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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7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$16,000,000

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

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

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$16,000,000

7700 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

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

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

$13,700,000

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

0 Beds 0 Baths 67,750 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFX1152820

RE/MAX Allegiance

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

Palisade Realty, Ltd.

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

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

1413 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,000,000

1413 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

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

Rock Creek Property Group, LLC

8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS

$8,750,000

8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS

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

Wright Realty, Inc.

2211 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,500,000

2211 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,400 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC505464

Summit Commercial Real Estate, LLC.

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

$7,800,000

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

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

Pearson Smith Realty, LLC

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

$7,800,000

40543 Courtland Farm Ln, ALDIE

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

Pearson Smith Realty, LLC

Lot 5 Woodland Rd, STERLING

$7,654,000

↑ $890,000

Lot 5 Woodland Rd, STERLING

0 Beds 0 Baths 88,427 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VALO426220

Commercial Group Realty, Inc.

1604 K St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,000,000

1604 K St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 7,500 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC500218

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

$6,950,000

9865 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

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

Premiere Realty LLC

10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS

$6,500,000

↓ $1,000,000

10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS

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

American National Properties, Inc.

4603 College Ave, COLLEGE PARK

$6,000,000

4603 College Ave, COLLEGE PARK

0 Beds 0 Baths 10,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDPG595466

Richman Real Estate & Development, LLC

9700 Capital Ct, MANASSAS

$5,750,000

↓ $1,650,000

9700 Capital Ct, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 38,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAMN137266

Wright Realty, Inc.

471-473 H St Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,400,000

↓ $100,000

471-473 H St Nw, WASHINGTON

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

Congressional Commercial , LLC

309 Pennsylvania Ave Se, WASHINGTON

$5,300,000

309 Pennsylvania Ave Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 4,990 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2000322

Avenue Real Estate

461-465 Florida Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,285,000

461-465 Florida Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,200 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC504710

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

2308 Tracy Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,149,000

↓ $100,000

2308 Tracy Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,200 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC523206

Keller Williams Realty

2301 Calvert St Nw, WASHINGTON

$4,950,000

2301 Calvert St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 8,708 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC504552

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

45805 Woodland Rd, STERLING

$4,940,000

45805 Woodland Rd, STERLING

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

Commercial Group Realty, Inc.

8788 Commerce Ct, MANASSAS

$4,900,000

8788 Commerce Ct, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 6,250 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAMN141870

RealtyWatch.com

811 K St Ne, WASHINGTON

$4,700,000

↓ $50,000

811 K St Ne, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 13,842 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC402662

REMAX Platinum Realty

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.