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Michael S. Beatty


beatty-michaelmf39Michael S. Beatty is the president and creative leader for Beatty Development Group. Prior to the formation of his own firm in 2013, Beatty co-founded H&S Properties Development Corporation with John Paterakis in 1995 to develop and manage Harbor East -– a dynamic, 20-acre mixed-use neighborhood with six million square feet of development worth more than $1 billion.

Beatty Development Group focuses on delivering innovative, urban, mixed-use projects throughout Baltimore. The firm specializes in taking on tough projects – the ones with economic complications or regulatory challenges — sometimes both.

The new T. Rowe Price global headquarters in Harbor Point will be developed by Beatty Development Group in partnership with Armada Hoffler Properties. Beatty is also a part of Penn Station Partners, which is working on an ambitious redevelopment plan for Baltimore’s rail station and iconic landmark.

As “a small firm doing big things,” Beatty and his team employ the same fundamentals they used to make Harbor East successful – broad vision, for-ward-thinking design, environmental respect, and neighborhood synergies – and apply them to the master planning and development of new projects throughout Baltimore.

When Beatty and his wife first came to Baltimore in the 1990s, they thought it would be for just a little while. Decades later, they’re still here.

“Now it’s home,” Beatty said in a 2017 interview. “It’s a great city of neighborhoods, and from the development perspective it had this untapped waterfront.”

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.