Capital Business Blog: GSA


Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Gov. McDonnell, under watch by the FBI, invites it to relocate to Springfield

McDonnell suggests GSA-owned warehouse makes most sense for FBI as it mulls move

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell, FBI, GSA, commercial real estate, Fairfax County

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 04/25/2013

GSA plans to sell Southeast warehouse where residents want “Half Street Market”

Once used by Joint Chiefs of staff, neighbors would like SE D.C. warehouse to be used for food market, job training.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:53 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GSA, John Mica, Eleanor Holmes Norton, commercial real estate

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Trump’s design for Old Post Office earns early approval

U.S. Commission of Fine Arts supports project, with minor suggestions.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Old Post Office, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013

President Obama proposes $367 million for DHS consolidation at St. Elizabeths

The funds would give boost to languishing Southeast D.C. project.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  St. Elizabeths, budget, GSA, commercial real estate, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Donald Trump says deal is close for Old Post Office Pavilion

Trump said his real estate company is now “weeks away” from wrapping up a lease agreement with the government that would allow him to transform the property into a hotel.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/13/2013

House representatives jockey for FBI headquarters at hearing

GSA officials are evaluating 35 ideas for how they might trade the J. Edgar Hoover Building for a new location.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Four Seasons developers are top bidders for West Heating Plant in Georgetown

The team plans to develop the property into as many as 80 Four Seasons condominiums.

By Jonathan O’Connell and Sarah Halzack  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Heating Plant, Georgetown, GSA

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Potomac Shores developer touts land swap experience in pursuing FBI for Prince William County

SunCal built facilities in California for U.S. Army Reserve in exchange for land.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Potomac Shores, Prince William County, FBI, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/06/2013

GSA receives 35 proposals for FBI headquarters

The GSA has not released details of the responses, but they include proposals from landowners, developers and local governments.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/05/2013

GSA receives 10 responses for proposed redevelopment of Federal Triangle South

GSA’s acting administrator, has floated the idea of selling or trading some of the property in exchange for new buildings or building services.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GSA, Federal Triangle South, FBI, commercial real estate

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Prince George’s County leaders back Greenbelt for FBI headquarters relocation

County Executive Rushern Baker wants to bring the FBI to the Greenbelt Metro station.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  07:10 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, GSA, Rushern Baker, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Sources: Mayor to propose relocating FBI headquarters to Poplar Point in Southeast D.C.

The proposed location is Poplar Point, which lies between Interstate 295 and the Anacostia River.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, GSA, Poplar Point, Vincent C. Gray, commercial real estate

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Virginia officials consider their best sites for the FBI

Sites near Quantico, Potomac Shores and Dulles airport are among those being discussed.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:08 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, GSA, commercial real estate, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Auction date set for West Heating Plant in Georgetown

The General Services Administration will hold an online auction set to begin Jan. 18.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Heating Plant, Georgetown, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 12/03/2012

GSA proposes trading Hoover Building for new FBI campus

The GSA outlined the proposal as it launched a search for private development partners for federal land in downtown Washington.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  11:01 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hoover Building, FBI, Federal Triangle South, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Without adding windows, what is the West Heating Plant worth?

The issue is paramount to the value of the Georgetown building because without them, re-using the building as a hotel, condo or apartment building becomes impossible.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Heating Plant, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

GAO: Feds know little about their buildings

Some federal buildings listed in “excellent” condition were found to have damaged ceilings, collapsed roofs or radiological contamination.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  12:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commercial real estate, GAO, GSA

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/19/2012

House subcommittee criticizes failure to sell Georgetown heating plant

The 2.08-acre West Heating Plant in Northwest Washington has been nearly vacant since 2000.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Heating Plant, Georgetown, commercial real estate, GSA, John Mica, Jeff Denham

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Congress to pressure feds to sell West Heating Plant

The GSA announced last October that it planned to sell the plant in Northwest Washington.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:49 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Heating Plant, Georgetown, GSA, Jeff Denham

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/13/2012

GSA to Mica: FTC HQ move not feasible

Rep. Mica’s dream of delivering the FTC HQ to the National Gallery of Art took a step back Tuesday.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Mica, Dan Tangherlini, GSA, FTC, Federal Trade Commission, Constitution Center, commercial real estate

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Peck out at GSA; Tangherlini steps in

The irony of Bob Peck’s ouster from the GSA over lavish spending is that he spent much of his recent stint there trying to save money.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Peck, GSA

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Washington real estate waits on Congress

This fiscal year, the GSA has sent Congress five local real estate requests. Here’s a closer look.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, GSA, gridlock