Commercial Properties for Sale in the Washington metro

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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2000 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$29,950,000

2000 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 23,600 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2095302

9320 Industrial Ct, MANASSAS

$18,000,000

↑ $3,500,000

9320 Industrial Ct, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 10,200 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2062886

9469 Hawkins Dr, MANASSAS

$18,000,000

↑ $3,500,000

9469 Hawkins Dr, MANASSAS

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

700 Monroe St Ne, WASHINGTON

$16,000,000

↓ $2,000,000

700 Monroe St Ne, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 27,548 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2019030

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2611 24th Nw, WASHINGTON

$15,900,000

2611 24th Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 18,100 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2130712

WOODLEY PARK

815-817 Kennedy St Nw, WASHINGTON

$13,500,000

815-817 Kennedy St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 17,562 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2095530

5001 Backlick Rd, ANNANDALE

$13,500,000

5001 Backlick Rd, ANNANDALE

0 Beds 0 Baths 5,444 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFX2120992

11318 & 11350 Industrial Rd, MANASSAS

$13,000,000

↓ $995,000

11318 & 11350 Industrial Rd, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 12,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2027790

5912 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$10,500,000

5912 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 42,885 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2073186

7591 Annapolis Rd, HYATTSVILLE

$10,000,000

7591 Annapolis Rd, HYATTSVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 31,115 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDPG2101424

1201a North Quinn St, ARLINGTON

$10,000,000

1201a North Quinn St, ARLINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 12,411 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAAR2038442

RADNOR - FORT MYER HEIGHTS

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

3151 Presidential Golf Dr, UPPER MARLBORO

$8,900,000

3151 Presidential Golf Dr, UPPER MARLBORO

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDPG2085658

4607 Wedgewood Blvd, FREDERICK

$8,750,000

4607 Wedgewood Blvd, FREDERICK

0 Beds 0 Baths 55,755 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDFR2044666

1949 Naylor Rd Se, WASHINGTON

$8,500,000

1949 Naylor Rd Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2119366

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

$8,500,000

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

0 Beds 0 Baths 18,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFC2003696

BOULEVARD COURTS

2151 Brooks Dr, DISTRICT HEIGHTS

$8,400,000

2151 Brooks Dr, DISTRICT HEIGHTS

0 Beds 0 Baths 5,619 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDPG2104718

8236 Patton Ln, MANASSAS

$8,000,000

8236 Patton Ln, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 348,480 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2065360

1902 Jefferson Pike, KNOXVILLE

$8,000,000

1902 Jefferson Pike, KNOXVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,579 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDFR2042296

9920 Doctor Perry Rd, IJAMSVILLE

$8,000,000

↑ $700,000

9920 Doctor Perry Rd, IJAMSVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,171,030 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDFR283612

6121 Lincolnia Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$7,000,000

↓ $700,000

6121 Lincolnia Rd, ALEXANDRIA

0 Beds 0 Baths 36,079 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAAX2022696

1816 Jefferson Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,850,000

↓ $650,000

1816 Jefferson Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 8,513 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2088594

4323, 4327, 4331 Harrison St Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,500,000

4323, 4327, 4331 Harrison St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 12,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2126884

9416 Doctor Perry Rd, IJAMSVILLE

$6,500,000

9416 Doctor Perry Rd, IJAMSVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 19,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDFR2042756

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 March 2nd, 2024 at 3:30pm EST.