Washington DC Commercial Properties for Sale

There was a time when commercial property in Washington DC was very narrowly defined. A store was just a store, a factory warehouse was only that. Those days are gone. Sit in on a commercial planning meeting with city officials, architects and developers and you'll hear terms like holistic, synergy and cross-purposing. The nation's capital has gone through some rough patches since the 1960s and 70s, and it's not going back. The district is well into a longterm growth phase and at its core is a belief that commercial success is not the result of any one business sector, but the act of combining revenue streams that promote each other.

Commercial Listings for Sale in DC, MD and VA

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9469 Hawkins Dr, MANASSAS

$16,900,000

9469 Hawkins Dr, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 10,200 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2005726

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$16,000,000

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC517160

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$16,000,000

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 25,599 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC512510

SHEPHERD PARK

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

$13,700,000

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

0 Beds 0 Baths 67,750 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFX2014880

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

$10,000,000

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # VAAR2002534

11326 Leesburg Pike, HERNDON

$10,000,000

↑ $2,000,000

11326 Leesburg Pike, HERNDON

0 Beds 0 Baths 21,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFX1156028

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

$9,800,000

↓ $200,000

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 12,411 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAAR168154

FORT MYER HEIGHTS

4804 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,000,000

4804 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 15,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2009466

1413 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,000,000

1413 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,604 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC494960

8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS

$8,750,000

8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 76,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW476730

WELLINGTON BUSINESS COND

1901-1907 Fairview Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

$8,500,000

1901-1907 Fairview Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 33,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2006344

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

$7,800,000

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

0 Beds 0 Baths 10,752 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VALO438860

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

$7,800,000

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Business Opportunity MLS® # VALO438102

2501 Burns St Se, WASHINGTON

$7,100,000

2501 Burns St Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 19,120 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2006142

FAIRLAWN

2501 Burns St Se, WASHINGTON

$7,100,000

2501 Burns St Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 19,120 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2003942

FAIRLAWN

133 7th St Se, WASHINGTON

$7,000,000

133 7th St Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 7,100 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2008816

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

$6,950,000

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

0 Beds 0 Baths 18,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFC120330

BOULEVARD COURTS

45805 Woodland Rd, STERLING

$6,750,000

↑ $1,810,000

45805 Woodland Rd, STERLING

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VALO426232

NONE AVAILABLE

10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS

$6,500,000

↓ $1,000,000

10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDMC665740

2419 Ontario Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,000,000

2419 Ontario Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 7,180 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2011404

7121 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,000,000

7121 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,161 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2011392

604 King St S, LEESBURG

$5,525,000

604 King St S, LEESBURG

0 Beds 0 Baths 23,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VALO2006908

WAVERLY

716 S Glebe Rd, ARLINGTON

$5,500,000

716 S Glebe Rd, ARLINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 38,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAAR2001316

471-473 H St Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,350,000

↓ $50,000

471-473 H St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,227 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC456122

MT VERNON SQUARE

Not all buyers want to hear about synergistic models. Sometimes you just want to buy a warehouse for storage, or find an empty storefront and open a little neighborhood coffee shop. It’s worth noting however that Washington DC and its commercial properties have been around for a few hundred years now and the district’s boundaries are not moving. The real estate market is rebounding and inventory is shrinking. This wasn’t the case just twenty years ago when so many neighborhoods were experiencing urban blight and it may not have even been the case five years ago. Times are changing though, gentrification has taken hold, competition for business is up and the latest commercial trends are in multifamily, retail, office space and amenities.

Washington DC is still a compilation of neighborhoods and their unique economies. Commercial properties are often dependent on the varying footprints. Residential neighborhoods like Crestwood or Foxhall Village have little use for commercial ventures while urban areas like the U-Street Corridor and Penn Quarter are all about melding work, living and entertainment. Lenders may not seem especially eager to invest in some of the more economically challenged neighborhoods in Wards 7 and 8 but there are also incentives and support that can be garnered through business improvement initiatives and local leaders who are looking to grow their community.

At the end of the day, the market for commercial properties in Washington DC is stable and healthy, even with a tighter inventory. Sometimes it simply means looking a little harder or casting a wider net. Sometimes it means being imaginative. When it became evident that there weren’t as many former factory buildings in DC as in other cities, developers began turning vacant schools into trendy condos. Ultimately, a commercial property is what you wish to make of it. But if you finally manage to purchase that long vacant storefront and turn it into a corner coffee shop, don’t forget about the dusty storage rooms on the second floor – they might make great lofts.