The Goddard School Chooses Baltimore Crossroads in White Marsh for Site of New Preschool Education Facility

BALTIMORE (May 3, 2016) – The Goddard School, a national franchise that integrates child daycare services with preschool educational programs, has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 13,000 square feet of space within 11560 Crossroads Circle at Baltimore Crossroads, a master-planned 1,000 acre mixed-use business community located in the White Marsh section of Baltimore County, Maryland. This represents the third location for local franchisee holder Dave O’Brien. Matt Lenihan, Leasing Representative for St. John Properties represented the landlord in this transaction.

Operating throughout thirty-five states nationally with more than 400 franchise locations, The Goddard School offers preschool programs for children aged six weeks to six years utilizing accredited teaching methods that focus on the improvement of emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills. Each school is independently owned and operated. Students are exposed to specialized, age-appropriate learning environments with an emphasis on cognitive and social development, and are taught by highly-trained teachers.

St. John Properties and Somerset Construction have carved out a 200-acre section of the Baltimore Crossroads business community to create Greenleigh at Crossroads, a “new urbanism-style” development with a compact, pedestrian-friendly design with approximately 1,500 new residential units including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and multi-family; over 420,000 square feet of Class “A” office space; 123,000 square feet of retail space; and a hotel. The first delivery of residential units in Greenleigh are scheduled for early 2017.

“The Goddard School thrives when operating within an energetic environment, surrounded by a dense residential area and connected to major highway systems for ease of access,” explained Dave O’Brien, franchisee for The Goddard School. “Baltimore Crossroads offers us every fundamental needed for short-term and long-term success, with the development of Greenleigh providing us with a continuous pipeline of young families that we can serve. Our real estate search identified Baltimore Crossroads as the best option in Baltimore County.”

Baltimore Crossroads currently contains twenty buildings, totaling approximately 600,000 square feet of commercial office, R&D/flex office and retail space. More than 2,500 people currently live and work in the community, including multi-family residents at the Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads. Crossroads Village Center, the retail component of Greenleigh at Baltimore Crossroads, features a number of tenants including Royal Farms Store, Fitness Rave, Zesto Pizza & Grill, Mallia Salon & Spa, Crossroads Beer, Wine & Spirits and Subway.

11560 Crossroads Circle is a single-story LEED Gold, 23,630 square foot office building. Located within immediate proximity to MD Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard), the project offers ten foot ceilings with a free parking field surrounding the building. Baltimore Crossroads is configured to support more than two and a half million square feet of commercial office, R&D/flex office, warehouse, industrial and retail space, as well as a hotel and a residential component.

“The Goddard School brings an extremely respected brand and a highly unique and specialized product offering to Baltimore Crossroads that fills an important need within the community,” stated Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President, Leasing for St. John Properties. “We continue to attract diverse amenities that service varied audiences, as end-users recognize the momentum and long-term opportunities available in this multi-faceted development.”

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 17 million square feet of R&D/flex, office, retail and warehouse space in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit

For more information, contact:
Jay Riley, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.