While everyone continues to nervously eye the commercial real market, Opus East has continued to sign tenants at 100 M Street
. In addition to Parsons
(who signed for 30 percent of the building's space early on), deals have now been completed with Battelle's transportation group
(about 6,000 sq ft) and NAVSEA contractors CDI Marine
(6,000 sq ft) and Orbis
(7,400 sq ft). This brings the building to about 43 percent leased, according to Opus, with contracts closed to be completed for another 8,000 sq ft.
As for retail, SunTrust is still planning to open a branch there (perhaps as early as this spring, but nothing's confirmed), and Opus continues to look for a restaurant (or restaurants) to fill the remaining 8,500-sq-ft of ground-floor retail space.