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Daily Record Power 100 No. 8: Edward St. John

The Daily Record CEO, ST. JOHN PROPERTIES Edward St. John founded his real estate firm, St. John Properties, 50 years ago this year. St. John started out small and local, working on warehouse spaces. Then he began adding value with office and flex-space and residential buildings. Today, the privately owned firm is one of the largest in the mid-Atlantic region, serving more than 2,500 clients across eight states, including Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Its real estate investments are worth more than $3.5 billion. The firm’s...

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Professorship opens doors for cardiology research

Hopkins Pulse Magazine | News for Friends of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute Edward St. John, founder and chairman of St. John Properties, Inc., one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms, always had a lower-than-average heart rate at 50 beats per minute. It could even drop to as low as 40 beats per minute with concentration. So when his resting heart rate began to periodically double, he took note. “When I turned 70, of course you get birthday cards,” he says, “but my ‘present’ was Atrial...

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Edward St. John Foundation Awards $50K Grant to Maryland Blended Reality Center

University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies A noted Baltimore philanthropic organization has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Maryland Blended Reality Center (MBRC) in support of using new immersive technologies for education, humanitarian purposes and social change. The grant from the Edward St. John Foundation supports MBRC’s development of innovative devices and education modules that use virtual and augmented reality. These immersive tools—which combine high-end computer graphics with intuitive user interfaces—are already being prototyped and tested by...

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St. John Properties Receives MDSPE ‘s Corporate Legend Award

Maryland Society of Professional Engineers (Hanover, MD. September 24, 2019) – MDSPE presented the Annual Corporate Legend Award to St. John Properties for the company’s significant contributions to the engineering profession. Founder and Chairman Edward St. John accepted the award at a ceremony September 19 at the historic Engineer’s Club. During its 48-year history, St. John Properties’ portfolio has grown to 20 million square feet of real estate consisting of class ‘A’ office, flex/R&D, retail, warehouse and residential units. The company’s real estate investments...

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Edward St. John selected to national list of CRE executives

American City Business Journals |  Mark Mensheha Toby Bozzuto, CEO of the Bozzuto Group, and Edward St. John, of St. John Properties, have been selected to a national list of notable commercial real estate executives. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Commercial Real Estate spotlights 100 executives making moves in the CRE space in cities across the country. The 100 individuals represent both large, nationally known firms and smaller, locally focused businesses. Some of their names, and their companies’ names, might be familiar to you; others you might be seeing for the first...

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Baltimore Business Journal’s 2019 CEO of the Year: Edward St. John

Baltimore Business Journal  |  Melody Simmons Name: Edward St. John Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, University of Maryland Age: 81 Title: Founder and chairman Company: St. John Properties Ed St. John has a succinct way of summing up his many decades in real estate development. “I play Monopoly with real money and real buildings,” he says. “I don’t work. I play Monopoly and that’s why I’m still here.” If that’s the case, the patriarch of St. John Properties has built a life-size game board of 20 million square feet of...

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Active-Learning Buildings Showcase New Teaching Philosophies

Chris Hayhurst  |  Ed Tech Magazine Colleges elevate active learning with major building and technology investments.   Assistant Director of Academic Facilities Hilary Gossett (Left) says collaboration was key to the design of the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. A new building at the University of Maryland, College Park has students and faculty alike turning their heads. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, set like a jewel at the heart of campus, is a stunning work of brick and marble from the...

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Did You Hear? Maryland Developer Builds Collaborative Learning at Alma Mater

Tony Wilbert  |  CoStar Maryland developer Edward St. John has developed tens of millions of square feet of commercial space, but it's an education building at his alma mater that holds a special place in his heart. The 187,000-square-foot Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland opened in 2017, and St. John takes pride when he sees what it's become. “It’s wonderful to walk through the building and to see students in every part of the building – in the classrooms, in the individual 'huddle' conference rooms, throughout the hallways and...

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Edward St. John Selected as BBJ’s 2019 CEO of the Year

Baltimore Business Journal  |  Jessica Iannetta Since founding St. John Properties nearly 50 years ago, Edward St. John has built the company into one of the region’s biggest developers. The Woodlawn-based company boasts a portfolio that includes 20 million square feet of commercial space, 2,500 residential units and nearly $3 billion in assets. Last year, St. John Properties was honored with “Developer of the Year” from NAIOP, a national commercial real estate association, becoming only the second Maryland developer to ever win the award. So it’s fitting that we recognize...

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The Daily Record’s 2018 Icon Honors: Edward St. John

The Daily Record When Edward St. John inherited the family business, he converted what was once a mix of manufacturing, distribution and real estate into one of the largest privately-owned real estate companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since 1971, St. John has applied a simple business philosophy that has bred long-term success: a commitment to service makes a difference. After focusing on warehouse spaces, he realized that investing in higher-end office, flex-space and residential buildings added more value. Now, St. John Properties owns more than 19 million square feet across...