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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1324 N Capitol St Nw, WASHINGTON

$37,000,000

1324 N Capitol St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 45,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2064150

9469 Hawkins Dr, MANASSAS

$16,900,000

9469 Hawkins Dr, MANASSAS

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

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

$13,700,000

8850 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

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

448 K St Nw, WASHINGTON

$13,699,000

↓ $1,301,000

448 K St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 12,275 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2055480

MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE

9341 Industrial Ct, MANASSAS

$12,000,000

↓ $1,000,000

9341 Industrial Ct, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2027994

INNOVATION

2715 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

$11,990,000

2715 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,652 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2038372

11318 & 11350 Industrial Rd, MANASSAS

$11,937,270

11318 & 11350 Industrial Rd, MANASSAS

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

3126 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$11,499,900

3126 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 13,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2051230

8233 Old Courthouse Rd, VIENNA

$11,000,000

8233 Old Courthouse Rd, VIENNA

0 Beds 0 Baths 32,425 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFX2066818

1322-1326 18th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$11,000,000

1322-1326 18th St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,500 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2063126

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

$10,100,000

↑ $100,000

1201 N Quinn St, ARLINGTON

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

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

1806 Robert Fulton Dr, RESTON

$9,974,090

1806 Robert Fulton Dr, RESTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 38,510 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAFX2039988

11124-11128 Industrial Rd, MANASSAS

$9,000,000

11124-11128 Industrial Rd, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,320 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2028080

16905,16911,16915 & 16921 Richmond Hwy, DUMFRIES

$8,800,000

16905,16911,16915 & 16921 Richmond Hwy, DUMFRIES

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAPW2032536

3420 16th St Ne, WASHINGTON

$8,500,000

↑ $4,500,000

3420 16th St Ne, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 55,494 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC493518

10199 Dean Dr, MANASSAS

$8,000,000

10199 Dean Dr, MANASSAS

0 Beds 0 Baths 31,847 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAMN2002202

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

$7,950,000

↑ $450,000

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 7,997 SqFt Business Opportunity MLS® # DCDC2045182

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

$7,950,000

↑ $450,000

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw #conv-a, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 6,970 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2045166

GEORGETOWN

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,950,000

↑ $450,000

1072 Thomas Jefferson St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 7,997 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2043752

GEORGETOWN

2901 Hamilton St, HYATTSVILLE

$7,900,000

2901 Hamilton St, HYATTSVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 47,916 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDPG2049654

601-607 S Washington St, ALEXANDRIA

$7,500,000

↓ $500,000

601-607 S Washington St, ALEXANDRIA

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,680 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # VAAX2011858

5305 Connecticut Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,500,000

5305 Connecticut Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 10,169 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2060276

CHEVY CHASE

New
966 Hungerford Dr #a-14, ROCKVILLE

$7,300,000

966 Hungerford Dr #a-14, ROCKVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 13,000 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # MDMC2071474

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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