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.

Best Real Estate Deals of 2015: Earth Treks

Earth Trek’s 45,000 square foot indoor rock climbing facility adds another layer to Crystal City. Since 2014, Vornado Realty Trust has worked to transform Arlington’s Crystal City into lively hub of new eateries, startup businesses and fitness activities aimed at attracting millennials. The latest addition…

Best Real Estate Deals of 2015: REI Uline Arena

REI flasgship in D.C. is a top real estate deal of 2015. Outdoors outfitter REI wasn’t even planning to open one of its rare flagship stores in the District when it set out on a D.C. real estate search more than three years ago. It was thinking of doing something perhaps a little larger than its nearby suburban stores — Greater Washington had been a good market for the Kent, Washington-based brand, after all — but not a flagship, of which there are only four others in the country…

How Luxury Movie Theaters Are Transforming DC’s Retail Market

The experience of going to a crummy old movie theater and choosing between giant sodas and giant candies hasn’t exactly helped to stem the tide of movie watchers preferring to stay home to catch a flick. But developers are banking that a far better moviegoing experience will help reverse the trend…

Last Night at the CREBA Awards

Last night, CREBA held its 34th annual awards ceremony at the Capital Hilton in downtown DC. Especially when the night’s big winner, Cushman & Wakefield vice chairman Spencer Stouffer, took home the Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award. Spencer is a four-time CREBA top broker winner for NoVa—including this…

High-end Discount Department Store makes it Official for DC

It’s official: Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is coming to 555 12th St. NW, joining a fellow discount luxury offering, Nordstrom Rack. Dave Dochter of Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors confirmed Saks will take a little less than 34,000 square feet in the building, most of which was formerly home to ESPNZone…