St. John Properties Appoints Matt Lenihan to Lead Greater Baltimore-Area Leasing Team

Matt Lenihan
Matt Lenihan

BALTIMORE, MD (October 27, 2021) – Matt Lenihan, Vice President of Leasing for St. John Properties, Inc. has been appointed to lead the company’s Baltimore area leasing team. Lenihan, who has worked for the Baltimore-based full-service commercial real estate development and investment company since 2001, will oversee a team of five full-time professionals with responsibilities for more than 15 million square of commercial office, flex/R&D and warehouse space. He began his career with St. John Properties more than 20 years ago.

Lenihan’s new role includes managing the in-house leasing team in identifying companies and groups seeking new or expanded office, industrial/warehouse and flex/R&D space to fit within the St. John Properties commercial real estate portfolio in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties, as well as Baltimore City. He will also guide the negotiation of new leases and lease renewals as well as the forming and strengthening of relationships with commercial real estate brokerage professionals.

Sean Doordan, Executive Vice President of Leasing & Acquisitions for St. John Properties formerly held the role, and will remain actively involved in the company’s leasing, acquisitions, interior design and marketing strategies.

Lenihan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park. He serves on the Board of Directors for Unified Community Connections and the Army Alliance, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore Museum of Industry. He is also a member of NAIOP Maryland, the statewide trade association representing the interests of commercial real estate owners and investors.

“This increase in responsibilities reflects Matt’s extreme value to our company, his stature in the regional business and commercial real estate communities, and his consistently-high performance in attracting and retaining clients in the Baltimore area,” explained Sean Doordan. “He is a skilled communicator who has earned the respect of the entire organization and leads by example with passion for serving the needs of our clients. His strong work ethic and problem-solving attitude are significant factors contributing to the long-term success of our company.”

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest privately held commercial real estate firms. The company is distinguished by its commitment to customer service, achievements in green building, and top-rated workplace culture. Throughout St. John Properties’ 50-year history, the company has developed more than 21 million square feet of flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space serving more than 2,500 clients in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit