George Mason University has picked a team of developers to manage the construction of the Amazon-induced expansion of its Arlington campus.
The university announced late Thursday that it plans to begin exclusive negotiations with a team led by Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and Harrison Street, dubbed Mason Innovation Partners.
Bethesda-based Edgemoor will serve as the project’s lead developer and investor, while Chicago-based Harrison Street will be a capital partner, according to a news release. The team won out over competing bids from Corporate Office Properties Trust and Wexford Science & Technology, who were also finalists for the project.
“We are thrilled to move to the next stage in this process,” George Mason University President Gregory Washington said in a statement. “Mason Innovation Partners has shown that they share our vision for what this building can be and what it can do for all of Northern Virginia.”

(WTOP, photo courtesy of GMU)