Rent Office Space or Coworking Space in Washington, D.C.

Looking for office space in Washington, D.C.? Truss has more than 6,100 office spaces and over 110 coworking locations for you to compare in the Washington DC area. Washington, D.C. office space for three people averages $2,100/month and $8,600/month for 15 people. Find your next space with Truss today!

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About Washington, D.C.

Located between Virginia and Maryland on the Potomac River, Washington, D.C. is home to the federal government, world-renowned museums and monuments, top-rated universities, a thriving food scene and a diversified economy. Washington, D.C. is part of the DC Metro area, which also includes Northern Virginia, or NoVa, and parts of Maryland. Coworking and office space options are available for lease throughout the Washington DC and the surrounding VA and MD areas on Truss.

Washington, D.C. is a compact, highly walkable city with plenty of green space ranging from city squares to the National Mall and Tidal Basin. Thanks to the 1910 Height of Buildings Act, only low-rise buildings are permitted in Washington, D.C., which gives the city a more expansive feel. Living and renting office space in Washington, D.C. can be expensive, so many who work in the city choose to live in the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas. Metro, the DMV area’s transit service, has routes that run from both Maryland and Virginia into DC. Major industries in the DC Metro area include legal services, government contractors, nonprofits, lobbying firms, trade associations and tourism.

Washington, D.C. plays host to an average of 20 million tourists per year, and it’s easy to see why the city is so popular among visitors and residents alike. There are hundreds of sculptures, memorials and monuments scattered throughout the city. The Smithsonian Institution, which consists of 17 museums, art galleries and a zoo, always offers free admission. There are sports teams in every major league, and restaurants for every craving. 

Preparing to Lease Office Space in Washington, D.C.

Coworking, shared office spaces, flexible offices, sublease and direct office space are all available to lease in the Washington, D.C. area. When searching for office space in DC or neighboring NoVa and Maryland areas, it’s important to understand your office needs. Business owners should set a budget for office space. Knowing how your team works together will help determine layout needs like conference rooms, private offices or phone booths. You may also have specialized space requirements, such as a need for a server room, reception area or even a kitchen. In terms of location, you’ll want to approach your search with a few neighborhood preferences. Many business owners choose office space locations that are commuter-friendly or close to clients. Don’t worry if you aren’t set on your office preferences. All you need to get started with Truss is an idea about what neighborhoods you’d like to locate in, your employee headcount and your budget. When you sign up with Truss, you instantly see spaces tailored to your specifications and get matched with a local Truss broker who will guide you through the search-to-lease process.

It’s important for companies of all sizes to have a partner with expertise in their coworking or office space search. Tenant rep brokers represent the best interest of their clients, or tenants, and negotiate on their behalf. Properties are typically represented by a listing broker, who represents the best interest of the property. There is no cost to work with a tenant rep broker. They work for you but are paid a commission by the property or coworking provider for filling the space. All Truss brokers are tenant rep brokers.

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Washington, D.C. Office Space

Whether you seek the bustle of Washington, D.C. itself or prefer to lease in the neighboring NoVa and Maryland, you can find a space that matches your budget, layout and location preferences with ease using Truss.

Truss offers available traditional office spaces, flex spaces, office subleases, private offices and coworking all in one place.

Truss offers offices within buildings of all designations, including Class A, Class B and Class C, defined here by the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA):

Class A - High-end buildings that are well-located and easily accessible

Class B - Moderately well located and accessible buildings

Class C - Typically older buildings in desirable locations or established buildings in less desirable locations; ideal for startups and other businesses looking for more value for their money

DC Office Building Sizes:

  • Low-rise building: Fewer than 7 stories above ground level
  • Mid-rise building: Between 7 and 25 stories above ground level
  • High-rise building: More than 25 stories above ground level

As defined by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

Truss offers office spaces in varying states, from completely built-out to more customizable spaces.

