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Uline Arena Welcomes Spaces as First Office Tenant

Creative co-working company takes 43,000 SF in NoMa for its flagship Washington location

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 – Douglas Development announced today that Spaces, a Netherlands-born leader in co-working, has signed as the first office tenant at Uline Arena taking 43,999 square feet on the second floor. Spaces joins previously signed REI, which is opening its Washington, D.C. flagship store at the one of a kind Uline development.

Spaces provides a lifestyle-driven professional working environment founded on principles of collaboration and inclusivity, while its authentic, considered design reflects the company’s ‘Inspire to Work’ philosophy. Uline Arena will be Spaces’ first location in the Washington region. Spaces can also be found in New York City, Amsterdam, The Hague, London, Melbourne, Sydney and Rotterdam.

“Uline Arena is an iconic building in Washington, D.C.,” said Simon Moore, Senior Director, Spaces. “Its unique design and convenient access makes this a highly-desirable place to work for our diverse client base, which includes entrepreneurs, established firms and creative types.”

The 250,000 square-foot Uline Arena is an office and retail historic re-development in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The property, which is set to deliver in the 3rd quarter 2016, is D.C.’s first ever Trophy quality “loft-like, creative” office building, the foundation of which is the historic Arena and the Ice House building (historic).  REI, the specialty outdoors retailer, selected Uline for its 51,000-square-foot Washington, D.C. flagship location, which will open in late 2016.

"Uline is the most cutting edge, creative office development in D.C.'s history and we are thrilled to start the office leasing with Spaces,” said Douglas Development Principal, Norman Jemal. “The Spaces lease comes on the heels of REI's commitment to the building and furthers the energy, creativity and synergistic vision that complement our great development.”

The Arena building is most famously known as the location of the first public concert The Beatles played in the United States. It was also home to performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Temptations, the debut of Joe Louis’ pro wrestling and also Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential inauguration, among other historic events.  The building’s signature design features include massive ceiling height between 13’ and 18’, wide column space no less than 38’ by 38’, oversized windows and all the amenities of a trophy building. 

Douglas Development was represented by JLL’s Evan Behr, Doug Mueller and Nate Beach and Spaces was represented by JLL’s Kevin Brant and Brannan Moss.

There are more than 54,000 people currently working in NoMa, 75 percent of which live in the city. In addition, the rapidly growing NoMa neighborhood offers over 4,800 apartments conveniently located steps from the Capitol and Union Station. NoMa provides numerous transportation options including two Red line Metro stations, MARC, VRE, 13 bus lines and eight Capital Bikeshare stations; as well as restaurants, Union Market, D.C.’s largest Harris Teeter and more than 50 free community events a year.

About Spaces
Founded in 2006 in Amsterdam, SPACES provides an inspiring environment where ideas develop, businesses grow, and relationships evolve with a unique entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to the U.S., SPACES has locations in the Netherlands, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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About JLL
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​