Environmental Defense Fund, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations, will relocate its Washington, D.C., office in the fourth quarter of this year.
The non-profit will lease 35,000 square feet—half the fourth floor—at District Center at 555 12th St. NW. EDF, which is currently located at Universal North at 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, is expected to move into its new home in October 2023.
EDF’s decision to relocate to District Center, a Class A, 12-story building in the East End submarket, was driven by a desire to re-envision its office space and provide easy access to robust building and neighborhood amenities that will elevate the staff experience, interaction, and enjoyment.
District Center, a joint venture between MetLife Investment Management and Norges Bank Investment Management, offers a total of 850,000 square feet with a host of desired indoor and outdoor amenities. It features an atrium lounge with hospitality-inspired seating; a fitness center with high-end equipment, group and personal training services, lockers, and showers; and ample bicycle storage.
The office building’s rooftop Sky Lounge boasts 3,391 rentable square feet of enclosed conference/entertainment space, as well as outdoor terrace areas along the 12th Street side. Folding glass doors separate the lounge spaces and can be opened or closed for tenant events. On-site retail offerings include Tosca Ristorante, Celadon Spa, Saks Fifth Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack, and Potbelly Sandwich Works.
Stream Realty Partners’ Managing Directors Matt Pacinelli and Andy Eichberg and Senior Vice President John Klinke represented the landlord. Michael Goldman, Claire Poole, and Adam Collins of Transwestern represented EDF. Stream, a national commercial real estate firm offering an integrated platform of services, has a growing office in Washington, D.C.
Suites ranging in size from 4,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet are currently available at District Center. For information, contact Stream Washington, D.C., at 202.595.1400.