The Northern Virginia office market showed encouraging improvements in Q2 2021 after four quarters of disrupted activity as a result of the pandemic. Gross leasing activity—driven by several large renewals—totaled 2.1 million sq. ft., up 62% over the prior quarter. Private-sector leasing nearly doubled from Q1 to 1.8 million sq. ft. Tenant touring activity returned to pre-pandemic levels, offering optimism for the market to rebound further during the second half of the year, although tenants above 25,000 sq. ft. in size have been slower to engage the market.