St. John Properties Promotes Michelle Van Newkirk to Assistant Vice President, Contracts

Michelle Van Newkirk
Michelle Van Newkirk

BALTIMORE, MD (December 1, 2022) – St. John Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate firm which has developed more than 22 million square feet of space and is active in nine states, has promoted Michelle Van Newkirk to Assistant Vice President, Contracts. Formerly Director of Contracts, she has worked for the company since 2006.

In her continuing role, Michelle will support the activities of the acquisition department with the drafting and implementation of transactional documents related to the acquisition or sale of real estate assets. She also oversees a team of professionals who handle research activities to access property deeds and other pertinent information needed to close transactions.

“Michelle is an extremely proficient and highly-organized professional, and this promotion reflects the key role she plays in our ongoing acquisition activities across the country,” explained Sean Doordan, Executive Vice President, Leasing & Acquisitions for St. John Properties. “She also possesses tremendous problem-solving, communication and analytical skills, which seamlessly translate to our team’s efforts in successfully acquire real estate assets.”

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Towson University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in Legal Studies, from University of Maryland University College.

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’ 51-year history, the company has developed more than 22 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail, warehouse space and has investments in over 2,600 residential units. The company proudly serves more than 2,500 clients in Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit