National Association of Counties and National League of Cities to Colocate in New Headquarters
Leading local government associations take over 78,000 SF at 660 North Capitol Street
WASHINGTON—The National Association of Counties (NACo) and National League of Cities (NLC) announced today that they will colocate their headquarters at 660 North Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. The move allows Washington's two leading local government organizations to leverage each other's expertise and coordinate efforts to help thousands of local leaders build stronger communities, advocate on national issues and raise the public's understanding of the roles of county and city officials.
The new headquarters, which were designed collaboratively, will help advance NACo and NLC's mutual priorities and foster innovative partnership. The collocation will occupy three floors of the 660 North Capitol Street building and house state-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces. The building will meet the USGBC's LEED Gold certification for green building.
"Cities and counties work together every day throughout America," said Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive director of National League of Cities. "This first-of-its-kind collocation allows our members to work more closely with NACo and our partners in Congress to magnify issues that matter most to local officials. Our new headquarters is designed to be a hub of city-based innovation and engagement, as well as a ‘city hall in Washington' for our members. We are excited to be at the forefront of this collaboration."
"Collaboration between counties and cities is key to achieving results for our residents," said Matthew Chase, executive director of NACo. "This new space will be the center of local leadership and innovation on Capitol Hill. With our partners at the state and federal levels, we look forward to working more closely with NLC to confront some of the greatest challenges our communities face."
NACo will relocate from 25 Massachusetts Avenue, taking 39,987 square feet in the new location. NLC will relocate from 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, taking 33,654 square feet. The organizations will share a 4,730-square-foot state of the art conference center on the first floor.
Located at the southwest corner of North Capitol and G Streets, NW, 660 North Capitol Street is a new, 200,000-square-foot all-glass building on Capitol Hill standing eight stories tall. The building offers floor-to-ceiling, high-efficiency glass and energy-conscious building systems. NLC and NACo will be the lead tenants.
Joe Judge and Ken Patton from JLL represented NACo and NLC in this lease transaction. JLL's Doug Mueller and Evan Behr represented the building owner, Republic Properties Corporation.
Based in Washington DC, JLL's national, industry-leading association and non-profit practice group, has assisted over 150 associations and non-profits for a total of seven million square feet.
About The National League of Cities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org
About The National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America's 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public's understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.
About Republic Properties
Based in Washington, DC, Republic Properties is a privately owned, full-service real estate investment, management, and development company with a history of developing Washington, DC mixed-use landmarks, including Market Square on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington Harbour and Georgetown Park in Georgetown, and the Portals Complex overlooking the Tidal Basin in Southwest DC.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $57.2 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.