To recognize leasing activity that contributes to Rockville’s vibrant business community, REDI features the brokers involved in each month’s most newsworthy real estate deal.
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NIKA Relocates into 17,042 SF at 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard
Tenant represented by Harold Jacobsen and Dale Powell of Cushman & Wakefield
Landlord represented by John Dragelin and Brian Tucker of JLL
A global provider of an array of services, including architecture, engineering, and operations solutions, to governments and industries, NIKA signed a deal in January to relocate its headquarters from 451 Hungerford Drive to the Class-A building at 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard. Along with the move, the company is expanding its footprint from 13,000 square feet.
NIKA has been located in Rockville since its founding in 1998 and employs approximately 70 people at its headquarters. The company recently won contracts for the Air Force Medical Support Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Army Medical Command.
Cybersecurity Firm Moves into 8,640 SF at 2101 Gaither Road
Tenant represented by Kyle Corsini and Brad Wilner of CBRE
Landlord represented by Gwen Fraker and Ben Powell of CBRE
With a move across Shady Grove Road, Alqimi brings their expanding headquarters into the City of Rockville limits. The information technology company provides sophisticated services including cybersecurity, big data, and software development.
With additional offices in Virginia, Colorado, and India, Alqimi hosts an impressive client list including the IRS, HUD, DOD and NSA.
55,000 SF Purchased by Owner-User at 6 Taft Court
Parties represented by Ro Waldron & Bill Quay of Avison Young and Siu Cheung Rossman of Global One Real Estate
The vacant 55,350 SF building on the City’s east side was purchased for $5,000,000 by a group of investors with plans to use the majority of space for senior and child day care facilities. The remainder of the building will be available for lease.
Credible Behavioral Health Software Expands into 38,345 SF at 1 Choice Hotels
Landlord represented by Andrew Masters, Amanda Davis & Danny Sheridan of JLL
With a quickly expanding client list, Credible Behavioral Health Software opted to move to this prime location in Rockville where they occupy the top level, plus the majority of an additional level. Offering great views into Rockville Town Center and the surrounding area, the building offers the access and amenities needed to attract its skilled workforce.
Due to Credible’s success in following its mission to improve the quality of care and lives in behavioral health, the company has received numerous accolades including the Inc. 5000 List, Inc. Top 50 Workplaces, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. The company plans to hire 100 employees in the near future to complement the existing 86 at the Metro-adjacent building.
Information Innovators Consolidates into 50,000 SF at 1455 Research Boulevard
Tenant represented by Kevin McGloon, Peter Rosan and Katie Datin of Cushman & Wakefield
Landlord represented by Bob Dickman & Brian McCarthy of Avison Young
Information Innovators Inc., also known as Triple-i, defines, develops, and implements solutions to solve their federal government customers’ hardest problems. They are experts in enterprise IT services, cybersecurity, software and data solutions, intelligence and geospatial technologies, and more.
Triple-i recently acquired two local companies, CCSI and GNSI, and signed this deal to consolidate their offices. While GNSI will take occupancy this fall, CCSI will not follow until its current lease concludes in early 2019.
Computer Packages, Inc. Takes Remaining 25,000 SF at 11 N Washington Street
Tenant represented by Nate Crowe of Scheer Partners
Landlord represented by Ben Powell, Gwen Fraker & Andy Cole of CBRE
Headquartered in Rockville, Computer Packages, Inc. has been providing intellectual property management systems and patent audit services for over 45 years. With several offices around the U.S., as well as France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Spain, the employee-owned company is the largest provider of IP services.
Computer Packages, Inc. is relocating and expanding from a location on Rockville Pike. The company signed a long-term deal and quickly took occupancy of several suites at 11 N Washington, which is now fully-leased.
Avendra Expands Headquarters with 48,808 SF Lease at 540 Gaither Road
Tenant represented by Morgan Sullivan & Bobby Dwyer of JLL
Landlord represented by Bernie McCarthy, Amanda Davis & Danny Sheridan of JLL
Headquartered in Rockville since its founding in 2001, Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services provider serving the hospitality and lodging industries. The move to 540 Gaither Road will expand their operations by 6,850 square feet and allow them to build an on-site kitchen to test innovative solutions for their clients.
Avendra currently has 200+ employees in Rockville and expects to add 15 jobs within three years. The company plans to take occupancy in January 2018 after completing extensive renovations when Health & Human Services departs in 2017.
Cornerstone Montgomery Buys 31,857 SF Building at 2 Taft Court
Tenant represented by Bob Dickman, Jack McShea & Brian McCarthy of Avison Young
Landlord represented by Bill Quay & Ro Waldron of Avison Young
Cornerstone Montgomery is a nonprofit organization that empowers more than 2,400 adults and transition aged youth living with mental health and substance abuse disorders to live, work, and integrate successfully within the community. With the purchase of 2 Taft Court, Cornerstone is able to combine various services in one facility, which will allow them to better serve their clients.
The organization expects to have nearly 80 employees at the facility, while also leasing 4,000 square feet to collaborative providers Interfaith Works and Community Clinic, Inc. For the renovation work, Cornerstone has hired Rockville-based HBW Group to complete nearly $1.75 million worth of improvements.
CRB Occupies 11,583 SF at 1801 Research Boulevard
Tenant represented by Matt Brady & Aaron Gambini of Scheer Partners
Landlord represented by Tim Connolly, Danny Foit & Jack McShea of Avison Young
CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants assisting advanced technology organizations in the planning, design, construction, and operations of facilities across the globe. They entered the Maryland market three years ago to focus on the region’s life science cluster and have grown to nearly 30 employees.
CRB selected Research Boulevard due to its proximity to their life science clients, while the building itself offered an accessible location, a top floor space with expansive views, and updated amenities including the lobby, common area, and fitness center.