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D.C. Tech Firm To Nearly Double Footprint In Move To Metropolitan Square

The Metropolitan Square office building at 655 15th St. NW

A D.C.-based firm that provides technology to nonprofits and political campaigns has been growing rapidly, and it will soon nearly double its office footprint.

EveryAction signed a 35K SF lease on the sixth floor of Metropolitan Square, the Boston Properties- and Blackstone-owned office building at 655 15th St. NW, EveryAction CEO Stuart Trevelyan tells Bisnow

The company plans to move in July from its office at 1445 New York Ave. NW, where it occupies about 20K SF. JLL Senior Managing Director Andy O'Brien and Executive Managing Director Steve Spartin represented EveryAction in the deal. 

Since August 2018, EveryAction has grown its staff from 200 to 350 people through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. Last year, it acquired Donor Trends, Action Kit and the tools division of Blue State Digital. Trevelyan said he is looking to continue making acquisitions, and the new office has the space to allow EveryAction to grow further. 

Given the high office vacancy rate in the market, Trevelyan said a large number of building owners courted EveryAction during its search. He said his team chose Metropolitan Square in part because of the $60M renovation Boston Properties expects to complete in May. 

"We found the Met Square building to be very accommodating in terms of the vision for building out our space," Trevelyan said. "They've also invested a ton in the building. There's an awesome gym, and the roof deck is one of the best in D.C."

Boston Properties acquired Metropolitan Square in 1998 and in 2016 sold an 80% stake in the building to Blackstone. The 607K SF building sits one block from the White House. WeWork opened a coworking space in the building in 2016, and in 2018 it expanded its lease to 226K SF. 

"EveryAction is an impressive, high-growth organization that we feel fits the mold of the type of tenant we want to attract to the new Met Square," Boston Properties Senior Vice President of Leasing Jake Stroman wrote in an emailed statement. "Our goal with this significant renovation was to provide our customers an incredible platform to attract, retain and motive their workforce."