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Kurt Stout

WASHINGTON, DC–Since the end of 2012, GSA has been actively working to reduce the size of its leased footprint. Progress has been modest but consistent. At its December 2012 zenith, GSA leased 198.6 million square feet of space (MSF) across the United States. Since then the agency has shed almost 10.9 MSF, yielding an overall reduction of 5.5%.

This downsizing has been felt in markets across the United States, but it is particularly acute in the National Capital Region. Of the nearly 10.9 MSF of net space vacated by federal agencies nationally, 8.3 MSF (77%) of it has occurred in that dot on the map that is the Washington, DC metro area.

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