JBG Smith Repositioning 2011 Crystal Drive Into Premier Amenity Hub and Office Building

JBG SMITH (NYSE: JBGS) today announced plans to reposition 2011 Crystal Drive, an 11-floor 444,916-square-foot property, into a premier amenity hub designed to serve JBG SMITH’s National Landing neighborhood office tenants. The project will feature significant enhancements to the building’s lower levels, including exterior façade improvements, a reimagined ground floor with a welcoming new entry lobby, and communal outdoor spaces.

Aimed at elevating the tenant experience and meeting the evolving needs of the office market, the transformation will include a new, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facility capable of accommodating up to 300 guests – one of the largest in the region – and featuring food and beverage options such as a grab & go market and a sophisticated cocktail bar. The building can also accommodate tenant signage, even for smaller tenants.

“At 2011 Crystal Drive, we are addressing and exceeding the needs of today’s companies that are seeking a top-of-the-line office environment to support return-to-office,” said Brian Cotter, Executive Vice President of Leasing at JBG SMITH. “We anticipate that this building will become a central hub for National Landing’s business community, combining modern amenities with unparalleled connectivity to the neighborhood, region, and beyond.”

2011 Crystal Drive is located just steps from the entrance to the future CC2DCA pedestrian bridge to Reagan National Airport, which is expected to be completed in 2028. In addition to being the first and only pedestrian connection between a business district and an international airport, the bridge will also link to the National Landing Station. This connection will facilitate seamless rail-to-air transfers with Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express regional services, with VRE access expected to open in 2027. A new at-grade entrance to the existing Crystal City Metro station, just two blocks from 2011 Crystal Drive, is also expected to deliver in 2027.

JBG SMITH engaged architecture and design agency A+I and worked with them to develop a strategy for 2011 Crystal Drive that focuses on connectivity to drive innovation through employee collaboration and community engagement. Design elements include natural materials, light-filled areas, fluid circulation pathways that encourage spontaneous interactions and a dramatic new staircase offering a central visual and physical link between floors, enhancing the sense of vertical connectivity.

“The most successful amenities we’ve designed are those you can see the moment you walk through the front door,” said Brad Zizmor, Co-Founder at A+I. “What’s most exciting about 2011 Crystal Drive, is the building’s enviable proximity to transportation and its welcoming, inspiring and human-scaled spaces that blend hospitality, F&B and retail with innovative workplace design. Here the community excitement begins the moment you step off your commute; whether that’s by plane, train, automobile, or bike.”

Construction started in 2024 and is expected to be completed in 2026.


JBG SMITH owns, operates, invests in, and develops mixed-use properties in high growth and high barrier-to-entry submarkets in and around Washington, DC, most notably National Landing. Through an intense focus on placemaking, JBG SMITH cultivates vibrant, amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Approximately 75.0% of JBG SMITH’s holdings are in the National Landing submarket in Northern Virginia, which is anchored by four key demand drivers: Amazon’s new headquarters; Virginia Tech’s under-construction $1 billion Innovation Campus; the submarket’s proximity to the Pentagon; and JBG SMITH’s deployment of 5G digital infrastructure. JBG SMITH’s dynamic portfolio currently comprises 13.7 million square feet of high-growth multifamily, office and retail assets at share, 98% of which are Metro-served. It also maintains a development pipeline encompassing 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use, primarily multifamily, development opportunities. JBG SMITH is committed to the operation and development of green, smart, and healthy buildings and plans to maintain carbon neutral operations annually. For more information on JBG SMITH please visit www.jbgsmith.com.