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

601 7th St #303, LAUREL
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,600 SqFt

601 7th St #303, LAUREL

$278,850
2917 Hunter Mill Rd #21, OAKTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 19,000 SqFt

2917 Hunter Mill Rd #21, OAKTON

$299,500
210 Queen St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,700 SqFt

210 Queen St, ALEXANDRIA

$4,200,000 ↓ $300,000
N/A, LANSDOWNE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,588 SqFt

N/A, LANSDOWNE

$460,000
16923 Old Stage Rd, DUMFRIES
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

16923 Old Stage Rd, DUMFRIES

$407,000
6615 Central Ave, CAPITOL HEIGHTS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt

6615 Central Ave, CAPITOL HEIGHTS

$1,300,000 ↓ $100,000
19465 Deerfield Ave #201, LANSDOWNE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 6,241 SqFt

19465 Deerfield Ave #201, LANSDOWNE

$1,872,300
10373 Democracy Ln #b, FAIRFAX
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,007 SqFt

10373 Democracy Ln #b, FAIRFAX

$226,575
13909 Minnieville Rd, WOODBRIDGE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

13909 Minnieville Rd, WOODBRIDGE

$1,700,000 ↑ $650,000
14413 Hereford Rd, WOODBRIDGE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

14413 Hereford Rd, WOODBRIDGE

$930,000
19465 Deerfield Ave #105, LANSDOWNE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 8,836 SqFt

19465 Deerfield Ave #105, LANSDOWNE

$2,491,752 ↓ $70,818
8311 Wisconsin Ave #c-14 + C- 15, BETHESDA
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,430 SqFt

8311 Wisconsin Ave #c-14 + C- 15, BETHESDA

$890,000 ↓ $40,000
434 Harrison St Se, LEESBURG
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 759 SqFt

434 Harrison St Se, LEESBURG

$248,999 ↓ $1,000
446 Harrison St Se, LEESBURG
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 759 SqFt

446 Harrison St Se, LEESBURG

$248,999 ↓ $1,000
450 Harrison St Se, LEESBURG
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 759 SqFt

450 Harrison St Se, LEESBURG

$248,999 ↓ $1,000
11119 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,827 SqFt

11119 Fairfax Blvd, FAIRFAX

$4,000,000
7514 Old Linton Hall Rd, GAINESVILLE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 5,008 SqFt

7514 Old Linton Hall Rd, GAINESVILLE

$1,800,000
218 7th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 9,939 SqFt

218 7th St Se, WASHINGTON

$4,750,000 ↓ $1,200,000
9401 Centreville Rd, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 17,574 SqFt

9401 Centreville Rd, MANASSAS

$2,510,000 ↓ $285,000
13710 Daves Store Ln, GAINESVILLE
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 11,200 SqFt

13710 Daves Store Ln, GAINESVILLE

$4,637,000
15120 Washington St, HAYMARKET
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,145 SqFt

15120 Washington St, HAYMARKET

$2,910,000 ↑ $110,000
10431 Nokesville Rd, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

10431 Nokesville Rd, MANASSAS

$575,000
8886 Rixlew Ln, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 20,500 SqFt

8886 Rixlew Ln, MANASSAS

$2,550,000 ↓ $150,000
8551 Rixlew Ln #103, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 7,162 SqFt

8551 Rixlew Ln #103, MANASSAS

$1,504,020 ↓ $214,860

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 6th, 2020 at 1:06am EDT.

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