Washington DC CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Washington DC  + Office  | 

CXP Starts Vertical Construction at 80 M Street Project

Columbia Property Trust (CXP) has announced that vertical construction has commenced at 80 M Street, the three-story, 105,000-square-foot expansion of the Capitol Riverfront tower in Washington D.C.

When completed in 2022, Columbia’s expansion at 80 M Street will create an ideal environment for office tenants seeking creative, light-filled, sustainability and wellness conscious space in the popular Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. American Trucking Associations has leased more than half of the vertical expansion space, which will serve as its new headquarters. The expansion is the district’s first commercial office construction project to rely primarily on mass timber and glass.

“We are always seeking ways to create high-performance buildings that cultivate exceptional work environments for our tenants, add value for our investors, and generate positive environmental impacts for the greater community,” said Paul Teti, executive vice president of National Real Estate Operations at Columbia Property Trust.  “Our mass timber expansion at 80 M checks all of these boxes, with its singular blend of innovative design, enhanced sustainability and wellness features, and modern efficiencies, and we believe it is the most uniquely attractive workspace available in the D.C. market at this time.”

The engineering firm constructing the expansion space is Arup.


Inside The Story

CPT’s Teti

About David Cohen

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.

  • ◦Development
New call-to-action