ADT, LLC Leases 10,080 Square Feet of Space at St. John Properties’ Melford in Prince George’s County

BALTIMORE (September 1, 2015) – St. John Properties, Inc. has leased 10,800 square feet of space to ADT, LLC at 5001 Howerton Way at Melford, a mixed-use business community located in Prince George’s County. The 466-acre project, situated at the intersection of US Route 50 and MD Route 3/301, contains twenty-four buildings comprising nearly one million square feet of office and R&D/flex space. Sean Doordan of St. John Properties represented the landlord in each transaction. Earlier this summer, St. John Properties signed three leases, representing approximately 20,000 square feet of space at Melford.

ADT provides residential homes and small businesses with electronic security, fire protection and other alarm-monitoring services and serves more than six million customers throughout the United States and Canada. The company is among the most recognizable brands in the home health, business security and home security industries. This requirement is relocating from an existing St. John Properties office building to the Bowie area.

5001 Howerton Drive is a single-story R&D/flex office building containing 39,120 square feet of space. It features 16 foot ceilings, with dock and drive-in loading amenities.

“We continue to experience strong leasing activity at Melford, as supported by the more than 30,000 square feet of space successfully leased at the mixed-used business community this summer,” said Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President, Leasing for St. John Properties. “Companies choosing Melford have emerged from a variety of business sectors, including health care, professional services and defense contracting. These real estate decisions reflect the desire to operate in an attractive business environment, in a strategic location in Prince George’s County and in close proximity to a dense and rapidly expanding population base.”

Melford has development capacity for approximately 2.2 million square feet of office space, more than 400,000 square feet of R&D/flex space and more than 64,000 square feet of complementary retail space. Up to three full-service hotels are planned for the business community. Melford is located thirteen miles from Annapolis, twenty miles from Washington, D.C., and twenty-five miles from Baltimore and Columbia.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 17 million square feet of R&D/flex, office, retail and warehouse space in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit