FULTON, MD — Hortonworks and DataTribe have signed separate leases with St. John Properties, Inc. for nearly 12,000 s/f of space within 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd., a four-story, 123,000 s/f class “A” office building located within Maple Lawn, a 600-acre mixed-use business community in Howard County, MD. The building is now 75% leased. Matt Lenihan, leasing representative for St. John Properties, represented the landlord in both transactions.
Hortonworks, a San Francisco-based company that creates, distributes and supports data platforms and modern data applications, leased 6,842 s/f of space in the building and expects to employ approximately 40 workers. DataTribe is a technology incubator that assists startups with the initial formation and build-out of companies involved with big data, cyber-security and data analytics. The company leased 5,000 s/f of space at 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd. and expects to bring ten employees to the building.
“Our primary target audience is comprised of senior engineers emerging from positions within the Five Eyes Nations governments seeking to create a new company in the data or cyber-security arena,” said Mike Janke, co-founder of DataTribe and also chairman of Silent Circle. “Silicon Valley was previously the location of choice for these entrepreneurs, but we have created a collaborative and nurturing environment that will allow them to remain on the east coast, and build a support mechanism that allows them to keep their families here in Maryland. The proximity to drivers including the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Intelligence Agencies weighed heavily in our decision. We have created the US version of Israel’s TEAM 8.”
8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard features high-energy HVAC units, energy-efficient motion sensor light fixtures, double pane insulated glass, white TPO roofing membranes and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. Low VOC paint and adhesives were utilized in the construction, and storm water runoff will be managed utilizing a state-of-the-art system that minimizes the effect on local waterways.
More than 1.8 million s/f of commercial office space is permitted within Maple Lawn’s commercial districts, in additional to a residential component that can support more than 1,300 housing units. A full-service hotel with conference center is also part of the development program. St. John Properties and Greenebaum Enterprises formed a joint venture partnership several years ago to develop, lease and manage 300,000 s/f of commercial office and R&D space within Maple Lawn.
Companies that maintain operations in Maple Lawn include Regus, NewDay USA, Raytheon, Air Patrol Corporation and ELTA North America. The retail component includes merchants such as Harris Teeter, Looney’s Pub, Maple Lawn Market, Ranazul Restaurant, I.M. Wine, Sidamo Coffee & Tea and Coreworks Fitness Studio.