Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), founded by Gabby Giffords and her husband, Commander Mark Kelly, first landed at 1426 9th St NW in Shaw in 2013. Like many savvy DC office tenants, they were drawn by Shaw’s vibrancy, growing amenities, overall attraction and convenient transit options. In less than two years, however, ARS experienced very rapid growth and soon needed a larger space. ARS once again turned Stout & Teague Vice President Mike Gordon, to represent it. After some searching, it became clear that it would be difficult to find a location that served ARS better than 1426 9th St NW, a converted circa 1900 townhouse. With its high ceilings, open floorplan, light-filled glass partitions, exposed brick, and convenience to Metro, it had everything ARS wanted.
Fortunately, an opportunity to expand opened up. In no time Mike Gordon had brokered a favorable deal for ARS, allowing it to expand three thousand square feet to the upper floors of the building. Special thanks to Paul DeFilippes of Summit CRE for representing the landlord.
If you are considering a new DC-area office, or would like an experienced negotiator for an upcoming renewal, contact Mike Gordon at 202-328-5136.