2017 CoStar Power Broker: Retail Building Sales

The CoStar Power Broker Awards recognize and celebrate commercial real estate’s top brokers and firms in the United States and Canada. Each year CRE professionals have the opportunity to submit their closed sale and lease transactions to be considered toward the Annual Power Broker Award. CoStar then verifies and analyzes thousands of deals submitted to identify winners in each market (based on cumulative deals; SF and PSF). Recognized as the premiere industry award, both the firms and brokers have the opportunity to obtain this recognition which places you among the industry’s elite. Winners of the annual and quarterly deals awards receive extensive promotion in the CoStar product and marketing channels. In addition, exclusive winners’ templates are made available to promote your success among your peers and clients. Annual Power Broker winners will also receive a personalized trophy.

Prolific Sports Bar Developer’s Westernmost Eatery Arrives Next Month

Rockwood, the casual restaurant Northern Virginia chef and serial sports bar creator Mike Cordero plans to stock with chicken fritters and red velvet milkshakes, is now scheduled to open by mid-April at the Virginia Gateway shopping complex in Gainesville, Virginia…

No Longer The Only Game In Town: Georgetown Dining Scene Struggles As City Spreads Out

Rising retail rents on Georgetown’s M Street corridor have made it more challenging for restaurants to stay open, causing the neighborhood’s dining scene to shrink as more restaurateurs look to the city’s emerging neighborhoods. Three full-service restaurants…

Another boutique fitness concept is punching its way into D.C.

Rumble Fitness, a boutique fitness concept that offers group boxing classes, is making its way into the D.C. area. The group has signed for a 6,000-square-foot studio at 2001 M St. NW, a newly renovated office building at the corner of 20th and M streets NW owned by Brookfield Property Partners. Dochter & Alexander…

Dochter and Alexander buy into the 14th Street corridor

Usually, when David Dochter and Matthew Alexander appear in the pages of the Washington Business Journal, it’s to note their role in the brokering of a notable retail lease. They are, after all, Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors. On this day, they appear for a different reason:

Shopping in Georgetown? You’ll see a lot of pop-ups this year

Shoppers strolling the narrow sidewalks of Georgetown this holiday season may notice a bunch of new stores opened up seemingly overnight, thanks to a handful of pop-ups in prominent retail spaces along M Street NW. The pop-ups are the latest effort by EastBanc Inc., Jamestown LP and Acadia Realty Trust…

Ax-throwing? Downhill skiing? Here are 10 indoor adventures you can do in Greater Washington

Whether you’re looking for something to distract your kids or yourself as the temperature turns chilly, you have a lot more options these days than a boring old movie or bowling…

D.C.’s Entertainment Retail Boom Continues With 3 New Concepts Looking For Space

New concepts combining food and beverage with entertainment are popping up all over the D.C. area, and at least three such brands are looking for space to enter the market for the first time. AceBounce, a brand founded…

New Concepts Replace Aging Brands On D.C.’s Most Expensive Retail Corridor

The sidewalks of Chinatown‘s Seventh Street corridor, anchored by the newly renamed Capital One Arena, are filled with people day and night. Despite the foot traffic, several older struggling brands have been…

Joe & The Juice coming to 15th and K, eyeing other D.C. locations

Joe & The Juice, a hip juice bar and cafe out of Denmark, will open its first D.C. store at 1500 K St. NW, and is in talks for at least two other locations in the District. A spokesman for Joe & the Juice confirmed that the location, in a former CVS at 15th and K streets NW, is aiming to open in January…

Here’s what’s taking the Maki Shop space on 14th Street

The chains are coming for D.C.’s busiest restaurant corridor: Smoothie King will open on 14th Street NW. The juice and smoothie-focused chain is finalizing a lease for 1522 14th St. NW, according to Chad Tramuta, franchise development manager for Smoothie King…

Capital One unveils plans for Wisconsin and M — and Chinatown

Capital One Financial Corp. will open two Capital One Cafe locations in D.C., bringing the combination bank, eatery and co-working concept to the company’s home market for the…

Georgetown Gaining Momentum With Office, Retail Activity Despite New Waterfront Options

