Columbia Property Trust Completes DC’s First Mass Timber Office Space – Commercial Property Executive

Columbia Realty Trust Inc. completed a three-story, 108,000 square foot extension atop an existing office structure at 80 M St. in Washington, DC. The project is DC’s first office project delivered with eco-friendly solid wood. Hickok Cole was the responsible architect, DAVIS-Building supervised the construction management and Arup acted as an engineering consultant.

Additional floors were completed above the 286,000 square foot office building that dates back to 2001. The Capitol Riverfront property was purchased by the current owner in 2004, for $105 million, according to CommercialEdge data. .

More than 1,300 tons of solid wood were used for the project. The 80 M St. expansion and renovation included upgraded amenities, a 5,000 square foot penthouse terrace and lounge, upgraded entrance and lobby, 136-seat modular conference center and fitness center of 2,300 square feet.

The redesign has resulted in 140,000 square feet of lease agreements and renewals since the start of the renovation program. JLLExecutive General Manager Doug Mueller and Senior Vice President Kristen Mathis negotiated the leases on behalf of the landlord, with the team in charge of the remaining available space.

Increased rental activity at 80 M St.

American Trucking Association will move its headquarters to the property and occupy 60,000 square feet of the expansion space. walmart signed a new 21,000 square foot long-term office lease with Columbia, while bp america will occupy 15,000 square feet of the new space. The property currently has 24,000 square feet of expansion space available.

The property’s rental activity also included renewals and extensions, one of which was Gryphon Technologies’ 10,100 square foot renewal, through 2028.

The developer is seeking LEED Silver Core and Shell certification, as well as a WELL Building Standard version 2 qualification for the new part of the building. The original structure, consisting of the first seven floors, had already received LEED Gold, Energy Star, WiredScore Silver and Fitwel certifications.

Earlier this year, another newly renovated DC office building received an $82.1 million refinance loan. Grosvenor’s 262,190 square foot office building underwent a $20 million renovation focused on wellness and sustainability and achieved LEED Gold certification, among other recognitions.

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