Green Job Works Expands at Arundel Overlook After Hiring Spree
Construction and staffing company occupies space at 921 and 961 Mercantile Drive
BALTIMORE, MD (February 23, 2021) – Green JobWorks, LLC has expanded its lease with St. John Properties, Inc. at Arundel Overlook and now leases approximately 8,000 square feet of space at 921 and 961 Mercantile Drive in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The company, which is engaged in the construction services industry and also provides staffing for various business categories, has hired more than 300 new employees over the past 18 months. The employee count grew from just 70 workers as of fall 2019. Lacey Johansonn, Leasing Representative with St. John Properties represented the landlord, and J.C. Beese and Paul F. Obrecht, III of Blue & Obrecht Realty represented Green JobWorks in this transaction.
The company originally offered staffing for light construction, demolition, abatement, and cleaning services, but the management team recognized the opportunities available in other industries. A second division of the organization was soon formed that provided short-term and long-term skilled labor to companies with requirements such as warehousing and packaging. Green JobWorks now provides hundreds of workers to area warehouses to handle food sorting and packaging operations.
“The pandemic dramatically changed the supply chain landscape and placed greater emphasis on warehouse fulfillment services, and that operation is highly labor-intensive,” explained Larry Lopez, President of Green JobWorks. “Our company was adept at identifying and hiring a talented workforce for our own needs and believed we could scale this work to service the needs of others. We were in need of additional space at Arundel Overlook to handle on-boarding and training activities. After operating in Baltimore City for several years, we found space more efficient and less costly in Anne Arundel County and this is the location where we intend to stay. Because we service groups throughout the Baltimore region and into Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, Arundel Overlook provides us with the immediate access to highways that we find especially essential.”
Located at the intersection of Dorsey Road and Airport 100 Way in Hanover, Arundel Overlook is a 68-acre mixed-use business community located within close proximity to MD Routes 100, 176 and 295 as well as BWI Airport and Fort Meade. Both 921 and 961 Mercantile Drive are single-story buildings containing 42,120 square feet of flex/R&D space. Each features 16-foot clear ceiling heights, dock or drive-in loading capabilities, and a free surface parking lot. Arundel Overlook is adjacent to Arundel Mills Mall and numerous other business amenities, such as full-service hotels and fast-casual and sit-down restaurant options.
“People are extremely grateful to have gainful employment during these challenging times and, luckily, we have needs for many skilled workers and these needs continue to grow,” Lopez added. “Our teams are always under the watchful eye of on-site supervisors, as we take extreme responsibility for their safety.”
“Green JobWorks is a true success story in the Maryland area and its management team has capitalized on changing market conditions to dramatically expand the company’s operations and client list,” explained Sean Doordan, Senior Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions for St. John Properties. “Creating and maintaining gainful employment opportunities for workers is essential to our local economy, and Green JobWorks continues to make a powerful and meaningful impact.”
Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest privately held commercial real estate firms. The company is distinguished by their commitment to customer service, achievements in green building, and top-rated workplace culture. Throughout St. John Properties’ 50-year history, the company has developed more than 21 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 www.sjpi.com.