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DC Investment Firm Adds to Silver Line Portfolio With $50.5 Million Purchase

Penzance has snapped up a mixed-use complex near the Innovation Center Metro station in Herndon, Virginia, as the rollout of the Silver Line Metrorail extension continues to draw new development interest.

The D.C.-based real estate investment company paid $50.5 million to BET Investments to buy The Mark at Dulles Station in an off-market deal, Penzance confirmed. BET, a commercial real estate owner, developer and manager led by Toll Brothers co-founder Bruce Toll, had owned the 169-unit apartment and retail building since 2014 after acquiring it for nearly $39.3 million.

Penzance had been targeting investments around the future Herndon station before heading one stop west to the area around the Innovation Center stop, one of six new Silver Line stations in the works that upon completion next year will run through Dulles International Airport and ultimately to Ashburn.

“Penzance is a strong believer in the Northern Virginia market and is seeing signs of economic growth on the Toll Road, in particular due to drivers like cybersecurity, cloud computing and defense technology,” Cristopher White, managing director of investments at Penzance, told CoStar News in an email. “In addition, the proximity to the future Innovation Center will make the area more desirable with better connectivity to […]

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Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia 2019 Awards

November 22nd, 2019|NAIOP|

“Focus on Excellence” was the theme of the Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards held November 21, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons with over 840 people registered. Thirty-four awards were presented in the following categories: Interiors, Membership, Transactions and Buildings. The Awards Gala was an opportunity to celebrate significant new and renovated contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community.

Awards were given in the following categories:

Buildings
Master Plan
Award of Excellence for The Highlands, submitted by Penzance and located in Rosslyn. NAIOP Members on the
team include: Hickok Cole Architects and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. […]

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Company to invest $10 million, establish U.S. headquarters

November 6th, 2019|VEDP - Virginia Economic Development Partnership|

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Block.one, a leader in providing high-performance blockchain software, will invest $10 million and establish its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County. Virginia successfully competed with Washington, D.C. for the project, which will create 170 new jobs over a period of three years.

“Block.one maintains a strong presence at its Blacksburg operation, and we are thrilled that this global company will expand its footprint in Virginia by locating its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County,” said Governor Northam. “Blockchain and other technologies are rapidly evolving, and industry pioneers like Block.one help to bolster the Commonwealth’s reputation as a leader in […]

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Penzance Secures Office Park Near Future Herndon, Virginia, Metrorail Station

September 26th, 2019|Bryce Myers|CoStar|

DC Firm Buys Campus Down the Road From its Proposed Mixed-Use Project

Penzance is buying up property around the future Herndon, Virginia, Metrorail station, this time closing on a low-rise office park down the road from where the company received approval earlier this year to develop a mixed-use development.

The company paid $71.5 million for Spring Park, a campus comprised of 10 single-story office and flex buildings constructed in the mid-1980s near Dulles International Airport. Penzance negotiated the deal with RREEF Management, a real estate investment trust.

The complex sits off Fairfax County Parkway, minutes from 555 Herndon Parkway where Penzance, after […]

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Real Estate Rumors: Ytech, Penzance, Crescent Heights

September 25th, 2019|Andrew McIntyre|Law360|

Law360 (September 25, 2019, 5:37 PM EDT) — Florida real estate firm Ytech has sold a shuttered Belle Glade, Florida, apartment complex for $7.4 million, The Real Deal reported Wednesday. The deal is for Grand Lake Apartments, which has 384 units and is at 2000 S. Main St., The Real Deal said. The buyer is an entity managed by Florida investor Irvin Pena, according to the report.

Washington, D.C., developer Penzance has picked up a Virginia office complex for $71.5 million, Commercial Observer reported Wednesday. The deal is for 10 buildings in Herndon, Virginia, that have a combined 422,000 square feet, […]

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