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Humanitarian Group Doubles Footprint In Unizo-Owned Downtown D.C. Building

The office building at 1111 19th St. NW

Mercy Corps is expanding its presence in the Downtown D.C. office building where Blackboard is headquartered and where Wawa opened its first D.C. store. 

The Portland, Oregon-based global humanitarian organization has signed a deal to nearly double its footprint to 10K SF at the Unizo-owned 1111 19th St. NW.

Newmark Knight Frank's Lisa Benjamin represented the tenant, while Cushman & Wakefield's Matthew Venox, Phillip Thomas, Kerri Mulligan and Paul Adkins represented Unizo. 

The Japanese investor bought the 270K SF building for $203M in August, capping off a nine-building, $1.4B D.C. acquisition spree over the course of 18 months. Convenience store and hoagie shop Wawa opened its first D.C. location in 10K SF in the building's ground floor in December. Education tech company Blackboard moved its HQ to a 71K SF space in the building in 2015.