Upper Marlboro, MD

TCC and Capital Electric Break Ground on 362K BTS

September 23, 2021


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Capital Lighting and Supply, LLC (DBA Capital Electric), a privately-owned, electrical distributor that provides electrical and lighting products in the Mid Atlantic area, along with its development partner, Trammell Crow Company, announces construction has commenced on a new 362,880 square foot, Class A office and warehouse build-to suit located at 8711 Westphalia Road in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Q4 of 2022.

“We have made significant investments in the county as we’ve grown and expanded over the last decade and we’re grateful for the support and partnership from both the State and local governments,” said Andrew Esce, President of Capital Electric. “This new facility will bolster our product offerings, increase the efficiency of our operations, and help us better service our customers in the area.”

To accommodate Capital Lighting and Supply’s 240 employees, the new facility, located adjacent to the firm’s current location, will feature over 40,000 square feet of office space incorporating a training center, corporate offices, a will-call for local pickup, and a variety of communal amenity areas emphasizing a collaborative work environment. The warehouse component of the building includes 30+ foot bays for maximized storage, features a state-of-the-art distribution center automation technology, and a 2.5MW solar array on the roof to further Sonepar’s core mission of sustainability.

“We are transforming the 68-acre site into a state-of-the-art, sustainable facility that will enable Capital Lighting and Supply to provide a better workplace environment for its employees and more efficiently run its operations,” said David Neuman, Managing Director with Trammell Crow Company’s MidAtlantic office.

Capital Lighting and Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French company, Sonepar, received conditional loans from both the Maryland Department of Commerce and Prince George’s County to support the project.

"Since relocating to Maryland in 2008, Capital Electric has experienced tremendous growth and expanded its presence to meet the growing demand for its products and services," said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “The facility will enable Capital Electric to further its mission to be the electrical distributor of choice.”

"We are so thankful for the company's continued investment in Prince George's County and our local workforce throughout the region" said Prince Georges County Economic Development Corporation Executive Vice President Ebony Stocks. “The relationship between the Prince George’s County EDC and Capital Electric is a great example of a public and private cooperation in action.”

MGMA Architects serves as the project architect and the general contractor is Glen Arm Construction Co. Cushman & Wakefield represented Capital Electric in the transaction.

About Capital Lighting and Supply, LLC
Capital Electric provides electrical products, lighting, and services to contractors, builders, and end-users throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We have over 70 locations from Mechanicsburg, PA to Savannah, GA. In addition, we have a 220,000 square foot headquarters and CDC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Our mission is to be The Electrical Distributor of Choice.

Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.