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

9411 Connecticut Ave, KENSINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 35,196 SqFt

9411 Connecticut Ave, KENSINGTON

$14,000,000
8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 67,750 SqFt

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

$13,700,000
12980 Balls Ford Road, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 72,000 SqFt

12980 Balls Ford Road, MANASSAS

$12,600,000
4241 Columbia Pike, ARLINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 44,080 SqFt

4241 Columbia Pike, ARLINGTON

$12,100,000 ↓ $650,000
1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 12,411 SqFt

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

$10,000,000
1413 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 9,604 SqFt

1413 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,000,000
45751 & 45755 Elmwood Ct, STERLING
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 50,400 SqFt

45751 & 45755 Elmwood Ct, STERLING

$9,000,000
8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 76,000 SqFt

8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS

$8,750,000
1900 Biltmore St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 8,750 SqFt

1900 Biltmore St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,400,000
2717 Ontario Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 12,391 SqFt

2717 Ontario Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,349,000
1604 K St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 7,500 SqFt

1604 K St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,000,000
11326 Leesburg Pike, HERNDON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 21,000 SqFt

11326 Leesburg Pike, HERNDON

$7,000,000 ↑ $500,000
9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 18,000 SqFt

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

$6,950,000
Lot 5 Woodland Rd, STERLING
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 88,427 SqFt

Lot 5 Woodland Rd, STERLING

$6,764,000
10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 0 SqFt

10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS

$6,500,000 ↓ $1,000,000
12980 Balls Ford Road, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 36,000 SqFt

12980 Balls Ford Road, MANASSAS

$6,300,000
New
8788 Commerce Ct, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 6,250 SqFt

8788 Commerce Ct, MANASSAS

$5,800,000
1307 Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 18,032 SqFt

1307 Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN

$5,800,000 ↓ $400,000
4100 Lafayette Center Dr, CHANTILLY
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 79,777 SqFt

4100 Lafayette Center Dr, CHANTILLY

$5,750,000
9700 Capital Ct, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 38,000 SqFt

9700 Capital Ct, MANASSAS

$5,750,000 ↓ $1,650,000
1311-a Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 16,756 SqFt

1311-a Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN

$5,600,000 ↓ $400,000
471-473 H St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 9,227 SqFt

471-473 H St Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,400,000 ↓ $100,000
New
461-465 Florida Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 11,200 SqFt

461-465 Florida Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,285,000
811 K St Ne, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 13,842 SqFt

811 K St Ne, WASHINGTON

$5,240,000 ↓ $5,000

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.

 

 

 

 

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Listing information last updated on January 23rd, 2021 at 9:30am EST.

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