WashREIT Completes Sale of 1776 G Street

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WashREIT (NYSE: WRE) announced that it has completed the sale of 1776 G Street to the building’s sole office tenant for $129.5 million. The buyer has operated out of 1776 G Street for over thirty years. The transaction closed on December 19, 2019.

“We are pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement with our largest tenant and the natural buyer for this asset given its strategic location relative to their headquarters,” said Paul T. McDermott, President and CEO of WashREIT. “Including this sale, we’ve reduced our exposure to single tenant assets from 26 percent to 7 percent of office square footage over the past two years which supports our strategy to improve our risk profile and strengthen cashflows and FAD growth.” 

WashREIT owns and operates uniquely positioned real estate assets in the Washington D.C. market. Backed by decades of experience, expertise and ambition, we create value by transforming insights into strategy and strategy into action. Our portfolio of 45 properties includes approximately 4 million square feet of commercial space and 6,658 multifamily apartment units. These 45 properties consist of 21 multifamily properties, 16 office properties, and 8 retail centers. Our shares trade on the NYSE and our company currently has an enterprise value of more than $3.5 billion. With a track record of driving returns and delivering satisfaction, we are a trusted authority in one of the nation's most competitive real estate markets.

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Contact: Amy Hopkins
Phone: 202-774-3253
E-mail: ahopkins@washreit.com


Source: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust