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ARLINGTON, VA-Around the country office–and even retail–landlords have been enticing non-traditional tenants to backfill vacant space. Education–for-profit colleges in particular–has been a growth category, including in the DC area. The latest example is Denver-based Alta Colleges, the parent company of Westwood College. It is taking 39,600 square feet at 4420 N. Fairfax Dr. here.

The deal is a consolidation of other area locations, says Ryan Miller, vice president at CB Richard Ellis, who along with Greg Holm, the national account lead in CBRE’s Denver office, represented Alta Colleges. “But it is clear that education is a growth tenant in the DC area.” For instance, when CBRE was out in the market looking for space for Alta, he tells GlobeSt.com, Georgetown and George Washington University were both looking to accommodate new space in the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor as well. 

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