St. John Properties Selects Matthew Destino As Development Manager

St. John Properties, Inc., a Baltimore-based full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, has announced the hiring of Matthew Destino as Development Manager. He is a Civil and Environmental Engineer certified in the State of Maryland, and previously worked at Lennar Corporation as Director of Land Development.

As the newest member of the company’s in-house development team, Destino will be responsible for the oversight and management of consulting design professionals, with a focus on the Southern Maryland market. He will also interact with various government agencies involved in the approval of land development projects in an effort to expedite development projects through the entitlement and design approval process and obtain all necessary construction permits.

Destino brings nearly 15 years of engineering and real estate experience to this new role, including Project Engineer and Project Manager positions with Bohler Engineering and Kimley-Horn and Associates. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

“Matt is a welcome addition to our development team based on his proven success in the entitlement process, understanding of protocols, strong relationships in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region and engineering background,” explained Andrew Roud, Regional Partner, Southern Maryland for St. John Properties. “Weintend to continue our speculative development strategy in Southern Maryland, and will depend on the Matt’s experience and real estate acumen to bring successful conclusions to the design approval and entitlement process.”

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest privately held commercial real estate firms. The company is distinguished by its commitment to customer service, achievements in green building, and top-rated workplace culture. Throughout St. John Properties’ 50-year history, the company has developed more than 21 million square feet of flex/R&D, Office, Retail and Warehouse space serving more than 2,500 clients in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit