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

13912 Metrotech Dr, CHANTILLY
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

13912 Metrotech Dr, CHANTILLY

$70,000 ↓ $10,000
8985 Hersand Dr, BURKE
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

8985 Hersand Dr, BURKE

$75,000
5627 Allentown Rd #34, SUITLAND
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 911 SqFt

5627 Allentown Rd #34, SUITLAND

$80,000 ↓ $20,000
8300 Sudley Rd, MANASSAS
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

8300 Sudley Rd, MANASSAS

$80,000
New
20630 Ashburn Rd #178, ASHBURN
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

20630 Ashburn Rd #178, ASHBURN

$80,000
16256 Frederick R.d, GAITHERSBURG
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

16256 Frederick R.d, GAITHERSBURG

$81,000
Kentlands, GAITHERSBURG
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt

Kentlands, GAITHERSBURG

$89,500 ↓ $5,500
14005 Lee Jackson Hwy, CHANTILLY
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

14005 Lee Jackson Hwy, CHANTILLY

$90,000
Lee Hwy, FAIRFAX
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

Lee Hwy, FAIRFAX

$92,000
Old Bridge Rd, WOODBRIDGE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,200 SqFt

Old Bridge Rd, WOODBRIDGE

$95,000
8415 Terminal Rd #d, LORTON
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 4,000 SqFt

8415 Terminal Rd #d, LORTON

$99,000 ↓ $21,000
5623 Allentown Rd #202, SUITLAND
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 852 SqFt

5623 Allentown Rd #202, SUITLAND

$99,900
6259 Little River Turnpike, ALEXANDRIA
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

6259 Little River Turnpike, ALEXANDRIA

$100,000 ↓ $100,000
8326 Old Keene Mill Rd, WEST SPRINGFIELD
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

8326 Old Keene Mill Rd, WEST SPRINGFIELD

$100,000
11750 Fair Oak Mall J133, FAIRFAX
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,453 SqFt

11750 Fair Oak Mall J133, FAIRFAX

$100,000 ↓ $300,000
New
7418 Baltimore Ave, COLLEGE PARK
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

7418 Baltimore Ave, COLLEGE PARK

$100,000
Redland Rd., DERWOOD
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,500 SqFt

Redland Rd., DERWOOD

$110,000 ↓ $22,000
N/A, GERMANTOWN
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

N/A, GERMANTOWN

$110,000
8136 Old Keene Mill Rd #a-303, SPRINGFIELD
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 481 SqFt

8136 Old Keene Mill Rd #a-303, SPRINGFIELD

$112,804
5627 Allentown Rd #33, SUITLAND
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,544 SqFt

5627 Allentown Rd #33, SUITLAND

$120,000 ↓ $60,000
7700 Old Branch Ave #e202, CLINTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,507 SqFt

7700 Old Branch Ave #e202, CLINTON

$125,000
9009 Woodyard Rd #102, CLINTON
  • Business Opportunity
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,212 SqFt

9009 Woodyard Rd #102, CLINTON

$130,000 ↓ $30,000
7905 Belle Point Dr, GREENBELT
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt

7905 Belle Point Dr, GREENBELT

$130,000 ↓ $40,000
8955 Edmonston Rd #e, GREENBELT
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 864 SqFt

8955 Edmonston Rd #e, GREENBELT

$130,000

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 July 8th, 2020 at 11:06am EDT.

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