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Expanding Cybersecurity Company Moving Headquarters to Downtown Columbia

Tenable Inks Deal for 150,000 SF at HHC's New Office Development in Merriweather District
November 17, 2017
Fast growing cybersecurity software company Tenable has completed a deal with The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) to occupy 150,000 square feet within the Merriweather District in downtown Columbia, MD where the company will establish its world headquarters.

With an anchor tenant in place, HHC will break ground by year-end on the new 320,964-square-foot, 12-story office project to be located at 6100 Merriweather Dr. within Downtown Columbia, a 391-acre tract being redeveloped by HHC.

Tenable, which launched in Columbia, MD in 2002, will relocate its corporate offices at 7021 Columbia Gateway Dr. to the 7th-12th floors of the new building in the third quarter of 2019.

Steve Vintz, CFO of Tenable, noted the move to Downtown Columbia will provide a live-work-play environment for its employees, accommodate future growth and allow the company to be part of the area's renaissance.

Designed to LEED Silver specifications, the new amenity rich office development will join One and Two Merriweather, a pair of Class A, mixed-use office buildings, to form a high-density office cluster within the Merriweather District. At full build-out, the district will feature more than 1.5 million square feet of office space, 314,000 square feet of retail space, 2,300 residences and a 250-room hotel.

As for HHC's larger Downtown Columbia redevelopment, roughly 10% of the company's revitalization of the area is either under construction or complete. Once completed, Downtown Columbia will boast 14 million square feet of mixed-use development to include 4.3 million square feet of office space, 1.25 million square feet of street-level retail space, 6,244 apartments and 640 hotel rooms.

Brian Liss and Chethan Rao of Newmark Knight Frank's McLean, VA office negotiated the lease on behalf of Tenable. Following the closing of the Tenable deal, HHC hired Daniel Callihan, Karen Robertson and James Cumber of Newmark Knight Frank's Baltimore office to handle leasing for the remaining available space in the building.

Editor’s Note: The news story was corrected to reflect that Brian Liss and Chethan Rao represented the tenant in this transaction.
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