This article showcases our top picks for the best Maryland based Real Estate Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Real Estate Investment industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Maryland Real Estate Investment Companies
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is an internally managed hotel investment company. The Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT).
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is organized to acquire and invest in hotel properties located primarily in United States cities, with an emphasis on the coastal markets. The hotels are located in Atlanta (Buckhead), Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Monica, California; Seattle, Washington; Stevenson, Washington; Washington, D.C.
and West Hollywood California. In May 2014, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust acquired Prescott Hotel, a160-room hotel located in the Union Square in San Francisco, California.
In July 2014, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust acquired The Nines Hotel , a 331-room luxury hotel is located across from Pioneer Square, downtown Portland. .
AGNC Investment Corp. (“AGNC”) is an internally-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”).
They invest predominantly in agency mortgage-backed securities (“agency MBS”) on a leveraged basis, financed primarily through collateralized borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. Our principal investment objective is to provide our stockholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns through a combination of monthly dividends and net asset value accretion.
They generate income from the interest earned on our investment assets, net of associated borrowing and hedging costs, and net realized gains and losses on our investments and hedging activities. They utilize an active portfolio management philosophy with the goal of preserving net asset value over a wide range of market scenarios.
They were founded in 2008 and are headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “AGNC..
Curbio specializes in pre-sale home improvements and renovations that will deliver value when the house is on the market. They partner with real estate agents and homeowners as one team and rely on agents’ expertise about what local buyers really want.
They leverage technology to streamline the home improvement process: virtual estimates, automated communication, and updates. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Potomac, Maryland..
JBG SMITH is an S&P 400 company that owns, operates, invests in and develops assets concentrated in leading urban infill submarkets in and around Washington, DC. Our mixed-use operating portfolio comprises approximately 19 million square feet of high-quality office, multifamily and retail assets, 98% at our share of which are Metro-served.
With a focus on placemaking, we drive synergies across the portfolio and create amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods. JBG SMITH’s future development pipeline includes 19.6 million square feet of potential development density at our share..
Continental Realty Corporation
Continental Realty Corporation, headquartered in Baltimore and founded in 1960, is a full-service commercial real estate investment and management company. The privately-owned firm owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail centers consisting of more than three million square feet of commercial space, as well as almost 10,000 apartment homes.
Positioned throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, the portfolio’s value exceeds $2 billion. For additional information, visit www.crcrealty.com..
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Federal Realty Investment Trust is a company that specializes in real estate management services. Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C.
to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, Federal Realty’s mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply.
The firm’s expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland, and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living, and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities.
Federal Realty’s 104 properties include approximately 3,000 tenants, in 24 million square feet, and over 2,600 residential units.. .
Homespire is a real estate company that offers affordable mortgage solutions, opening doors to homeownership to clients. Homespire Mortgage was organized as a corporation under the laws of the State of Maryland on November 1, 2006.
Ten years since opening the doors of its modest thousand square-foot office in Maryland, Homespire Mortgage proudly operates in 18 states today delivering a level of personal service that far surpasses the expectations of clients and referral partners. We’ve helped open the doors of homeownership to thousands of homebuyers, funding more than $5 billion in loans since the company started..
Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Chesapeake Lodging Trust (the Trust) is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service and extended-stay hotels in urban settings or locations in the United States of America.
All of the Trust’s assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted through, Chesapeake Lodging, L.P., its operating partnership (the Operating Partnership). The Operating Partnership leases its hotels to CHSP TRS LLC (CHSP TRS), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Operating Partnership.
In March 2013, the Company acquired 185-room Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, located in New York. In June 2013, Chesapeake Lodging Trust purchased the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf from Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Effective June 27, 2013, Chesapeake Lodging Trust acquired Hyatt Santa Barbara.. .
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
DiamondRock Hospitality Company, is a lodging-focused Maryland corporation operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It owns a portfolio of 27 premium hotels and resorts that contain 11,590 guest rooms.
It also holds the senior note on a mortgage loan secured by an additional hotel and has the right to acquire, upon completion, a hotel under development. Its portfolio is concentrated in key gateway cities and destination resorts.
Each of its hotels is managed by a third party and are operated under a brand owned by one of the global lodging brand companies (Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
(Starwood) or Hilton Worldwide (Hilton)). In November 2013, the Company sold the Torrance Marriott South Bay.
In April 2014, DiamondRock Hospitality Co sold its Oak Brook Hills Resort which is located in suburb of Chicago.. .
LaSalle Hotel Properties
LaSalle Hotel Properties is a multi-operator real estate investment trust. The Company owns 46 hotels.
The properties are upscale, full-service hotels, totaling approximately 11,450 guest rooms in 13 markets in nine states and the District of Columbia. The Company focuses on owning, redeveloping and repositioning upscale and luxury, full-service hotels located in convention, resort and major urban business markets.
LaSalle Hotel Properties seeks to grow through strategic relationships with premier lodging companies.. .
War Horse Cities
Founded in 2010 by Scott Plank, War Horse Cities is a real estate development company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to developing real estate, War Horse Cities leads and participates in a number of philanthropic initiatives in an effort to bring positive, long term impact to communities.
Scott Plank currently serves as CEO of War Horse Cities.. .
Maryland Financial Investors
MFI provides customizable solutions ranging from financial reporting to rent collections and facilities management. In partnership with more than 400 investors, MFI manages and leases a portfolio of more than 30 retail, office, and industrial properties on the east coast.
The firm was founded in 1980 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.. .
Chesapeake Capital Partners
Chesapeake Capital Partners has been a leading source of private equity and other creative financing solutions for small and mid-sized real estate development projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Chesapeake Capital has the ability to provide a wide range of professional management services and invests its proprietary capital in every originated transaction.
Chesapeake Capital is constantly searching out opportunistic real-estate-related investments and has been successful, over many years and through varying market conditions, in structuring these investments in a manner that has consistently provided above-average risk-adjusted returns for investors relative to the asset classes in which they invest.. .
Preston Scheffenacker Properties
Preston Scheffenacker Properties has been a driving force behind commercial and residential real estate growth and development. Founded in 1989 by David P.
Scheffenacker, Jr., the company operates today with a small but powerful team to identify land and/or properties in the Baltimore Washington Corridor.. .
Urban Pastoral is a next generation, boutique development firm based in Baltimore, MD. They specialize in consulting, managing and designing mixed-use urban developments.
Their mission is to activate urban spaces into vibrant and sustainable economic hubs. Their novel approach combines real estate development and Investment with a specialized focus in the design or implementation of vertically integrated food-sector businesses & alternative green spaces.
With their unique expertise, they have worked with a range of clients in the public & private sector. Strategically activating their hubs in the heart of developing urban areas, they create a sense of place and community..
Revelrealestate provides real estate data for Panama, Costa Rica, Belize and Nicaragua. The site integrates property data, comps and real estate developments to provide investors with a single source of information for market data, reviews and information on property hotpots.
Via my.revealrealestate, a social network, the site is creating a space where buyers, sellers and intermediaries come to meet each other. The goal is to help international real estate investors make more informed decisions..
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