As the name implies, a 2nd generation office is a built-out space that was previously occupied. They generally boast a lower price point than brand new offices, and many are as good as brand new.

Spec suites are newly built-out spaces that have not been occupied. These spaces typically boast a higher price point, but the spaces are typically move-in ready and include everything from furniture to wiring.

Shell space is, as it sounds, a blank slate. The space comes in a “white-box” condition and you can fully customize the space to your exact needs. For the build-out, a property will give you an allowance to build out the space yourself, or the landlord will give you a budget and build it for you.

DC Coworking Options

Washington, D.C. has experienced an influx of demand for coworking. Small businesses and startups can find a variety of move-in ready coworking options in Washington, D.C. as well as Maryland and Virginia.

Coworking offers a variety of leasing options depending on size and need:

coworking workspace/workstation

Workspace / Workstation – Also known as a “hot desk,” a coworking membership to use a shared office common area without a reserved workstation

coworking dedicated or reserved desk

Dedicated desk – A reserved workstation in a shared, open office area

door to private office in coworking

Private office – Individual office suite in the coworking location

door and desk in team headquarters in coworking

Team headquarters - Options for larger companies who are looking for custom buildouts or dedicated floors; options vary by provider

Coworking offers a level of flexibility that is especially beneficial to high-growth companies. Workspaces and offices are typically move-in ready, fulfilling basic furniture needs. Most coworking centers also include basic amenities, such as reception areas, business services such as printing, bookable conference rooms, lounge space and a kitchen/cafe area. Some even offer access to in-building gyms and outdoor balconies.

Many companies enjoy the creative and community-driven environment that coworking offers. Coworking is also a great next step for anyone upgrading from a virtual office. Where a virtual office may only provide an address and some basic services, a coworking membership expands those offerings with the community, along with a dedicated working space. A coworking membership often provides access to other coworking locations in the provider’s network.

Truss works with 35+ coworking providers, representing 110+ coworking spaces in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The Truss marketplace is the only platform where you can compare office space and coworking space side by side to find what works best for you. Truss brokers are coworking experts and can help you negotiate a great deal - all at no cost to you.

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How Much Does Office Space in Washington, D.C. Cost?

Commercial office space pricing in the Washington, D.C. metro area can vary greatly. Pricing will depend on many factors including location, quality of the building, demand, space features and building amenities. With Truss, pricing is included on every single listing so there are no surprises later. Costs like taxes and utilities are itemized so you can clearly understand what you’ll be paying for when you sign an office lease.

Truss makes it easy to find the perfect office or coworking space that meets your needs. When you’ve found a few favorites, our tenant rep brokers are here to walk you through the process and negotiate on your behalf. Sign up to start your search.

We have a staff of analysts gathering detailed information about what’s available in the market. Here is a summary of what’s on our Truss platform:

74,027,103
Rentable Square Feet (RSF) of Office Space
36
Coworking Providers
110
Locations

Average price per square foot for the office spaces currently in Truss:

$40.94
Leasable
$35.71
Sublease

Washington, D.C. office space for three people averages $2,100/month and $8,600/month for 15 people.

Office space for lease in DC, MD and VA is available for companies of all sizes on Truss. The following neighborhood pricing table gives average monthly pricing by some of the most common office searches on Truss.

