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Specializing in occupier research in the Washington DC Metro area and providing the latest information on commercial real estate as a whole.
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MGM hustles to build Prince George's County casino - Washington Business Journal

MGM hustles to build Prince George's County casino - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
MGM Resorts International, keen to meet its 2016 opening day target, bypasses ceremonial groundbreaking and starts moving ground for real.
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Department of Education seeking backup plan for D.C. office space - Washington Business Journal

Department of Education seeking backup plan for D.C. office space - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
After plans to move some of its workers into the federally owned Mary Switzer Building, the Department of Education is on the hunt for alternative office space to three of its expired leases in the District.
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Montgomery County Hopes $12M Will Bring Data Centers

Montgomery County Hopes $12M Will Bring Data Centers | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
Seeing data centers land across the border in Northern Virginia s Loudoun County, Montgomery County is hoping some grant funding can help level the playing field.
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House to examine ways to make smarter real estate choices - Washington Business Journal

House to examine ways to make smarter real estate choices - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the office leasing market in D.C., and in many other cities across the country, has shifted in favor of tenants. Now a House panel will probe how the federal government can profit from that.
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GSA to Name FBI HQ Short List Soon

GSA to Name FBI HQ Short List Soon | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The General Services Administration is expected to announce its short list of possible sites for a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Fed. Reserve IG Questions Project’s Cost Escalation

Fed. Reserve IG Questions Project’s Cost Escalation | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve System s Inspector General is questioning the escalating project cost for the renovation of 1700 G St. NW for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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GSA Releases Renderings of Homeland Security HQ

GSA Releases Renderings of Homeland Security HQ | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
As part of its effort to garner interest from contracting firms in the project, the General Services Administration has released renderings of the Department of Homeland Security s headquarters to be developed at the St. Elizabeths campus here.
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Demolition to start this summer on The Blairs in Silver Spring - Washington Business Journal

Demolition to start this summer on The Blairs in Silver Spring - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
A wrecking ball will start tearing down the oldest residential buildings at The Blairs in Silver Spring later this summer, the first step in a nearly $650 million redevelopment of the mixed-use property.
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GlobeSt.com Poll Predicts Rocky Times for REITs

GlobeSt.com Poll Predicts Rocky Times for REITs | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
It appears that respondents to a GlobeSt.com poll on future REIT values have not been drinking the Kool-aid, err, I mean listening to conventional wisdom about the REIT industry and how they are not as interest rate sensitive as widely assumed.
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For-Sale Building Hopes to Replicate Starbucks Deal

For-Sale Building Hopes to Replicate Starbucks Deal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
There isn t an asking price for 1512-1528 Connecticut Ave but it is using the $1,672 per square foot sale of Starbucks across the street as a guide, JLL s Bill Prutting Jr. tells GlobeSt.com s Erika Morphy.
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The 3 Proposals for WMATA’s Navy Yard Site

The 3 Proposals for WMATA’s Navy Yard Site | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
Proposals to redevelop the Navy Yard chiller site, a plot of land near the Navy Yard Metro at the southwest intersection of L Street SW and Half Street SE, were presented on Monday night.
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Skanska can go forward with 88 M St. NE, but it won't. Not now. - Washington Business Journal

Skanska can go forward with 88 M St. NE, but it won't. Not now. - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The first phase of a three-building project in NoMa has received its permit to go vertical.
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D.C. Adopts Innovative New Green Construction Code | Washington DC Citybizlist

D.C. Adopts Innovative New Green Construction Code | Washington DC Citybizlist | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The District of Columbia has adopted the 2013 D.C. Construction Codes, which was developed with the input and support of local experts and stakeholders, including members of the U.S. Green Building Council, National Capital Region (USGBC-NCR) Chapter and the national office of the U.S. Green Building Council,
These codes represent the mainstreaming of many core elements of green building practice and propel the community forward in the District’s race to be the greenest and most livable city in the nation.
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Clark Construction Group, Grunley Construction Co. make DHS short list - Washington Business Journal

Clark Construction Group, Grunley Construction Co. make DHS short list - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The General Services Administration has come out with a short list of firms to oversee the next phase of the Department of Homeland Security consolidation at St. Elizabeths. See who made the list.
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GSA picks sites in Springfield, Prince George's County for FBI shortlist - Washington Business Journal

GSA picks sites in Springfield, Prince George's County for FBI shortlist - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
In the running are the GSA warehouse, Greenbelt Metro and former Landover Mall sites.
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South Korean Firm Rumored to Buy 1801 K Street

South Korean Firm Rumored to Buy 1801 K Street | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
South Korean companies have been active in the DC market lately and despite a recent report in the Washington Post that foreign investors appear to be scaling back their presence here, rumor has it that they are about to score a major asset in the city.
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Edens throws latest pitch for Union Market: Offices, theater, retail and maybe residential - Washington Business Journal

Edens throws latest pitch for Union Market: Offices, theater, retail and maybe residential - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The leader of the Florida Avenue Market transformation has proposed another development, this one 500,000-plus square feet in two buildings, one above the existing market and the other on the site of an existing warehouse.
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Pike & Rose Secures 40,000-SF Office Anchor

Pike & Rose Secures 40,000-SF Office Anchor | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
Federal Realty Investment Trust scored a relatively rare trophy for its latest development Pike & Rose--Bank of America Merrill Lynch to anchor the non-retail and residential portion of the project.
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Advisory Board Begins HQ Office Search

Advisory Board Begins HQ Office Search | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The firm, which currently leases a total of approximately 300,000 square feet of space at 2445 M St. NW and 1227 25th St. NW in the District, has retained brokerage firm JLL and architectural firm NBBJ to assess its headquarters space options
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Republic Properties Plans Spec Office for Capitol Hill

Republic Properties Plans Spec Office for Capitol Hill | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
Republic Properties is moving forward with plans to build a 2000,000-square foot spec office in Capitol Hill after CBRE s Capital Markets team helped it secure $65 million in construction finance.
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Eleanor Holmes Norton pressures Obama agency to back DHS plan - Washington Business Journal

Eleanor Holmes Norton pressures Obama agency to back DHS plan - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is calling out a powerful federal agency in an effort to press the Obama administration to advance the Department of Homeland Security's consolidation at St. Elizabeths.
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Spice giant McCormick is considering 4 states for its new HQ, including Virginia - Washington Business Journal

Spice giant McCormick is considering 4 states for its new HQ, including Virginia - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The search area is well beyond the scope of options CEO Alan D. Wilson discussed in March. The emergence of Virginia as a possible home is a new wrinkle.
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Expansion, Renovation Unveiled for The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City | Washington DC Citybizlist

Expansion, Renovation Unveiled for The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City | Washington DC Citybizlist | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) unveiled details of its multi-phase renovation at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, where construction will begin soon on a 50,000 square foot expansion to the property along Hayes Street.
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Federal court sides with D.C., CityCenterDC in fight over construction wages - Washington Business Journal

Federal court sides with D.C., CityCenterDC in fight over construction wages - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
The District has won an important ruling that frees the developers behind the 2.5 million-square-foot CityCenterDC from paying higher wages to their construction workers.
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Washington Post in talks with Hines Interests to relocate to One Franklin Square - Washington Business Journal

Washington Post in talks with Hines Interests to relocate to One Franklin Square - Washington Business Journal | Occupier 411 | Scoop.it
Nearly a year after kicking off one of the most highly publicized searches in D.C., the Washington Post has set its sights on a new headquarters location by Franklin Square.
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