Metro Center I

WASHINGTON, DC—Weeks after Beacon Capital Partners put its 12-story, 700 13th St. NW office building on the market for sale, word on the street has it that the 258,692-square-foot building is under contract to trade for $215 million, or $882 per square foot. The buyer is said to be Fosterlane Management. Eastdil Secured is marketing the building, also called Metro Center I. The CBD office is currently 88% occupied by such tenants as Perkins Coie and Landon Butler & Co. There is also space for 13,000-square feet of street-retail.

The last time this building traded was in December 2011, when Beacon acquired it for $133.7 million.

Last year Fosterlane and Kuwait Investment Authority were behind the $294 million trade of 1200 19th St. NW, or roughly $871 per square foot-one of the highest prices per square foot for an investment sale in Downtown DC.