Neighborhood Pricing
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft)
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft)
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft)
Neighborhood Pricing Bethesda
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $35
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,917
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,750
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $14,583
Neighborhood Pricing Downtown Washington, DC
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $57
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,708
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $14,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $23,542
Neighborhood Pricing Dupont Circle
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $51
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,208
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $12,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $21,042
Neighborhood Pricing East End
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $57
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,750
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $14,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $23,750
Neighborhood Pricing Foggy Bottom
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $54
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,474
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $13,422
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $22,369
Neighborhood Pricing Rosslyn
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $45
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,750
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,750
Neighborhood Pricing Adams Morgan
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $58
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,799
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $14,397
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $23,995
Neighborhood Pricing Alexandria
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $35
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,875
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $14,375
Neighborhood Pricing American University Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $42
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,489
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,468
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $17,447
Neighborhood Pricing Anacostia
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $27
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,230
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,689
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,149
Neighborhood Pricing Annandale
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $28
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,292
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,875
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,458
Neighborhood Pricing Arlington
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $37
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,091
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $9,273
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $15,455
Neighborhood Pricing Baileys Cossroads
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $29
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,417
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $12,083
Neighborhood Pricing Ballston
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $44
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,625
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,875
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,125
Neighborhood Pricing Brookland
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $19
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,577
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $4,731
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $7,885
Neighborhood Pricing Capitol Hill
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $53
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,402
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $13,207
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $22,011
Neighborhood Pricing Centreville
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $21
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,708
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,125
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $8,542
Neighborhood Pricing Chantilly
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $27
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,250
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,750
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,250
Neighborhood Pricing Chevy Chase
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $33
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,791
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,373
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,954
Neighborhood Pricing Chinatown
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $63
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $5,208
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $15,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $26,042
Neighborhood Pricing Clarendon
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $47
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,905
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,716
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $19,527
Neighborhood Pricing Cleveland Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $41
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,396
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,188
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $16,980
Neighborhood Pricing College Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $22
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,833
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,500
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $9,167
Neighborhood Pricing Columbia Heights
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $31
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,587
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,762
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $12,937
Neighborhood Pricing Courthouse
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $43
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,583
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,750
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $17,917
Neighborhood Pricing Crystal City
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $39
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,271
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $9,813
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $16,354
Neighborhood Pricing East Corner
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $27
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,246
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,738
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,229
Neighborhood Pricing Fairfax, VA
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $29
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,206
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,617
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $12,188
Neighborhood Pricing Falls Church
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $26
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,206
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,617
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,029
Neighborhood Pricing Forest Hills
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $43
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,591
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,774
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $17,957
Neighborhood Pricing Franconia
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $37
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,083
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $9,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $15,417
Neighborhood Pricing Friendship Heights
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $43
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,609
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,828
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,047
Neighborhood Pricing Friendship Village
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $44
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,625
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,875
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,125
Neighborhood Pricing Gaithersburg, MD
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $24
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,958
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,875
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $9,792
Neighborhood Pricing Gallaudet
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $42
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,531
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,592
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $17,654
Neighborhood Pricing Garfield Heights
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $22
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,803
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,410
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $9,017
Neighborhood Pricing Georgetown
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $35
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,875
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $14,375
Neighborhood Pricing Germantown
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $25
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,104
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,313
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,521
Neighborhood Pricing Glover Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $39
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,278
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $9,834
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $16,390
Neighborhood Pricing H Street
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $58
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,833
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $14,500
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $24,167
Neighborhood Pricing Herndon
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $23
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,875
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $9,375
Neighborhood Pricing Huntington
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $24
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,005
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,016
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,027
Neighborhood Pricing Jundiciary Square
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $46
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,846
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,539
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $19,232
Neighborhood Pricing Kensington
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $27
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,250
