St. John Properties Promotes Karen Watsic to Vice President, Development

Karen Watsic
Karen Watsic

BALTIMORE, MD (December 16, 2021) – St. John Properties, Inc., a Baltimore-based full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, has announced the promotion of Karen Watsic to Vice President, Development. Formerly Assistant Vice President, Development, Watsic has worked for the company since 2013.

In her continuing role with St. John Properties, Watsic will be responsible for oversight of the design and permitting processes for development and construction activities in the Maryland region. Watsic will also be part of the in-house team tasked with identifying potential real estate development opportunities, and shepherding them through the rigours of due diligence.

Watsic has more than 27 years of directly-related commercial real estate experience, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and her Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Watsic is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.

“Karen’s ability to understand and navigate the complexities of the site design and development process is highly refined and her skill in managing projects of all complexities is unrivaled,” explained Thomas Pilon, Executive Vice President, Development for St. John Properties. “She understands the importance of project timelines, and has demonstrated the ability to navigate regulations, problem-solve and bring her projects to successful completions. Our entire company regularly depends on her guidance and proficiency. This promotion reflects her extreme value to our organization.”

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest 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’ 50-year history, the company has developed more than 21 million square feet of flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space serving more than 2,500 clients in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit