A publicly traded company is moving its HQ from Rosslyn — to Rosslyn

The headquarters of a local, publicly traded company is moving buildings — but staying in Rosslyn

NYSE-listed Graham Holdings Company just signed a lease for the 21st floor of the distinctive office tower at 1812 N. Moore Street, best known as Nestle USA’s headquarters, property owner Monday Properties announced today.

Rosslyn-based Monday Properties said the move is part of a “flight-to-quality trend that continues to drive the market for tenants of varying sizes.”

Graham Holdings will be moving from an upper floor of the older Arlington Tower building, at 1300 17th Street N., which formerly housed President Donald Trump’s reelection headquarters. The building was vandalized in November by one or more vandals targeting the Washington office of Israel-based defense firm Elbit Systems.

In a press release, Monday noted a number of other recent tenants at 1812 N. Moore Street, including Oracle, Evolent Health, and Rockefeller Capital Management. Last week the property owner said that it had refinanced the building, helping to alleviate a financial crunch at Monday’s Rosslyn office properties.

Graham Holdings owns a variety of companies, including Clyde’s Restaurant Group, a group of local television stations, education brand Kaplan, framing company Framebridge, and news outlets Slate, Foreign Policy and City Cast. The Graham family, which controls the company, formerly owned the Washington Post.

More on the lease, below, from a Monday Properties press release.

Monday Properties, a dynamic real estate investment firm and industry-leading developer, today announced that Graham Holdings Company has secured a 15-year, full-floor office lease for 24,023 square feet at 1812 N. Moore Street in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Graham Holdings will relocate its headquarters to the entire 21st floor within the trophy tower. SmithGroup is designing Graham Holdings’ new office space and HITT Contracting will oversee the buildout.

A diversified holding company, Graham Holdings’ operations include educational services, home health and hospice care, television broadcasting, online and print news, automotive dealerships, manufacturing, hospitality, and consumer internet companies.

“Trophy buildings such as 1812 N. Moore offering top-tier amenities and unbeatable access within the region remain at a premium given the limited supply in our market. As a result, we are seeing extraordinary leasing momentum and continuing to attract top-tier tenants,” said Tim Helmig, Managing Partner at Monday Properties “We are delighted to welcome Graham Holdings to a dynamic space that meets their unique needs.”

Situated in the heart of Rosslyn, 1812 N. Moore is the most iconic, trophy office building in Arlington and directly connects tenants to the region’s influential centers of commerce and government, as well as premium arts, dining, and entertainment. With panoramic views of the nation’s capital, the 540,000-square-foot tower, the largest in Rosslyn, offers tenants use of a premium meeting and event space in the 22nd floor conference center and lounge, as well as a dedicated fitness and wellness facility. The building’s LEED Platinum and Fitwel 2.1 viral response certifications underscore Monday Property’s commitment to sustainability.

Rosslyn stands as the key economic center of Northern Virginia, embodying an impressive array of coveted amenities sought by today’s tenant. The region sits on top of three Metro lines and is linked to five major interstates, ensuring unparalleled connectivity and accessibility that alleviates commute concerns. With an exceptional quality of commercial real estate assets, its highly walkable, urban environment offers an array of local restaurants, retail, green spaces, and connectivity to the greater DC region — an appealing draw for the modern office worker seeking convenience and a vibrant, urban atmosphere.

Monday Properties recently delivered a full-floor spec suite program, which has drawn a wave of exciting new leasing activity and reaffirmed the flight-to-quality trend that continues to drive the market for tenants of varying sizes and business functions. 1812 N. Moore features a distinguished tenant roster, including several headquarters relocations such as Nestle USA, Oracle, Evolent Health, Rockefeller Capital Management and Rocade Capital.