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New building will be tallest in Reston Town Center by Joan Tupponce

“T is speaks to commu- nity eff orts to be respon- sive to businesses.” Fairfax County

currently has 19 million square feet of vacant space. “It’s about 17 to 18 percent throughout the county, excluding Reston Town Center,” Gordon says. Akridge, a Wash-

Akridge, a Washington D.C.-based real estate services

company, is developing the 23-story tower.


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CyrusOne has completed its newest 30-megawatt facility on the company’s Northern Virginia campus in Sterling. Completion of the Sterling II data center expands the scope of the 129,000-square-foot Northern Virginia campus. The Dallas-based company also has purchased 40 acres in the Kincora mixed-use project in Loudoun County where it plans to build a $1 billion data center. (

Arlington-based Dominion Dental Services has changed its name to Dominion National. The company said the new name reflects Dominion’s geographic expansion and growing portfolio of products and services. The company provides dental and vision benefits for employer groups, municipalities, asso- ciations, individuals and health

on a new look once One Reston Town Center is completed. At a height of about 330 feet, the building will become the tallest structure in the center. “It’s about 125 feet taller than any other building in Reston,” says Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.


plans across the country. Domin- ion, which incorporated in 1996, has nearly 850,000 members. (

Grant Thornton LLP will invest $15.75 million to consolidate its Northern Virginia offices to Arlington County. The move will retain 994 jobs and create another 348. The Chicago-based accounting and advisory firm cur- rently has offices in Alexandria and McLean. Incentives included a $1 million grant from the Com- monwealth’s Opportunity Fund. (

Sterling-based Neustar intends to separate into two publicly traded companies. One com- pany will include the majority of Neustar’s information services, while the other will focus on providing order management and numbering services. Lisa Hook, the president and CEO of Neustar, will head the informa-

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he skyline for Reston Town Center will take

Gordon says the

new tower refl ects the lasting appeal of Reston Town Center. “T e Town Center is about 100 percent leased and has a list of companies that have asked for the next available space,” Gordon says. “It’s a very appealing place, and that appeal is refl ected in the demand.” T e Reston com-

munity is “business friendly and is interested in accommodating busi- nesses,” Gordon says.

tion services company, which will be rebranded. Paul Lalljie, Neustar’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, will lead the order management and numbering services company, which will retain the Neustar name. (

Arlington-based Snagajob has purchased rival hiring platform PeopleMatter for an undis- closed amount. PeopleMatter, which is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., has more than 47,000 locations using its service. (Washington Business Journal)

Tegna Inc. is moving its head- quarters to Boro Tower, a new 20-story trophy office tower to be built in Tysons. Tegna, the former Gannett Co., which changed its named last year after spinning off its print division, will lease the top floors of the building, or about 60,000 of the building’s 440,000 square

ington D.C.-based real estate services company, is developing the 23-sto- ry tower, and Avison Young, a Toronto-based real estate services fi rm, is handling leasing. Con- struction will begin after the fi ve-story building currently on the site is taken down. T e 420,000-

square-foot tower will include a six-story, glass- enclosed atrium lobby; a 30,000-square-foot landscaped, seventh- fl oor outdoor plaza; and a rooftop lounge and terrace. T e building also will include retail and dining options as well as a fi tness center and covered on-site parking. T e closest Metro

station is only about a

feet, starting in early 2019. The company is relocating from its current headquarters at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.


Jennifer D. Aument, reap- pointed to the Virginia Port Authority board of commis- sioners. She is group general manager, North America, Transurban, Alexandria. (News release)

Mike Lawrie, president and CEO of CSC Inc., will resign as chairman and a member of the board of directors of Falls Church-based CSRA Inc., effec- tive Aug. 9. Nancy Killefer, cur- rently CSRA’s lead independent director, will succeed Lawrie as chairman, pending her re-elec- tion to the board of directors at the company’s annual meeting. (

quarter of a mile away. “Because of its proximity to the Metro, the impact on traffi c will be mini- mized,” Gordon says. “However, there will be 23 stories of people go- ing to work.” Reston’s location on

the western side of Fair- fax County is advanta- geous to people living in Loudoun County. Many Loudoun residents work in Fairfax County. “You can drive

directly from Loudoun to Reston without driv- ing through [Fairfax County],” Gordon says. He believes the new

tower will have a positive economic impact on the local economy. “We gen- erally assume if you cre- ate a job in the primary sector you generate two to three jobs in other sectors,” he says. “It will also have an impact on the real estate tax base because the assessed value will be signifi - cant. T at enables us to provide services without putting the burden on residents.”

Ignacia S. Moreno, appointed to the State Air Pollution Control Board. Moreno is CEO and principal, The iMoreno Group PLC, which has offices in McLean and Charlottesville. (News release)

Five entrepreneurs are among eight named mid-Atlantic winners in the 30th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The regional winners include: Joe Pack, Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Yorktown; Osiris Hoil, District Taco, Falls Church; Rick Calder, GTT Communications Inc., McLean; David Link, ScienceLogic, Reston and Sonny Kakar, Sevatec, Fairfax. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year national awards, which will be announced Nov. 19 in Palm Springs, Calif. (

Rendering courtesy Akridge

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