Rockville, MD (February 24, 2014) – EK Fox & Associates, Ltd. has signed a lease with BECO Management, Inc. for 26,859 square feet of space at Southgate Business Center, located at 4500 Southgate Place in Chantilly, Virginia. The multi-disciplined engineering firm, headquartered in Fairfax, intends to relocate a satellite office and accompanying 35-person workforce, to the single-story flex/office building in fourth quarter 2014.


            Amy Gresinger, Vice President of Leasing for BECO Management represented the landlord and Dave Kinney of The Ezra Company represented the tenant in this transaction.


            Founded in 1980, EK Fox and Associates provides a full range of engineering services to customers that include the federal government; private sector companies working in the commercial, retail and residential industries as well as health care; and specialized areas including secure environments and the sustainability marketplace. The company works both domestically and internationally and has performed work in more than 150 different countries.    


            Southgate Business Center is a 79,000 square foot flex/office building constructed of white brick and glass, featuring 18 foot ceiling heights and rear loading drive-in docks. The project is positioned within close proximity to VA Routes 28 and 50, as well as Interstate 66 and is located less than ten minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport. Amenities such as Westfields Mall, the Capital Expo Center and Westfields Marriott Conference Center are also adjacent to the project.  


            “This real estate decision was dictated by our increased emphasis on providing the most comfortable and productive working environments for our team members,” explained Blair A. Jost, President of EK Fox & Associates. “During our property tour, it became clear that the philosophy of BECO Management to integrate quality service right alongside amenities such as complimentary meeting spaces and a fitness center for our employees was the differentiating factor that separated the competing buildings. We came to understand that some property owners operate their properties as a pure investment, while others embrace customer service and the importance of building relationships.”


            “EK Fox & Associates was committed to remaining within the Chantilly sub-market to minimize disruption to its employee base and to leverage the location and amenity advantages of the area,” explained Amy Gresinger, Vice President of Leasing for BECO Management. “We were able to successfully win this lease by identifying the most significant elements driving their decision, and demonstrating BECO’s mission to deliver work environments that contribute to the daily success of the company.”


BECO Management, Inc., founded in 1986 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, is a full-service commercial real estate company that owns and manages more than 6.1 million square feet of office, flex/office and warehouse space throughout Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. The firm is a long-term holder of real estate that seeks to build value in each property through integrated marketing, leasing, renovation and improvement strategies. Visit www.BECOnet.com


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