St. John Properties Promotes Charlton Kilgore to Director of Base Building Construction, Virginia and Central Maryland

Charlton Kilgore
Charlton Kilgore

ASHBURN, VASt. John Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate development and management company that has developed more than 23 million square feet of space across 11 states, has announced the promotion of Charlton Kilgore to Director of Base Building Construction for the Virginia and Central Maryland Division. Kilgore has worked with the company since 2019.

Kilgore will continue to lead the company’s in-house Base Building Construction team in the execution of all ground-up construction activities of commercial office, flex/R&D, retail, and industrial/warehouse product types in the Northern Virginia and Central Maryland region. This encompasses the day-to-day management of all construction personnel such as project managers and superintendents, third-party subcontractors including engineers and architects and the oversight of construction schedules and budgets.

St. John Properties’ development pipeline throughout Frederick County, Maryland and Northern Virginia currently exceeds 2.3 million square feet of space, with signature business communities including Ashburn Crossing, an 80-acre business community in Ashburn, Virginia comprising more than 570,000 square feet of flex/R&D space, Leesburg Tech Park, a 160,000 square foot business community in Leesburg, Virginia and Riverside Tech Park, a 70-acre business community with more than 750,000 square feet of flex/R&D and retail space in Frederick, Maryland.

Kilgore has more than 13 years of commercial real estate and construction experience. Prior to St. John Properties, he spent nearly eight years working with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as Project Manager where he managed commercial construction projects throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and also studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

“St. John Properties intends to remain aggressive in our approach to speculatively develop commercial real estate product that meets the needs of our current and future clients, and we have a highly-experienced team, led by Charlton, that will enable us to achieve our development goals,” stated Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner, Virginia and Central Maryland for St. John Properties. “His problem-solving skills, ability to anticipate issues with potential impact to our projects, and strong relationships in the industry result in successful outcomes time and time again. He is a true leader that consistently brings value to our company.”

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’ 52-year history, the company has developed more than 23 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail, warehouse space and has investments in over 3,000 residential units. The company proudly serves more than 2,500 clients in Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit