Samsung Solutions Center Coming to 700 Penn

Facility to Open in Late 2018

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Photo: Samsung USA/Higgins

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced Monday that the company will be relocating its Washington DC offices into a new multi-use, operational and interactive facility in the District’s iconic Eastern Market neighborhood.

Set to open in late 2018, Samsung’s US Public Affairs team and the Solutions Center will be located at 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, occupying 28,512 square-feet at the former Hine School redevelopment.

The electronics giant joins Trader Joe’s and Sephora as the latest big-name company to claim space in the development.

“At Samsung we leverage our deep understanding of and experience with the Federal Government customer to develop mission-ready solutions,” said Terry Halvorsen, Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President of IT and Mobile Communications at Samsung, in a release.

“This new space at 700 Penn will be a center of innovation and provide opportunities to engage, support and educate government customers, policymakers and technology leaders.”

“For 40 years, Samsung has invested in US employees, partners and facilities, because engaging customers and innovators is what pushes us forward and drives American technology leadership,” said David Steel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Samsung Electronics America.

“This investment in the nation’s capital further solidifies Samsung’s commitment in Washington and in the US We will continue to be a convener on all things technology as we look ahead toward the next 40 years of innovation.”

The company’s offices are currently located on New Hampshire Ave in Northwest. According to a report by commercial real estate news source Bisnow, the Capitol Hill facilities are to include interactive demonstration center and events space.

“We are excited to welcome Samsung’s Solutions Center to 700 Penn,” said Anthony Lanier, president and founder of EastBanc Development. “This innovative concept is an important anchor to one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods and aligns with our goal of marrying the new and old during the redevelopment of this area while providing Samsung’s employees with vibrant live-work-play amenities.”