This afternoon St. John Properties held a luncheon for commercial real estate brokers at their new development in Maple Lawn. In addition to crab cakes, the developer served up some good news on the economic development front.
First up at the podium was Stewart Greenebaum, the founding partner of Greenebaum & Rose and the master developer of Maple Lawn. Stewart reminded everyone that only six years ago Maple Lawn was just cornfields. Today the new community is rocking along with a new Harris Teeter, a new retail building under construction, a new 30,000 square foot conference center for the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, and now the first of five buildings in the Maple Lawn Corporate Center being developed by St. John Properties. Stewart also said that there are currently 121 homes under construction all of which are under contract.
Rick Williamson, a Senior Vice President with SJP, also announced that one of the five buildings in the project has just been pre leased to Kaiser Permanente.
Ken Ulman was also in attendance. He spoke about a recent trip he made to Austin, Texas with Ed St. John that was sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Alliance. The objective was to recruit Austin companies in the cyber security business to expand to Howard County.
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