First Building Constructed
Edward St. John and Leroy Merritt construct their first building at Stafford Business Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The 16,200 square foot brick flex/R&D building marks the beginning of a four-year business partnership between the two men.
Maryland Industrial Enterprises Formed
Edward St. John independently organizes as Maryland Industrial Enterprises (MIE), amicably parting ways with his former business partner, Leroy Merritt. They evenly divide their portfolio of properties, and both go on to build successful commercial real estate companies.
MIE Purchases Maryland Science and Technology Center
Maryland Industrial Enterprises purchases Maryland Science and Technology Center, later renamed Melford Town Center. The 466-acre mixed-use community is located between Annapolis, Maryland and Washington, D.C. in in Bowie, Maryland.
MIE Renamed to St. John Properties
Maryland Industrial Enterprises is renamed to St. John Properties, and relocates its corporate headquarters to Windsor Corporate Park in Windsor Mill, Maryland.
St. John Properties Secures Development Rights at The GATE
St. John Properties secures development rights to 413-acres at The Government and Technology Enterprise (The GATE) within Aberdeen Proving Ground. The GATE is located inside the main entrance way to Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S. Army facility that employs more than 7,500 civilians and 5,000 military personnel.
St. John Properties Partners with Greenebaum Enterprises
St. John Properties partners with Greenebaum Enterprises to construct 1.5 million square feet of flex/R&D and Class ‘A’ office space at the Maple Lawn mixed-use community in Fulton, Maryland.
St. John Properties Acquires Harrisburg Mall
St. John Properties acquires Harrisburg Mall in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The 1 million square foot regional mall is anchored by Bass Pro Shops, and is the largest enclosed shopping center in the Harrisburg area.
St. John Properties Launches Gaming Division
St. John Properties launches a new Gaming Division with Boomtown Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The facility features a hotel with 318 guest rooms and suites, and a casino with 39,630 square feet of gaming.
Named NAIOP National Developer of the Year
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, selects St. John Properties as the National Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor. St. John Properties is the first company in the NAIOP Maryland chapter to receive this award since its inception, and only the second commercial real estate firm headquartered in Maryland to be recognized.
Named Top LEED Developer in Maryland
The U.S. Green Building Council ranks St. John Properties as the top LEED developer in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and in the top five nationwide. Explore our LEED certified buildings.
20 Million Square Feet
St. John Properties reaches milestone of 20 million square feet of commercial real estate developed across the country, and celebrates by announcing a $10 million bonus distributed based on tenure to all 198 of its employees, with the average employee receiving $50,000.
Celebrating 50 Years
St. John Properties celebrates 50 Years in the commercial real estate industry. Our success is based on a commitment to our clients and communities, superior customer service, achievements in green building, and our top-rated workplace culture. This drive for success will continue over the next 50 years, and beyond.