[CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD] – Republic Real Estate Group, a business arm of the Velocity Companies, has teamed up with leading mid-Atlantic commercial real estate brokerage firm KLNB for the leasing of Phase I of the Hampton Park redevelopment project in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Phil Ruxton, Principal with KLNB, will oversee the efforts.

“KLNB brings deep market knowledge, extensive industry connections, and an unparalleled expertise of national retailers,” said Brandon Bellamy, CEO of Velocity Companies, a Maryland-based, commercial real estate company and the developer of the site. “We are excited to partner with them in our commitment to bring leading retailers to our community.”

Representing nearly 300 retailers, KLNB is at the forefront of representing national retailers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and has unrivaled experience integrating these retailers into new community developments.

Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, Republic Real Estate Group and the Velocity Companies have deep ties to Prince George’s County. Co-listing with KLNB, one of the most active brokerage firms in the county, couples their community knowledge with KLNB’s connections to national retailers. Additionally, KLNB’s experience working on ground leases with franchises and big box stores will provide the surrounding community with retail options right in their own backyard for years to come.

“This is a dream opportunity for retailers to be part of an exciting new project that is leading the development renaissance in Prince George’s County,” said Ruxton. “Retailers will benefit from the site’s advantageous location and unmatched accessibility.”

Situated along the 214 Central Avenue corridor, Hampton Park is the redevelopment of the 25-acre site formerly known as Hampton Mall and will bring more than 500,000 square feet of mixed-use, new construction to Capitol Heights.

The first phase of the project features two retail opportunities – 4,287 square feet and 3,437 square feet, respectively. Current retail tenants include community grocerant Market Fresh Gourmet, Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, Enterprise Car Rental and Dollar General. The locally-based, award-winning restaurant Ivy City Smokehouse is also set to join the development in 2022.

Touted as the gateway to Prince George’s County, the project will feature 100,000 square feet of retail, 198 residential units, a 120 room nationally-branded hotel, and 115,000 square feet of office space for the soon-to-be Prince George’s County Health & Human Services headquarters building.

The first phase of the project is set to deliver Q1 2021. For retail leasing opportunities at Hampton Park, contact Phil Ruxton, pruxton@klnb.com, 202-420-7777 or Alex Lyles, alyles@velocity-llc.com, 301-910-9266.

About Velocity Companies
The Velocity Companies is an impact-driven company that specializes in real estate investment and property development. The Velocity team brings extensive experience and a proven track record of success in commercial real estate development, community development, investment, finance, and project management. Driven by their commitment to providing a significant impact in under-invested communities, the team boldly pursues projects that champion the health and vitality of local economies through meaningful development. https://thevelocitycompanies.com 

About KLNB

KLNB is a leading provider of commercial real estate services throughout the mid-Atlantic region. An independently owned and operated commercial brokerage and real estate services firm, KLNB provides a variety of services including tenant and landlord representation, leasing, consulting, investment sales, property management, research, marketing, branding and financing services. More than 85 full-time brokerage professionals work across KLNB’s four offices strategically located throughout the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore region. KLNB is affiliated with NAI Global – the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms in the world. http://klnb.com

About Republic Real Estate Group

Republic Real Estate Group is a full service in-house real estate brokerage with commercial and residential divisions. Our commercial brokerage specializes in investments, sales, and acquisition and lease of multifamily, land, office, and retail.


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