Alexandria, Virginia

Nationally recognized as one of the best places to live and do business, Alexandria is located on the banks of the Potomac River just a few short miles from Washington DC and the Pentagon. Cobblestone streets

If you are considering relocating or starting a new company in Northern Virginia, the City of Alexandria should be at the top of your list. Nationally recognized as one of the best places to live and do business, Conde Naste Magazine just honored the city as one of the most romantic cites in America. Located across the Potomac River and just a few short miles from Washington, D.C., the Pentagon, and Crystal City, Alexandria offers lower rental rates, world-class amenities, and multi-model public transportation that includes Metro rail and bus, commuter trains, a circulator bus, Bikeshare and Zip Car stations. Alexandria commercial real estate provides a wide variety of property types and price ranges to attract and serve a variety of tenants and companies from trade and non-profit associations, government affairs companies, government contractors, consultants, and creative firms.

Alexandria’s historic charm as a colonial seaport town and its many walkable neighborhoods form the bedrock of the city’s thriving small business community. To help you find the right office space for your company to lease or purchase here, you will find no better choice in Alexandria than the market leader, Tartan Properties Commercial. With over 30 years of experience in the Alexandria, VA, commercial real estate market, our expertise and deep contacts in local businesses and the community will ensure that you find the right property, get the best deal, and get connected to the right people.

Alexandria commercial real estate offers a range of options. With over 6,000 thriving businesses and organizations in place, the city currently has over 22 million square feet of office space and over 11 million square feet of retail space. Alexandria is probably best known for its historic waterfront where office space and restaurants overlook the Potomac River. The historic and charming King Street retail district offers a thriving vibrant business community, with a mix of high-end retail space, superb restaurant locations, and commercial real estate options ranging from 300-year old brick colonials to modern construction office buildings. Of the shops and restaurants on King Street, 82% are independently owned; more than 120 art galleries and studios call Alexandria home, making it a desirable destination for tourists and locals alike. Within the next few years, commercial activity on the waterfront is expected to grow further due to a development project south of King Street featuring a new 110-room boutique hotel, more retail space, and improved public access to the waterfront.

Just a few miles west of the Potomac, Duke Street hosts the fast-developing Eisenhower Valley Corridor. Home to the US Patent and Trademark office and the National Science Foundation, Eisenhower Avenue enjoys immediate access to the Capital Beltway (I-495) and offers a wide array of real estate options including new, Class A office space, affordable office space, mixed-use industrial real estate, and warehouse space all located inside the beltway. This is one of Alexandria’s most rapidly changing areas, as new development options arise constantly.

Another hotspot in Alexandria is the Potomac Yard-Route 1 corridor connecting the heart of the city to National Airport, Crystal City, and DC. The latest development project—Oakville Triangle—will create an urban mixed-use environment that includes hotel, office, retail, residential, and maker uses adjacent to the upcoming Potomac Yard Metro station. Office buildings for the National Industries for the Blind and The Institute for Defense Analysis are also under construction in this area. Total current and planned development in this corridor include 2M square feet of office space, 300K square feet of retail, 320 keys of hotels, and 2.6K residential units.

Key Commercial Real Estate Tenants in Alexandria, VA

  • National Science Foundation
  • The Motley Fool
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Over 400 trade and professional associations, the 4th largest concentration in the country

Alexandria Commercial Real Estate Market Statistics

  • 22 million+ square feet of office space
  • 10.6 million+ square feet of new office development planned and approved
  • 11 million square feet of retail space 6,000 businesses in the city
  • Two main streets: King Street and Mount Vernon Avenue
  • One high-traffic power center: Potomac Yard Center
  • Industrial areas: Jefferson Davis Highway, Wheeler Avenue, Eisenhower Avenue
  • 3.3 million tourists annually with $738M in spending

Transportation & Access

  • Served by 4 Metro Rail stops (King St, Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, and Van Dorn St.) Bordered by I-95/495 and I-395 to Washington DC
  • Amtrak service to NY/Boston and all points South
  • On the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter line between Fredericksburg and DC
  • In-town DASH bus service
  • Minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport
  • Thirty minutes to Dulles International Airport
  • Part of the metro area’s 400-station Capital Bikeshare network

TARTAN’s Partial Client List in Alexandria Commercial Real Estate

  • Port City Brewing Company
  • Silverback Strategies
  • Sugar Shack Donuts
  • GEICO – Alexandria
  • National Rural Health Association
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • The Senior Citizens League
  • The Retired and Enlisted Association
  • Peer Insight
  • The Montgomery Center Ricondo & Associates


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