St. John Properties Hires DJ Andrew to Four-Year Partner-in-Training Program

Five professionals now in program designed to fuel company’s national expansion

DJ Andrew
DJ Andrew

BALTIMORE, MD (September 1, 2022) – St. John Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate development and management company active in nine states, has hired DJ Andrew as the latest professional in its signature four-year Partner-in-Training Program. The sequence, which prepares participants to open a new regional office in an area of the country identified as a growth market, teaches six different commercial real estate disciplines including development, construction, marketing, leasing, tenant improvements and property management. Andrew, a Certified Public Accountant, spent the past three years working with The Related Companies, a global real estate company based in New York City, most recently as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Eight professionals have completed the Partner-in-Training Program since its inception and an additional five are presently enrolled. Brooke Harlander, the most recent professional to complete the program, was promoted to Regional Partner and opened an office in Austin, Texas earlier this spring. In addition, Brandon Jenkins finished the Partner-in-Training Program in 2019 and was named Regional Partner of the company’s Colorado regional office. The Colorado regional office has developed and manages approximately 1 million square feet of commercial office and flex/R&D space in the greater Denver metropolitan region.

“Our Partners-in-Training represent the future growth of St. John Properties, and our long-term vision to expand into emerging markets across the country,” stated Lawrence Maykrantz, President and CEO of St. John Properties. “When identifying new talent for this program, we specifically target well-rounded individuals with strong leadership and communication skills. DJ’s experience in the financial and real estate industries provides him with a strong foundation and makes him perfectly suited for our Partner-in-Training program.”  

Founded in 1971, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest and most successful 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’ 51-year history, the company has developed more than 22 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail, warehouse space and has investments in over 2,600 residential units. The company proudly serves more than 2,500 clients in Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit