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St. John Properties

sjp_color_129cSt. John Properties, founded by Edward St. John in 1971, prides itself in being a “vertically integrated real estate developer,” as the company website notes, involved in all aspects of the trade from site selection and acquisition to leasing and marketing to property management.

“From the day we entered the real estate business in 1971, St. John Properties has succeeded by placing our clients’ needs first,” said St. John, who is still the company’s chairman, in a statement. “Their success has been our success, and our commitment to their needs, now and in the future, spans all levels of our organization.

“We maintain ownership and management of the projects we construct and acquire,” he went on, “because we consider real estate to be a long-term investment in the communities we serve.”

St. John’s Properties also stresses sustainable practices, including low-flow fixtures, the use of solar panels and vehicle charging stations. It has designed and built more LEED-certified buildings than any other developer in Maryland, with projects in six counties and Baltimore city and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

St. John Properties has more than 2,200 clients in nine states, ranging as far west as Nevada, where it owns the 316-room Best Western Plus Boomtown Casino Hotel, in Reno.

Other properties include the Harrisburg Mall in Pennsylvania, the largest mall in the state’s capital, and a 600,000-square-ft. retail/office space in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, Louisiana.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate awards.