Edward St. John
In 1971 Edward St. John founded MIE Properties, the forerunner of today’s St. John Properties, Inc. As President he oversaw the development and management of the company’s commercial, retail, and residential portfolio until March 2011, when he appointed Larry Maykrantz to replace him in that role. Mr. St. John is active in a variety of community organizations, serving on the board of directors of the Maryland Science Center, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Institute, the BWI Business Partnership, the Baltimore County Planning Board, and the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and has pursued advanced studies in management and business law.
Lawrence F. Maykrantz
Mr. Maykrantz has been with St. John Properties since 1982. He held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer prior to his appointment as President in March 2011. He oversees day-to-day functions of St. John Properties, with specific responsibilities including all phases of development, asset management, marketing, leasing and financial operations. Mr. Maykrantz holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore, and is a certified public accountant.
Robert C. Becker
Senior Vice President, Tenant Retention
Mr. Becker has been with St. John Properties since 1975, and is responsible for working with existing tenants to meet their space and growth needs within St. John Properties' Baltimore portfolio. A graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, he holds a degree in business administration.
Jeffrey A. Gish
Senior Vice President, Construction and Development
Mr. Gish joined St. John Properties in 1988 and oversees land development, design, and building construction. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. from Frostburg State University.
Senior Vice President, Leasing
Mr. Williamson, who joined St. John Properties in 1993, manages the Baltimore area leasing department and more than 12 million sq. ft. of R&D/flex, office, and warehouse space in six Maryland counties. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.
Senior Vice President, Property Management
Mr. McFaul, who joined St. John Properties in 2014, brings nearly 25 years of diversified experience in the commercial real estate industry. He formerly served as Divisional Vice President for PS Business Parks, where he managed more than 6.5 million square feet of office and R&D/flex space in the Washington, DC Metro area. Mr. McFaul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's in Business Administration in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland.
Senior Vice President, Development
Mr. Pilon, who joined St. John Properties in 1997, manages development projects in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a licensed professional engineer.
Douglas A. Diez
Regional Partner, Louisiana
Mr. Diez has been with MIE Properties, Inc., an affiliate of St. John Properties, since 2000 and is responsible for all of MIE's activities in Louisiana.
Regional Partner, Wisconsin
Mr. Fax has been with St. John Properties since 1987. He is responsible for all the company's activities in Wisconsin. He holds a B.B.A. degree and an M.S. in real estate from the University of Wisconsin.
Regional Partner, Western Maryland and Virginia
Mr. Holbrook joined St. John Properties in 2009 as Director of Federal Programs, with day-to-day responsibilities for The Government and Technology Enterprise (The GATE) project, a 416-acre business community located inside Aberdeen Proving Ground. In his additional role as Regional Partner, he directs the comprehensive development, acquisition, construction, leasing, and asset/property management activities for the firm's 1.2 million sq. ft. portfolio in Virginia as well as Maryland’s Frederick and Montgomery counties. Mr. Holbrook, who has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University and a Masters in Business Administration from American University.
Steven W. Rasmussen
Regional Partner, Colorado
Mr. Rasmussen has been with MIE Properties, Inc., an affiliate of St. John Properties, since 1988. He is responsible for all of MIE's activities in Colorado. He holds an M.S. degree in real estate appraisal and investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin.
Division & Acquisitions
Ms. Berzins, who joined the organization in 2004, oversees the firm’s Gaming Division, which has investments in The Reserve Casino and Hotel in Central City, Colorado and Boomtown Casino and Hotel in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Berzins, who was formerly Vice President, Contracts and Acquisitions, will continue to oversee the company’s Acquisition and Legal departments. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Baltimore, and serves as a Board Member for the Edward St. John Foundation.
Regional Partner, Utah
Mr. Thomas, who joined St. John Properties in 2009, is responsible for all operations of St. John Properties Utah. He holds a B.A. in Real Estate Finance from Portland State University and a M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins. He has instructed courses in commercial real estate at Johns Hopkins and the University of Baltimore, and is the past chairman of the University of Baltimore’s Real Estate & Economic Development Advisory Board.