NeighborWorks Moves Headquarters to NoMa
Washington, D.C., January 4, 2013 – NoMa celebrates the largest lease of 2012, as NeighborWorks America signed a 64,669 SF lease at 999 North Capitol Street, NE, in December. The group, a nationally renowned housing and community development nonprofit, will move their national headquarters from 1325 G Street, NW, to the NoMa building.
“NeighborWorks, another leading edge institution to move its flagship offices to NoMa, is a wonderful addition to the NoMa neighborhood,” said NoMa Business Improvement District President Robin-Eve Jasper. “We look forward to welcoming the team from NeighborWorks to NoMa and working with them on community projects.”
The neighborhood boasts a growing media contingent including CNN, NPR, and Sirius XM, as well as a number of headquarters, such as U.S. Department of Education, D.C. Public Schools, GSA and ATF (the Headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives). Nonprofits continue to consider NoMa’s value and connection to transit as key factors in a move. NeighborWorks joins the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and others. Mathematica, a Princeton-based think-tank, moved its DC headquarters to NoMa in 2011.
“NoMa, which has experienced such a rapid transformation into a vital mixed-used community, represents the perfect location for NeighborWorks in light of our mission,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks. NeighborWorks will occupy the top floors in the northern-most building of the Union Square complex of 899 and 999 North Capitol Street, NE. The 10-year lease will commence on June 1, 2013.
David Houck and Ken Patton of the Washington office of Jones Lang LaSalle represented NeighborWorks America, and Ben Meisel and Katie Gorretta of Akridge represented the building owner.
For 35 years, NeighborWorks America has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. For more information, please visit www.nw.org.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Its ground-breaking public-private partnership to build the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station and the terrific success of NoMa’s green, transit-oriented development draws national and international attention. In the last several years, private developers have invested billions in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 4.5 years. More than 3,500 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa offers 14 forms of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and access to eight Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for the bimonthly newsletter. Follow on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.
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