St. John Properties Selects Cassandra Buck as Contract Administrator / Paralegal

Cassandra Buck
Cassandra Buck

BALTIMORE, MD January 13, 2022) – St. John Properties, Inc., a Baltimore-based full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, has announced the hiring of Cassandra Buck as Contract Administrator/Paralegal. She formerly worked as a Paralegal for the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Buck will provide direct support to the company’s Director of Contracts by administering contracts as they relate to the acquisition, sale, lease or joint venture of land, as well as assisting with the preparation of land instruments. Her responsibilities include  the drafting of contracts, related letters, amendments and supplemental agreements. Buck will also prepare contract summaries and order and review due diligence reports, judgments and surveys on land, entities and individuals.

Buck worked for the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office for more than fifteen years in a variety of roles including functioning as a Legal Aide and Administrative Support Technician in the Circuit Court Division. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature from York College of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore.

“Cassandra’s stellar experience and familiarity working with legal documents,  will play an enormous part in helping St. John Properties continue our aggressive acquisition strategy,” explained Michelle Van Newkirk, Director of Contracts for St. John Properties. “We believe she brings strong attention to detail and organizational skills to this position, and are confident she will add tremendous value to our in-house contracts and legal team.”

Founded in 1971, 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’ 51-year history, the company has developed more than 22 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