State-of-the-Art Office Complex Has Amenities That Can’t Be Found Anywhere Else, All in the Heart of Maryland’s Capital City
The needs of the business world are constantly changing, and Annapolis can safely say that it’s keeping up. Maryland’s capital city, which has been a point of focus over the past few years by the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) for its growing contributions to local commerce, is now the home of 1750 Forest, a state-of-the-art office complex encompassing 120,750 square feet on Forest Drive. The complex provides unparalleled opportunities for businesses looking to find a new home in this bustling corridor between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. As AAEDC notes, the City of Annapolis is among the many assets for this area’s business scene and quality of life, up there with Fort George G. Meade, the Arundel Mills-Maryland Live! Entertainment complex, and many federal agencies.
The property at 1750 Forest Drive was acquired in 2016 by Manekin Development LLC and Blue Vista Capital Management, which set about turning the 8.18 acres that served as the previous site of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) into a newly renovated Class A office building. Leasing for the property is now handled by Murphy Commercial Real Estate.
Already, the impressive building has been well received by the community. Manekin Development and Murphy Commercial Real Estate held a ribbon cutting last year to celebration the completion of renovation, and the ceremony was attended by County Executive Steuart Pittman, Mayor Gavin Buckley, Senator Sarah Elfreth and Delegate Alice Cain to recognize the contributions that the building would make to the local economy by providing a modern workspace for modern businesspeople. From the get-go, it was estimated that 1750 Forest could provide a workspace for more than 400 employees looking to call Annapolis their business home, meanwhile bringing in $400,000 in tax revenue.
With the tagline “Innovating Annapolis,” 1750 Forest is redefining the modern workspace in Maryland’s capital by promoting creativity and offering amenities unlike any other building. Companies of all sizes can be accommodated by 1750 Forest, where they can find flexible floor plans and suites from 4,200 square feet up to 8,200 square feet of contiguous single-story space — all of it broken up or divided in a way that can suit any need. The modern design, sleek architecture and latest technological advancements make it a place that any business would be happy to call home — and the 10- to 18-foot ceilings don’t hurt either!
Tenants that sign a lease with Murphy Commercial Real Estate to move into 1750 Forest will find that it offers common workspace, a pet-friendly atmosphere, regular visits from food trucks, plenty of outdoor workspace, a WiFi café, bike-friendly access, and easy access to international airports and public transportation. Within 60 miles are BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Reagan International, and Dulles International. The property is along the route for such bus and transportation services as MTA, RTA and the Annapolis Circulator, as well as Uber and Lyft, of course.
The building is also fitted out with an electronic kiosk/concierge in the common space. The scrolling screens on these electronic kiosk serves as a directory, a list of restaurants and services, a map of the historic district, a local event calendar, a schedule for the Annapolis circulator bus service, and a scrolling weather and traffic update. How’s that for having plenty of valuable information available to both your staff and your clients?
And doing business from an office suite at 1750 Forest means so much is close to work. Across the street, is Safeway, The UPS Store, Capitol One Bank, Ledo Pizza, New Matsu Sushi, Chesapeake Market Gas & Convenience, CVS, Soul Bistro, Holly Nails, Luxe Hair Salon, About Smiles Dentistry and Evolve Medical Clinic.
And only a short distance away is Anne Arundel Medical Center, 24 Hour Fitness, Annapolis Town Center, Annapolis Westfield Mall, the downtown Annapolis historic district, The Westin Annapolis, Extended Stay America, Historic Inns of Annapolis, O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel, M&T Bank and Bank of America.
1750 Forest is also surrounded by prestigious corporate neighbors such as the Allegis Group, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Booz Allen Hamilton, CSC, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Institutions of higher learning located nearby include Johns Hopkins University, St. John’s College and University of Maryland.
Already, several prestigious businesses and organizations are calling 1750 Forest their new home. Last fall, the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency signed a 15-year lease for 20,612 square feet.
If your business is interested in moving into a prestigious, state-of-the-art suite with amenities that will take business to the next level, be sure to contact Laurie Murphy Zuiderhof at firstname.lastname@example.org or Randy Miller at email@example.com.
Since 1999, Murphy Commercial Real Estate has sought to serve both tenants and landlords in commercial real estate transactions by consistently exceeding expectations. The firm provides landlord representation, tenant representation, acquisitions, land assembly, new development consulting and investment sales. For more information, visit www.murphycre.com.