St. John Properties Hires Harold Blakeney, III and John O’Donnell as Building Engineers

Harold Blakeney, III and John O’Donnell
Harold Blakeney, III and John O’Donnell

BALTIMORE, MD (December 4, 2020) – St. John Properties, Inc., a Baltimore-based full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, has hired Harold Blakeney, III and John O’Donnell as Building Engineers in the Property Management department.

In their new roles with the company, Blakeney and O’Donnell will be responsible for the efficient operation, maintenance and repair of all building systems for the St. John Properties portfolio of Class ‘A’ commercial office, flex/R&D and retail space situated throughout Maryland. This includes proactively handling general building maintenance on the electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems, responding to service calls in a timely manner and interacting with clients, third-party subcontracting groups and other professionals within the St. John Properties Property Management department.

Blakeney brings 15 years of experience to the company and previously worked in similar positions with Lincoln Property Group, American Real Estate Partners and the International Sky Museum. O’Donnell formerly worked for companies such as 28 Walker Development, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services and Cushman & Wakefield, and has more than 24 years of directly-applicable experience.

“Both professionals impressed us with their overall knowledge and acumen of building operations and systems, combined with their broad-based experience working with developers, high-profile buildings and real estate services companies in the local region,” stated William McFaul, Senior Vice President, Property Management for St. John Properties. “Our building engineer team is extremely detail-oriented, accountable and focused on delivering timely solutions to our clients. We are extremely confident that Harold and John possess these critical traits and will be valuable additions to our property management group.”

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 20 million square feet of Flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. The company was named “2018 Developer of the Year” for the Nation by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.  For more information about the company, visit