St. John Properties, Inc. Promotes Danny Severn to Assistant Vice President

Danny Severn
Danny Severn

FREDERICK, MD (September 17, 2020) – St. John Properties, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, has announced the promotion of Danny Severn to Assistant Vice President. Mr. Severn has worked for the company since 2009, and was formerly Director of Development, Virginia and Central Maryland.

Mr. Severn will continue to oversee the day-to-day development responsibilities of the Virginia and Central Maryland division, which includes directing the entitlement efforts for ground-up construction activities and working with local jurisdictions to obtain necessary approvals and permits.  In his role, Mr. Severn engages architects, engineers, legal teams, in-house construction professionals, and subcontractors to manage the development process in an efficient and timely manner, as well as assisting in the identification, evaluation and due diligence of real estate development opportunities that match the profile of the company. The firm’s current development pipeline in Frederick, Maryland and Northern Virginia currently exceeds 2.5 million square feet.

A native of the region, Mr. Severn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from York College of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science from the Edward St. John Real Estate Program at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He is an active member of NAIOP Northern Virginia, currently serving as the Co-Chair of Developing Leaders. Additionally, he is active with The Rotary Club of Frederick and is on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Frederick. He began his St. John Properties career as a student intern and functioned in various property management and leasing roles before pivoting to his current development responsibilities three years ago.

“Danny has proven to be a key leader on our team and consistently demonstrates his proficiency in various development, leasing and property management roles,” stated Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner for St. John Properties. “Time and again he has shown the ability to create value through the development process and he always places the needs of our clients first. Danny embodies the important values of our firm, and this promotion is well-deserved recognition of his commitment to professionalism, responsiveness and creativity.”

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