Category: Announcements

McWilliams|Ballard Tapped for Lease Up of the Lanes at Union Market, a New Apartment Community in Washington DC

Washington, DC | September 15th, 2022
McWilliams|Ballard is proud to announce it has been selected to lead the lease-up effort of Ranger Properties’ newest apartment development, The Lanes at Union Market in vibrant Northeast Washington, DC.

The Lanes at Union Market, a LEED Certified, fully amenitized building, features 112 modern apartments with a variety of flexible floorplan options including 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom layouts. With the ability for renters to rent either the whole apartment or by the room, each apartment features
modern finishes throughout including floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring and GE appliance package. Residents are able to enjoy designer amenities including a top floor resident club room,rooftop terrace with sweeping city views, multiple rooftop grilling areas and free community wide wifi. Located in the heart of Union Market, The Lanes is just steps to Trader Joe’s Grocery, restaurants, entertainment, the H Street Corridor, and more.

Ranger Properties, founded in 2007, is an integrated property management and full-service development firm with a vast portfolio throughout the East Coast. Led by, Sheldon Stein, the firm focuses on opportunistic investments with a philosophy on project that are not only outstandingly aesthetic but offer a since of surprise for those that live within.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes, and mixed-use communities. During its 26-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard and Atlantic Realty Companies Announce the Launch of Sales at The Overlook at Montgomery Center in Gaithersburg

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, August 25, 2022

McWilliams Ballard is proud to partner with Atlantic Realty Companies in announcing the sales launch of The Overlook at Montgomery Village.  A new condominium community of 32 residences, The Overlook represents one of the best values in Montgomery County with homes starting in the mid $200s meanwhile providing walkability to shopping, dining, onsite services, and award-winning Montgomery County schools.

The homes feature one-, two- and three-bedroom home layouts with premium finishes, including 8’ – 9’ ceiling heights, 6” luxury plank flooring, chef’s kitchens, granite counters with tile backsplashes, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and spa baths. Many homes are available for immediate move-in and include parking.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 26-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard and PT Blooms Development Announce the Launch of Sales at The Juliet in Sought-After Logan Circle

Washington, D.C. –June 22, 2022

McWilliams|Ballard is thrilled to partner again with PT Blooms Development to launch the sales of The Juliet, another carefully crafted boutique condominium community in Washington’s sought-after historic Logan Circle.

Located at the heart of an urban epicenter, this well-designed community features 10 residences with historic detailing paired beautifully with modern design aesthetics for a luxurious lifestyle.  The homes feature curated interior finishes from a local design firm, Leni Design, including standard 9’+ ceiling heights, hardwood flooring, custom millwork, floor-to-ceiling two-tone kitchen cabinetry, and white Calacatta quartz counters, Bosch Appliances, and spa baths with champagne bronze fixtures. All residences also have private outdoor spaces and both penthouse residences come with oversized roof decks. Stunning sweeping city views of the U.S. Capitol & Washington Monument are waiting.

Developed by PT Blooms Development, a firm based in the Washington Metro area, known for seriously taking the responsibility to provide a creative, thoughtful, and quality product.  Their mission is to create a space that brings growth and character to the community; while preserving and respecting its existing environment, history, and culture.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 25-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard Celebrates 25 Years of Continued Real Estate Sales & Marketing Success Throughout the Mid-Atlantic

Washington, DC | October 29, 2021

McWilliams|Ballard is celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the leader in new project development sales and marketing throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Since its founding in 1996 by Ross McWilliams and Christopher Ballard, McWilliams|Ballard has continued to build on its success by working with developers of all sizes to provide a unique sales approach and innovative marketing strategies for the finest condominium, townhome and single-family communities in 13-states across North America.   McWilliams|Ballard has sold over 40,000 homes in 500 communities valued at over $15 billion dollars.

“The moment Ross and I started our business; we knew we could offer something different to the marketplace and our unique approach to sales and marketing would create something incredible.  We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with great gratitude for the relationships and new communities we have helped curate over the years”, shared Christopher Ballard, Founder and President of McWilliams|Ballard.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, continues to create partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard Publishes Its Fifth Volume of Live Well

Washington, D.C. – October 22, 2021

McWilliams|Ballard, the leader in new development sales and marketing since 1996, is thrilled to announce its fifth publication of the Live Well magazine. From luxury condominiums and designer townhomes to custom single-family homes, Live Well highlights our vast portfolio of new communities and serves as a guide to the best new real estate throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

With distribution to over 30,000 top brokers, clients, prospective buyers, and as highlighted in the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, Live Well, as a lead generator, has been responsible for over 100 sales since its first publication in 2016. For more information on our portfolio or to receive your personal copy, visit https://mcwb.com/live-well-guide.

“Since our first issue over five years ago, Live Well has served as a carefully curated real estate guide that cuts through the crowded marketplace for future homebuyers as well as the broker community.” says Derek Friday, Director of Marketing.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 25-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard’s Mid-Year Condominium Market Report Predicts A Recovery In Sales and Price in 2021 to 2019 Levels

Washington, DC | September 7, 2021

McWilliams|Ballard has released its 2021 Mid-Year Condominium Market Report for the Washington Metropolitan Area.  The report is a comprehensive analysis of the new and resale condominium marketplace in the Greater Washington Area for the first two quarters of 2021.

The report illustrates the Washington Metro Area’s condominium new market continues to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising 17% year over year in the first half of 2021.  McWilliams|Ballard anticipates, based on recent shares of new sales in the first half of the year, that 2021 will end with a total number of new sales similar to 2019’s and in line with the 10-year average.  Condominium resale quantity surged 58% relative to the first half of 2020 and 30% over 2019.  This increased volume came with a 7% increase in average resale price and only 4-day increase in average days on market.  Increases in both new and resale condominium sales show demand for the product and low-maintenance lifestyle in prime locations are here to stay.

For your own copy of the McWilliams|Ballard 2021 Mid-Year report, please visit www.mcwb.com/services.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, apartments, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 24-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard Announces the Completion of Sales and Settlements of Watermark in Old Town Alexandria

Washington, D.C. – April 19, 2021

McWilliams|Ballard, along with the IDI Group Companies is proud to announce the sales and settlements of the Watermark condominium community in Old Town Alexandria have been completed.

Perfectly positioned a block from restaurants, shops and historic landmarks of famed King Street, Watermark is a luxury boutique collection of 18 impeccably designed condominiums by award-winning developer, IDI Group Companies.  Featuring spacious floorplans of up to 2,880 square feet, gourmet kitchens with Italian Cucina Craft cabinetry, Bosch Appliances, Quartz counters, wide plank hardwood flooring carry you through to oversized ensuite bedrooms highlighted by large windows providing lots of natural light. The communities’ common spaces include an elegant lobby and rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Potomac River.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 25-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard Finds Navajo Nation A Premier Embassy and Office Location at the Base of the US Capitol on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C. – April 16, 2021

McWilliams|Ballard, the region’s leader in home sales and marketing, was thrilled to serve as the Navajo Nation’s real estate agency during their search for a new embassy and office for future advocacy in Washington, DC.

The monumental search for a new location to increase the tribe’s presence in Washington was led by Luke Joyce, Vice President of the Commercial Division, and Santee Lewis, Executive Director for Navajo Nation’s Washington Office.

The result of the vigorous search in Washington’s competitive real estate market was a beautiful and historic townhome at 11 D Street Southeast.  Luke believed the size and location to be a perfect fit for their needs, allowing unmatched access to the Nation’s Capital and putting the entire Washington Region just minutes away.  The Tribe agreed with his assessment and after voting approval 11 D Street Southeast will be the perfect permanent office and embassy for the Navajo Nation many decades to come

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, worked to assist in the approval of the purchase earlier this year.  The purchase of this new property is a monumental milestone; catapulting advocacy efforts and making the Navajo Nation the only tribal nation to own office property a few steps from the U.S. Capitol Building.

“It was an honor and privilege to represent the Navajo Nation in this long and complex transaction.   We were able to purchase an iconic building, with close proximity to the U.S. Capitol, that will provide permanent access and advocacy for the Navajo Nation for years to come.” says Luke Joyce, Vice President of the Commercial Division at McWilliams|Ballard.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the new condominium communities, townhomes, commercial real estate sales and leasing, and mixed-use communities. During its 25-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard Announces the Launch of 4 Sales In First Week at Axumite Village in Arlington, Virginia

Alexandria, VA – March 30, 2021

McWilliams Ballard is proud to partner with Axumite Village LLC to announce the launch of sales at Axumite Village steps away from Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia.

Axumite Village is a contemporary collection of townhome-style condominiums with a variety of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom floorplans.  All residences feature spacious layouts with sleek appointments, quartz waterfall counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, lots of natural light and off-street parking – conveniently located within minutes of many restaurants, shops, Downtown DC, and the best of Northern Virginia.

The community’s naming convention takes inspiration from the ancient city of Axum, which is located in Tigray, Ethiopia.  The city of Axum is renowned for its archeological sites, the most famous of much are the obelisks.  These columns of beautiful granite can stand up to 80 feet tall, weigh 320,000 lbs. and were used to mark the royal burial chambers of high nobility.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 25-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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McWilliams|Ballard Announces the Completion of Sales and Settlements At 459 Florida Avenue Northwest in Le Droit Park

Washington, D.C. – March 18th, 2021

McWilliams Ballard is proud to announce the completion of sales and settlements at 459 Florida Avenue NW, a new condominium community in the thriving Le Droit Park and Shaw neighborhoods of Northwest Washington.

459 Florida features four well-designed one-bedroom plus den residences with sleek finishes along famed Florida Avenue.  Homeowners enjoy easy access to both the U Street and 14th Street Corridors, as well as Downtown DC, 459 Florida places the best of Washington out their front door.

Developed by Square Residential, a local Washington based development team renowned for their quality construction and uniquely efficient homes, 459 Florida is another fantastic building to add to their portfolio.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 25-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.

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