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Rockrose Development played a game of chicken—a calculated game of chicken—as it negotiated for its latest buy in the Washington, DC area this spring, eventually scooping up a CBD office asset, 1776 Eye St. NW, for $119.6 million. The asking price had been $140 million, but between contract and closing, a fortuitous (for Rockrose) event happened: the main tenant, Nuclear Energy Institute, decamped, opening up a 50,000–square-foot hole.

Rockrose knew this was a possibility, and in fact was quite pleased at the turn of events. It got the building at a lower price and with the opportunity to add value.

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