St. John Properties, Inc. celebrates 50 years of real estate development leadership with a focus on sustainability and expansion into new markets

BALTIMORE – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –St. John Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate development, management and investment company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and founded in 1971 by Edouard Saint-Jean, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a renewed focus on sustainability and building growth. Their 21 million square foot real estate portfolio is valued at over $ 4 billion, spans eight states and serves more than 2,500 clients. St. John Properties is one of the top five LEED developers nationwide and intends to continue to be a leader in sustainability innovation with a mission to deliver buildings that produce more energy than they consume and further refine the processes that improve indoor air. quality while improving employee well-being and productivity.

“The conservation of energy and natural resources, as well as the permanent need to develop and innovate environmentally friendly buildings have become a priority to attract new tenants”, explained Edouard Saint-Jean, Founder and President of St. John Properties. “We have become the gold standard in formulating and executing a workable and sustainable plan for green architecture and will continue to evolve in the future. ”

St. John Properties was one of the first organizations to establish an Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Leadership Program in 2009. The company has now constructed 87 buildings comprising over five million square feet of LEED certified space. and aims to achieve 100 LEED-certified commercial buildings, totaling six million square feet of space by 2023.

Another sustainability goal is to deploy a scalable and economical solar approach to all types of buildings and to deliver buildings that naturally produce more energy than they consume, in order to create a positive net. Read the detailed LEED strategy here.

St. John Properties will continue its long-term plan to establish independent satellite offices in emerging and economically diverse markets across the country. The company’s innovative four-year partnership-in-training program provides candidates with rigorous training and education in all disciplines of the commercial real estate process, including development, construction and sustainability, marketing, leasing, leasehold improvements. and property management.

The company expanded to Colorado and Wisconsin in 1987, opened a regional office in Frederick, Maryland to serve central Maryland and Northern Virginia in 1996, and entered the Louisiana market in 2000 In 2012, the company purchased the one million square foot Harrisburg Mall in Harrisburg. , Pennsylvania, and launched its gaming division with Boomtown Casino in Reno, Nevada. In 2014, St. John Properties opened its newest regional office in Utah. Read the full growth plan here.

In 2018, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, selected St. John Properties as its Developer of the year – the highest national distinction of the association.

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