Dec 22, 2020

Wharf Phase 2 Construction Update

The Atlantic to Move Headquarters to The Wharf

In 2022, The Publication Will Move Into The Wharf’s Second Phase Office at 610 Water Street


The magazine will occupy the top two floors of the building. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront – The Wharf, Washington, D.C.

An announcement last month was written up in Washingtonian, Bisnow, BizJournal, and many others. Below is an excerpt from the Wharf’s full news release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 21, 2020 -- Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developers of The Wharf, today announced that The Atlantic will move its D.C. headquarters to The Wharf’s highly anticipated second phase. The Atlantic will occupy the top two floors of office space within 610 Water Street. The 90,000 SF office building is designed by awarding-winning Morris Adjmi Architects.

“610 Water Street and The Wharf will offer an exceptional future home for The Atlantic over the long-term,” said Aretae Ortiz Wyler, chief operating officer of The Atlantic. “We’re excited by the walkability of the surrounding area, the gorgeous water views and green space, and the accessibility of the location.”

The first media company to join The Wharf, The Atlantic’s workforce will move from its current location to 610 Water Street where they will be within reach of nearly a mile of waterfront, acres of green space and parks, as well as more than 50 retailers, restaurants and entertainment options. The new office space is also conveniently located just minutes from The U.S. Capitol, the National Mall, downtown Washington, D.C., Reagan National Airport (DCA), L’Enfant Plaza Metro, and Waterfront Metro (Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, Yellow lines).

“We welcome The Atlantic to The Wharf’s second phase,” said Monty Hoffman, Founder, and Chairman of Hoffman & Associates. “Their decision to move their headquarters to The Wharf demonstrates the neighborhood’s continued ability to draw industry leaders like Williams & Connolly LLP, Fish & Richardson, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Daimler North America to The Wharf’s expansive outdoor, waterfront spaces combined with a vibrant mix of local shopping, dining, fitness and entertainment experiences.”

"We are extremely excited to welcome The Atlantic to The Wharf," said Amer Hammour, Executive Chairman of Madison Marquette. "By choosing The Wharf, The Atlantic joins a highly discerning list of business, association, nonprofit, and professional services tenants who reflect the leadership and dynamism of the Capital. The Atlantic’s renowned dedication to editorial quality and innovation meshes well with the architectural excellence and lively environment The Wharf has and will continue to offer when its second phase is complete," Mr. Hammour added.


As of December 2020, more than 60 percent of 670 & 680 Maine has been leased. Currently, just over 200,000 square feet are remaining for prospective tenants including one large block opportunity available. Overall, the office space in the second phase of The Wharf is more than 60 percent leased, nearly two years ahead of occupancy.

“The Wharf has proven to be a model for what tenants are craving. It's more than just office space, it’s the winning combination of world-class design, a vibrant and eclectic community, and a powerful presence along our nations’ waterfront. It’s an unrivaled experience,” said Amy Bowser, Executive Managing Director for Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) Mid-Atlantic Brokerage Group. JLL provided advisory support to Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW).

The first phase of The Wharf opened in 2017 with more than 2 million square feet of development. Phase 2 broke ground in 2019 and is set to deliver over 1 million square feet of development along the waterfront including retail, hospitality, residential, piers, and park space in 2022.

For more information on The Wharf’s second phase, please visit phase2.wharfdc.com.

Media Contact:
Sofia Royce
Sr. Public Relations Director