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Camden Yards and Artemis Properties Inc. Executive Vice President David. E. Johnson enjoy the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Photo courtesy Artemis Properties Inc.)
Camden Yards and Artemis Properties Inc. Executive Vice President David. E. Johnson enjoy the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Photo courtesy Artemis Properties Inc.)

Office lease leads to Camden Yards visiting Camden Yards

A boy named Camden Yards’ visit to Oriole Park at Camden Yards drew national attention earlier this month.

So what’s it got to do with commercial real estate? Turns out plenty.

Camden’s father Scott Yards is a first vice president with CBRE in Cincinnati. He was on the representation team that helped negotiate a 14,486-square-foot lease with Kao Corp. at One Charles Center. The 350,000-square-foot office tower in downtown Baltimore is a project of Artemis Properties Inc., which is controlled by Baltimore Orioles’ owner Peter G. Angelos.

After finding out the family intended to catch the series while the hometown team was in town, Artemis and the Orioles arranged for 10-year-old Camden to have a big day at the ballpark that involved a stadium tour, an autographed baseball from center fielder Adam Jones, watching the game from a suite and meeting manager Buck Showalter.

“Scott’s involvement with the Kao Corporation lease, which seems something more than just coincidental, provided the perfect conclusion and expression of gratitude for helping secure this high-visibility lease to downtown Baltimore. The name of his son, combined with our company’s connection with the Orioles was an opportunity too perfect to pass up,” Executive Vice President for Artemis Properties David E. Johnson said in a news release.

About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

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