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,750
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,250
Neighborhood Pricing Kingman Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $32
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,695
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,086
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,476
Neighborhood Pricing Logan Circle
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $43
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,598
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,794
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $17,990
Neighborhood Pricing Lorton, Va
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $25
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,042
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,125
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,208
Neighborhood Pricing McLean
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $29
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,387
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,160
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,933
Neighborhood Pricing McLean Gardens
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $44
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,666
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,998
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,330
Neighborhood Pricing Merrifield, VA
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $33
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,708
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,125
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,542
Neighborhood Pricing Michigan Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $35
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,958
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,875
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $14,791
Neighborhood Pricing Mount Pleasant
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $49
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,070
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $12,209
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $20,348
Neighborhood Pricing Mount Vernon Square
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $67
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $5,607
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $16,820
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $28,034
Neighborhood Pricing Mount Vernon, VA
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $21
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,750
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $8,750
Neighborhood Pricing National Mall - West Potomac Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $46
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,815
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,445
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $19,075
Neighborhood Pricing Navy Yard
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $50
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,167
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $12,500
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $20,833
Neighborhood Pricing Needham
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $25
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,050
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,150
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,250
Neighborhood Pricing Newington
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $19
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,542
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $4,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $7,709
Neighborhood Pricing NoMa
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $64
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $5,329
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $15,988
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $26,646
Neighborhood Pricing Oakton
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $25
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,107
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,321
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,535
Neighborhood Pricing Old Town, VA
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $32
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,667
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,000
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,333
Neighborhood Pricing Penn Quarter
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $62
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $5,178
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $15,535
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $25,892
Neighborhood Pricing Pico - Union
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $30
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,500
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,500
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $12,500
Neighborhood Pricing Potomac Heights
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $31
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,621
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,864
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,106
Neighborhood Pricing Reston
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $33
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,708
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,125
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,542
Neighborhood Pricing Rockville
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $30
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,458
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,375
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $12,292
Neighborhood Pricing Seven Corners
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $26
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,183
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,550
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,916
Neighborhood Pricing Shaw
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $50
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,184
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $12,551
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $20,919
Neighborhood Pricing Shipley Terrace
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $25
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,116
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,348
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,579
Neighborhood Pricing Silver Spring, MD
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $30
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,458
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,375
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,417
Neighborhood Pricing Sixteenth Street Heights
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $35
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,877
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,630
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $14,383
Neighborhood Pricing Southwest Federal Center
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $51
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,208
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $12,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $21,042
Neighborhood Pricing Southewest Waterfront
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $51
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,208
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $12,625
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $21,391
Neighborhood Pricing Spring Valley
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $45
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,787
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,362
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,937
Neighborhood Pricing Springfield
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $25
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,083
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,250
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $10,417
Neighborhood Pricing Swampoodle
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $56
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,701
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $14,102
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $23,503
Neighborhood Pricing Takoma
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $30
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,511
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,533
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $12,556
Neighborhood Pricing Takoma Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $28
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,318
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $6,954
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,590
Neighborhood Pricing Tenleytown
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $33
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,722
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,167
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $13,611
Neighborhood Pricing Truxton Circle
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $45
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,750
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,249
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $18,748
Neighborhood Pricing Tysons Corner
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $34
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,833
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $8,500
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $14,167
Neighborhood Pricing Vienna
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $43
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,563
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $10,690
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $17,816
Neighborhood Pricing Virginia Square
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $53
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,407
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $13,220
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $22,033
Neighborhood Pricing Washington Highlands
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $23
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $1,951
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $5,853
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $9,755
Neighborhood Pricing Wesley Heights
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $47
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $3,905
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $11,716
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $19,526
Neighborhood Pricing West End
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $54
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $4,458
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $13,375
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $22,292
Neighborhood Pricing Woodley Park
Annual Rent Per Sq Ft $28
Avg Price - 5 Ppl (1000 Sq Ft) $2,352
Avg Price - 15 Ppl (3000 Sq Ft) $7,055
Avg Price - 25 Ppl (5000 Sq Ft) $11,758

