Meet Chasen's, "Acquisitions & Investor Relations Analyst" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Acquisitions & Investor Relations Analyst, Annie Villamater. 

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?


The majority of my day is spent working on Business Development alongside Drew and Reed! I spend most of my time researching and underwriting potential properties that we may invest in to see if they are feasible for our business model. So far, I have been able to go on several property tours to check out prospective projects, and attend meetings with potential tenants who are looking to lease our retail spaces. I also will be working closely with Paul to explore our new investment platform with the goal of incorporating it into our business model and enhancing our communication/relationships with our investors.

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Baltimore company turns empty offices into apartments

While other real estate firms struggled during the pandemic, Chasen Cos. added to its pipeline.

Chasen Cos. built a business model by buying old warehouse, retail and office properties in Baltimore, gutting them and turning them into luxury apartments. The strategy has yielded steady growth since the company’s founding in 2017.


But in the past year, Chasen's growth skyrocketed as it doubled in size to 609 units under development. The vertically integrated company has contracting and property management services under one roof and was well capitalized when the coronavirus pandemic began. 

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Meet Chasen's, "Chief Legal Officer" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Chief Legal Officer, Andy Segall. 

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 


In the 3 weeks I’ve been at Chasen, I love the fact that there is no such thing as a typical day!  The legal function crosses over all areas of the business.  I may be reviewing a contract with an outside vendor, supporting our business development team when exploring an acquisition, coordinating documentation related to financings, assisting our leasing team and property management teams with lease or tenant issues, helping our construction team on project site developments or discussing high-level strategy with our executive team.  

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A Guide to Summer in Baltimore


We have high hopes for the summer of 2022.


Festivals, live music, and entertainment are coming back (talk about music to our ears), and new businesses are blossoming throughout the city.  Here’s a look at our bucket list this summer. 


The 147th Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. Kick off the horse-racing celebration early at Preakness Live on Friday, May 20. The culinary, art, and music festival will feature Megan Thee Stallion and a special performance by Lauryn Hill. 


Musical performances abound all summer long. Check out the Legwarmers, the “Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band, playing at Ramshead Live! located within Power Plant on June 24. Oriole Park at Camden Yards will host Paul McCartney on June 12. Pier 6, a waterfront venue in the Inner Harbor, will feature Alicia Keys’ World Tour on Aug 3 and Jack White’s Supply Chain Issues Tour on August 24.

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Baltimore’s First Skyscraper To Be Turned Into 173-Unit Apartment Building
Chasen Acquires Historic One Calvert Plaza Building That Once Stood As City’s Tallest Tower

A run of converting historic but underutilized Baltimore office towers into apartments is set to continue after Chasen Cos. bought the city's first skyscraper with plans to carry out an adaptive reuse of the landmark tower.


Chasen Companies Ranks No. 7 on Prestigious FT Ranking of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies


Chasen debuts on the list with a CAGR of 437.4 percent between 2017 and 2020


BALTIMORE, April 5, 2022Chasen Companies, a leading multifamily, commercial, and single-family developer specializing in the Baltimore and Washington, DC markets and a growing footprint across the U.S., today announces it is ranked No. 7 on the Financial Times FT Ranking of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies. The firm is the only construction company to rank in the top 10. 


Living Fit and Healthy in Charm City


We make it a priority to partner with companies that bring a healthy lifestyle to both the residents and communities we serve. From Federal Hill to Fells Point, Harbor East, Downtown, and Mount Vernon, each neighborhood features unique ways to live a healthy lifestyle.


Here’s a look at the ways our residents and our team are “living well” here in Baltimore. 


The Fit Life 

Get fit without leaving your space. Spurred by necessity during the pandemic, we made in-unit fitness a priority with bonus incentives for new residents to have Peloton bikes or MIRROR Home Gyms in their unit. No more excuses to not work out!


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Chasen Cos. acquires historic downtown building to create 173-unit apartment tower

Chasen Cos. plunked down $11.1 million for one of Baltimore's oldest buildings and plans to turn it into a 173-unit luxury apartment tower.

The prolific Baltimore developer's latest target is 1 Calvert Plaza, a 15-story building in the central business district that is ripe with history as a survivor of the Great Fire of 1904 and former home to offices for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. The building was built in 1900 and once held the distinction as the tallest in the city before the Bromo-Seltzer Tower was built in 1911.

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Celebrating Medical Match Day 


Medical Match Day is Friday, March 18. “Match Day” is widely recognized in the graduate medical education community to represent the day when the National Resident Matching Program or NRMP releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions across the U.S. Many of these applicants are “matched” to some of the top hospitals located right here in Baltimore. 


