L2 Defense, Inc. Signs 8,200 Square Foot Lease at Greenleigh at Crossroads
Defense contracting firm intends to relocate 30 employees to mixed-use community
BALTIMORE, MD (April 23, 2019) – L2 Defense, Inc., a company providing technical services and training expertise to the defense, national security and first responder markets, has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 8,200 square feet of space within 12 Irondale Street. The single-story, 36,000 square foot office building, which was recently constructed on a speculative basis, is located within Greenleigh at Crossroads, a 550-acre mixed-use community situated in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County. L2 Defense intends to relocate approximately 30 employees from its existing location in Edgewood, MD. Matt Lenihan of St. John Properties represented the landlord in this transaction.
Founded in 2012, L2 Defense works with the U.S. Military, Federal and State Government Agencies, academic institutions, and other defense contractors to provide engineering, logistics, and training services for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense; emergency management, and national security missions. In 2018, L2 Defense was named the Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Greater Baltimore Area in the Baltimore Business Journal’s Fast 50.
“We conduct the majority of our business along the Interstate 95 corridor between Aberdeen Proving Ground and Northern Virginia, so Greenleigh at Crossroads represents the perfect location to access our customers and recruit highly-qualified employees,” explained Sam Lennon, President of L2 Defense. “It was important to remain close to our former address in Edgewood to mimimize disruption to our customers and employees in that area, but we can now recruit talent from as far south as Columbia which can be reached in approximately 30 minutes. The many amenities that exist in Greenleigh at Crossroads and surrounding White Marsh area will be extremely convenient to our employees, as well.”
St. John Properties, together with Somerset Construction Company and Elm Street Development, are currently developing Greenleigh at Crossroads, which represents the next development phase of Baltimore Crossroads, a 1,000-acre mixed-use community. The concept plans consist of 1,900 residential units including single-family homes, townhomes and multi-family units; more than 1.76 million square feet of commercial space and retail amenities; and a 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Upon final completion, Baltimore Crossroads is configured to support more than 2.5 million square feet of space.
“L2 Defense is a rapidly-growing company that was attracted to the flexibility offered by 12 Irondale Street, together with its presence within a live, work, play mixed-use community,” explained Sean Doordan, Senior Vice President, Leasing and Acquisitions for St. John Properties. “The company was previously located nearby but recognized the depth of amenities and conveniences embedded within Greenleigh at Crossroads including sit-down and fast-casual restaurants and a full-service hotel. L2 Defense is extremely respected in its industry with strong leadership.”
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.