DCHFA is seeking qualifications for a Development Partner (“Developer”) to acquire through a sale or ground lease the current DCHFA headquarters office at 815 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001 (“Property” or “Site”) for redevelopment in order to relocate the headquarters to another site and deliver a redevelopment project that achieves the mission of DCHFA. The Site is improved and consists of 29,372± square feet with a three-story “Class B” office building and is owner occupied. The building was constructed in 1983 and retrofitted for the Agency in 1998. The gross building area is approximately 30,000 square feet with approximately 77 on-site parking spaces in a three-story parking structure.


DCHFA envisions finding a new office location for the headquarters space which will be reduced to approximately 10,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet.


All interested partners (“Respondents”) shall submit the requisite information outlined in this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) to be shortlisted to respond to a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) to be issued later this year.




DCHFA is soliciting for the qualifications of development partners for the redevelopment of its headquarters site under the following schedule:


RFQ Issuance


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pre-Bid Meeting [Via WebEx]


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

RFQ Question Deadline


Friday, August 21, 2020

DCHFA Response to Questions


Friday, August 28, 2020

RFQ Submission Deadline


Friday, September 11, 2020

Shortlist Notification


October 2020

RFP Issuance


October 2020

RFP Site Inspections


October – November 2020

RFP Submission Deadline


December 2020

RFP Developer Interviews


January 2021

Negotiations with Selected Developer


March 2021 – September 2021

Execution of Disposition Agreement


September 2021

Potential Leaseback Period


September 2021 – September 2022



Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting

Companies planning to submit proposals shall attend the pre-bid meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:00am, EDT.  The Pre-Bid Meeting will be held virtually. 

Pre-Bid Meeting August 19, 2020 @ 11:00am Recording

Pre-Bid Meeting August 19, 2020 @ 11:00am Slide Deck

Pre-Bid Meeting August 19, 2020 @ 11:00am Attendees List

Proposals from companies who do not attend the Pre-Bid Meeting will not be considered. 



Companies may submit questions related to this RFQ in writing or by e-mail no later than noon on Friday, August 21, 2020 (EDT).   All questions shall be sent to Keami Estep, Senior Manager, Procurement & Corporate Resources at   No oral proposals or oral modifications of proposals will be considered.  


The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

Please submit one (1) electronic PDF file of the proposal via email to

The subject line of the email and the outside packaging of the Flash Drive submission must include “Response to RFQ for DCHFA Headquarters, 815 Florida Avenue, NW: Your Agency Name”.

Download RFQ


Development Partner Q&A – Questions & Answers

Development Partner RFP – Short Listed Development Teams

1. Hoffman Associates / NREUV
2. Jair Lynch
3. Neighborhood Development Company / Enterprise
4. Kadida / U-Street Parking / TM Associates
5. Somerset / IBF Development

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