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

5904 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 83,742 SqFt

5904 Richmond Hwy, ALEXANDRIA

$14,500,000
4241 Columbia Pike, ARLINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 44,080 SqFt

4241 Columbia Pike, ARLINGTON

$13,000,000
9232 Hornbaker Rd, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,053,895 SqFt

9232 Hornbaker Rd, MANASSAS

$12,731,600
11501 University Blvd, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 938,256 SqFt

11501 University Blvd, MANASSAS

$11,336,800
12980 Balls Ford Rd, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 92,000 SqFt

12980 Balls Ford Rd, MANASSAS

$10,440,000 ↓ $2,900,000
10371 Central Park Dr, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 44,800 SqFt

10371 Central Park Dr, MANASSAS

$8,990,000 ↑ $790,000
8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 76,000 SqFt

8886 Rixlew Ln #3, MANASSAS

$8,750,000
2211 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 9,400 SqFt

2211 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,500,000
1415 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 9,604 SqFt

1415 22nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,995,000
1724 64th Ave, LANDOVER
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1724 64th Ave, LANDOVER

$7,500,000
10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

10041 Lewis Dr, DAMASCUS

$7,500,000
11085 Lee Hwy, FAIRFAX
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 5,250 SqFt

11085 Lee Hwy, FAIRFAX

$6,750,000
4100 Lafayette Center Dr, CHANTILLY
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 79,777 SqFt

4100 Lafayette Center Dr, CHANTILLY

$6,750,000 ↓ $1,000,000
1224 M St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1224 M St Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,525,000
9909 Main St, FAIRFAX
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 6,996 SqFt

9909 Main St, FAIRFAX

$6,500,000
9402 Marlboro Pike, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 44,345 SqFt

9402 Marlboro Pike, UPPER MARLBORO

$6,500,000
20685 Fernbank Ct, STERLING
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 17,200 SqFt

20685 Fernbank Ct, STERLING

$6,490,000 ↓ $510,000
1307 Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 15,000 SqFt

1307 Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN

$6,200,000
6801 Whittier Ave, MCLEAN
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 14,812 SqFt

6801 Whittier Ave, MCLEAN

$6,200,000
1311-a Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 14,739 SqFt

1311-a Dolley Madison Blvd, MCLEAN

$6,000,000
218 7th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 9,939 SqFt

218 7th St Se, WASHINGTON

$5,950,000 ↓ $1,000,000
10121-10123 Colvin Run Road, GREAT FALLS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 11,326 SqFt

10121-10123 Colvin Run Road, GREAT FALLS

$5,900,000
9700 Capital Ct, MANASSAS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 38,000 SqFt

9700 Capital Ct, MANASSAS

$5,750,000 ↓ $1,650,000
923 King St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 9,265 SqFt

923 King St, ALEXANDRIA

$5,500,000

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.

 

 

 

 

Metropolitan Regional Information System LogoThe listing content relating to real estate for sale on this web site is courtesy of MRIS. Listing information comes from various brokers who participate in the MRIS IDX.Properties listed with brokerage firms other than COMPASS are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.All listing information copyright MRIS 2019.

Listing information last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 9:15pm EST.

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