WLS Represents Interel's Headquarters Move to DC


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Interel Relocating Headquarters to Downtown Washington, D.C. from Tysons Corner, Virginia

D.C. Location Allows Interel Easy Access to White House, Capitol Hill, and Key Federal Agencies

Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2018) – West, Lane & Schlager Realty Advisors, LLC (WLS), a leading Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in tenant representation, announced today that Interel will move from its current offices in Tysons Corner, VA to the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. The integrated global public affairs and association management consultancy’s new headquarters will be located at 1420 New York Avenue, NW just one block from the White House.  

WLS Principal Rich Lane and Vice President Sam Werner represented Interel.Previously known as the Association Management Group, the 90-person firm was acquired last year by Brussels-based Interel and folded into its network of offices in more than 70 countries worldwide.

“Being in Washington, D.C., close to Capitol Hill and the executive branch of government, is critical for our public affairs and association management business. This exclusive real estate positions us in a strategic location where we are able to better serve our clients,” said Bob Lewis, Managing Partner and Group Head of Association Management of Interel. “After a comprehensive and competitive process, we selected West, Lane & Schlager as our real estate partner. They successfully guided us through the detailed effort to locate a space that meets our evolving needs as a growing global company — a historic Class A building overlooking the Treasury Department, a block from the White House and outfitted with the finest amenities for our clients and employees.”

Known as the Commercial National Bank Building, 1420 New York Avenue’s original structure was built in 1917 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The LEED®Gold property was rehabilitated in 1986 with an 11-story addition. The building is two blocks from the McPherson Square and Metro Center Metro Stations, offers a fitness center and a rooftop terrace, and is surrounded by an abundance of dining, retail and hotel amenities.

“Given its public affairs and advocacy work, Interel wanted to move from Tysons Corner to a central Washington, D.C. location,” said Rich Lane, Principal of West, Lane & Schlager. “We undertook an extensive planning and alignment process to clearly understand their goals and vision, and conducted a detailed market analysis identifying all viable building options to find the best possible real estate solution to meet Interel’s short and long-term business needs.”

WLS is also coordinating the construction of Interel’s new space. Using creative approaches to space allocation, Interel’s work environment will be efficient and collaborative while retaining the flexibility needed to carry out all the functions of its multi-faceted business.

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