what we do


As a publicly traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: WRE), prudent capital allocation underpins our strategic decision-making, especially when it comes to acquisitions. Washington REIT invests in assets when doing so is a prudent use of our capital. We target assets with potential for value creation through leasing, repositioning, expansion, redevelopment, as well as ground up development. Since 2000, we have completed over $3.1B in acquisitions and are continually evaluating new opportunities.

With a research-driven focus on acquiring properties offering an amenitized, transit-oriented experience to tenants, residents, and customers, we are strategic in our investment efforts and efficient in our evaluation of new opportunities. As an all cash buyer with the ability and expertise to structure tax-deferred transactions, Washington REIT offers best-in-class execution.

Acquisition Criteria

Targeted Metropolitan Area

Greater Washington, DC region


All cash closing

 Transaction Types

Sales, recapitalization, joint ventures


Single assets, portfolios, and entitled land

  • Office: Existing multi-tenant Class A and B assets with repositioning / redevelopment potential; metro-centric developable land
  • Retail: Well located existing centers in institutionally recognized submarkets; land with high visibility & strong relative demographics
  • Multifamily: Transit-orientated, high-rise & mid-rise, existing Class A and B assets; land for development


  • Office: $75M
  • Retail: $50M
  • Multifamily: $75M
  • No maximum


Andrew Leahy
Vice President, Investments