Principal, Managing Partner, CEO
Cross Street Partners
Whether it’s a winking Mr. Boh or new offices for Under Armor, Bill Struever’s touch has helped shape Baltimore’s skyline.
He’s been behind the revitalization of landmark properties around Baltimore, such as Clipper Mill, the Park Plaza on North Charles, Tide Point (home to Under Armor), Tindeco Wharf, Canton Cove and the Can Company in Canton.
“A pioneer in Baltimore, Bill has given new life to so many buildings and neighborhoods many thought were destined to lay in disrepair,” says state Del. Maggie McIntosh. “He is an icon of Baltimore, and a champion of its history.”
A graduate of Brown University, Struever moved to Baltimore in 1974 and was founder and owner of development company Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Inc. After the recession in 2008, the business closed its doors and Struever launched integrated real estate company Cross Street in 2010.
Since then, he has continued to revitalize historic properties such as the Lion Brothers Building or the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. He’s known for keeping the charm and spirit of old buildings to create “destinations with staying power.”
One of the chief advocates for the creation of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, he currently sits on the boards of both nonprofit organizations.
Struever is also the founder of the American Communities Trust, a national community development partner serving low-income urban communities with improved infrastructure, new amenities and services. In that capacity, he has coordinated and funded trips with business leaders to other cities to learn from their innovative ideas.
He says this is a hopeful time in the nation’s history.
“Creative startups and entrepreneurs are driving investments and hiring,” Struever says. “ Married with community development, we can generate a common cause across energetic markets.”