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Jamestown Signs Two Office Tenants at America’s Square

America's Square (Photo courtesy of Jamestown)

Real estate investment and management firm Jamestown announced two new leases totaling nearly 40,000 square feet at its America’s Square, an office complex located one block from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a lobbying and trade group for the life insurance industry, signed a lease for an approximately 27,000-square-foot office comprising the entire top floor of the 10-story 300 New Jersey Ave. In the same building, ClearPath, a nonprofit organization focused on clean energy policy, signed a lease for an approximately 12,000-square-foot office.

“People want to work in connected and compelling places,” said Mark Witschorik, head of portfolio management, North America, at Jamestown. “With proximity to the National Mall and design that brings together historic and innovative architecture, America’s Square provides a unique offering in the heart of D.C.”

America’s Square is comprised of two connected buildings: 51 Louisiana Ave. and 300 New Jersey Ave. 51 Louisiana Avenue is a historic building originally constructed in 1935, featuring a classic limestone façade and a dramatic two-story marble lobby with Greek columns. 300 New Jersey Ave., built in 2009, is a bold glass-and-steel building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Rogers and is connected to 51 Louisiana Ave. via a dramatic, 17,000-square-foot glass atrium.

The property offers views of the Capitol dome and other city landmarks and is centrally located among commuter transportation hubs, as well as hotels, shopping, and dining. Sustainably designed, America’s Square holds a LEED Gold Core and Shell certification from the 2010 construction of 300 New Jersey. Jamestown has taken an efficiency-first approach to decarbonization of this historic building and is implementing a strategic decarbonization roadmap, which includes energy efficiency projects to improve building performance.

CBRE represented Jamestown in the transactions. Cushman & Wakefield represented ACLI.