DC’s Best Neighborhoods for Office Space

The Washington, DC metro area offers a variety of office space for lease, whether in D.C. proper or neighboring Virginia and Maryland areas. Many residents of the area may live in Virginia or Maryland and commute to DC, or vice-versa. Truss offers office and coworking space for lease in the entire Washington, D.C. metro area. Once you sign up for Truss you’ll be able to drop pins in your favorite areas to compare your office space options.

The city of Washington, D.C. is divided into eight wards, but the D.C. Planning office unofficially considers the city to include 130+ distinct neighborhoods. Any discussion of DC’s best neighborhoods will inevitably start with the downtown area of Washington, D.C. Downtown DC is best known for its upscale hotels, cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts and, more recently, retail and dining centered around CityCenter, a live-work-play complex. While traditionally occupied by political lobbyists and law firms, downtown D.C. is now seeing interest from other industries including nonprofit and technology. 

Downtown Washington, D.C. open office space with private offices - Truss

Just northwest of the Downtown DC neighborhood on the red line is Dupont Circle. Much of the neighborhood has historical significance, with the circle itself built in the late 19th century. Dupont Circle is home to the majority of DC’s embassies, think tanks and research institutions. Dupont Circle is also full of dining, nightlife and shopping options located off of the circle and in the neighboring Logan Circle. While highly residential, there are plenty of office and coworking spaces to choose from. Office and coworking space in Dupont Circle are typically large and open, with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed bricks and skylights.

Foggy Bottom borders Dupont Circle and the West End and Georgetown neighborhoods. Home to George Washington University, Foggy Bottom is filled with students, though there is no lack of office and coworking spaces for lease here. Foggy Bottom also boasts cultural institutions such as the Kennedy Center and federal offices including the State Department. The neighboring Rock Creek Park offers biking and running trails along the Potomac River.

The booming East End neighborhood is a hotspot for residential and office space. It’s bordered by Penn Quarter, Chinatown, Judiciary Square and Downtown. Getting to the East End is easy thanks to the nearby Metro Center, Federal Triangle and Gallery-Pl-Chinatown stations, which together encompass nearly all of DC’s metro lines. East End boasts plenty of newly constructed shopping, dining and residential options. Office and coworking space are available for lease in many of the newly-constructed buildings along with additional options in refurbished older buildings. Its proximity to federal landmarks such as the White House and the National Mall anchor the area to America’s history. 

Capitol Hill is home to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States, but it also boasts office and coworking spaces that put businesses in the center of the action. Established lobbying groups, non-profits and trade associations are typical renters in Capitol Hill’s historic style buildings, but recently converted row homes and coworking have opened up the area to newcomers. Capitol Hill isn’t all business. It’s actually the largest historic residential neighborhood in DC, with historic row houses along with family-friendly shopping and dining options along Pennsylvania Avenue and at Eastern Market.

Just south of Capitol Hill are two newly developed areas for leasing office and coworking space, Navy Yard and the Southwest Waterfront. Home to the Washington Nationals, Navy Yard historically housed industrial space but new developments offer pristine office space and coworking options for lease. Continued construction will bring more office, coworking, residential and retail options to Navy Yard. Similarly, the neighboring Southwest Waterfront is undergoing a transformation into a highly covetable neighborhood for office and coworking space. Lobbyists and tech companies are some of the types of companies drawn to the area for its below-market pricing.

Just south of the National Mall and easily accessible to Northwest Virginia commuters, Southwest Federal Center consists mostly of government and cultural institutions. The Departments of Agriculture, Transportation and HUD are located here, along with offices of the U.S. House of Representatives. Southwest Federal Center is also home to many of the Smithsonian museums, all of which offer free admission. 

NoMa is part of a group of up-and-coming neighborhoods near Union Station, which also include H Street, Gallaudet, Swampoodle and Shaw. NoMa is home to larger tech companies like Google and NPR that occupy the new, premium buildings of the neighborhood. Coworking options continue to open in the NoMa and H Street neighborhoods allowing smaller tech companies in on a piece of the action. Proximity to Union Station makes NoMa a viable option with those who frequently travel for business. There's an abundance of newer housing options available in this neighborhood, and for those looking for the work-live-play experience, plenty of shopping, dining and culture to be had. 

The neighboring states of Maryland and Virginia offer covetable office and coworking options without the DC price. North of Downtown DC and a fifteen-twenty minute ride on the Metro red line, Bethesda boasts new buildings and lower-priced established office space alike. Not just a residential neighborhood, Bethesda is a major urban center with its fair share of offerings, from restaurants to boutiques, to art galleries and theatre. 

