News release

Corporate park in northern Virginia becomes the new home of Fairfax County Public Schools

JLL negotiated the lease and managed the construction of the buildout for two buildings for office, classrooms and testing

October 31, 2023

Kimberly Steele

Industries, Work Dynamics and PDS PR
+1 713 852 3420

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2023 – JLL announced today that it has negotiated the lease and managed the construction of the buildout to transform nearly 40,000 square feet within two tech park buildings into usable space for classrooms, offices and testing rooms for Fairfax County Public Schools in Herndon, Virginia.

JLL represented the tenant, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the largest public school system in Virginia, in site selection and lease execution through its brokerage service. JLL’s Project and Development Services (PDS) group managed the project from design through occupancy, which included assisting in site selection and overseeing the budgeting and development of RFPs for design and construction. After negotiating the original lease for 33,186 square feet in December 2021, JLL negotiated the expansion space of 6,366 square feet in 2022.

The two buildings are adjoined by a breezeway and include part of 455 Spring Park Place and the entirety of 465 Spring Park Place. FCPS is using the buildings for its Adult and Community Education (ACE) work that provides lifelong literacy and educational opportunities for all; Adult and Community Education English for Speakers of Other Languages (ACE-ESOL), which teaches adult students practical English language skills for their everyday lives; Fairfax County Adult High School (FCAHS), which offers adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential either through obtaining a high school diploma or a passing score on the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam; and the system’s Transition Support Resource Center (TSRC), a short-term intervention program.

The JLL Brokerage team representing Fairfax County Public Schools included John Gibb, Managing Director, Tenant Representation. JLL’s PDS team was led by Cheryl Russ, Vice President, Project and Development Services.

“What’s really exciting about this project is that it is an adaptive reuse of office space for a school,” Gibb said. “As urban environments get built up, we are left with limited space for building new educational institutions. In this case, it was more efficient to locate an educational facility in one-story buildings that externally resemble a school as much as corporate offices and transforms the buildings into exactly what Fairfax County Public Schools needed.”

JLL is the premier provider of strategic real estate advisory and facilities services for education institutions as well as local, state, national, and federal governments. Its national team covers the entire real estate lifecycle from strategy, public-private partnerships, facilities management and sustainability services to transaction and project management. JLL brings both the experience and expertise to convert real estate portfolios into working assets that meet operational and occupancy requirements while generating revenues and reducing costs. Visit

JLL Project and Development Services is a leader in the development, design, construction and branding of commercial real estate projects for the world’s most prominent corporations, educational institutions, public jurisdictions, healthcare organizations, industrial facilities, retailers, hotels, sports facilities and real estate owners. Ranked No. 1 Top Development Company by Modern Healthcare, No. 3 in Building Design + Construction’s 2021 Construction Management Giants survey, No. 43 on Interior Design Top 100 Giants and No. 2 on Engineering News-Record’s 2021 list of Top 50 Program Management Firms and No. 4 on their 2022 list of Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, JLL’s project management team comprises 8,500 project managers across 80 countries and is actively managing $99.4 billion under construction. Visit to learn more.

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About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Fairfax County Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is one of the largest school divisions in the U.S. with 198 schools and centers and serves a diverse student population of more than 181,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12. FCPS has more than 27 million square feet of school buildings and office space, including 173 Energy Star certified buildings (more than any other school system in the country).