Washington, D.C., June 14, 2011 - Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, Maryland, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer, is proud to announce that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be hosting a Grand Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at its new offices at 20 M Street. The secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, will give the keynote address in addition to other government officials and dignitaries from the General Services Administration and District Government. BLM staff relocated to 20 M Street from offices in the Farragut North area on March 21, 2011.
The BLM is an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior that manages more land than any other Federal agency in the United States. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
20 M Street, the first office building in Washington, D.C. to achieve LEED® Gold certification for Core and Shell, is located at the intersection of M and Half Streets in the Southeast Washington Capitol Riverfront District (CapitolRiverfront.org; JDLand.com). 20 M Street is situated directly across from the Navy Yard Metro Station and two blocks from Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club (Nationals.com).
Other office building tenants include Booz|Allen|Hamilton, the Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., The Columbia Group and Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank.
20 M Street was the first building designed and developed by Lerner under its Green Initiative Program that, in addition to building state-of-the-art environmental friendly buildings, focuses great attention on utilizing energy and resource conservation, while preserving a healthy environment for tenants and visitors alike. The building’s environmental benefits include roofing designed to reduce heat island effects, plumbing designed to reduce water consumption, water reclamation for the building’s landscape, reduced energy consumption through high efficiency HVAC systems, maximized use of recycled materials, humidification controls to ensure optimum tenant comfort and proximity to Metro that encourages the use of public transportation.
Brian R. Raher of the Washington, D.C. office of Cushman & Wakefield is providing office leasing services and William J. Winterburn of Lerner is providing retail leasing services for the building.
For additional information on 20 M Street, please visit: 20MStreetSE.com.
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 is comprised of many well-known developments including: 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com) with LEED® Platinum Certification, Rockville, MD; The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center (DullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; Washington Square (WashingtonSquareDC.com), Washington, D.C.; The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (Tysons2.com), Tysons Corner, VA; Fallsgrove Village Office Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com), Rockville, MD; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; 20 M Street (20MStreetSE.com) with LEED® Gold Certification, SE, Washington, D.C.; 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.; 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 59-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.