office, retail and commercial real estate transactions throughout  the Metro DC area.  Involving:

  • Macerich  Inc
  • Tysons Corner Center
  • Regal Center
  • Ballston Commons
  • Forest City
  • Rock Creek Property Group, LLC
  • Fair Oaks Mall
  • Taubman Centers
  • Prosperity Center Leesburg


  • Holding onto Marriott was a must-win proposition for Ike Leggett

    When Marriott International Inc. publicly kicked off a search for a new home last year, smart money favored the company staying in Montgomery County if not in the very same Fernwood Road campus in suburban Bethesda where it has been for decades. Incumbency, after all, has its advantages, and some of the most competitive corporate searches over the past year — including the Advisory Board Co.'s planned move to 655 New York Ave. NW in the District and Opower's planned move to 2311 Wilson Blvd. in…
  • Kettler revises look of its Market Terminal project near Union Market

    Kettler Inc., the master developer behind the proposed Market Terminal project near Union Market, has sharpened its vision for the massive development ahead of what should be its final approval. The 1.25 million-square-foot, two-phase project, scheduled for an Oct. 20 hearing before the D.C. Zoning Commission, is planned for a 5-acre site south and east of New York Avenue and west of Fourth Street NE. The assemblage, less than two blocks west of the Union Market building, is home to a series of…
  • WeddingWire packing more employees into Montgomery County

    The ever-expanding wedding marketplace company WeddingWire Inc. sees massive growth in its future – and it needs hundreds more employees and more office space to make it happen. Chevy-Chase based WeddingWire plans to add 200 jobs in Montgomery County, bringing its local workforce to 550 and its global workforce to about 1,000. It will also add 18,000 square feet to its existing 50,000 square feet of office space. The latest move takes the company even further from its humble beginnings nine years…
  • Robinson Terminal North developer: 'We got caught in a hotel downdraft'

    The developers of an Old Town Alexandria waterfront project provided a little more detail on why they put their plans on hold in a New York Times piece detailing the long efforts to transform the city’s waterfront. In late July, CityInterests Inc. and Rooney Properties announced they were halting their recently approved plans for the 3-acre site along N. Union Street. Kenneth Wire, partner with McGuireWoods LLP representing the developers, said at the time the market did not respond favorably…
  • Michael Neibauer promoted at WBJ

    Senior Reporter Michael Neibauer, who has covered economic development and real estate for the Washington Business Journal for the last six years, has been named associate editor of the news organization. Neibauer will oversee WBJ's real estate coverage, including production of the Real Estate Inc. daily newsletter and Crane Watch. In addition to his editing duties, he will continue to write cover stories. You can follow him on Twitter here. “I often say Michael Neibauer knows more about zoning…
  • Branding Rockville Pike? Please, no giant 'Pike District' sign.

    The roughly 1.2-mile stretch of Rockville Pike between the Twinbrook and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations, a six= to eight-lane suburban highway marked by shopping centers and the occasional office and residential tower, is slowly urbanizing. The auto-oriented corridor you might know as White Flint or Rockville or North Bethesda will evolve over the years with new developments and the possible introduction of bus rapid transit. A developer-sponsored charrette in late 2014 established a label…
  • D.C. United is out with new stadium renderings, and a peek at the mixed-use project next door

    D.C. United broke ground on its planned 19,000-seat Buzzard Point stadium in April, but something was, and still is, missing: An approved stadium design. The team, with architects Populous and Marshall Moya Design, has been rather quiet on that front since the D.C. Zoning Commission had its first take in March, an exercise that didn’t go as well as the Major League Soccer franchise likely hoped. "I actually looked at it and it and I thought, this reminds me of a prison, the facade," Commissioner…
  • Former Kettler and Greystar execs team up on new real estate venture

    Commercial real estate veterans Andy Buchanan and Doug Root are casting their lots together after years of pursuing the same multifamily properties in the D.C. region for different companies. Buchanan, who was president of McLean-based developer Kettler from 2009 until April, and Root, who stepped down earlier this month as managing investor of investments for Greystar Investment Group's Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, have formed Blackfin Real Estate Investors to acquire and reposition multifamily…
  • Never visit DCRA again! D.C. launches online biz licensing system, for some

    With all due respect to the employees of D.C.’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, wouldn’t it be nice to launch a business in the District without ever having to come in contact with them? Now, city entrepreneurs, you can. At least some of you. The District on Monday went live with its D.C. Business Center, a one-stop online portal through which most city businesses, existing and prospective, can apply for a basic business license, renew a license, and become certified as a certified…
  • WETA exploring alternatives to Shirlington production center and studio

    The Arlington County facility, which is filled to capacity, houses WETA's studios and the "PBS NewsHour" newsroom.