With more than two decades of experience in commercial and residential real estate, Mr. Helmig brings unprecedented leasing, development and project management experience to Monday. He has become widely recognized as an industry leader throughout the greater Washington D.C. market, having been responsible for leading over three million square-feet of leasing activities along with the capitalization of more than $2 billion of assets. Among his most recent accomplishments, Mr. Helmig facilitated a historic deal announcing that Nestlé would become the anchor tenant at 1812 North Moore Street, resulting in the company moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Rosslyn, VA. Mr. Helmig also oversaw the successful refinancing of Monday Properties’ Rosslyn portfolio, along with the significant renewal and expansion of the firm’s 343,000 square foot lease with the U.S. State Department. Additionally, Mr. Helmig managed the acquisition of the 300,000 square foot Beauregard Office Park in Alexandria, VA, led the development of 1812 North Moore Street, a 580,000 square foot LEED Platinum trophy office tower, and the entitlement of 1400 Key and 1401 Wilson Boulevard, a 900,000 square foot mixed-use project. To date, under Mr. Helmig’s leadership, Monday Properties has transacted on over 1.1 million square feet of leasing activity over the past 18 months in Rosslyn.
Prior to joining Monday Properties, Mr. Helmig was a partner at Westfield Realty, Inc., where he led lease and capital market transactions totaling approximately $3 billion. During his time at the firm, he led a number of notable transactions including a 220,000 square-foot lease for 2800 and 2900 Crystal City Drive with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, he was responsible for lease transactions with many major federal agencies and high-profile companies such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Company, and Washington, D.C. television station ABC-WJLA.
Mr. Helmig currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District and previously served on the Board of Directors for NAIOP’s Northern Virginia chapter. He is a graduate of American University.