Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Commander Mark Kelly founded Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2012 following the tragic shooting of the congresswoman and many others in Tucson, AZ in January 2011. In May 2013, the congresswoman’s chief of staff, Ms. Pia Carusone, tapped Mike Gordon of Stout & Teague to help identify and negotiate for new headquarters space on their behalf. After a wide search across many of DC’s emerging districts, ARS made the leap to Rock Creek Group’s new 1426 9th Street project in the heart of D.C.’s historic Shaw neighborhood. “Though many real estate folks already know well about this hidden gem immediately east of Logan Circle, few conventional office tenants understand the areas growing amenity base and overall attraction”, said Mike Gordon of Stout & Teague. “Shaw is young, vibrant, and transit oriented, very much like the ARS staff”.
With the redevelopment of the Shaw Metro Station to the north, Mount Vernon-Convention Center Metro to the south, and the brand new O Street Market directly across the street, the ARS team will grow in step with the surrounding urban renewal. The high ceilings, light-filled glass partitions, and exposed brick from the original townhouse walls circa 1900, made this full floor option perfect for ARS’s multi-mission platform. It can be quiet, conventional office space one day and a high octane political campaign headquarters the next. Special thanks to Russell Canard of Cresa Partners for his work representing the landlord in its efforts to welcome ARS.