WASHINGTON, DC-Maybe he’ll lease 1100 16th St., or more likely, he will sell it. One thing of which Rock Creek Property Group principal Gary Schlager is very sure: he won’t be turning to the office condo model for this building. “This building does not lend itself to office condos,” he tells GlobeSt.com. The bathroom and core areas are wrong for that, he says, as is the position of the elevator.

In many cases, such as with 1100 16th St., it is a clear call whether an office building can be divvied up into condos. In others, it can go either way. Oftentimes, though, the deciding factor is the office condo market itself in the District, which can best be described as fledgling. It is an odd position for the District to be in though, with its large association and non-profit base—tenants, in other words, tailor made for the office condo model.

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