Annapolis MD (November 30th 2016) — Rosso Commercial Real Estate has been tapped as the new exclusive listing agent for 201 DEFENSE Hwy. The firm has re-branded and is re-introducing this iconic Annapolis property with many new updates and improvements recently completed by Ownership.

The 78,000 SF office building has been an icon in the Annapolis area since it’s development in 1990 for Finland-based Wartsila Diesel. From the sky, the building was designed to be emblematic of a diesel engine. With unique and dramatic architecture overlooking Route 50, 201 Defense is situated on a rolling, park like setting. The building boasts amazing views, ample parking and the opportunity to create a unique office environment to inspire clients and employees alike. The building had previously featured an FAA commissioned Helipad for Wartsila, now used as overflow parking.

Ownership has recently completed numerous upgrades/updates and improvements at the property. Property features now include modern and local art exhibits/installations, common lounge areas, picnic area, updated fitness room/lockers, oversized common space, covered parking, Rte. 50 exposure/signage, and much more…making this one of the most unique office opportunities in the market.

John Rosso of Rosso Commercial stated, “201 Defense has had a perception issue as of recent of being disconnected from the Parole corridor/CBD corridor in Annapolis. The local community is very familiar with the property, due to it’s prominence on Route 50, but many don’t realize the entrance is just off Defense Hwy, one of the most well traveled roads in Anne Arundel County. Ownership has committed resources into the updating of the property and our firm is committed to re-educating the Annapolis and greater DC-Baltimore market with all that this unique office building has to offer.”

Space sizes are available from 2,150 SF up to 7,738 SF with very competitive asking rents for Class-A office from $21.00 – $24.00/psf full service, net of janitorial. Rosso Commercial has also created a new Property Website to help garner attention and assist with marketing efforts –

Rosso Commercial is a full service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Annapolis, MD, serving the greater Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington region. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service and professionalism in our industry and cultivate long-lasting relationships. More information can be found at