We’re celebrating “Match Day” by introducing you to one of our residents who is in the medical field.


Meet Lauren, a resident of The Caroline, a Chasen property located in Harbor East. She is a Registered Nurse in a Progressive Care Unit here in Baltimore. 

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Chasen Cos. wants to overhaul streetscape for proposed Harbor East projects

In taking on the redevelopment of two massive brick buildings in Harbor East, developer Chasen Cos. will also seek to bring activity and an improved pedestrian experience to the streets surrounding the project that will stretch an entire city block.

Architects and designers for the development shared plans with a city panel Thursday to repair large portions of the sidewalks, remove curb cuts, add plantings and bring outdoor seating and other improvements to the proposed redevelopments at 1400 Aliceanna St. and 600 S. Caroline St.


Meet Chasen's, "Director of Government and Community Relations" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Director of Government and Community Relations, Nate Pretl.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 


As the Director of Government and Community Relations, I play a number of roles and there is no typical day for me at Chasen. I oversee the development approval process for new projects and work with city officials, community leaders and stakeholders across the city to help create the vision that ultimately becomes a Chasen Property.


Live Well in Downtown Baltimore 

Downtown Baltimore and the neighboring Inner Harbor together make up the focal point of Charm City. A bustling business district, it’s also a hub of entertainment, sports, cuisine, and waterfront activities.

Located two miles south of Penn Station and Mount Vernon and north of historic Federal Hill, Downtown’s easy access to I95, I83, the Metro, Lightrail, and the Water Taxi continues to attract more residents as new apartment and condo complexes continue to open.

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Meet Chasen's, "Portfolio Manager" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Portfolio Manager, Anika Yang.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

My role as a Portfolio Manager is to manage the day to day operations for all the 19 active properties. 

My typical day at Chasen consists of managing the day to day operations and maintenance for our 19 properties with BMG. Jonathan also manages the finance and collection side, so we work very closely daily! 

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Live Well in Harbor East 

A chic waterfront neighborhood. Vibrant dining and shopping scene. A dynamic, mixed-use neighborhood. And perhaps our favorite – Baltimore, In Vogue. These are all descriptions of Harbor East, Baltimore’s modern, upscale community abound with boutiques and well-known shops like Lululemon, Bonobos, Madewell, Anthropologie, Sephora and Warby Parker, as well as bars and restaurants, marinas, and more. 

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Chasen Cos. Gets Approval for Multi-Family Projects in Fells Point, Harbor East

Two Mixed-Use Properties to be Developed at 600 S. Caroline and 1400 Aliceanna  

Baltimore's historic preservation panel has approved two new projects by developer Chasen Cos. along the city's dense eastern corridor.

The Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, or CHAP, voted on the pair of projects Tuesday. The developments were presented separately and will add a total of 234 new apartment units to a historic area that is packed with retail, residential and offices yet still holds markers from Baltimore's past.


Meet Chasen's, "Portfolio Manager of Finance" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Portfolio Manager of Finance, Jonathan McGrath.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

My role as a portfolio manager of Finance is to track all rent payments and delinquencies. A typical day entails many phone calls from my coworkers and tenant outreach.

What is a hobby of yours that you believe is beneficial in the workplace?


One of my favorite hobbies would be Ice Hockey. Its beneficial to the workplace because it has taught me patience and to be a team player. 



Ringing in the Holidays in Baltimore

Time to get in the holiday spirit! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite festive traditions as well as some new experiences to test out in Charm City.  


Thursday 12/2

Celebrate the 50th annual Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon! Gather with friends at Mount Vernon place to experience this legendary event featuring festive entertainment, food, and fireworks that officially kick off the holiday season in Charm City. 


Saturday 12/11 

Lace up your sneakers, put on a Santa hat, and grab a running buddy for this festive 5K Jingle Bell Run held in West Short Park along the Inner Harbor. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 

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Two mixed-use properties to be developed at 600 S. Caroline and 1400 Aliceanna  

(Baltimore, MD) November 4, 2021 Chasen Companies, a leading multifamily, commercial, and single-family developer specializing in the Greater Baltimore and Washington, DC markets, today unveils its plans for two mixed-use buildings in Harbor East located at 600 S. Caroline St. and 1400 Aliceanna St. While the design for the properties is intended to complement each other, they will remain two separate buildings.

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Fast 50 Rankings 2021: Meet the region's third fastest growing firm

What has been your strongest driver of growth in the last couple of years?


