BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO), a leading owner and operator of office and business park properties in the greater Washington D.C. region, today announced that NOMA Workspaces signed a 22,111 square foot lease (full-floor user) at 840 First Street, NE in Washington, D.C.
"We are thrilled to welcome NOMA Workspaces to 840 First Street, NE," stated Ernest D Jarvis, Senior Vice President at First Potomac Realty Trust. "The vibrant and growing NoMa submarket is a great fit for new and expanding tenants."
840 First Street, NE is a twelve-story office building with a total of 248,536 square feet located adjacent to Union Station in the city's flourishing NoMa submarket. The Energy Star Certified building is now 98% leased.
"We are elated to be at 840 First Street, NE. With the building's wonderful amenities, proximity to Union Station and excellent security, we have found a great home," said Christina Mahoubi of NOMA Workspaces. "First Potomac Realty Trust's solid reputation in the Washington, D.C. area was also a major factor in deciding to lease at 840 First Street. We are confident that we and our clients will be comfortable in our new space."
NOMA Workspaces was represented by Glenn Meltzer of the Fred Ezra Company.
About NOMA Workspaces
NOMA Workspaces offers flexible office solutions to a broad range of clients, including government contractors, Fortune 500 companies, and entrepreneurs. The services include fully staffed office space, virtual office space, and state-of-the-art co-working and meeting room space. Information about the company's services is available at nomaworkspaces.com or by calling 202-380-3600.
About First Potomac Realty Trust
First Potomac Realty Trust is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust that focuses on owning, operating, developing and redeveloping office and business park properties in the greater Washington, D.C. region. As of September 30, 2014, our consolidated portfolio totaled 8.9 million square feet. Based on annualized cash basis rent, our portfolio consists of 59% office properties and 41% business park and industrial properties. A key element of First Potomac's overarching strategy is its dedication to sustainability. Over one million square feet of First Potomac property is LEED Certified, with the potential for another 700,000 square feet in future development projects. Approximately half of the portfolio's multi-story office square footage is LEED or Energy Star Certified. FPO common shares (NYSE: FPO) and preferred shares (NYSE: FPO-PA) are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
SOURCE First Potomac Realty Trust