KLNB Brings First Massage Envy to Washington D.C.
Baltimore, Md. – KLNB, the full-service commercial real estate brokerage, announced today that Massage Envy’s first franchised location in Washington, D.C. is opening on Friday, July 7 at 4926 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Tenleytown. This 3,000-square-foot lease marks the first membership massage franchise in D.C. proper and the first to receive a special exemption permit in the District. KLNB principal, Ben Becker, represented the independent owner and operator of the D.C. Massage Envy in the deal and has brokered the deals for 53 other Massage Envy franchised locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic. KLNB will continue handling leasing for future locations as Massage Envy franchisees expand throughout D.C.
“KLNB has worked with Massage Envy throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for the past 10 years, and it wasn’t always easy to secure leases for a standalone massage clinic,” said Becker. “We spent the first few years of our relationship educating landlords about the benefits of having a health and wellness tenant and the value that Massage Envy can provide as a synergistic, strong traffic driver. Over time, landlords began to love the idea, and Massage Envy became a tenant in high demand.”
Massage Envy is a national franchisor and, collectively across its franchise network, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services. The franchise system is also the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the U.S., with more than 35,000 wellness professionals servicing more than 1.65 million members. Earlier this year, Massage Envy announced it would be undergoing a major, brand-wide facelift including store remodels and an increase in the service offerings. The Tenleytown franchised location will be the second in the Metropolitan area to open with the new look and feel. It will also feature Massage Envy’s new proprietary assisted stretching service, Total Body Stretch, which is built around a series of 10 targeted stretches designed to increase flexibility, mobility and performance.
Massage Envy’s Co-Regional Developer, Greg Nagel, anticipates that the clinic’s high-quality, affordable services will add significant value to the District.
“We are seeing an increasing amount of people taking a personal investment in their health and wellness — and D.C. residents are no exception,” said Nagel. “With this new location, we are bringing an underrepresented service to a growing and evolving area. We are excited to be part of the growth of Tenleytown and believe our services will be of great value and interest to the community.”
“Massage Envy has seen such significant growth because we know exactly what key location factors will make the clinics successful,” Becker added. “This neighborhood is an ideal first location for Massage Envy’s initial expansion into D.C. Now that we have found the first location in the District, we are looking to the future. It’s a great feeling to bring a company in market and grow its presence to more than 50 successful locations in just a few short years; we are excited to continue this relationship with Massage Envy and further amplify its presence in D.C.”
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KLNB is the leading provider of commercial real estate services throughout the mid-Atlantic region. A full-service commercial brokerage and real estate services firm, KLNB provides a variety of services including tenant and landlord representation, leasing, investment sales, property management, financing, and appraisal & valuation services. Headquartered in Maryland, close to 80 full-time brokerage professionals work across KLNB’s five full-service offices located in Towson and Columbia, Md.; Washington, D.C.; and Dulles and Tysons, Va. http://klnb.com
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services. With its membership model, Massage Envy believes total body care is an integral part of everyone’s well-being journey. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians, with more than 35,000 dedicated professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,165 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials. The company was recently ranked No. 1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes. For more information, visit www.MassageEnvy.com, or follow us on Twitter @MassageEnvy and Facebook www.facebook.com/MassageEnvy.