WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. government agencies, announced today 138,000 Land Acquisition Leased Local One Square Foot Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Office in Tampa, Florida (“FBI – Tampa”).
FBI – Tampa is a four-story office building on an approximately seven-acre site that houses the FBI’s Tampa field office, which oversees federal operations in 18 counties through six satellite offices in Brevard, Ft. Myers, Lakeland, Orlando, Pinellas and Sarasota. This custom-built property was completed in 2005 and is 100% leased to the General Services Administration (GSA) for the beneficial use of the FBI through November 2040.
Serving under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, the FBI provides primary domestic intelligence, investigative, and law enforcement services on behalf of the United States. The FBI protects and defends the nation against threats such as terrorism, political corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, cyberattacks, and violent crime. As a member of the American intelligence community and a leader in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigation in the United States, the FBI employs approximately 35,000 people and has an annual budget totaling approximately $10, $5 billion, based on fiscal year 2021 data.
The FBI Field Office – Tampa is enhanced with a number of security features, including but not limited to perimeter fencing, controlled access, blast protection, security setbacks, gates for vehicles, magnetometers and a SCIF space.
“With an investment strategy that has not faltered since its IPO, Easterly is excited to continue its partnership with the FBI, the second largest tenant in our portfolio,” said William C. Trimble, III, CEO from Easterly. “With this significant acquisition, Easterly now owns 13 of the FBI’s 56 highly specialized and mission-critical field offices, strategically located throughout the country.”
Easterly Government Properties remains the largest private owner of FBI field offices in the country.
Year-to-date, Easterly has acquired, either directly or through its previously announced joint venture (JV), three properties for an aggregate prorated contract purchase price of approximately $114.7 million, consisting (i) $92.7 million of the wholly owned acquisition target of $200.0-250.0 million; and (ii) $22.0 million of the joint venture’s prorated acquisition target of $145.0 million. Following the acquisition of FBI – Tampa, Easterly owns, directly or through the JV, 92 properties totaling 8.9 million square feet.
About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA) is based in Washington, DC, and is primarily focused on acquiring, developing and managing Class A commercial properties that are leased to the US government. Easterly’s experienced management team brings expert insight into the strategy and needs of critical U.S. government agencies for properties leased to those agencies, either directly or through the states’ General Services Administration (GSA) -United. For more information about the company and its properties, please visit www.easterlyreit.com.
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