Case Studies

West, Lane & Schlager is proud to work with a broad diversity of mid-market clients across the Washington D.C. area. We have managed projects for some of the area's most influential professional organizations, including both for- and not-for profits.


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ActionAid USA

The global nonprofit organization outgrew their downtown offices and WLS was hired to provide solutions.

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Administrative Services, Inc.

The government contractor retained WLS to dispose part of their space in their Bethesda offices.

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Alaska Wilderness League

The Washington D.C. based nonprofit engaged WLS to help reduce both their rental rate and footprint.

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American Councils for International Education

With an upcoming lease expiration date and limited growth opportunities within the building, the nonprofit turned to WLS to find outside opportunities.

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American Forest and Paper Association

Thanks to strategic planning, WLS assisted the trade association with improving space quality and building location while reducing costs by 41%.

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American Gaming Association

The Washington, D.C. based trade association brought on WLS to evaluate their existing real estate situation and identify all viable alternatives.

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American Iron and Steel Institute

The organization engaged WLS to begin strategic planning three years before their existing lease was set to expire.

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Center for International Private Enterprise

With their lease set to expire in three years, WLS helped the nonprofit identify viable options that would reduce costs and improve office quality and location.

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Cohen, Milstein, Sellers, & Toll PLLC

Facing a lease expiration at their downtown office, the Washington, D.C. based law firm retained WLS to maximize their options.

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Distil Networks

Distil engaged WLS to evaluate their real estate situation and identify all possible alternatives for the most optimal expansion strategy.

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Dynamis Inc.

Dynamis was nearing the end of their current lease in Arlington, VA when they engaged WLS to help reevaluate their office space.

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Edgeworth Economics

The boutique consulting firm engaged WLS to assist the company in finding a solution to accommodate their growing staff.

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Encore Management Corporation

There was no longer a need for the government contractor to own and occupy their entire building, so they retained WLS to find the right buyer at the right time.

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Issue One

Issue One retained WLS in hopes of finding a solution to the worrying prospect of losing the natural light into their space.

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Land Trust Alliance

For over 10 years, The Alliance had been located in an antiquated office building in a space that no longer met the organization’s needs.

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Managed Funds Association

The Washington, D.C. based trade association retained WLS to help obtain a modern space closer to Capitol Hill and member organizations.

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Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association

The nation's oldest maritime trade union hired WLS once they determined it was the right time to evaluate their real estate options.

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National Defense Industrial Association

The National Defense Industrial Association aimed to facilitate an “organizational refresh” through architectural redesign, remain in close proximity to the metro, and more.

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National Federation of Federal Employees

The federal employees' union sought real estate alternatives three years before their natural lease expiration date.

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National Low Income Housing Coalition

The Washington, D.C. based nonprofit determined it needed to reassess their inefficient layout and costs as their lease was expiring within the next two years.

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Pew Research Center

WLS has been able to provide PRC with the intelligence and cost projections necessary for PRC to secure funding for three expansion projects from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Population Services International

The global health nonprofit found themselves out of expansion options with four years left on their lease.

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Project Concern International

The humanitarian NGO retained WLS to help uncover potential growth options for their Washington, D.C. office.

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Saul Ewing

The full service law firm was seeking to secure office space in a building consistent with the firm's middle market culture while providing an image necessary to recruit top talent in Washington, D.C.

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Society for Conservation Biology

The professional organization engaged WLS to evaluate their existing real estate situation and ultimately help find a buyer for their building.

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Society of American Florists

As the society's organization and business has changed over the years, so has the useful life of its headquarters.

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Special Olympics

The world's largest sports organization evaluated their sublease options when their existing landlord sought to renegotiate their prime lease.

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State Services Organization

With over 40 years in the same office space, the organization retained WLS to identify new space opportunities.

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U.S. Travel Association

The trade association sought to capitalize on a soft real estate market and increase the efficiency and image of their aging Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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