From the City of Aberdeen:
CORPORATE OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST SCHEDULES GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW CLASS “A” OFFICE BUILDING AT NORTH GATE BUSINESS PARK AT ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND FOR MONDAY, NOV. 2
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for 210 Research Boulevard, a new three-story, 84,000 square foot Class “A” office building in Harford County
WHEN: Monday, November 2 at 9:00 am
WHERE: North Gate Business Park at APG, located off MD Route 22 (Exit 85 off Interstate 95) in Aberdeen (see directions below).
WHO: Officials expected to participate include Randall M. Griffin, President and CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust; United States Congressmen C.A Dutch Ruppersberger, Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Aberdeen Mayor Michael E. Bennett and Christian S. Johansson, Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
DETAILS: This is the second building constructed within the business community by COPT, which is designed to satisfy the commercial real estate needs of defense contractors and other companies near Aberdeen Proving Ground that are re-locating or expanding in a direct response to the Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) process.
Further details will be provided about the building and the North Gate Business Park @ APG project — and executives will be available for interviews — at the conclusion of the brief presentation and photo opportunity.
DIRECTIONS: From I-95 (north of Baltimore), Take MD Route 22, Exit 85 toward Aberdeen. Take ramp to Route 22 and stay in middle lane to Route 22. Stay straight to just before APG Gate (approximately one mile past Route 40). Event will be held on left side after tree lined boulevard at marketing trailer.
COMPANY INFORMATION: Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) (NYSE: OFC) is a specialty office real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on strategic customer relationships and specialized tenant requirements in the U.S. Government, Defense Information Technology and Data sectors. The Company acquires, develops, manages and leases properties which are typically concentrated in large office parks primarily located adjacent to government demand drivers and/or in growth corridors. As of September 30, 2009, the Company owned 265 office and data properties totaling 19.4 million rentable square feet, which includes 19 properties totaling 989,000 square feet held through joint ventures. The Company’s portfolio primarily consists of technically sophisticated buildings in visually appealing settings that are environmentally sensitive, sustainable and meet unique customer requirements. COPT is an S&P MidCap 400 company.