Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a privately owned property investment and development company, announced today a lease and partnership with Somewhere®, an integrated retail and café concept, which will join the retail mix at F1RST Residences in 2019.
Somewhere, the creation of Will Sharp and Dom Adams, combines a highly curated retail mix of high end clothing, sneakers and other footwear, unique brand products, as well as planning and orchestrating community events. The team will also develop programming for the residents of F1RST, including interactive social media opportunities, style consultations and more.
“Somewhere is a unique concept that aligns well with the creative tenant mix at F1RST,” said DJ Sworobuk, Grosvenor’s Vice President of Investment. “Partnering with Will Sharp and his team will further activate this block of the Capitol Riverfront, which is consistently providing new and unexpected offerings.”
Will Sharp, co-founder of Somewhere and founder of DC streetwear brand DURKL, met Dom Adams, who helped launch the success of premiere footwear company Major, when they were both on the team creating the Maketto concept. They joined with Chris Vigilante of the eponymous coffee company and café also on H Street in the Atlas District.
“With Dom and Chris, we are going to have a continuous infusion of new brands, tastes, ideas, and experiences at Somewhere,” said Sharp. “This is going to further transform this incredible neighborhood and is another example of how the District is on par with world-class cities across the globe.”
The ground floor at F1RST currently features fast-casual eateries Chop’t, Chipotle, Roti and RASA, fitness studios [solidcore] and Barre3, and Declaration, the property’s first full-service restaurant offering.
F1RST Residences, comprises 325 rental apartments, of which 50 are offered at below market rental rates. Amenities at the 450,000-square-foot mixed-used development include a rooftop pool and hot tub, full-service concierge staff and a 2,300-square-foot fitness center. The District’s first-ever stadium-seating view into Nationals Park can be experienced from F1RST’s rooftop.
F1RST is less than a quarter of a mile from the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, a block from Navy Yard Metro Station, a mile from Capitol Hill and minutes away from The Yards. The project was designed by Hickok Cole Architects and co-developed by McCaffery Interests, who also provide construction, leasing and property management services for the project. Bethesda-based Clark Enterprises is an equity partner in both the residential and retail components.
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About Grosvenor Americas:
Grosvenor Americas is an active developer, investor and co-investor across Canada and the USA. Our strategy is to invest in vibrant urban locations where we can add value and address some of the challenges that face our markets, including housing supply.
Our active development pipeline includes 875 California Street in San Francisco and The Pacific in downtown Vancouver, as well as the second phase of Grosvenor Ambleside in West Vancouver. Our Structured Development Finance programme invests in apartment, condominium, townhome and mixed-use developments across our active markets, with a focus on vibrant, well-connected locations and our Investment programme adds value to residential, retail and commercial assets in walkable places.
Grosvenor Americas is part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
As at 31 December 2017, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of US$3.8bn.
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About McCaffery Interests:
McCaffery Interests, Inc., is a privately owned, full-service commercial real estate company that has been in the business of investing, developing, leasing and managing real estate for more than 25 years. The McCaffery Interests portfolio of planned, completed and managed projects exceeds 20 million square feet and includes office, mixed-use, hotel, and residential properties, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and Denver, and controlled assets and completed developments valued in excess of $2 billion, McCaffery Interests is one of the most trusted real estate companies in the nation. For more information, please visit www.mccafferyinterests.com.
CEI has distinguished itself as a leader among real estate owners, investors and developers in the Washington, DC area. CEI maintains an impressive portfolio of diversified commercial, residential and industrial real estate assets with current interests in millions of square feet of office space, as well as thousands of hotel and residential units, primarily located in the Washington, DC metro area. CEI is involved in all aspects of ownership, development and management of its properties. Through its sophisticated in-house expertise and experience, as well as strategic partnering, CEI actively drives value creation. For more information, please visit www.clarkenterprisesinc.com.