Amazon has signed the first leases and sales agreements at National Landing
Developer JBG Smith announced that Amazon has signed its first leases and sales agreements to begin building HQ2 in the area it’s now calling National Landing.
Amazon signed three leases—totaling 537,000 square feet—at three existing JBG Smith buildings in Crystal City. The first HQ2 employees are expected to move into offices at 241 18th Street South and 1800 South Bell Street this year; they’ll move into 1770 Crystal Drive by the end of 2020.
JBG Smith also reached agreements to sell two of its sites in the neighborhood—known as Pen Place and Met 6, 7, and 8—which is where the first phase of new HQ2 construction will take place. Amazon will pay $294 million for the land, where it has the potential to build more than 4 million square feet of new headquarters space. JBG Smith says it anticipates closing on Met 6, 7, and 8 as early as this year, and on Pen Place as early as 2020. JBG Smith will serve as Amazon’s developer, property manager, and retail leasing agent at both sites. - Washingtonian by MARISA M. KASHINO
A rendering of the future National Landing, courtesy of JBG Smith.
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