Leasing Transaction of the Year - VA
MC DEAN at Greensboro Station
MC Dean was a hard fought and complex transaction on a variety of fronts. They had been in the market over the last five years with different brokerage firms. A complex requirement that included lab space kept several office buildings out of the running. Add to that the fact that the company’s employee base was entrenched in Loudoun County though its business base was growing locally, nationally and internationally. To find a building that met their needs, didn't overly disrupt the existing employees and gave them a better amenity and transportation base was no easy feat. The brokers spent more than two years executing workplace strategy and employee and client impact studies. MC Dean was founded in Loudoun County and headquartered there since 1949. The decision to move to a Metro location in Tysons Corner would only be made if it was supported and vetted at every level. An additional challenge came with the fact that the tenant had been in the market multiple times with different brokers and landlords appeared to doubt the company’s willingness to move to a new building, much less away from Loudoun. However, working closely with MC Dean's executive committee CBRE was able to demonstrate that the move to Tysons would meet all of the existing and future objectives for their company while only minimally impacting the employee base. MC Dean eventually chose 1765 Greensboro Station Place with a 85,859 square foot lease with The Meridian Group. Malcolm Schweiker and JR Redeker of CBRE represented the tenant.