Our business model and ability to embrace evolution.


We have refined our business model to focus on purchasing Class C assets in historic areas of Baltimore and upgrading them to Class A. Each living and workspace is intentionally designed to provide a boutique setting, with moderate rents, commercial space, and outsourced amenities — all while maintaining the historic heritage of the property. Our commitment to drastically revitalizing communities has proven to be valuable both for Baltimore and our company.

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Baltimore Business Journal: Chasen Companies to develop 272 new apartments, 55k s.f. of retail in Harbor East

A pair of large-scale apartment projects are in the works for a prominent corner of Harbor East in the latest residential expansion of the city's upscale, waterfront neighborhood.

Developer Brandon Chasen on Thursday told a city design panel his company Chasen Cos. is proposing to redevelop two complexes at 1400 Aliceanna St. and 600 S. Caroline St. The work will total $150 million and add 272 apartment units to the landscape with 55,000 square feet of new retail.


Meet Chasen's, "Design Specialist" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Design Specialist, Laetitia Lamarre.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As an Interior Designer,  A typical day at work is mostly on AutoCAD working on Floor Plan Layouts of new buildings or rehab buildings for the Construction, Leasing, and Marketing team. Rashida and I work together and create beautiful designs to make sure the vision comes to life. When I am in Baltimore, I take the opportunity to measure vacant units and walk buildings to focus on renovations of residential communal spaces and exterior updates.



Chasen Halloween Blog Post 2021 


Baltimore is home to some of the most extensive Halloween celebrations on the East Coast, many of which occur just blocks from Chasen residents.  From family and pet-friendly, to spooky and spirited, here’s what’s in store this coming holiday weekend.

The Nevermore Haunt

Historically themed and Baltimore inspired, The Nevermore Haunt is a haunted house located in the heart of Baltimore. Set in the late 19th century, at the site of the old Kaufman’s Store, the event takes its inspiration from the city’s dark past, featuring a menagerie of specters and spirits; drowned sailors, tortured factory workers, unlicensed physicians, street urchins and mysterious creatures. 

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Meet Chasen's, "Marketing Manager" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Marketing Manager, Allie Mangione.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As the Marketing Manager, I assist with the promotion and positioning of the Chasen Companies brand. Campaigns, strategies, and ideas are always evolving so it keeps the engagement and excitement at an all-time high. I work with Erin on everything ranging from partnership opportunities, brand awareness, website/digital management, and social.



The Daily Record: Most Admired CEOS

Brandon Chasen’s career in real estate began nearly a decade ago when he and his business partners opened a series of CrossFit gyms and flipped single-family homes in the Baltimore area.


He eventually sought a more long-term opportunity in the multifamily side of the industry in Baltimore as he observed an abundance of foreclosed, vacant or rundown properties that could be transformed into modern 10-30 unit multifamily properties.

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Live Well in Mount Vernon​

Once home to the city’s most elite and fashionable families and elaborate structures back in the 19th and early 20th century, Mount Vernon still exudes that same grandiose impression some 200 years later.

Home to art galleries, museums, top-rated restaurants, parks and historic properties, this National Landmark Historic District in Maryland is among the best, and most diverse places to call home.


Meet Chasen's, "Senior Leasing Specialist." 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Senior Leasing Specialist, Nick Lawson

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

My role is to find an awesome fit for everyone on the commercial and residential side of things. Man of many hats around these parts. I move at a very quick pace every single day. You can find me running all over Baltimore city either previewing spaces, showing spaces, or meeting with potential clients.  

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BALTIMORE, MD (September 20, 2021)—


Chasen Companies’ Founder and CEO, Brandon Chasen Sr., has been named to The Daily Record’s Most Admired CEOs.


The award honors talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland whose leadership and vision are admired by those around them. 


Live Well in Fell's Point

Situated along Baltimore’s scenic waterfront, Fells Point is one of Baltimore’s most iconic neighborhoods. The cobblestoned streets, steeped in Maryland’s maritime past, are home to Chasen Companies’ headquarters, six boutique luxury Chasen apartment complexes, and a Vision coworking space. 


Fall is the perfect time to take a closer look at the myriad of experiences available to our residents in Fells Point.


Meet Chasen's, "Portfolio Manager" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Portfolio Manager, Allie Walsh.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

Portfolio day as a portfolio manager is the same. My days consist of everything from new building walkthroughs, managing finances and everyday operations of the buildings.



City Biz List shares Chasen Companies ranking on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list

Baltimore CRE firm debuts among Inc’s top 20 fastest-growing companies, with three-year growth rate of 15,420%

Inc. magazine today revealed that Chasen Companies is No. 18 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.


