Six Leases Totaling More Than 60,000 Square Feet in Anne Arundel County
BALTIMORE (August 3, 2016) – St. John Properties, Inc. has signed six leases totaling more than 60,000 square feet of space within its Anne Arundel County portfolio of commercial office and Flex/R&D buildings. The recent activity includes leases with South Moon Under for 20,500 square feet of space and Liff & Walsh, LLP for 6,700 square feet of space at Annapolis Corporate Park; as well as an expansion with The High Road School of Anne Arundel County for an additional 2,700 square feet of space at I-97 Business Park. Susan Homberg Muia of St. John Properties represented the landlord in each transaction.
At BWI Technology Park II, leases were signed with Respira Medical, Inc. for 15,000 square feet of space; Motorola for 11,000 square feet; and Vetro Building Envelope for 6,000 square feet. Bill Jautze of St. John Properties represented the landlord in all three transactions at this business community.
South Moon Under, which operates a chain of 22 fashion-forward clothing stores throughout six states, is relocating its corporate headquarters and approximately 75 employees to Annapolis Corporate Park from the Eastern Shore area. South Moon Under recently revealed plans to significantly expand the footprint of the company to nearly 80 locations. Liff & Walsh, LLP, a full-service law firm founded by Terrence Liff and James Walsh, is moving its offices from Annapolis Towne Centre. Annapolis Corporate Park, located off Harry S Truman Parkway near US Route 50 and Riva Road, is configured to support five buildings totaling more than 225,000 square feet of space.
The High Road School is a nonpublic education program designed specifically to meet the individualized academic, behavioral, and therapeutic needs of students requiring special education services. The school, which manages more than 50 school locations in thirteen states, is expanding their space in Millersville. Located near Benfield Boulevard, I-97 Business Park currently consists of ten buildings offering more than 350,000 square feet of commercial office and Flex/R&D space. St. John Properties is constructing a new five-story, 125,000 square foot Class “A” office building at the business community.
Motorola, Respira Medical, Inc. and Vetro Building Envelope signed leases at BWI II Technology Park, a business community located off West Nursery Road and MD Route 295 that is configured to support more than 270,000 square feet of space. Respira Medical provides respiratory and sleep therapy, as well as home medical equipment, and Vetro Building Envelope, which is relocating from the Rockville area, is a construction firm specializing in the installation of glass panel systems, windows, curtain walls and other products.
“Activity continues to remain strong throughout our entire Anne Arundel County portfolio, as companies spanning a diverse array of industries recognize the many advantages of establishing a presence or expanding in this region,” stated Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President of Leasing for St. John Properties. “Attracting two new headquarters to Annapolis Corporate Park represents significant wins for Anne Arundel County.”
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 18 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail and warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit www.sjpi.com.