26,417 sq. ft.
The Motley Fool's relationship with Cresa began in 2004. At that time, TMF realized they needed to quickly acquire additional space in order to meet their immediate growth needs. Although further expansion was part of their long-term strategic plan, they were not prepared to take more space than necessary for the short term. Remaining in Old Town Alexandria was critical, as was close proximity to the King Street Metro. Visibility and signage became a driving force, along with improving their headquarters image physically from a class C building, to a class A Trophy building. Unfortunately, accommodating a larger block of 40,000-50,000 SF in Old Town left them with very few options, which could potentially limit negotiating leverage.
Due to their continued success since 2004, TMF has almost tripled their footprint and continue to monitor growth projections while remaining as efficient as possible.