The Baltimore-based real estate, development and property management firm experienced more than 15,420% growth over the last three years, making it the fastest-growing private company in Maryland.


Chasen Companies Ranks No. 18 on the 2021 Inc. 5000


Baltimore CRE firm debuts among Inc’s top 20 fastest-growing companies, with three-year growth rate of 15,420%

BALTIMORE, August 17, 2021Inc. magazine today revealed that Chasen Companies is No. 18 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.


The Baltimore-based real estate, development and property management firm experienced more than 15,420% growth over the last three years, making it the fastest-growing private company in Maryland. 




Chasen Companies Expands its Reach in Mount Vernon With $6.7M Acquisition of Historic Building

Brandon Chasen says the redevelopment of Penn Station is just one reason he keeps buying and renovating apartment buildings in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood.

The latest expansion for Chasen Co. is the $6.7 million acquisition of 300 Cathedral St., a red-brick apartment building at the corner of Saratoga and Cathedral. The Fells Point company plans to spend millions to overhaul the interior in the coming months and convert the units into Class A space, Chasen said Friday.


Meet Chasen's, "Leasing Liaison" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Leasing Specialist, Elizabeth Brown

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

I'm one of the leasing specialists here at Chasen Companies.  A typical day involves reaching out to prospective tenants who inquire about leasing at our properties. I match their needs and interests with one of our available units, and help answer any questions that arise during the leasing process. I also have virtual tours with prospects in which we discuss the unit features, pricing, and amenities. I work collaboratively with the leasing team at Vision Fells Point.



Baltimore has more than 60 companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 — including #18

Here's a look at a dozen local tech employers that made the annual compendium of fast-growing companies.

The 2021 of the Inc. 5000 is out Tuesday, spotlighting the fastest-growing businesses around the country.

This year’s list comes amid a continuing global pandemic, taking stock of the companies that report three-year revenue growth. In all, the Baltimore metro area has 62 companies featured. That’s down slightly from the 71 companies the region saw make the list in 2020.

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Live Well at The Darcy in Federal Hill

A picturesque neighborhood with lively nightlife, Federal Hill is situated next to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and lies just south of the central business district.


Residents have the opportunity to experience scenic views of the Harbor, Downtown, Federal Hill Park, and have access to countless pubs, shops, live music venues, Historic Cross Street Market and the American Visionary Art Museum--all within walking distance. The neighborhood is also located near Maryland’s top sporting venues including Camden Yards Stadium and M&T Bank Stadium. 


Chasen Companies Diversifies Into Yacht Charters

Real estate development firm expands to include luxury yacht experiences in the Bahamas

Chasen Companies, a real estate firm that acquires, develops and manages luxury properties in the Greater Baltimore and Washington DC markets, today announces it is diversifying its investment strategy into yacht charters—a global industry that is expected to reach $17.19 billion by 2026.


The firm has a twin fleet consisting of a 101’ Hargrave and 110’ Broward, both focused exclusively in the Bahamas. To date, both yachts are booked into 2022.


Baltimore Real Estate Developer Pivots to Offer Luxury Yacht Rentals in the Bahamas 

The company acquired a pair of yachts, renovated them and added millions in high-gloss furnishings and amenities. 

The Fells Point and Mount Vernon landlord is offering a one-week stay aboard an ultra-luxe, 101-foot yacht in Nassau, Bahamas for $50,000.


And the yacht is booked solid for the immediate future.


CEO Brandon Chasen and partner Paul Davis acquired a pair of yachts, renovated them and added millions in high-gloss furnishings and amenities. The vessels have a captain, a first mate and a personal chef — and options for fun-in-the-sun like jet skis and a "swim with the sharks" adventure in the warm Atlantic waters.


Meet Tyler, Owner of Morning Mugs: The Coworking Coffee shop of Vision Federal Hill

Why did you start Morning Mugs?

Every morning at my old job I used to make a cup of coffee before work. I had five black mugs--each with a different color on the inside--that I would keep flipped over so the color was not visible. Every time I made a cup of coffee, I would guess what color I was going to pick that day, and if I got it correct I immediately felt a spark of joy. 

Morning Mugs stems from this feeling.


Meet Chasen's "Marketing Interns"

Next up on our Meet The Team series are our interns, Caroline and Larah.

What do you hope to get out of this internship experience?