Bethesda is located along the I-270 Life Sciences and Biotech Corridor, a hub for software, biotech and government institutions. The I-270 Corridor also includes Rockville, Germantown and Gaithersburg, all of which offer even lower priced office and coworking space than Bethesda with many of the same conveniences. Closer to Washington, DC but less expensive than Bethesda, Silver Spring has a variety of office and coworking options in more traditional office buildings. It’s also a hub for federal agencies and biotech companies.

Northern Virginia, known as NoVa, is a leasing hotspot thanks to its reduced rental rates and lowest corporate income tax in DC. In Arlington, VA, the corridor that runs from Rosslyn to Ballston is known as the “R-B Corridor,” and is an ideal location for office space. The R-B Corridor is comprised of the Rosslyn, Courthouse, Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston neighborhoods. The area offers leasing options from coworking spaces to offices in newly constructed luxury buildings, all at a lower price point than Washington, DC. The R-B Corridor also has five Metro stops on the Blue, Silver and Orange Lines should employees need to commute to a DC office or clients.

NoVa is also home to a technology hub known as the Dulles Technology Corridor, which consists of Reston, Herndon, Tysons (known to some as Tysons Corner), Sterling and Ashburn. Reston is a member of the Biophilic Cities Organization, which focuses on preserving and protecting nature, and offers plenty of walking and biking trails and lakefront activities. Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fannie Mae and Boeing all lease office space in Herndon. Tysons boasts the highest concentration of office space in NoVa and is home to Tysons Corner Center, the largest shopping mall in the Baltimore-Washington Area. 

Washington, D.C. Metro Area Statistics:

The Washington, D.C. metro area boasts the sixth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States. The largest industries in the area include the federal government, tourism and education. Washington, D.C. boasts a well-educated workforce and a top office market.

Sourced from US Census, US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

705,749

Washington, D.C. Population

2.7%

Annual Change in DC GDP in 2018 was 2.7%

69.5%

In Civilian Labor Force, Total, Percent of Population persons 25 years+ 2014–2018

$82,604

Median Household Income 2014–2018 as measured in 2018 dollars

90.6%

High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014–2018

57.6%

Bachelors degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014–2018

Major Companies in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Washington, D.C. Metro is home to over 30 ​​major corporate headquarters, located across DC, Maryland and NoVa.

​​Largest publicly held companies in the DC metro area in 2020 by revenue:

Sourced from Fortune 500 Magazine

Washington, DC Metro Area Transportation Options

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DC has many transportation options from mass transit to bike and scooter rentals.

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DC's walkscore is 76. Most of the area is walkable.

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Washington, D.C. has excellent public transit offerings, including bus, rail and subway options.

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There are even water taxis on the Potomac River.

The Washington DC metro area has streets and boulevards for commuters who rely on their cars to get to and from their offices. Several major roadways and interstate highways also serve the DC metro area, but traffic congestion is commonplace:

  • I-495 – The Capital Beltway
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • I-295 - Baltimore-Washington Parkway
  • I-95
  • I-395
  • US-50
  • I-66
  • I-270
  • VA Route 267 - Dulles Toll/Access Roads
  • I-370
  • MD-200 - The ICC
  • I-70

Washington DC is served by three international airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

The area also has Amtrak access at Union Station, located in DC.

Map of Commute Times by Neighborhood

Meet Your Washington, D.C. Metro Area Broker

With Truss, you get paired with a local tenant rep broker who works for you — not landlords. Truss tenant rep brokers are licensed commercial real estate experts here to guide you through the search to lease process. We’re here to help you find the best fit office or coworking space for your business. Once you’ve found the perfect space, we’ll negotiate on your behalf to make it yours. The best part? The service comes at no cost to you.

Cam Kostyack

Regional Vice President

Cam consults and advises companies of all sizes, providing creative real estate solutions that align with their business objectives. A Washington, D.C. native, Cam enjoys spending time at the Delaware beaches.

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