Knowland to move headquarters to Rosslyn
The Meridian Group announced Monday that Knowland is moving its headquarters to International Place, a 12-story office building in Rosslyn.
Knowland, which provides meeting and group data for the hospitality industry, is moving from Washington, D.C.’s East End to the building at 1735 Lynn St. The company will lease 11,687 square feet.
“A move to Rosslyn made sense for us,” Tim Hart, the CEO of Knowland, said in a statement. “We have been growing rapidly, beyond the capacity of our offices in downtown D.C. This new location provides the space we need as we continue to expand the business. And it gives our employees a great work environment that is close to the city, convenient to the Metro, and surrounded by the many restaurants and establishments that Rosslyn offers.”
Cushman and Wakefield brokers John Benziger and Jennifer Brody represented Knowland while Meridian was represented by Nick Gregorios, Dave Millard and Peter Berk of Avison Young.
Wil Machen, vice president at Meridian, said the lease continues the trend of diversifying the tenant base in Rosslyn beyond the federal government and its contractors. “Private- sector companies have been driving the leasing activity in Rosslyn in recent years with companies and firms such as CEB, Sinclair Broadcasting, Politico, Grant Thornton and Graham Holdings making long-term commitments,” said Machen.
Knowland’s decision to relocate to International Place comes on the heels of two other major announcements involving Rosslyn, which is located in Arlington. Nestle USA is moving its headquarters from Glendale, Calif., to 1812 N. Moore St., and the Grocery Manufacturers Association is relocating from D.C.’s Central Business District to Potomac Tower.
Meridian, based in Bethesda, Md., purchased International Place in June. Located across the street from the Rosslyn Metro station, the recently renovated building offers a new 4,376-square-foot fitness center and a new conference center and tenant lounge.
The 293,539-square-foot building also is across the street from The JBG Cos. Central Place, a new development that will include a large public plaza and tens of thousands of square feet of ground-level retail.