A joint venture between USAA Real Estate and Lowe, a national real estate investor, developer and manager, has acquired the Park Center office complex in Alexandria, Virginia. The three adjacent office buildings, located at 4300 King Street, 3101 Park Center Drive and 4401 Ford Avenue, total 566,000 square feet.
“The Park Center acquisition provides us with an exceptional opportunity to pursue leases with tenants that have large space requirements as well as to consider repositioning portions of the property for other uses,” said Lowe Executive Vice President Mark Rivers.
Situated at the intersection of I-395 and King Street (Route 7), Park Center offers easy access to the Pentagon, Crystal City, Ronald Reagan National Airport and downtown Washington, DC. Park Center also is served by an abundance of restaurants, shops and entertainment options, including a large array at The Village at Shirlington, within just a two mile radius.
Joe Carrol of Lowe and Bruce Childs of USAA Real Estate led the acquisition team. HFF represented the seller, and also arranged financing for the transaction.
Lowe and USAA Real Estate most recently teamed up on the development of the 705,000-square-foot National Science Foundation Headquarters building, which was completed in August 2017.
Lowe established its Washington, DC area office in 1980 and has been an active investor and developer of commercial real estate throughout the region since then. In addition to the National Science Foundation Headquarters, Lowe’s signature projects in the area include The Hepburn ultra-luxury apartments developed adjacent to the famed Washington Hilton Hotel where the firm completed a $150 million restoration; the Fort Totten Square mixed-use project; redevelopment of 1400 Crystal Drive office building in Crystal City, Virginia; and CityVista, a transformative mixed-use development in the Mount Vernon Triangle area of Washington DC. Lowe currently manages nearly three million square feet of commercial property in the Washington, DC area.