By now you had to hear the news that they broke ground on the new Marriott Marquis next to the convention center. This is a great project and one can only hope that now it will help fill all of the vacant spaces in and around the DC Convention Center. What could this mean for the real estate market though? I doubt it will do too much because prices west of 8th have already inflated but for the areas east of 8th who knows. This has been a very troubled area for some time so I am optimistic that a big project like this might bring some needed energy to the area. Lets talk again in 2014 when this project is scheduled to be completed.