Amazon will call the Washington, DC, metro area neighborhood of National Landing its brand-new home next year. The thing is usually, no one seems to have heard of National Landing before today.
“the idea’s funny, I’ve never heard of National Landing,” Samer Kuraishi, president of the DC-based real estate agency One Street Company, told BuzzFeed News. “National Landing. Isn’t which in brand-new York?”
The retail behemoth announced Tuesday the idea will split the site of its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, between brand-new York City along with Arlington, Virginia. the idea’ll be located in brand-new York City’s Long Island City neighborhood in Queens — which is usually a real place which people have heard of — along with some mysterious destination called National Landing which’s purportedly inside the DC metro area although doesn’t show up in a Google Maps search.
“the idea’s not an actual neighborhood,” Sherif Abdalla, senior vice president of real estate agency Compass, in DC, told BuzzFeed News. “They named the idea which as of 24 hours ago.”
A joint press Discharge by the cities of Arlington along with Alexandria referred to National Landing as a “newly branded neighborhood encompassing parts of Pentagon City along with Crystal City in Arlington along with Potomac Yard in Alexandria … National Landing, as the name suggests, is usually situated adjacent to Reagan National Airport along with across the Potomac River coming from Washington, DC.” Previously, the area was known as Crystal City along with was largely desolate.
“I think the idea’s a marketing decision for them,” said Abdalla. “Naming the idea ‘National Landing,’ they desire people will label the idea which along with say, ‘Let’s go to National Landing to go eat or work.’ “
The real estate agencies reached by BuzzFeed News expressed optimism about Amazon coming to the area, even if they had never heard of National Landing before the announcement.
“I heard about the idea today coming from one of my CNN people who did an interview with me about a week ago,” Rob Sanders, senior vice president of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, told BuzzFeed News. “the idea’s kind of unusual although I love the name … the idea’s a Great thing. I’m all about progress.”