St. John Properties Promotes Steven Zahner to Assistant Vice President, Landscape, Planning & Design

Steven Zahner

BALTIMORE, MD – St. John Properties, Inc., a privately-held commercial real estate firm which has developed more than 22 million square feet of space and is active in nine states, has promoted Steven Zahner to Assistant Vice President, Landscape Planning & Design. Zahner has worked with the company since 2014 and was formerly Director of Landscape Planning & Design.

In his continuing role, Zahner will supervise the planning and execution of the comprehensive hardscape, landscape and public space design program for the company’s portfolio of business communities and retail shopping centers across Maryland. With a goal of achieving product differentiation and value enhancement, Zahner will also direct the activities of third-party design professionals and subcontractors to elevate the aesthetic appeal of each property.

“St. John Properties invests substantial resources into our landscape and design to maintain best-in-class exterior environments throughout our corporate portfolio, and we are extremely proud of the work performed by Steve,” explained Thomas Pilon, Executive Vice President, Development for St. John Properties. “Our in-house landscape architecture group provides us with a competitive advantage, and Steve has proven to be a vital member of our team.”

Zahner has more than 22 years of professional design experience and earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a licensed landscape architect.

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