Hortonworks and Datatribe Sign Leases Totaling Nearly 12,000 SF of Space at 8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard In Howard County

BALTIMORE (March 30, 2016) – Hortonworks and DataTribe have signed separate leases with St. John Properties, Inc. for nearly 12,000 square feet of space within 8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard, a four-story, 123,000 square foot Class “A” office building located within Maple Lawn, a 600-acre mixed-use business community in Howard County, Maryland. Last month, Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), an accredited graduate university for natural medicine leased nearly 11,000 square feet of space in the building, which is now 75% leased. Matt Lenihan, Leasing Representative for St. John Properties, represented the landlord in both transactions.

Hortonworks, a San Francisco-based company that creates, distributes and supports data platforms and modern data applications, leased 6,842 square feet of space in the building and expects to employ approximately 40 workers. DataTribe is a technology incubator that assists startups with the initial formation and build-out of companies involved with big data, cyber-security and data analytics. The company leased 5,000 square feet of space at 8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard and expects to bring ten employees to the building.

“Our primary target audience is comprised of senior engineers emerging from positions within the Five Eyes Nations governments seeking to create a new company in the data or cyber-security arena,” explained Mike Janke, Co-Founder of DataTribe and also Chairman of Silent Circle. “Silicon Valley was previously the location of choice for these entrepreneurs, but we have created a collaborative and nurturing environment that will allow them to remain on the east coast, and build a support mechanism that allows them to keep their families here in Maryland. The proximity to drivers including the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Intelligence Agencies weighed heavily in our decision. We have created the US version of Israel’s TEAM 8.”

8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard consists of a brick and glass exterior and expansive, column-free 30,000 square foot floor plates. The class “A” office building features high-energy HVAC units, energy-efficient motion sensor light fixtures, double pane insulated glass, white TPO roofing membranes and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. Low VOC paint and adhesives were utilized in the construction, and storm water runoff will be managed utilizing a state-of-the-art system that minimizes the effect on local waterways.

More than 1.8 million square feet of commercial office space is permitted within Maple Lawn’s commercial districts, in additional to a residential component that can support more than 1,300 housing units. A full-service hotel with conference center is also part of the development program. St. John Properties and Greenebaum Enterprises formed a joint venture partnership several years ago to develop, lease and manage 300,000 square feet of commercial office and R&D space within Maple Lawn.

Located at the intersection of MD Route 29 and MD Route 216 in Fulton, MD in the Washington-Baltimore corridor section of Howard County, Maple Lawn is located approximately three miles from Interstate 95 and the Inter-County Connector, twenty minutes from BWI Airport, 22 miles from Baltimore and 30 miles from downtown Washington, D.C.

Maple Lawn is a mixed-use community that currently contains more than one million square feet of commercial office space, research and development/flex space, plus medical buildings and retail uses in a “Main Street-style” environment. Companies that maintain operations in Maple Lawn include Regus, NewDay USA, Raytheon, Air Patrol Corporation and ELTA North America. The retail component includes merchants such as Harris Teeter, Looney’s Pub, Maple Lawn Market, Ranazul Restaurant, I.M. Wine, Sidamo Coffee & Tea and Coreworks Fitness Studio.

“Hortonworks and DataTribe continue our recent success streak of capturing companies led by strong entrepreneurs and operating in high-growth industries that are surrounded by their most vital customers,” stated Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President, Leasing for St. John Properties. “The common element of these recent wins is the desire to lease space within a self-contained environment offering a full array of amenities, combined with immediate access to the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia marketplaces. Considering existing activity, we intend to achieve 100% leasing at this building in the very near future.”

The business community includes an on-site fitness center, nearby childcare and numerous dining and shopping amenities.

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 sjp.mu9b0uf9-liquidwebsites.com.

For more information, contact:
Jay Riley, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.