EN Engineering Signs 29,000 Square Foot Lease Expansion with St. John Properties and Relocated to BWI Tech Park
National engineering firm with over 30 locations across the country, expanding from 17,850 square feet of space in nearby Quarterfield Center, has been client since 2007
BALTIMORE, MD (January 15, 2020) – EN Engineering, a nationally known engineering, consulting and automation services firm, has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 29,000 square feet of space within 811 Pinnacle Drive, which represents an expansion from its existing 17,850 square foot space within Quarterfield Center in the Glen Burnie section of Anne Arundel County. The company intends to relocate approximately 100 employees to the single-story 48,120 square foot Flex/R&D building in BWI Tech Park near BWI Airport by first quarter 2020. EN Engineering has been a client of St. John Properties since 2007. Bill Jautze and Stephanie Caronna of St. John Properties represented the landlord and John Goodman and Wendy Feldman Block of Savills represented the tenant in this transaction.
EN Engineering works primarily in the utilities, industrial and pipeline industries to restore and expand infrastructure, enhance and streamline systems and identify and record key assets. Projects include natural gas distribution design and operation; power generation; substation analysis and design; and field services and construction management. The company employs more than 1,800 people nationwide in 31 locations and 17 states including more than 400 professional engineers. It was named by Engineering News-Record as among the top 100 design firms in the country.
“The central Maryland region features a strong concentration of highly-skilled engineers and we continue to attract the qualified professionals necessary to fuel our on-going growth and momentum,” explained Keith Johnson, Sr. Vice President of EN Engineering. “With our new building located approximately fifteen miles from our current facility, we anticipate minimum disruption among our existing workforce, while also having access to a breadth of amenities that remain important to our employees. The availability of free parking and proximity to major highways were also important considerations in this real estate decision.”
Situated at the intersection of West Nursery Road and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD Route 295) interchange, 811 Pinnacle Drive was constructed to LEED Silver standards. Featuring 16-foot ceiling heights and dock or drive-in loading, the building offers roadside visibility from MD Route 295 and is surrounded by free surface parking. A number of business amenities are located within immediate vicinity to BWI Tech Park including several full-service hotels with conference facilities, fast-casual and sit-down restaurant options and additional service retail. Downtown Baltimore can be accessed in eight miles, Annapolis is just over 20 miles away and Washington, D.C. is approximately 30 miles from the business community.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) awards varying levels of LEED certification to buildings satisfying requirements that address performance, health, durability and operational affordability issues, as well as the implementation of environmentally-sound practices. St. John Properties designed and contructed 811 Pinnacle Drive to include energy and water efficient systems, use building materials with low impact to the environment and feature drought-resistant landscaping.
“We constantly interact with our clients to remain attuned to their emerging real estate requirements, coupled with developing buildings on a speculative basis to have space immediately available throughout our portfolio,” explained Sean Doordan, Senior Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions for St. John Properties. “This philosophy separates us from our peer group and results in many clients expanding time and again in existing St. John Properties business communities. Our relationships are built on trust and open communication, and backed by our ability to deliver timely real estate solutions.”
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 20 million square feet of Flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. The company was named “2018 Developer of the Year” for the Nation by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. For more information about the company, visit www.sjpi.com.