Education technology provider Great Minds has signed an 18,069-square-foot office lease at 55 M St SE in Washington, DC.
The transaction more than doubles the group’s previous space at the recently renovated Spear Street Capital-owned property. Great Minds was founded in 2007 by a group of education leaders to advocate for a more content-rich and comprehensive education for all children. Great Minds brings together teachers and scholars to create instructional materials in math, science, and language arts. The brand has been growing and needed to consolidate its two offices into one expanded space to keep up with its needs. The new space will undergo a substantial renovation that will span across the building’s third floor. The property at 55 M Street is a nine-story, 267,652-square-foot office building owned by Spear Street Capital.
Gary Cuadros of Newmark represented Great Minds in the lease transaction. Evan Behr, Nate Beach, and Emily Balkam of JLL represented the building’s ownership.
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.