Air Patrol Corporation Chooses Maple Lawn in Howard County as Location for Corporate Headquarters
BALTIMORE, MD (August 1, 2013) – AirPatrol Corporation has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. to relocate its corporate headquarters into 5,168 square feet of space at 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard, a three-story, 86,000 square foot office building in Maple Lawn Corporate Center park in Maple Lawn, a 600-acre mixed-used business community in Howard County. The Baltimore-based commercial real estate company is developing the community in a joint venture partnership with Greenebaum Enterprises, Inc., including 388,000 square feet of existing office space, plus the development rights for more than 800,000 square feet of office space.
Rick Williamson, Senior Vice President of Leasing for St. John Properties, represented the landlord and David R. Sciamarelli of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services represented the tenant in this transaction.
AirPatrol Corporation is a network security management firm that provides location-based mobile and wireless enterprise solutions to private businesses and government agencies. The firm’s suite of enterprise-based tools offers its customers a wide range of state-of-the-art security and network management capabilities that help mitigate present and future wireless threats. The company chose Maple Lawn after conducting a regional real estate search that included locations in Bethesda, Maryland and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
“As a growing technology company, AirPatrol Corporation needed a space able to fulfill our global headquarters’ high tech and premium requirements,” said Cleve Adams, AirPatrol Corporation’s CEO. “Maple Lawn provides the perfect combination of location and 21st century amenities that our employees and clients will both enjoy.”
“Retaining AirPatrol Corporation in Howard County represents a significant win for the Maple Lawn Corporate Park and reinforces this mixed-use community’s appeal as a highly-desirable technology hub for rapidly-expanding corporations,” said Rick Williamson, Senior Vice President, Leasing for St. John Properties. “After considering multiple locations throughout the suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia marketplaces, AirPatrol recognized the key advantages of Maple Lawn’s many business and retail amenities, combined with its strategic location near two major metropolitan markets that will increase overall operational efficiency. In addition, the availability of free parking, restaurant choices, a grocery store and convenient shopping within walking distance were deemed significant factors for its employees.”
“We are thrilled to have a company like AirPatrol headquartered in our backyard,” said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. “Our region has become an important location for firms working on mobile and cyber security solutions. Having AirPatrol reaffirm its presence in Howard County proves that we provide the innovative ecosystem and local amenities that growing companies are looking for.”
Larry Twele, Howard County Economic Development Authority CEO, said, “AirPatrol is one of those growing companies that any county would want in their midst. Their innovative ideas and forward-thinking leadership is crucial to a thriving economy. The Howard County Economic Development Authority worked hard to keep AirPatrol here and will work with them as their company grows, creates more jobs and confirms that Howard County is an important center for cyber security.”
Located off MD Route 29 in the Washington-Baltimore corridor section of Howard County, Maple Lawn is a mixed-use community that contains commercial office space, research and development/flex space, medical buildings, restaurants and retail uses in a “Main Street-style” environment, as well as a residential component that can support more than 1,300 units. A full-service hotel with conference center is also part of the development program.
About St. John Properties
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed nearly 17 million square feet of R&D/flex, office, retail and warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit sjp.mu9b0uf9-liquidwebsites.com.
For more information, contact:
Al Cunniff, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.