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Carr Workplaces to Open New Business Center in The Corporate Office Centre At Tysons II

McLean, Virginia, October 4, 2010 - Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, Maryland, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer, announced today that Carr Workplaces, a provider of alternative workplace solutions, will open its newest business center at 1750 Tysons Boulevard within The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.  The 20,958 sq. ft. center will be Carr’s sixth location in Northern Virginia and 27th in the U.S.   The Carr Workplaces business center is located on the 15th floor of the 18-story office tower, and is projected to open in April 2011.

By using Carr Workplaces, businesses can access the office space market in a highly efficient manner and can constantly tailor their offices to meet their rapidly changing circumstances, allowing them to add space or shed space as frequently as they require. Growth enterprises and independent professionals utilize the company’s “offices on demand” model to forego both the costly fixed investment in workplace infrastructure and the inflexibility of long term lease obligations.

The new Carr Workplaces center will feature 75 offices, including five 4-room suites and three conference rooms. The space will be fully equipped with state of the art audio and web equipment, along with Carr’s signature Community Café space for dining, collaborating, and recharging.  The center will be located at the new Tysons Central 123 Metro Station that is projected to open in 2013 and is neighbored by the major shopping destinations Tysons Galleria and Tysons Corner Center.

In addition, the Carr Workplaces center will offer short and flexible contract terms, and touchdown space for clients of Carr Workplaces’ popular virtual office programs, providing occasional office space for road warriors and home-based workers.  The center allows client’s immediate occupancy with no start-up capital, in addition to a 24/7 managed IT infrastructure, state of the art telephony, and full meeting support.

As one of the premier office towers in McLean, Virginia, 1750 Tysons Boulevard is a 395,000 sq. ft. Class ‘A’ office building located within The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.  1750 Tysons Boulevard features the world renowned Palm Restaurant, a climate controlled walkway connected to Tysons Galleria and The Ritz-Carlton ● Tysons Corner, a state-of-the-art communications system, a granite-clad exterior, an on-site Concierge Service, café, fitness center and prestigious neighbors including Deloitte, McGuire  Woods, LLP, Greenburg Traurig, LLP and The Business Bank, among others.

Lerner was represented by Brian F. Tucker of the Virginia office of Cushman & Wakefield.  Carr Workplaces represented themselves.

About The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II

The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II is recognized as the most prestigious address in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  The Centre is a five million square foot master planned development containing retail, office, hotel and residential projects.  Located where Chain Bridge Road meets International Drive, The Corporate Office Centre is at the footsteps of the new Tysons Central 123 Metro Station, scheduled to open in 2013.  Within the 117-acre master planned development, is Tysons Galleria and four award-winning office buildings, all originally developed by Lerner, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel • Tysons Corner.  The Corporate Centre is connected via a climate controlled enclosed walkway that links the entire complex to the best in dining, shopping and amenities Northern Virginia has to offer.  Tysons Galleria is an 800,000 sq. ft. luxury shopping destination anchored by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue .  The retail center includes fine dining establishments such as Wildfire, Legal Seafood, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s and Piazza di Giorgio.  The 400-room Ritz-Carlton ● Tysons Corner, was named one of the top 50 hotels in the United States by Condé Naste Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards and offers elegant accommodations and superior personal service.  The next project at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II is 1775 Tysons Boulevard, a proposed 18-story 472,000 square foot world-class proposed LEED® Silver office tower.

About Carr Workplaces

Founded in 2003, Carr Workplaces (CarrWorkplaces.com)  is a privately held Washington, D.C.-based provider of alternative workplace solutions. Its mission is to offer dynamic business environments and services to both independent professionals and organizations of all sizes that have small or rapidly changing workspace requirements. Created by Washington, D.C. business leader Oliver T. Carr, Jr., as a means to help small and entrepreneurial organizations overcome the barriers to obtaining professional workspace, Carr Workplaces’ more than 25 locations serve over 1,500 clients in eight states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Carr is a founding member of the Preferred Office Network, a group of independently owned business centers in the U.S. focused on the needs of multi-site national and international office space users.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises (Lerner.com) of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use real estate.  This includes planning, development, construction, leasing, asset and property management.  Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities.  Lerner's office portfolio has several well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center (DullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (Tysons2.com), McLean, VA; Fallsgrove Village Office Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com) and 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, with LEED® Platinum certification, (TowerOaks.com), both in Rockville, MD; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; 20 M Street, SE (20MStreetSE.com) with LEED® Gold Certification, Washington, DC; 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; Flint Hill Office Park (FlintHillOfficePark.com), Fairfax, VA; 7799 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA; and 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA , among many others.

Lerner has been the recipient of numerous NAIOP and other industry awards (Lerner.com/Awards.html) in its 58-year history including the Honor Award for Design Excellence in the Fairfax County 2009 Exceptional Design Awards Program for 1800 Tysons Boulevard in The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.