C: Through this internship experience, I hope to gain a slew of new skills and experiences with marketing and leasing to better form my career path.​

L: I hope to gain not only a wide range of new skills and experiences, but also strong relationships that I will carry with me throughout my future careers! 


Amenity Access Boosts Mental and Physical Health 

A recent study published in The Atlantic confirmed that living close to community-oriented public spaces like parks, restaurants, and grocery stores is proven to decrease loneliness, increase trust and create a sense of attachment to where you live. 


As we continue with our Live Well blog series, we’re focusing on the importance of the amenity-rich communities we’re developing right here in Baltimore and the impact they have on overall satisfaction with your community.


Meet Chasen's "Business Development Associate" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Business Development Associate, Reed Matson.

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

My role at Chasen is split between Commercial Property Management and Business Development. On one side I work with Laura and Allie in managing all of our commercial spaces and on the other, I work with Drew on the acquisitions side of things. I have worked heavily with the debut of our new coworking space, Vision Fells point. I am also involved in the underwriting of properties, setting up entities, and working with the neighborhood associations on setting up new developments.  


Spring Clean Your Space & Your Mood

We’re hearing collective sighs of relief as spring has finally arrived. With the weather steadily improving, we’re switching out our wardrobes, freshening up our decor, and opting for more time outside. 


This time of transition is also a great opportunity to focus on improving our spaces--it’s amazing what a purge, a deep clean, and an organized space can do for your sense of wellbeing. Our Live Well blog series continues with a few of our favorite spring cleaning and organization tips.

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Local Real Estate Experts Express Optimism About the Industry's Post-Covid Future

With the rollout of vaccines gaining steam in Maryland and across the U.S., the "new normal" seems closer than ever and that's leading to significant optimism across all aspects of the local real estate industry.

From affordable housing and market-rate apartments to office and retail, all sectors of the market are posed for growth in the next year, according to a group of Greater Baltimore real estate experts who spoke as part of a panel discussion during the event on April 15. The panel was moderated by BBJ real estate reporter Melody Simmons and consisted of Brandon Chasen, CEO of Chasen Cos; Ivy Dench-Carter, senior Vice President of development at Pennrose; Bob Manekin, managing director at JLL; Robin McBride Zeigler, COO at Cedar Realty Trust.


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Chasen Companies Headquarters

When Chasen Companies was planning its new headquarters it wanted to keep with the companies’ vision of transforming older properties into new modern spaces.

For its headquarters, Chasen took an old row home on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore and transformed it into into a modern multi-floor space where its close-knit team and partners could collaborate. The former bedrooms were turned into private offices. The gathering rooms – living room, family room and basement – were converted to collaborative workspaces.

A “Charm City” mural in the conference room pays tribute to the company’s roots in Baltimore.


Meet Chasen's "Leasing Liaison" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Leasing Specialist, Kent Darrell

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

I am a leasing specialist at Chasen Companies. I work alongside Emily and Liz to help match up future residents with their perfect apartment. Much of my morning is spent either on the phone or communicating via text with future residents. In the afternoon, we open our calendars up for virtual tours, where we discuss the specifics of our different properties and help develop a plan of action for the prospective resident.


Chasen Companies selected as a GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum 2021 Best Place to Work 

Chasen Companies, a leading real estate development and property management firm, today announces it has been named a GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum 2021 Best Place to Work. “We are thrilled to be named a top workplace by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum,” said Brandon Chasen Sr., Founder and CEO of Chasen Companies. “Our brand is built on a foundation of trust and passion for our community. This has opened up our team’s unparalleled creativity, efficiency, and drive as we continue to hit our stride—landing #1 on the Inc. 5000 Series: DC Metro list for two consecutive years. We are excited to continue to build on this foundation, expanding not only our team but our impact as well.” 


Chasen Companies ranked No. 1 on the Inc. 5000 Regional Series: D.C. Metro 2021.


Brandon Chasen started his real estate career by opening CrossFit gyms and flipping houses. On a mission to revitalize neighborhoods in Baltimore, the Chasen Companies builds out amenities-rich designer apartments, some with co-working properties, while maintaining a historic vibe. After booking $13 million in 2019 revenue, the pandemic has had an amplifying effect on his small organization, which now operates 32 buildings with more than 300 units--all with just 14 core employees. --As told to Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

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Meet Mariel: Chasen Resident and

IMC Nurse


Meet Mariel, a Chasen resident who is supporting the community as an IMC nurse in a Baltimore healthcare institution. With Medical Match Day approaching on March 19th, we wanted to share Mariel’s recent Baltimore apartment search experience as a busy Master’s in Nursing student about to begin a new role at a local healthcare institution.

