1st
June

DC Retail Property Sale Prices On The Rise

Commercial Real Estate Washington, DC Market Trends We have many clients looking to but but there is scarce supply of quality DC retail properties available. The increased demand combined with less available inventory has led to an increase in prices. According to Loopnet, current Washington market trends data indicates an increase of +17.5% in the […]


26th
May

Retail Space Delivery

Retail tenants who will be doing buildout on their space should know exactly how the space is being delivered from the Landlord as this has significant impact on the tenants build out costs. The landlord may deliver the space in “as is” condition, warm vanilla shell or cold dark shell. The condition of delivery is […]


18th
May

Retail Lease Assignment

If a retailer wants to sell their business and assign the lease, the landlord usually requires the tenant to stay on as a personal gurantor for the remainder of the term.  It is unusual for a landlord to automatically release a tenant from liability when the lease is assigned.  It’s a question of assumption of the […]


10th
May

Apartment Building Retail Noise

Retailers on the ground floor of an apartment building often serve as additional amenities for the renters above.  Apartment building owners tout the amenities of retail to prospective renters especially if the uses are related to fitness or food. Yet, both landords and retailers need to understand the potential noise and vibration issues and and […]


3rd
May

Analyzing Retail Lease Costs

Some commonly used terms and formuals related to analyzing lease costs include Base Rent, Rate, Total Effective Rate, Average Annual Effective Rent, and Average Annual Effective Rate. The Base Rent is simply the contract dollar amount of periodic rent. The base rent is often the amount on which future escalations are calculated. The Base Rate […]


13th
March

Bethesda Retail Leasing Comps

Retail leasing rates range from over $100 psf in Bethesda Row to less than $45psf in the Woodmont Triangle area. CourageB is paying mid $80’s psf for prime 1st floor and Symmetry Salon is in the mid $30’s for 2nd floor space at 4908 Hampden Lane.


13th
March

H Street Comps

Commercial real estate comps along H street NE in Washington D.C. have risen steadily over the last 36 months from under $350 psf to over $ 550 psf. Douglas Development purchased the building at 501 H street   for approximately $2,5M which measured 3,414 above grade and total building area of 4,320 square feet and has developed the […]


7th
February

Commercial Tenants: Charging NSF Fees

Non Sufficient Funds (NSF) Fees If the rent check is not honored by the bank on which it is drawn, the landlord and commercial property manager incur additional administrative expenses and inconvenience.  As commercial property managers we advise landlords to ensure the lease clearly states the consquences to the commercial tenant if the rent check […]


25th
January

Adams Morgan Restaurant Building Under Contract

The commercial building available for sale located at 2434 18th Street NW in the heart of Adams Morgan occupied by the Ethiopian restaurant Meskerem is now under contract to be sold.  The restaurant will close upon settlement which is expected to be sometime in April 2015.


1st
December

401 15th Street S.E For Sale

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Capital Retail Group is pleased to introduce the commercial condominium at The Kingston Capitol Hill. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a newly built, first floor retail condo complete with outdoor patio space of about 572 square feet. This property is perfect for all types of commercial uses such as salon, restaurant/café, retail or […]


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