AT&T and JBG SMITH envision National Landing as a canvas for smart city innovation in industry clusters such as defense, cybersecurity, cloud/edge computing, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI). The robust technology infrastructure that is expected could give businesses, residents, and visitors the opportunity to connect everything and everyone in near real time. These improvements could transform engagement and experiences in National Landing for business and residents.
The collaboration should further enhance the environment for innovators that are drawn to the neighborhood’s walkable proximity to Amazon, Virginia Tech, the Pentagon, Boeing’s East Coast headquarters, and Reagan National Airport. Proximity to Capitol Hill, the White House, and regulators also may give companies an opportunity to showcase how a 5G network and an open, interoperable technology ecosystem can unlock innovation and research for industry and government alike.
This partnership among businesses is a result of their unique position in the marketplace. JBG SMITH’s National Landing portfolio spans 6.8 million square feet of existing office space and 2,856 residential units. JBG SMITH also has 808 units currently under construction plus 7.2 million square feet of additional commercial, multi-family, and retail development opportunities in the district. In addition, JBG SMITH is serving as development partner for Amazon’s 4.8 million square foot second headquarters in Arlington and master developer for Virginia Tech’s forthcoming $1 billion Innovation Campus in Alexandria.