The Vision

The Shops at Penn Branch is an exciting new mixed-use retail center.


The Shops at Penn Branch (formerly known as Penn Branch Shopping Center) has been a staple of DC’s Ward 7 neighborhoods for over 50 years.  Jair Lynch purchased the neighborhood retail center in October 2016 and executed a well-deserved makeover for this important community asset.

Jair Lynch completed a substantial renovation of the existing 89,000 square foot retail center and backfilled the vacated space by the District of Columbia. The renovation improved the buildings appearance and reestablished itself as a focal point within the neighborhood. Its improved image has brought more neighborhood serving retail and services to the community.

The Masterplan

Our vision has been to restore, reintegrate, and elevate the site within the historic fabric of the neighborhood through contemporary spaces and uses.
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- Convenient access to retail
- Bus Stop and Capital Bikeshare
- Nearby two metro stations
- On-Site parking

Our team

Our team includes award winning developers, designers and property managers.
Jair Lynch is an urban regeneration company. Specializing in the responsible transformation of urban places, we combine social responsibility with sound economic development in pursuit of creating sustainable, extraordinary neighborhoods that connect to the soul of a place.

Jair Lynch’s mission is accomplished through the sponsorship and execution of institutional grade projects with investment partners, as well as through advisory and development services for third party clients. Our goal is to be a catalyst for transforming neighborhoods that will create value for our investors, development service clients, and all project stake holders.
Rappaport is a trusted and well respected real estate firm with a specialization in Washington, D.C. region’s retail sector. We manage and lease properties owned by Rappaport, institutions, families and others and take pride in managing each property as if it is our own.

As a trusted retail adviser with the right connections and in-depth market awareness, Rappaport is the high quality, knowledgeable and dependable solution for the retail real estate industry.
We are more than facilitators of real estate transactions. We are champions for our clients and the community. As their strategic partner, we understand that our clients look to us as trusted advisers through each step of the real estate process.

We offer clients the benefit of a broad base of commercial real estate knowledge. We also supply counsel for developers, owners and occupiers on all manners of commercial real estate transactions. Our expertise as broker and advisors represents tenants and landlords across the country with exceptional experience and connections in New York City and Washington, D.C.
For almost 40 years, our firm has been committed to creating the best possible built environment. As masters of complex, urban mixed-use development and planning, we bring innovative design solutions to every project, enriching communities and strengthening economies.

We partner with and advocate for our clients at every phase. We address all aspects of a project—from obtaining entitlements and concept planning and design through production, construction, and project close-out—often extending to retail tenant planning and environmental graphic design. Our project approach is creative and pragmatic, relying on our in-depth experience and extensive project knowledge.

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