Trade associations

A trade association headquartered in Washington, D.C. is the national face of your work. It showcases your mission, and it puts you in the front row of the country’s biggest conversations. We recognize the power and importance of utilizing your home base to tell your organization’s story and reflect the value of your work. 

With decades of experience and over 200 trade association clients, West, Lane & Schlager understands that each trade association is unique. Some organizations might need to house a huge presence in Washington, D.C. with ready access to the corridors of power. Others might focus on forging strong connections with their own constituents and with similar organizations around the country. By understanding your goals inside and out, WLS can transform your organization’s effectiveness so you can focus on what matters most: providing the highest level of service to your members.

As an industry specialist, WLS understands that the decision making process, cost metrics and use requirements of trade associations are vastly different than other office tenants. We work exclusively with tenants and we take the time to understand what a trade association needs from its public face.

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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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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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