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NoVa's Big Day

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As we reported yesterday, ground was broken in Rosslyn for CEB Tower, a 31-story, 525k SF project that will be the largest office building in Virginia. On hand, along with several CEB employees, were JBG’s Andy VanHorn, CEB CFO Richard Lindahl, Va. Rep. Jim Moran, CEB chairman Tom Monahan, Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, CEB chief administrative officer Melody Jones, Arlington County chairman Jay Fisette, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones, and a photo-bombing pole. CEB, a publicly-traded, member-based advisory firm, is investing over $149M in the new HQ at 1201 Wilson Blvd, where it’ll house 1,400 of its 4,000 employees. CEB employees from the company’s two Arlington offices will move to the new HQ, and employees in its two Chantilly offices will stay put.


Meanwhile, next door to Central Place, Monday Properties' 1812 N Moore awaits. The 580k SF building will sit directly across the street from the plaza connecting Central Place's office and residential portions. Monday's Tim Helmig tells us that as future development continues, 1812's views toward Georgetown, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the monuments will be preserved, capitalizing on Rosslyn’s spectacular vantage point.  


On the other end of NoVA yesterday, Cvent opened the doors to its new 130k SF HQ in Tysons. The event-management software firm moved to a building next to the Silver Line’s Greensboro stop from its former spot of International Drive. The new HQ will house its 451 employees and the over 400 it plans to add in the next three years. The event also drew Gov. McAuliffe (helping Cvent founder Reggie Aggarwal with the gigantic scissors), Sec. Jones, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority president Jerry Gordon, and nearly 300 Cvent employees and friends.