Why bigger isn’t always better when it comes to D.C. trophy office space

Akridge came to the proverbial party with one partner and left with another. Its prime catch, marquee law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, almost got away — twice. And the project, a nearly 170,000-square-foot building by M and 17th streets NW, temporarily became one of D.C.’s largest outdoor swimming pools in May when a water main ruptured and flooded the site that was, at the time, being excavated. Nevertheless, Akridge...
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Akridge, Mitsui Fudosan Complete 170 KSF Office Project in Washington, D.C.

By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor 1200 SeventeenthAt 1200 17th St., N.W. in Washington, D.C., a new state-of-the-art office destination now holds court where a stodgy 1960s era office structure once stood. Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America have just opened the doors of the new 1200 Seventeenth Street, a 170,000-square-foot model of sustainability and modern accommodations. The partners haven’t disclosed the total development cost, but Balfour Beatty Construction had the $38 million...
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The Trophies Keep on Coming

The office sector may be sluggish in general, but high-end offerings keep on coming—and seem popular. Once the site where presidential candidate Herman Cain held court as head of the National Restaurant Association, 1200 17th St has officially delivered. Last night, we stopped by to see what owners Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan are calling "a jewel box." On the building's rooftop, we snapped (top) Akridge's Wil Pace and Ben Meisel and...
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Once a Pool, Now Among DC’s Priciest Buildings

You might recall that for a weekend last year, the corner of 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest, was briefly transformed into the District’s largest pool, thanks to an epic water-main break. But at the ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon for 1200 17th Street—a 170,000-square-foot building developed by Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America—everything was nice and dry. The law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will take over five of the 11 floors,...
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Akridge and Mitsui Celebrate Groundbreaking at 1200 Seventeenth Street

(Washington, DC) Akridge, a comprehensive real estate services firm, and Mitsui Fudosan America (MFA), celebrated the initiation of construction on the 168,000 square foot trophy-class office project at 1200 Seventeenth Street.

Speaking at the morning event were Mitsui Fudosan America’s CEO, Yukio Yoshida; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Managing Partner, Christina Kearns; and Akridge’s Chairman, John E. (Chip) Akridge, and Senior Vice President, P. Brian Connolly.

“This groundbreaking underscores the strength of the Washington real estate market...

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Pillsbury Chooses New Akridge Development for DC Headquarters

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Will Move to 1200 Seventeenth Street in Golden Triangle

(Washington, DC) Akridge announces today a fully executed lease agreement with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP at 1200 Seventeenth Street NW in Washington’s central business district. The prestigious international law firm will occupy 105,000 of the 168,000 square feet in Akridge’s latest trophy class development, currently under construction in the city’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. Akridge, along with investment partner Mitsui Fudosan...

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