Invested in the DC Region
Akridge has helped shape DC into the region it is today. Our tremendous influence on the region applies not only to the location of our properties, but also how we invest in and develop these properties. We have started numerous industry trends as a result of our determination to find new ways to create value and exceed expectations. In 2006, we delivered our Gallery Place project, which helped revitalize Penn Quarter. In 2009, Akridge delivered DC’s first LEED Platinum project at 700 Sixth Street. Akridge is poised to further transform the DC region through projects such as Burnham Place, a 3-million square-foot, mixed-use development that will be built atop the Union Station rail yard and will create a new urban neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC.
Strong Civic Engagement
Of all of the real estate organizations in the city, Akridge stands alone in its track record for advancing civic engagement and economic development. Our dedication to the DC region starts at the top. Chip Akridge founded the Trust for the National Mall, the largest public-private partnership in the history of the National Park Service. The Trust has raised more than $190 million in combined private and public funds in seven years. These investments enable the Mall to improve its infrastructure, restore national landmarks, and preserve America’s Front Yard, making a more beautiful and sustainable National Mall.
Our President, Matt Klein is also deeply rooted in the DC Community. He is immediate past Chairman of the ULI Washington District Council; a past Chair of the Washington DC Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman of the Board for the Downtown Business Improvement District; on the Executive Committee of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association; a member of The Greater Washington Board of Trade, the World Presidents’ Organization, and the Federal City Council; and, has served on the Mayor’s Green Ribbon Committee and Streetcar Advisory Task Force.
Akridge’s leaders and team members have been involved in countless organizations across the region to help transform the landscape of our nation’s capital. These organizations range from the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Apartment and Office Building Association, and more. We have also helped lead numerous Business Improvement Districts. Our combined efforts have left an indelible mark on the DC region. Through these efforts, Akridge continues to redefine the DC region by making working more productive, playing more delightful, and living in our city more harmonious.