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Amazon Signs 270K-SF Office Lease in D.C. Metro

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT has secured a 270,000-square-foot, full-building office lease in Herndon, VA. The tenant was reported by various media outlets as Amazon Web Services.

Located at 13820 Sunrise Valley Dr., the 10-story property was acquired by Griffin Capital in 2015 as part of a portfolio acquisition. Amazon Web Services signed a 12-year lease for the space and is expected to take occupancy in April 2020, after renovation of the building common areas and completion of the tenant’s premises. The property was formerly occupied by Time Warner Cable Southeast, prior to being purchased by Charter Communications.

“We are pleased to have added such a high-profile, long-term tenant to our portfolio,” said Michael Escalante, CEO of Griffin Capital. “We believe our capital investment into the property, among other items, solidified the tenant’s interest in occupying the soon-to-be state-of-the-art building.”

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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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