State Center is being redeveloped by the new face of development. The managing member of the team is Ekistics LLC (woman-led). Ekistics has assembled a team with the depth of knowledge, experience, business acumen and success to the complete the State Center project. Strong minority representation on the team is but one representation of our core values of diversity and inclusion. Each team member is committed to Baltimore's future and to bringing the vision and plan for State Center to fruition.
|Baltimore-based Ekistics is a boutique development and investment company with a deep passion in urban, mixed-use redevelopment projects. The three principals of the company have a combined experience of over 65 years in creative financing, thoughtful urban design, sustainable building practices and genuine stakeholder engagement - skills essential to transforming underutilized areas into authentic revitalized places. They seek opportunities where a custom made solution must be crafted to achieve the highest returns to all stakeholders. Ekistics' developments are beautifully designed to enhance the people and the habitat they are meant for. In every project, Ekistics believes in challenging the status quo and in thinking differently. For more information, visit www.ekisticsllc.com.|
|Linden Associates, Inc. is a real estate company that specializes in the development, acquisition, management and financing of mixed use commercial properties in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas.
Christopher W. Kurz, president of Linden Associates has been in the real estate business for 39 years, starting his career with The Rouse Company where he was a Development Director responsible for regional malls. Since 1978, Chris has been developing mixed use projects in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. For more information, visit www.linden-assoc.com.
State Center Baltimore Developers
|State Center Baltimore Developers, LLC was founded by Kevin Johnson in 2009 for the purpose of providing a Baltimore-based firm for the State Center, LLC team. SCBD is comprised of several members including Kevin Johnson (CEO of Commercial Interiors), Joseph Haskins (CEO of the Harbor Bank of Maryland) and Eddie Brown (CEO of Brown Capital Management). Combined, SCBD's partners provide decades of Baltimore development experience and community building history. This comprehensive and complete local minority development team that is fully capable, funded and committed to share both risks and rewards associated with this complex State Center project.|
|Midtown Convergence focuses not only on development of physical assets, but also on the growth of communities. Our principals include Christopher L. McCoy of C.L. McCoy Framing Co. and Omari Y. Patterson of ACRES28, LLC. Baltimore City based C.L. McCoy Framing was founded by Mr. McCoy in 1988 as a subcontracting construction firm, and has grown into a full service general contractor and joint- developer. In addition to his academic endeavors, Mr. Patterson has spent many years on development projects along the East Coast including his numerous years working on the State Center project. The combination of business experience, community engagement successes, solid analytical skills and passion for sustainable development defines the experience and leadership that Midtown Convergence brings to the State Center team.|
|Prince George's County, Maryland-based, TAC Companies is a multi-discipline entrepreneurial company involved in real estate development, management consulting and transportation. Founded in 2000, the TAC Companies support local, regional and national projects. Over the last nine years, TAC has been a key member of the National Harbor and Gaylord National development teams. TAC provides project leadership and management for the economic development commitments and MBE utilization goals for each of the two large scale public private projects. The TAC Companies' clientele represent various industries including, but not limited to government, construction, real estate, hospitality and entertainment, waste management and transportation. For more information, visit www.taccompanies.com.|
Neighborhood Development Company
|Washington D.C. based, Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) is a unique real estate development company that focuses on the revitalization of emerging urban neighborhoods similar to those surrounding the State Center site. NDC is a highly experienced residential and mixed use real estate development firm with specific expertise complementary to the SCLLC team in development management, design and construction management, finance, and community collaboration. NDC has been recognized in numerous national and local publications. Twice listed by Black Enterprise Magazine in their “BE 100” listing of top black owned businesses in the nation, the Company was also recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of Washington DC’s “100 Top Private Companies” for 2009. For more information on Neighborhood Development Company visit www.neighborhooddevelopment.com.|
McCormack Baron Salazar
|McCormack Baron Salazar was incorporated in 1973 and has distinguished itself as a nationally acclaimed for-profit residential development company specialized in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods. It is often called upon by cities and local agencies to provide housing opportunities in difficult to develop areas. The firm has moved from developing residential buildings (both historic rehab and new construction) during its early years to creating affordable urban neighborhoods through multi-block, mixed income projects. The more recent projects often evolve from extensive community planning exercises which produce a comprehensive plan to create new and attractive urban neighborhoods. The larger scale residential projects often stimulate new private investment in the community, either by single-family homebuyers or by retail and commerial businesses.
MBS' experience has also evolved to creating meaningful public/private partnerships and addressing the physical and social challenges of central cities which has led to the resurgence of many previously troubled neighborhoods across the country. In its recent work, MBS has integrated transit-based strategies in TOD developments in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and East Saint Louis, IL.
For more information visit, www.mccormackbaron.com