In 2006, J Street Development, with one site in the rapidly evolving NoMa submarket already sold to a top-tier developer at excellent returns, identified two additional sites at the strategic corner of K and First Streets, NE. Ideally located on the First Street corridor and one of the most proximate sites to Union Station and Capitol Hill, 111 K Street offered J Street and its partners the opportunity to enter this market at the right time with the right product.
In partnership with Westbrook Partners, J Street ran exhaustive studies of market conditions and tenant movement in downtown Washington, DC. With years of tenant representation experience in the Washington market, J Street leadership confidently made the call to develop this property as office condominiums, tapping into the strong interest by non-profits and associations to take advantage of the financial flexibility and long-term controls offered by this product. 111 K Street was then designed to Class A standards by renowned architects, Gensler Worldwide, with 11 floors, garage parking, a shared conference center, dramatic rooftop terrace with U.S. Capitol views, and other amenities important to users in this pedestrian and transit-friendly area.
J Street delivered 111 K Street in December 2009 with the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the American Bus Association having purchased full floor suites. In mid July 2011, J Street and its investor partner elected to sell the balance of the available condominiums to a sole purchaser.