November 9, 2021Bisnow
Arlington County's growth over the past decade is expected to accelerate with the arrival of thousands of Amazon employees and the development that the tech giant spurs in the surrounding area.
Adding more housing can also help attract new companies to the area, as the ability to have short commutes can entice employees to come back to the office. American Real Estate Partners Managing Director John Chesley, whose firm redeveloped the Rosslyn City Center property where Thursday's event was held, said Arlington is ideally situated for employers looking to bring employees back to the office.
"Now with the challenges of the return to work, you need to be closer to home," Chesley said. "You don't want to sit in a car. So being in Arlington is that key right there. We have tons of residential, tons of talent and tons of education here in Rosslyn and right up the hill. This is a phenomenal place to be, and I think the future is really bright."