Tegna will move its headquarters to The Boro at Tysons
The Meridian Group said Friday that TEGNA Inc. is moving its headquarters to Boro Tower, a new 20-story trophy office tower to be built in Tysons.
TEGNA, the former Gannett Co. that changed its named last year after spinning off its print division, will lease the top floors of the building, or about 60,000 of the building’s 440,000 square feet starting in early 2019.
“We are thrilled and proud that TEGNA chose The Boro for its new headquarters,” David Cheek, president and co-founder of The Meridian Group, said in a statement. “ … Our strategy is to make The Boro one of the area’s most vibrant communities, a true ‘town center’ for Tysons.”
Based in Bethesda, Md., Meridian is the developer behind the mixed-use project near Greensboro Metro Station that will include 1.7 million square feet in its first phase.
TEGNA is comprised of a portfolio of media and digital businesses, including 46 television stations, Cars.com, CareerBuilder and G/O Digital. The company is relocating from its current headquarters at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.
“We are very excited about our new office space and TEGNA being an anchor tenant in a premiere new development,” said Gracia Martore, the company’s president and CEO. “The Boro will be fresh, innovative and dynamic, just like TEGNA. It will be a great fit for our employees and enable them to enjoy many amenities, such as Metro, shopping, dining and entertainment.”
CBRE played a key role in the leasing. CBRE’s Meredith LaPier and Rob Faktorow represented TEGNA while Terry Reiley, also of CBRE, represented the Meridian Group. The new office tower will offer 9- to 10-foot ceiling heights and an expansive rooftop terrace with panoramic views from the Blue Ridge Mountains to downtown Washington.
TEGNA represents the tower's first pre-lease. Other anchor tenants at The Boro development include Whole Foods Market and ShowPlace ICON Theatre.