Rockville, Maryland

Market: Washington, D.C.

Type: Multifamily

Role: Development Partner

Status: Completed in 2015; Sold in 2017

Apartment mid-rise developed adjacent to a Metro light-rail transit station in Rockville, Md., roughly 10 miles northwest of the District of Columbia.

Property Size

  • 214 rental apartments
  • 17,200 square feet of retail space

Local Population Density  

  • 6,900 people/square mile


  • Invested in the development project through a venture with the property’s developer, The JBG Companies.
  • Five-story residential building with ground-floor retail space developed on a site that included part of a surface parking lot for the Twinbrook Metro light-rail transit station, which provides commuters with light-rail access to points throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
  • Property serves as the second phase of Twinbrook Station, a major redevelopment effort that will transform 26 acres of commuter parking lots and adjacent property into a vibrant, 2.2.-million-square-foot, mixed-use community surrounding the Twinbrook Metro transit station. Twinbrook Station’s first phase, The Alaire rental apartment community, is directly across the street.
  • In addition to its one- and two-bedroom residences, community amenities include an elevated sundeck with swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and grilling stations; an indoor lounge with a kitchen and bar; on-site retail and dining; and a fitness center staffed with a personal trainer.
  • Thirty-one of the apartments (15% of the total built) are designated as affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents.
  • Both the Terano and the Alaire are part of a multi-site portfolio of operating properties and planned development projects located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that is jointly owned by MacFarlane Partners and The JBG Companies.


  • Certified as a LEED-Gold building, under the U.S. Green Building Council’s green-building rating system.
  • The entire Twinbrook Station project has been designated a smart growth project by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance and has received the International Charter Award for Excellence from the Congress for New Urbanism.
  • Twinbrook Station also was the first project in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to be awarded Stage 2 LEED for Neighborhood Development Gold-level pre-certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. (Click here to view the USGBC’s project profile of Twinbrook Station.)

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Walk Score:  61     |    Transit Score:  68     |     Bike Score:  n/a

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