Washington DC Commercial Properties for Sale

There was a time when commercial property in Washington DC was very narrowly defined. A store was just a store, a factory warehouse was only that. Those days are gone. Sit in on a commercial planning meeting with city officials, architects and developers and you’ll hear terms like holistic, synergy and cross-purposing. The nation’s capital has gone through some rough patches since the 1960’s and 70’s, and it’s not going back. The district is well into a longterm growth phase and at its core is a belief that commercial success is not the result of any one business sector, but the act of combining revenue streams that promote each other.

Washington DC Commercial Real Estate for Sale

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2211 Massachusetts Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$8,500,000

MLS#: DCDC402514
9400 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

2911 Rhode Island Ave Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$8,000,000

MLS#: DCDC421402
0.63 Acres
Commercial Sale

1415 22nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$7,995,000

MLS#: DCDC420076
9604 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Commercial Sale

2384-2386 Champlain St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$6,500,000

MLS#: 1000186757
152000 Sqft, 0.17 Acres
Commercial Sale

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218 7th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,950,000

MLS#: 1004464391
9939 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

811 K St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,650,000

MLS#: DCDC402662
13842 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Commercial Sale

1123 11th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,350,000

MLS#: DCDC423990
11500 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

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417 9th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,000,000

MLS#: 1001973160
13722 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Commercial Sale

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1844 3rd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,000,000

MLS#: DCDC438350
14323 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Commercial Sale

1544 Rhode Island Ave Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,600,000

MLS#: DCDC310828
47500 Sqft, 0.32 Acres
Commercial Sale

1609 22nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,435,000

MLS#: 1001823508
5500 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Commercial Sale

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1834 Connecticut Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,188,600

MLS#: 1002021178
6443 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

2210-2212 5th St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,000,000

MLS#: DCDC426668
3200 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Commercial Sale

 

Not all buyers want to hear about synergistic models. Sometimes you just want to buy a warehouse for storage, or find an empty storefront and open a little neighborhood coffee shop. It’s worth noting however that Washington DC and its commercial properties have been around for a few hundred years now and the district’s boundaries are not moving. The real estate market is rebounding and inventory is shrinking. This wasn’t the case just twenty years ago when so many neighborhoods were experiencing urban blight and it may not have even been the case five years ago. Times are changing though, gentrification has taken hold, competition for business is up and the latest commercial trends are in multifamily, retail, office space and amenities.

Washington DC is still a compilation of neighborhoods and their unique economies. Commercial properties are often dependent on the varying footprints. Residential neighborhoods like Crestwood or Foxhall Village have little use for commercial ventures while urban areas like the U-Street Corridor and Penn Quarter are all about melding work, living and entertainment. Lenders may not seem especially eager to invest in some of the more economically challenged neighborhoods in Wards 7 and 8 but there are also incentives and support that can be garnered through business improvement initiatives and local leaders who are looking to grow their community.

At the end of the day, the market for commercial properties in Washington DC is stable and healthy, even with a tighter inventory. Sometimes it simply means looking a little harder or casting a wider net. Sometimes it means being imaginative. When it became evident that there weren’t as many former factory buildings in DC as in other cities, developers began turning vacant schools into trendy condos. Ultimately, a commercial property is what you wish to make of it. But if you finally manage to purchase that long vacant storefront and turn it into a corner coffee shop, don’t forget about the dusty storage rooms on the second floor – they might make great lofts.

 

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Listing information last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 8:45pm EDT.