Washington is quickly becoming a waterfront city, with new buzzy developments drawing consumers and office tenants to Capitol Riverfront and soon to The Wharf. But despite the rise of…

Capital One Makes Record Real Estate Buy in Georgetown

Sagamore Development has sold its building at the corner of Wisconsin and M streets NW to Capital One NA (NYSE: COF) for a whopping $50.2 million. The Baltimore-based development arm of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank’s empire bought the building back in 2014 for a reported $12.2 million, though deed records are…

Meet our 40 Under 40 class of 2017

If you don’t know their names yet, don’t worry. You will. The members of the Washington Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 class are already making a mark on Greater Washington.Don’t let the ages fool you; these are no rookies. Each honoree is a standout in their sector, climbing the ranks while still finding time to impact their communities.

Home, Office Fitness Offerings Are Giving Traditional Gyms A Run For Their Money

The way people work out is changing drastically. Whether people are hopping into their office fitness centers before work, taking a late-night trip down to the gym in their apartment building or going to an afternoon SoulCycle class, the health-conscious have fitness options all around them.

One of DC’s most prominent retail corners is for lease

The three-story building at Wisconsin and M streets NW, the longtime home of Nathan’s restaurant, and an adjacent building just hit the market. David Dochter and Matt Alexander of Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors were tapped as leasing agents two weeks ago. A company affiliated with Kevin Plank’s brother, Scott Plank, bought the building at 3150 M St. NW in 2014…

Top Honors at CREBA Awards

The top commercial real estate brokers in the DC region were honored at CREBA’s 35th annual awards ceremony last night at The Ritz-Carlton in Foggy Bottom. Washington REIT executive vice president and chief operating officer Tom Bakke took home the Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award. Bakke joined WashREIT in 2014 after spending a year as senior managing director at Cushman & Wakefield.

2016 Top Regional Retail Broker

CREBA promotes excellence within the industry. The Top Regional Retail Broker award honors the top brokers in Washington D.C. Nominees are selected based on their overall production during the calendar year and prior years, along with their display of leadership qualities within their respective firms, active involvement in community service, and overall participation in the commercial real estate industry.

City Tap House To Open Second DC Location At 1250 Connecticut Ave

City Tap House, a popular East End restaurant and craft beer bar, is opening its second DC location. The restaurant will move into 1250 Connecticut Ave NW. The restaurant will move into 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, a site currently occupied by STK, which will close on Saturday. City Tap House’s first DC location, at 901 9th St NW, opened in 2013.  

Still Growing Rapidly, DC’s Restaurant Scene is Pushing East

In recent years, DC’s core office market has shifted east as the East End and other emerging submarkets have blossomed. As this shift takes place, DC’s exploding restaurant scene has also tracked east, often leading the way for new development. One of the clearest ways to see this shift is by looking at the Michelin Guide.

​As REI opens, Foulger-Pratt aims to build NoMa’s next retail destination

The warehouse, once home Congressional Record printer National Capital Press Co., is envisioned as the retail hub for a larger mixed-use project Foulger-Pratt plans at the site, which will include two residential buildings and hotel…

Dean & Deluca to Open Second DC-Area Location in Bethesda

Bethesda fans of Georgetown’s unique retail options soon won’t have to leave home for a taste of the grocery market’s uppermost crust.  Dean & Deluca will open its second DC-area gourmet food market in a three-floor, 14k SF space at JBG’s 4749 Bethesda Ave in 2017. Dochter & Alexander Retail represents…

Retail Foot Traffic Trends: The Region’s Busiest Streets

Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors has been tracking the pedestrian flow of DC’s major shopping and restaurant streets.  Retail can’t survive without customers, so  the team has been diligently monitoring and analyzing pedestrian patterns 24/7 over the past 12 months.

Essentials for ICSC: The Latest Retail Market Stats

Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors released its newest market report highlighting key retail market stats and trends across 16 submarkets. Here are some things to know before ICSC: The East End, M Street in Georgetown, and Downtown Silver Spring were big retail winners this past quarter, with strong leasing activity.