In the 1960’s, David Kornblatt and Larry Fenneman started the commercial real estate brokerage firm Kornblatt and Fenneman, which later became the Kornblatt Company. The Kornblatt Company (Kornblatt) brokered General Electric’s purchase of 1,100 acres in Columbia from the Rouse Company. Kornblatt also represented USF&G in the repositioning of their old headquarters in downtown Baltimore.
In 1970, Kornblatt developed property at 25 South Charles Street with Irv Blum, Willard Hackerman, Leroy Hoffberger and other limited partners. The property was fully leased prior to construction, and was later named the First Maryland Building in honor of its major tenant, First National Bank of Maryland.
In 1984, the First Maryland Building was sold, and Kornblatt began development of a new building at the corner of St. Paul Place and Lexington Street, the site of a surface parking lot Kornblatt had purchased in 1973.
Construction of St Paul Plaza was completed in two phases. First was construction of an 11-story parking garage and ground floor retail space in 1984. In 1985, Mayor Kurt Schmoke presided at a groundbreaking celebration in honor of phase two, the construction of 280,000 square feet of premium office space. The building’s major tenant since that time is the Maryland Attorney General.
Today, Kornblatt is focused on providing superior commercial real estate management only, and proudly owns and manages St. Paul Plaza.Contact Us To Learn More