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Chasen Companies Opens Coworking Space Vision Fells Point


Chasen Companies, a multifamily, commercial, and single-family developer specializing in the greater Baltimore and Washington markets, Monday opened Vision Fells Point, a 24/7 coworking space on the ground floor of The Madison at 1617 Eastern Ave. in Baltimore. Vision Fells Point is Chasen’s second coworking concept, with its sister site in Federal Hill. 


Chasen Companies Opens Vision Fells Point

Chasen Companies, a leading multifamily, commercial, and single-family developer specializing in the Greater Baltimore and Washington, DC markets, announces the opening of Vision Fells Point, a 24/7 coworking space on the ground floor of The Madison, located at 1617 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore. Vision Fells Point is Chasen’s second coworking concept, with its sister site in Federal Hill. The new coworking space will offer 14 private offices, six private desks, two lounge areas, a conference room, a kitchenette, and a private phone booth.


Meet Chasen's "Leasing Liaison" 

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Leasing Specialist, Emily Lansinger

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?

I am our Leasing Specialist for primarily our Mount Vernon and Federal Hill properties. My every day consists of reaching out to people interested in our properties to help narrow down options that best fit their desires and requirements. I follow up with them to make the process of leasing as smooth as possible for our prospective tenants. I also take videos of our units at our newly renovated properties to share with our team and prospective tenants.


Chasen Companies Tops Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region


Inc. magazine today revealed that Chasen Companies is No. 1 for the second year in a row on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington D.C. area-based private companies. The Baltimore-based real estate, development and property management firm experienced more than 8,000% growth over the last two years. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. area economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.


Improve Your WFH Environment


With roughly half of the American workforce continuing to work from home, many of us are spending more time there than ever before. Creating a safe work environment should be a top priority, beginning with a focus on eliminating indoor air pollution. Why?  Poor indoor air quality can negatively impact our health both in the short term and long term if not controlled. And in most cases, simple fixes can make drastic improvements. 


In​troducing Live Well at Chasen

At Chasen Companies, it’s our mission to provide the highest quality living experience to our residents. COVID-19 has changed everything about how we live--it’s more important than ever to prioritize health wellness in the physical spaces we create and maintain, all the way to the daily experiences and conveniences we provide.


This is why we are excited to launch a new blog series, Live Well at Chasen. Each month we will share an inside look at our processes, programs, and perks that empower residents to do just that--live well at a healthy place they can call home. Not a resident yet? That’s OK - you just might embrace some new ways to relax and thrive in your own sanctuary.   


We​'re Amping Up Our Leasing Experience with Virtual Tours

Over the last year, we have had the opportunity to host more than 8,500 tours of our properties. We learned so much about what renters are looking for in a home in Baltimore, what they expect to see throughout the touring process, as well as how comfortable they are searching for a new home amid a global pandemic.

We've taken these learnings and are applying them to our leasing and touring process. Our latest enhanced experience -- turning to virtual reality with the help of a local VR firm, Balti-virtual​, to bring our communities to life while making touring our spaces easy, memorable, and safe.


Authority Magazine Interviews Head Of Marketing, Erin Black, as a Woman Leader in Real Estate

(January 7, 2021) —Chasen Companies' Head of Marketing, Erin Black, was invited to participate in Authority Magazine's Women Leaders of Real Estate Series. Erin discusses her path to real estate, the challenges facing women, and her advice for thriving in in CRE.

"Engage and contribute to your community. When you're creating spaces for people to live, it's important to know how people are living and engaging to begin with."

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Baltimore, MD (December 31, 2020) —Chasen Companies' Founder and CEO, Brandon Chasen, has been recognized by Baltimore Business Journal as a face to watch in 2021. Brandon has plans beyond growing the company, such as strengthening the safety measures in Baltimore. 

"Brandon Chasen has already developed hundreds of boutique apartments across Baltimore, and he has no plans to slow down in the coming 12 months." 

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2020Year in Review

Chasen Companies is expanding rapidly. A growing team, added properties and buildings under construction, to name a few. Check out Chasen Companies' Year in Review video to see what else was accomplished in a year full of ups and downs. 


How to Choose the Right Floor Plan

Layout, windows, storage, open floor plan. There are so many choices when it comes to looking for an apartment. But how do you choose the right one for your lifestyle? gives some helpful tips on what to look for during your search.


