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Landlord changes policy to limit 'corporate tenant abuses' in its D.C. properties

Michael Neibauer
Landlord changes policy to limit 'corporate tenant abuses' in its D.C. properties

The co-owner of Station House, a 378-unit apartment building at 701 Second St. NE, faced scrutiny in 2018 for the misbehavior — to say the least — of short-term corporate renters. Leaseholders were furious, the Washington City Paper reported in July, over the “hordes of guests who use the property as a hotel and the Hill interns who are living there short-term, turning their luxury building into an epicenter, they say, of anything-goes drunken hedonism perpetrated by a rotating cast of characters looking to party.”   The District's zoning administrator, on June 21, 2018, even moved to revoke the property’s certificate of occupancy. It hurt for a bit, Marshall Tycher, chairman of the board of Mack-Cali subsidiary Roseland Realty Trust, said during the company’s most recent earnings call.