Dept of State Inks Consolidation Lease in DC

The Department of State finally executed its long-awaited consolidation lease at 600 19th Street, NW in Washington, DC.  The consolidation will merge the State’s Consular Affairs and Administration Bureaus from eight locations in Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn into this single address.  State will occupy the entire 456,587 RSF building (net of retail), which is owned by The World Bank.

The lease, reportedly signed on December 29th is the largest lease GSA completed for new space last year.  The lease is also among the first large leases to be implemented under new Congressional austerity guidelines.  The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had inserted into the Prospectus the specific qualification that State agree to a maximum space utilization of 156 usable square feet per person.