Meet Chasen's Construction Site Master

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Project Manager, Chris Dorsey

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As a Project Manager, my day begins by organizing the onsite construction team and workforce who are located at one of our many properties under development in Baltimore. Once complete, I head to our construction office to update paperwork and review plans and construction details. I’ll wrap up my day back on the construction site reviewing what has been completed and what needs to be focused on for the following day as well as any orders that need to be placed.


The Daily Record: Chasen

The key to success for the Chasen Companies has been thinking small. The four-year-old construction and development company has earned national recognition for its focus on what it calls the “smaller, luxury boutique multifamily buildings” with 50 units or less.

Chasen, which said its properties are usually fully leased within 30 days of opening, was recognized as 2020’s fastest-growing private company in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia in Inc. magazine’s 5000 Series: D.C. Metro List. It earned the prestigious honor, in part, for reporting 3,671% revenue growth from 2016 to 2018.


Multifamily Executive: For Gen Z Renters, Wellness Choices Go Beyond The Gym

"For Brandon Chasen, CEO of Baltimore-based boutique developer and builder Chasen Cos., which operates 300 units, that has meant ensuring that his apartments have dedicated HVAC units. 

“To offer the best air quality, we are installing individual mini-split HVAC units with separate air filters in all of our new properties to ensure renters are not sharing air,” Chasen says, who notes that regular cleanings at his properties, are also a must in a COVID-19 world. That’s something other developers are keying in on as well."



BALTIMORE, MD (October 7, 2020)— Chasen Companies’ Founder and CEO, Brandon Chasen, has been recognized as a GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Fifty Under 40 for his achievements in building a boutique multifamily product that transforms communities while maintaining their historical heritage. The award recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who are making great strides in the commercial real estate industry and were selected based on professional accomplishments and contributions to their company’s overall success.

“I am proud to be recognized as the new generation of real estate leaders by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum,” said Brandon Chasen. “This accomplishment speaks to the dedication and hard work of the entire Chasen Companies team.



Chasen Companies’ COO, Moise Fokou, has been recognized as a member of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2020 40 Under 40 class. The prestigious accolade recognizes young professionals in the Greater Baltimore region for outstanding success in business and contributions to their communities. Dubbed one of the region’s most influential young leaders, Fokou will be celebrated at a virtual event this November.

“To be recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal in its 40 Under 40 category is truly an honor,” said Fokou. “I am thankful for the opportunity to build and grow Chasen Companies from the ground up alongside one of my closest friends, Brandon Chasen, while also making a significant impact on the Baltimore community.



Chasen Companies has been selected to receive the 2020 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Award from The Daily Record. Established in 2019, the awards celebrate the individuals and companies who are changing the landscape of Maryland through design, construction, project management, innovation, and more.

"Our Excellence in Construction & Real Estate honorees transform ideas into reality. They are at the top of their fields, whether it be design, construction, project management, innovation and more," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of The Daily Record.


Meet Chasen's COO

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Chief Operating Officer, Moise Fokou

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As COO, I oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of Chasen Companies. When I’m not in the office working with vendors to do takeoffs (working out pricing for various aspects of the job) or preparing internal reports, you can catch me running around to one of our many development sites to secure real time progress updates on our projects. On average we have three sites under construction at any given time.

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A conversion is in the works to turn a stately law office building into 25 boutique apartments near the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse downtown.

The $7.5 million redevelopment at 211 St. Paul Place began this summer, led by Chasen Cos., a local developer known for converting older and historic buildings around the city into boutique apartments.

The project at the 120-year-old building will be called The James.


Coworking while distancing: how Baltimore's shared workspaces are reopening 

Around the city, Baltimore’s shared workspaces are starting to reopen. But those coworking and makerspaces that many left in March amid pandemic orders are doing things a little differently these days.

With the latest phase of government-ordered mandates requiring capacity limits and social distancing still very much a part of our lives, there are new measures that must be put in place. Given that coworking spaces are often testing grounds for new ideas about how to work, we reached out to some of the area’s leading voices to see how it was all working.


Meet Chasen's Resident Recruiter

Next up on our Meet The Team series is Head of Leasing and Property Management, Laura Malagari

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As the Head of Leasing and Property Management, I lead the lease-up phase right after construction has been completed on our properties. My ultimate goal is to have our buildings fully leased within 60 days of opening. Most days you can find me meeting with prospective tenants and leading them through tours of our properties throughout Baltimore City--ultimately helping them land the perfect new home.



BALTIMORE, MD (July, 2020)— Chasen Companies’ Founder and CEO, Brandon Chasen, has been named to The Daily Record’s 2020 VIP List - Very Important Professionals Successful by 40. The prestigious award recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. Winners, chosen by an outside panel of judges including previous winners and business leaders, were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and a commitment to inspiring change. 


