TCC Signs Lease with District of Columbia Government at Sentinel Square II

168,101-Square-Foot Lease is Second in as Many Months

Washington, DC – January 25, 2017 – Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and joint venture partners, Cottonwood Partners and a subsidiary of a private real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital – Real Estate, have signed its second long-term lease for 164,110 square feet with the Department of General Services (“DGS”) of the District of Columbia for occupancy by the Office of State Superintendent of Education (“OSSE”) and Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (“DISB”) at Sentinel Square II, located at 1050 First Street, NE in Washington, DC. These tenants will occupy most of the first through eighth floors of the building by November 2017.

“This transaction culminates nearly 750,000 square feet of leasing in our Sentinel Square development in 4Q16 and, along with last month’s Federal Election Commission deal, brings Sentinel Square II to nearly 95 percent leased,” said Thomas Finan, a Managing Director in TCC’s MidAtlantic office. “We are pleased to welcome these critical elements of the District government to the building.

Sentinel Square II, part of the partnership’s 1.3-million-square-foot, multi-phase, Class A office development located in the heart of Washington, DC’s popular NoMa submarket, features 280,000 square feet. The building is designed to meet Level IV security protocols and is LEED® Silver.

Sheryl Ellison Ponds and Robert Cooper of DGS and Bill Quinby, Tim Foley and David Cornbrooks of Savills Studley represented the tenant in the transaction.

Sentinel Square II is part of TCC’s larger “highly secure, environmentally friendly, efficient and affordable” office development program.


About Crow Holdings Capital – Real Estate (“CHC-RE”)
Beginning in 1998, Crow Holdings (the predecessor to CHC-RE) sponsored the first of ten real estate private equity funds. Over the past 18 years, the funds have raised over $6.7 billion in equity commitments including over $850 million in equity commitments from Crow Family Holdings. Outside investors include endowments, foundations, public and private pension funds, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. The funds have actively acquired existing properties and development parcels of all types, both independently and with operating partners. As of June 30, 2016, these real estate funds have acquired or developed nearly $17.5 billion in assets comprised of approximately 88 million square feet of industrial and self-storage, over 14.6 million square feet of retail, approximately 9.4 million square feet of office, approximately 36,800 multi-family units, 541 convenience & gas stores, over 8,900 hotel rooms and approximately 7,700 acres of lot development. For additional information, please visit www.crowholdingscapital-re.com 

About Cottonwood Partners
Cottonwood Partners is a real estate investment, development, and management organization, with its principal office in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Cottonwood’s portfolio has been as large as 6 million square feet of commercial space with project values in excess of $2 Billion. Cottonwood is active in markets where there is strong employment and population growth, which includes Texas, California, Utah, Washington DC and Florida. Cottonwood’s investment partners include high net worth individuals, private equity firms and public pension funds. Cottonwood is the advisor for the Utah State Retirements Systems' investment in the Sentinel Square project.

About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company (TCC), founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired more than 2,600 buildings valued at more than $60 billion and over 565 million square feet. As of September 30, 2016, TCC had $7.1 billion of projects in process and $3.7 billion in its pipeline.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multifamily residential, through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development or providing incentive-based fee development services.

TCC is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). For more information, visit www.TrammellCrow.com.
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