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October 10, 2017

Sterling, VA – Transwestern today announces it represented indoor adventure park ZAVAZONE in a 34,000-square-foot lease at 45685 Oakbrook Court in Sterling, Virginia, for its second location. ZAVAZONE first opened in Rockville in April 2016 and is currently negotiating several franchise arrangements outside the Washington metro area. Transwestern Senior Vice President Ethan Bernardi and Vice President Nathan Bortnick represented ZAVAZONE in the transactions in both Sterling and Rockville.

“ZAVAZONE has experienced incredible success since opening its doors in Rockville last year,” said Bortnick. “Sterling has strong demographics, and the location is near a popular volleyball court, essentially creating a recreational destination for the area.”

Founded by Josh Oboler and Joe Henry of Washington, D.C., ZAVAZONE is a first-of-its-kind indoor adventure park that combines multiple family entertainment activities – obstacle courses, climbing walls, ropes courses and trampolines – all under one roof. Expected to open on November 4, the entire facility is equipped with Wi-Fi and offers lounges for parents.

“ZAVAZONE was born out of frustration,” said Oboler. “My business partner Joe and I both have kids, and we were tired of hearing them argue about what to do in their spare time. It was impossible to find one place that had something for everyone. ZAVAZONE solves that problem by providing a variety of fun, safe activities for all ages and abilities.”

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ZAVAZONE is a multi-attraction indoor experience – the brainchild of two groups of parents who were sick of hearing their children argue about what to do in their spare time. Both families found that everyone wanted to do something fun, active and healthy – and they wanted to do it together. The families could never agree on one activity that worked for everyone. If one child suggested going to a trampoline park, another “had just been there.” When one parent suggested going to a climbing center, the other “didn’t feel like it.” Though everyone agreed that ropes courses were fun, the youngest children were too short to participate. Ultimately, they wished that there was one place they could visit that offered something for everyone. Out of that simple wish, ZAVAZONE was born – a multi-attraction indoor experience that allows families to spend time together, have fun and get in shape while doing it. No more driving from place to place; no more arguments and compromises. More importantly, no one would ever feel bored or left out again. More information at or the ZAVAZONE Facebook page.

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Emily Laird