Social Solutions, the leading provider of performance-management software for human service organizations, has signed a lease with St. John Properties for 17,915 square feet of space at Baltimore Crossroads@95 near White Marsh. Social Solutions intends to relocate its 85-person workforce by this fall to 425 Williams Court, a single-story flex/office building contained in the 1100- acre mixed-use business community.
Rapid expansion at Social Solutions has caused the company to outgrow its existing space at the Emerging Technology Center in downtown Baltimore. Hiring projections by the company show a doubling of the existing workforce within the next two years, according to Matt Schubert, CEO of Social Solutions. "Non-profit organizations increasingly recognize that it is critical to their survival to be able to measure and report on the impact of their work," Mr. Schupert explained. "As a result, high-performing human service organizations across the country are increasingly turning to ETO Software®."
"We are extremely aware of where our current employees reside, while also remaining cognizant of where we will attract our future talent. Baltimore Crossroads@95 provides the most attractive and sensible short-term and long-term answer to our real estate needs, as it is a central location with convenient access off Interstate 95," he added.
"This is a major win for St. John Properties and Baltimore County," stated Jerry Wit, Senior Vice President-Marketing for St. John Properties. "The profile of the ideal tenant at Baltimore Crossroads@95 is a rapidly-expanding high-technology company and, in Social Solutions, we have secured a recognizable and expertly-operated firm that has proven to be a leader in its industry. In addition, the company will have multiple options within our park to handle their expected growth."
St. John Properties recently initiated construction activities on 435 Williams Court, a 40,200-square-foot speculative office building at Baltimore Crossroads@95. Upon delivery of this office building later this year, the real estate development company will have constructed 10 buildings, representing nearly 400,000 square feet of space at Baltimore Crossroads. An additional 65,000 square feet of retail space has also been completed.
Positioned off the new MD Route 43 extension that connects Eastern Boulevard with Interstate 95, the Park will have more than five million square feet of commercial office space at final build-out, as well as 120,000 square feet of retail space and several full-service hotels. More than 10,000 employees are expected to work in the project. St. John Properties also constructed The Retail Village at Baltimore Crossroads, a 65,000-square-foot project that will address the day-to-day needs of employees within the park, as well as the more than 175,000 consumers that reside within a five-mile radius of Baltimore Crossroads.
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971 as MIE Properties, owns and has developed more than 14 million square feet of R&D/flex, warehouse, office and retail space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit www.sjpi.com.
About Social Solutions and ETO Software®: Social Solutions challenges and equips human service providers and their funders to turn good intent into measurable change by relating efforts to outcomes. The company's ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) performance-management software, tailored to the unique mission of each nonprofit, give organizations a clear picture of which efforts are having the greatest impact on the social issues they strive to address. With this knowledge, organizations can reinforce what's working, adjust what isn't, and more easily report quantified successes to key stakeholders.