Welcome to The Pence Group

The Pence Group (formerly known as Pence-Friedel Developers, Inc) was founded by Ambassador Robert Frank Pence (the former 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 and the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly. For 40 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 and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Route 28, between I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County, this 130,000 square foot exhibition hall offers over 2,400 free on-site parking spaces. A Holiday Inn Hotel, a Walmart store and eighteen dining options are also on the property. Chantilly, Virginia is at the heart of Fairfax County’s Cyber and Technology corridor and 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 more than 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. The first phase will include three pad site locations, including a Starbucks. There will be apartments and many other dining and retail options along the main street corridor.

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

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Recent News

  • 8/22

    News from Stafford Market Place

    The Pence Group is pleased to announce the opening of Quickway Japanese Hibachi – “a healthy tasty alternative to normal fast food” – at the Stafford Market Place Shopping Center.

  • 7/22

    News from the Dulles Exo Center

    Aquatic Paws will soon open at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Aquatic Paws provides aquatic training and exercise for your pet! Check out aquaticpaws.com for more information.

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