I hate running. I hate it with a passion. I hate it with my heart, my soul, and my soles. ( get it, soles, running…I’ll see myself out). I love playing flag football, soccer, basketball, tennis, even Top Gun-style shirtless volleyball set to music. I hate running because 1. it’s boring and 2. I’m jealous of those people that get so much out of it. So despite my deep hatred for the sport, I’ve instituted a new series to overcome my distaste and help build up my cardio and endurance for those sports I do enjoy. When something isn’t natural to you, one of the easiest ways to adapt to it is to gamify it. Gamification is a buzzword. You may dig it or think it’s bull***t. But lets give it a college try here. I decided to take a run from my neighborhood over to my gym (two neighborhoods over) and check out some projects on the way. Here’s my route:

You can check out a live interactive map of my route here:

1. Chik Fil-A is coming!
Address: 1401 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: Reuse of the old Checkers site. Expect the site to draw traffic down 14th Street and maybe give a little bump to SoH, which is a completely made up name I just patented for the neighborhood directly South of H. Clever huh? No, not so much? OK, I’ll see myself out.

img_5439

2. Pierce School Lofts
Address: 1375 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: Reseal of this massive 30,000 SF 10-unit hyper luxury school conversion. Nice stabilized asset for someone looking for a safe place to park cash but not much in terms of yield or value-add opportunities

pierce1-0

3. The Corey
Address: 1111 Orren St. NE, Washington DC
Project: 49 unit condo building by Lock 7. Corner retail represented by Pulse Property Group. Along with the Ditto projects, really helps to fill in the East end of Florida Ave.

img_5440

4. The Hendrix
Address: 1326 Florida Ave NE, Washington DC
Project: 45 unit multi family apartments by Ditto residential. One of Ditto’s more mainstream productions, and one of a whole slew of the company’s on Florida Ave.

img_5442

5. 1112 Montello
Adress: 1112 Montello Ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: 9 unit Condo by Thornton Development plus 6 apartments and retail.

1112_montello

6. 1231 Florida
Address: 1231 Florida Ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: Nothing new here, but there’s a lot of retail space that’s been for lease for a while (3500 SF on two levels give or take) and would be a great restaurant or neighborhood retail location.

img_5446

7. 1006 Florida Ave. NE
Address: 1006 Florida Ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: This restaurant site has been available for lease for a while and is now offered for sale. With the booming density, the right restaurant concept would probably do well here.

1006_florida_nefull

8. Oslo
Address: 1219 Florida Ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: Ditto has gone the Nike route of sub-branding the Oslo co-living concept and introducing it as its own line. These are 8 five bedroom apartments designed to compete with group homes for young professionals. Or people who have a lot of houseguests, I guess.

img_5447

9. Havana Condos:
Address: 913 Florida ave. NE, Washington DC
Project: Here’s a 49-unit condo project by Sequar Development

havanacondos

10. Morse St. Mews
Address: 1123 Morse st. NE, Washington DC
Project: Nice looking modern residential project on a row home street. Looks like only one unit remaining here.

morse_st-mews

Hope you enjoyed the #realestaterun and in future episodes, I’ll recount my run back through Ivy City. Looking for a project of your own in the neighborhood? Let us know and we can help you with your acquisitions and leasing needs.