Karen Watsic Promoted to Assistant Vice President of Development
BALTIMORE, MD (June 27, 2019) – St. John Properties, Inc., a Baltimore-based full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, has promoted Karen Watsic to Assistant Vice President of Development. Formerly Development Manager, Ms. Watsic has worked with the company since 2013.
In her new position, Ms. Watsic will take on additional responsibilities related to the day-to-day activities of the company’s Development Division. Her responsibilities will include assisting with securing entitlements for ground-up construction activities and working with local jurisdictions to obtain necessary approvals and permits. Ms. Watsic will also continue to interact with architects, engineers, in-house construction professionals and subcontractors to manage the design and development process, as well as assist in the identification and evaluation of real estate development opportunities that match the profile of the company.
“Karen consistently demonstrates her proficiency in the development process and this promotion reflects our confidence in her abilities and the continued value she brings to the company,” stated Thomas Pilon, Senior Vice President of Development for St. John Properties. “Her strengths include the ability to navigate increasingly complex development regulations and to creatively problem-solve. Karen has been instrumental in several of our latest development projects and her past performances have earned her these increased responsibilities.”
Ms. Watsic earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and her Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 19 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.