By IvyLee Rosario
JLL secured a 15-year lease for the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in Camp Springs, Md. The General Services Administration (GSA) will consolidate the agency’s five lease locations into one headquarters campus, relocating 3,700 employees in 2020.
The company will occupy 574,767 square feet of space at One Capital Gateway Drive. The USCIS lease follows the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) announcement that it is relocating from Pentagon City to its new 625,000-square-foot headquarters in Springfield, Va. JLL’s Jae Lee and William Ruppe spearheaded the deal, and also represented the GSA in the USCIS lease transaction. JLL’s Brian Sullivan, supported by Art Turowski, Brian Saal, Lucy Kitchin and Jeff Hurvitz, represented the developer, Peter Schwartz.
“We are incredibly committed to the GSA’s move to bring USCIS to Prince George’s County,” said Peter Schwartz, president of Peter N.G. Schwartz Management Co., in prepared remarks. “Our mission is to enhance and improve communities and we firmly believe with the addition of 3,700 federal employees to One Town Center as well as our development of Restaurant Row directly across the street from One Capital Gateway Drive, we will very quickly see a bustling, vibrant area.”
USCIS’ new headquarters offers quick access to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Green line, just four stops to the Department of Homeland Security headquarters at St. Elizabeths.
JLL is also working on a headquarters project for shopping mall owner GGP, which is renovating its existing property in Chicago.
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