St. John Properties Promotes Sean Harkins to Sustainability Manager

Sean Harkins
Sean Harkins

BALTIMORE, MDSt. John Properties, Inc., a Baltimore-based commercial real estate development and management company with a national portfolio valued at more than $5 billion, has promoted Sean Harkins to Sustainability Manager. Formerly Assistant Project Manager, Harkins has more than nine years of experience in the environmental sustainability industry and has been with the company since 2018.

Harkins will continue to evaluate, devise, and implement innovative, sustainable business initiates that positively impact the company’s national real estate portfolio, its clients, and their employees. His responsibilities include executing procedures that assure future projects earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, overseeing strategies that address the improvement of sustainable practices employed by St. John Properties, and forming policies that continue to position the company as a leader in the green and sustainable building industry.

Prior to joining St. John Properties, Harkins was an Environmental Scientist for Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

“Remaining an innovative leader in the building sustainability movement and making a measurable difference in the overall health and quality of indoor building environments are top priorities of our company,” stated Ryan Schwabenbauer, St. John Properties’ Assistant Vice President, Sustainability. “We have stood by that commitment by developing more than six million square feet of LEED certified space since 2009. We depend on Sean’s innovative thinking and diligence to help execute new strategies to further advance a scalable sustainability philosophy, and set a standard for the commercial real estate industry to replicate.”

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, and 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