News release

Uline Arena welcomes Samson Properties as it approaches 100 percent occupancy to the Douglas Development portfolio

Only one top floor space remains for transformational NoMa development

October 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC October 27, 2020 - JLL announces the addition of Samson Properties LLC to Douglas Development’s Uline Arena at 1140 Third Street, NE. The independently-owned real estate brokerage will take a 7,500-square foot spec suite on the building’s top floor and will take occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2020.This will be Samson’s first office in the District.

“Like Douglas Development, Samson Properties is a family-owned company with deep ties in the Metro region,” stated Evan Behr, Executive Managing Director, JLL. “It’s really cool to see a synergy like this come together at a building with such rich DC history. We’re thrilled for Douglas and Samson!”

Samson signed a 10-year lease term at Uline Arena, solidifying its commitment to building its DC practice. “Our team is extremely excited to open our first DC office at the Uline Arena. We love the location and the building is gorgeous. With 29 other offices in the DC area, we knew our first DC location was important and would set the tone for the way we are viewed to Washington, DC Realtors and our clients. We look forward to years of continued growth and success in DC starting with the Uline Arena location,” said Donny Samson, CEO of Samson Properties. “Its location in the heart of the city with tremendous residential growth all around it and the architectural and historical details are unmatched. Can anyone else say their office is where The Beatles held their first US concert?”

JLL’s Evan Behr, Doug Mueller, Thomas Myers, Mac Hall, and Emily Balkam represented Douglas Development Corporation in this transaction while Samson Properties represented themselves. For more information about Uline Arena, visit

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