From downtown D.C. to Maryland’s I-270 tech corridor, the region’s office vacancy rate is at a 25-year high. In Arlington County alone, a newly built 35-story building — the tallest in the metro region — is struggling to fill space, emblematic of Arlington’s near-20 percent vacancy rate. The glut, spurred by shifts in government hiring among other factors, has forced county planners and developers to rethink how they use and fill these glass-and-steel monoliths. We explore why the office market has shifted so radically in the region, and find out how counties plan to recruit and retain new tenants for aging offices.

Guests

  • Michael Foster Principal, MTFA Architecture; Member, Arlington Economic Development Commission
  • Anita Morrison Principal, Partners for Economic Solutions
  • Gerald Gordon President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

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