Welcome to The Pence Group

The Pence Group (formerly known as Pence-Friedel Developers, Inc) was founded by Ambassador Robert Frank Pence (the current United States Ambassador to the Republic of Finland). The company is best known for developing and managing world-class shopping centers and hotels as well as office buildings throughout the United States. Since the company was founded in 1977, we have been responsible for over 6 million square feet of commercial development. The portfolio includes The Reston Home Depot Center, Stafford Marketplace in Stafford, the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, and a Holiday Inn in Chantilly. For over 30 years, the company and its affiliates have consistently been honored for the quality and vision of our projects.

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Available Properties

Chantilly, VA

The Dulles Expo Center is a unique development, home to Dulles Expo the second largest exhibit hall in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Dulles Expo recently expanded its facility with 30,000 square feet of additional space. Located just six miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport on Route 28, between I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County, this 240,000 square foot facility offers over 2,400 free on-site parking spaces. A Holiday Inn Hotel, a Walmart store and fifteen dining options are also on the property. Chantilly, Virginia is home to a highly trained and educated workforce, with a desirable quality of life, competitive tax structure and close proximity to Washington, D.C., the Dulles Expo Center delivers to a diverse and dynamic economy, boasting nearly 27,000 companies, trade associations and organizations. The local business base consists of Internet service providers and web hosting data centers, e-commerce companies, software development and application firms, telecommunication firms, and virtually every major aerospace company in the free world. In addition, the surrounding community hosts corporate and regional headquarters operations, government contractors, thousands of trade and professional associations, retail firms, wholesale distributors, and business and financial services.

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In Development

The Garrison ®


This mixed-use project will feature a 12-screen movie theater by Regal Entertainment Group. The 50,539-square-foot theater will have a lounge, recliner seating and the ability to show traditional and 3D films on every screen. Starting in the fall of 2020, some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining will be available at The Garrison ®, including a LongHorn Steakhouse and an Olive Garden. There will be many other dining and retail options along the main street corridor. Over 130 apartment units are to be constructed in the first phase of the project, which will bring activity and energy to the streets day and night.

Future phases will include additional apartments, retail (including a grocery store) and office space.

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Recent News

  • 10/18

    News from the Dulles Expo Center

    The Pence Group is pleased to announce that Starbucks has opened its new full-service store with a drive-thru at the Dulles Expo Center.

  • 8/18

    News from the Dulles Expo Center

    We are pleased to announce that we have completed construction of a new 11k sq. ft. retail building at the Dulles Expo Center.  A Sarku Japan restaurant will anchor the new building.  Leasing opportunities are available.

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