The District has struggled for years to keep companies from moving to its outlying suburbs in Northern Virginia, a migration many expect will increase now that Metro has begun running trains out to Tysons Corner via the Silver Line.
Intelsat S.A., for example, relocated its headquarters from Van Ness to Tysons Tower, a new skyscraper I wrote about earlier this month, and Metro access was among the selling points that prompted the firm's decision to move.
The idea, then, that companies would consider moving into D.C. from Tysons Corner might seem contrary, but that's just what one IT firm with local offices here is doing. Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm, recently reached a deal to relocate its D.C. offices from 1660 International Drive in Tysons Corner to Jefferson Court in Georgetown...
Palantir was represented in its lease by a Savills Studley team led by David Lipson, who declined to comment, and representatives from Palantir did not respond to request for comment. Representatives from JBG were also not available.Against the tide: Tysons Corner IT firm to relocate to Georgetown
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