St. John Properties Promotes Danny Severn to Director of Development

Daniel Severn
Danny Severn

FREDERICK, MD (March 12, 2018) St. John Properties, Inc., a full-service real estate development and management company, has promoted Danny Severn to Director of Development – Virginia and Central Maryland region. Mr. Severn, who was previously Director of Leasing – Virginia and Central Maryland, has worked with the company since 2009.

In his new role, he will be responsible for day-to-day development responsibilities which includes directing the entitlement efforts for ground-up construction activities and working with local jurisdictions to obtain necessary approvals and permits. Mr. Severn will also interact with architects, engineers, in-house construction professionals and subcontractors to manage the development process in an efficient and timely manner, as well as assist in the identification and evaluation of real estate development opportunities that match the profile of the company.

“Danny has gained a thorough understanding of the company, our projects, and our markets during the past nine years, and we have tremendous confidence in his abilities to assume expanded responsibilities,” explained Matthew Holbrook, Regional Partner for St. John Properties. “Danny is an extremely hard-working, knowledgeable and dedicated professional and this new role provides us with a significant boost in capacity to develop additional speculative office, industrial and retail buildings.”

A native of Frederick County, Mr. Severn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science 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 Virginia, The Rotary Club of Frederick and the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Frederick as well as a board member for MHA.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 18.5 million square feet of Flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit