Eric A. Evans Named Baltimore City’s Real Estate Director

Baltimore City has a new Real Estate czar.

Comptroller Bill Henry announced that Eric A. Evans has been named director of the city’s Department of Real Estate, part of the comptroller’s office in City Hall.

The real estate director’s position is a largely behind-the-scenes role that is influential in the most high-profile transactions involving city-owned buildings and land. Examples include the recently-amended ground lease for Harborplace; the pending sale of 18 city-owned properties once known as the “Superblock” on the west side of downtown; and the sale of the former Lake Clifton High School property on Saint Lo Drive to Morgan State University, which plans a $1 billion “innovation park” at the site.