May 13, 2015

Miller Walker Does G’Town

Georgetown Park has provided countless Washingtonians retail therapy. And it may now satisfy the city’s foodie community as Miller Walker Retail Real Estate works on filling 40k SF of retail and restaurant space.

Principal and co-founder Bill Miller says the location is ideal for restaurants that have a 14th Street vibe—chef-driven with active bar scenes. Georgetown Park, which opened on M Street in 1981, is a DC landmark; Bill, front row left, and firm co-founder Alex Walker, right, are hoping to embellish it. In the back are Durk Stanton and Connor McCarthy.

One of the restaurant/retail spaces at Georgetown Park has an entrance on M Street (pictured). Miller Walker is also the firm that brought Joe’s Stone Crab to 15th Street, The Hamilton to 14th Street and Jonathan Adler to Georgetown. Bill and Alex launched the Georgetown-based firm three years ago with 40 years of combined experience and focus on retail in mixed-use projects. Alex says the firm is divided pretty evenly between landlord and tenant rep, including for tenant clients like AMC Theatres, PAUL Bakery, Pinkberry and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. The hits will continue with the recent addition of Connor, who previously worked in the development department at his high school alma mater, Gonzaga.

The firm is also working on leasing the retail space at the Watergate, the original urban town center. Miller Walker has several more projects on its plate, including filling over 25k SF of retail space along Pennsylvania Avenue (2000, 1275 and 1001) and others in the region, including Waterview in Rosslyn and 425 Eye St in the MVT. We’re thrilled Miller Walker is one of our Founding Partners at the Bisnow Beltway Bash on May 18 at 5:30pm at the Wynn’s Tryst Nightclub during ICSC RECon.

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