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Penzance Offers Peek into Herndon Office Park Revitalization

Penzance, a DC-based real-estate firm, is offering a peek into its revitalization plans for Spring Park, an office park located at 455 and 475 Springpark Place.

The office park is located within a mile of the company’s planned major mixed-use neighborhood near the future Herndon Metro Station. The firm acquired 10 single-story buildings for $75 million nearly one year ago.

In an Aug. 5 presentation to the Town of Herndon’s Architectural Review Board, Penzance indicated it is looking into “revitalizing the whole site” and improving its connection to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.

So far, Penzance has pitched exterior changes to four buildings: 450, 455, 465, 470, and 485. New exterior materials — like terraces with synthetic wood flooring and trimming, buffed cultured stone, and repainted entrances — are planned for several buildings. New signage and wayfinding are also planned, including a new monument sign at the main entrance.

The building that has the most visibility from Spring Street — building 450 — will have the most substantial changes, including a new terrace, metal cladding over parts of the building, a pergola, and new lights.

Building 485, which is located on the […]

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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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Penzance Buys Office Complex in Herndon, Va., for $72M

September 25th, 2019|Christina Sturdivant-Sani|Commercial Observer|

Penzance has purchased a 10-building office complex totaling 422,000 square feet in Herndon, Va., according to the Washington, D.C.-based developer.

The firm purchased the complex called Spring Park for $71.5 million from seller RREEF America REIT II CORP VVV, according to Fairfax County public land records.

Spring Park is comprised of single-story office buildings ranging from 19,216 to 63,912 square feet located at 450-485 Spring Park Place, 380 Herndon Parkway and 400 Herndon Parkway, according to a statement from Penzance.

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Penzance Acquires Herndon Office Park For $72M

September 23rd, 2019|Jon Banister|Bisnow Washington, DC|

Penzance has acquired an office park within a mile of the major Herndon Parkway mixed-use development it has planned.

The real estate firm announced Friday it acquired Spring Park, consisting of 10 single-story buildings totaling 422K SF. Penzance bought the properties from RREEF America REIT II for $71.5M, property records show.

JLL’s Bruce Strasburg and Dek Potts brokered the deal. Penzance acquired the property through its Penzance D.C. Real Estate Fund LP, its first private equity fund, which closed in October with $255M raised.

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Washington DC’s 25 Most Powerful Real Estate Players

September 17th, 2019|The Editors|Commercial Observer|

Julia Springer, Victor Tolkan, John Kusturiss

Co-Founders and Managing Partners; Senior Vice President Development, Penzance

Founded in 1996 by husband-and-wife duo Julia Springer and Victor Tolkan, Penzance has grown into one of the better-known real estate owners and operators in the D.C. area. 

In the early years, the Penzance portfolio was primarily focused on commercial office (including the Watergate), but in recent years, the company has expanded into multifamily and development as well. Starting in 2013, the company began adding multifamily assets, and now owns close to 2,000 residential units. 

In addition […]

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