A mixed use development situated on 16 acres in the inner-harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. As the lead development manager Michael managed the development of the 1.9 million square foot twin tower complex that included the global head quarters for Legg Mason, a Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. The Legg Mason project was a fast track LEED Silver project requiring construction to be completed in 2 years. This included excavation of a 1,200 five level parking facility below grade and then the construction and tenant fit out of a 24-story mission critical facility for Legg Mason. Legg occupied 72% of the building with the balance being leased to tenants like the Carey Business School for Johns Hopkins, Regent Partners, Hogan Lovell, Under Armor and J. Crew. Jody Clark wrote "Michael's work was a major factor in the successful on time and on budget completion of this project...Michael has always understood the old axiom that we rise or fall together and has made teamwork with others job number one in dealing within the development process."
With 256 rooms the Fours Season Hotel in Baltimore is the ultimate urban resort. Four Season Hotels define service and luxury and the development of this project rose to the standards required for a Four Seasons. Michael's involvement in this project was to lead the development from the negotiation of the management agreement with Four Seasons to the design and construction of the project. This project was executed with flawless precision. Michael touched all elements of the project including the outstanding art program focused on the Washington Color School as a theme for the project.
The development includes a 10,000-s-f spa with 11 treatment rooms and separate heat and soaking areas for men and women. With two presidential suites and the exquisite dining options provided by Michael Mina, the project sets the bar for Baltimore's hospitality industry. The project team including BHC Architects as the lead architect, Brayton Hughs Design Studios for the interior design and the amazing team at Armada Hoffler Construction Company to build the project.
The development of a major 1 million sq. ft. mixed-use office, retail, and apartment project is a major under taking that requires teamwork. Todd A. Harvey senior partner for BHC Architects said "Michael managed the design and approval process and kept the project on schedule, on budget and met the criteria of a very demanding tenant and lender." As part of 9 parcels designed as a LEED ND (neighborhood development) with ultimate build out of 6 million sq. ft.; $220 million development budget for first phase. Includes: Exelon Energy Corp, a LEED Gold project (construction started Q2 2014); This build-to-suit tenant includes a mission critical trading floor operation on a 70,000 sf. floor plate; 103 apartments; 40,000 sq. ft. of retail; 750 car above grade parking garage; 1,200 below grade parking garage in a central plaza. Project includes significant environmental remediation and management of hexavalent chromium contaminated site and significant interface with Environmental Protection Agency.
Working with institutional clients requires deep analytical thought and diligence. Johns Hopkins, looking to maximize the value of this site and seeking to enhance student life gave our development team the opportunity to transform the neighborhood. Our team not only looked at the specific site but we looked at the broader neighborhood to determine how we could transform the neighborhood allowing Hopkins student life to be integrated into the neighborhood while providing an enhanced experience for the residents of the neighborhood. Michael lead the team to create a 500,000-s-f mixed use development that included approximately 600 beds and 40,000-s-f of retail space. Leading the design and development team and the critical negotiations to determine the ground rent terms required the entire design and development team working together for a shared vision to provide Hopkins with the best possible value possible.
Following the completion of the Four Seasons Hotel we embarked on an energy retrofit project to replace incandescent guest room lighting with LED light bulbs. This project had immediate payback to the project in reduced energy costs, less labor to replace bulbs, and rebates from the local utility company. This Energy Savings Performance Contract was unique in that we were retrofitting a brand new building. Technological changes made this possible and worth the effort.
A gate way project leading into the historic district of Annapolis, the project has two Class-A office buildings, a 225 room Westin Hotel, 208 unit condominium project and a 1,200 car parking garage. Michael worked closely with the design team and construction team for the successful development of this project. The team at Davis Carter Scott under the espert leadership f Doug Carter executed the design. The team at Donohoe Construction constructed the project flawlessly and on time and within budget.
In the heart of Washington, DC this luxury condominium in the Logan Circle neighborhood provides amazing units that were unique to DC and set the bar for urban chic. With many two level units and ceiling height to 20 feet. Development as part of a complex land swap with Duron Paint we entitled the land secured a new location for Duron and executed this project with brilliant results. The project has 90 units and features ground floor retail as well as a VIDA gym that grants access to all resident.
The Cooper Lewis is a luxury condo project featuring 18 units on 6 levels with 13 different floor plans. The building features exposed ceiling and a loft style. The building blends modern with historic as it connects to the historic 1897 Pelz building. With floor to ceiling glass walls and Italian cabinetry by Scavolini the units are absolutely amazing.