The Associated Builders and Contractors are moving its offices from Arlington, Va., to Washington, D.C.

The group has signed an 11-year lease for 19,830 square feet of First Street Northwest office space in a recently renovated building. ABC will occupy the second floor and one-third of the third floor. 

“We are excited to make the move to Capitol Hill,” said ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman. “Advocacy on the Hill and at federal government agencies is a major part of the value ABC delivers to our 22,000 member firms. We believe this move will enhance our political and legislative efforts here in Washington and will position ABC to best inform and influence the debates on issues impacting our members and their employees. In addition, the new space is a great return on investment for our members and is reflective and respective of ABC’s role in the nation’s construction industry.”

Owner First Potomac Realty is seeking to have the building platinum certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating program. It uses a 100 percent fresh-air, dedicated outdoor-air system.

Association officials said they expect to complete the move by Dec. 1.