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Grocery Manufacturers Association Bags 34,000-SF Space in Potomac Tower

Trade Organization Signs 15-Year Office Lease at Rosslyn High-Rise, Will Relocate From Longtime D.C. Offices
February 13, 2017
After 50 years in downtown Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a trade organization representing the world’s largest food and beverage companies, has signed a 15-year lease to relocate its offices to 33,889 square feet in the Potomac Tower in Arlington, VA.

An organization that has represented Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Nestle and Kraft Food and has a long history of advocacy in Congress, the GMA will relocate next year from its longtime offices at 1350 Eye St. NW to the 20-story high-rise completed in 1989 on the Potomac River at 1001 N. 19th St.

“This move gives us a space with tremendous presence and proximity,” said Steve McCroddan, CFO of the GMA. “The stunning views and impressive design create an environment of excellence that members have come to expect from GMA. The adjacency to D.C. will ensure it will be business as usual after the move.”

Designed by acclaimed architect I.M. Pei, the 20-story, 242,855-square-foot Potomac Tower was acquired in 2004 by Brookfield Office Properties, which renovated the building in 2015. Current tenants in the property include Strategic Investment Partners, Carr Workplaces and FD Stonewater.

Juliana May, Creighton Armstrong and Robert Shue of JLL handled negotiations on behalf of GMA, while Cy Kouhestani represented Brookfield in-house.
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