Meet "The Brand Steward"

Next up on our Meet The Team series is our Head of Marketing, Erin Black

What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

In marketing, no day is the same and I often have to juggle based on priority but that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. Whether it’s strategizing marketing plans for our properties, building/designing our websites, or talking through social media campaigns, I get excited that no two tasks are alike. 

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Chasen bullish on coworking space at $12M The Brixton

Chasen Companies plans to deliver The Brixton, a $12 million mixed-use property featuring coworking space, in Fells Point next year, despite the shared office sector’s struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The building is planned for the longtime vacant lot at 421 S. Broadway and will include retail, 33 apartments along with 14 so-called “executive suites.” Plans for the building also incorporate a roof/spa deck with a bar for tenants and clients.


Meet "The Community Caretaker"

Next up on our Meet The Team series is our Assistant Property Manager, Bruce Damon


What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As Assistant Property Manager, I work closely with our Chasen team and our tenants to oversee all aspects of maintenance and occupancy for our properties. I support daily operations, which includes coordinating maintenance requests, ensuring the condition of our properties is top-notch, and connecting with potential tenants to introduce them to available units.


Meet "The Skipper"

Next up on our Meet The Team series is our Chief of Staff, Bennett Bradley


What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

Every day at Chasen is different. As Chief of Staff, the bulk of my responsibility is to track the company’s operations and install streamlined communication channels between our departments and ownership teams. Our success is often dependent upon quick, educated decisions, so constant communication is vital.


The Value of Great Talent and Teamwork Is Timeless

Even before COVID-19, worlds were subject to change—perhaps especially so the worlds of residential construction and real estate development. The pulse of housing, starting with post-World War II Levittowns to the 2006 housing bubble and beyond, is one replete with ups and downs, cycles and crashes. From lumberyards to jobsite trailers, from the contractor pickup truck to the investor board room, from subdivisions to apartment units to high-rise luxury condos, booms and busts are part of our DNA.


Why Baltimore's coworking spaces will play an important role post-pandemic

As flexibility becomes the new norm even for the strictest corporate environments, the novel coronavirus pandemic may mean the end of the traditional office culture as we know it, and could spur a widespread shift to remote workspaces.

At the start of the year, Baltimore was home to more than 25 shared office spaces. While it’s unknown if all 25 locations will remain post-pandemic, what is clear is the need to modify shared workspaces to address growing concerns with sanitization and social distance measures that will be in place for the foreseeable future.


Meet "The Catalyst"

Next up on our Meet The Team series is our Office and Operations Manger, Callie Causey. 


What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like? 

As Operations and Office Manager, part of my role is to keep up with accounting and payroll. When I’m focused on tasks in the office, I’m often picking up permits, coordinating electrical upgrades and utility work for our properties, tracking and completing on-site inspections with city officials, and ordering construction materials to keep our projects moving. 


A note from our CEO, Brandon Chasen

Our team has spent the last five years dedicating ourselves to hard work and investment in the Baltimore and DC communities, resulting in rapid growth for our firm. In fact, this growth allowed us to be recognized as the fastest-growing company in the region (according to Inc. magazine). 

But with expansion has come a natural evolution of our services, operations and structure. Some know us as a general contractor while others know us as a property owner, a developer, or a property management firm. 

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Real Estate Insider- Chasen takes on new project

A long-vacant lot on South Broadway in Fells Point is set to become a five-story mixed-use building with apartments, office and retail space.

The project by Chasen Cos. will take over a lot at 421 S. Broadway between Eastern Avenue and Bank Street, situated across from the now-demolished Budeke's Paints site. The lot has been vacant since before the Fells Point Historic District was established in 2007, said historic preservation planner Eddie Leon.


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Real Estate Insider- Chasen takes on new project

The latest in residential redevelopment in historic Mount Vernon is underway.

A strip of vacant rowhouses in the 1100 block of N. Calvert Street is poised for a redo this spring by Baltimore developer Brandon Chasen. Chasen said last week that his Chasen Cos. is partnering with Stanton Park Development to convert three vacant four-story houses across from the upscale Ivy Hotel into 14 apartments with 2,000 square feet of office space at street level.



Chasen Tops Inc. Magazine’s List of

D.C. Metro’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—

Inc. magazine today revealed that Chasen Companies, formerly Chasen Construction and Development, is No. 1 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. Metro economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.



Meet The Team 

Chasen’s business model is unique in that not only do we own and manage the properties in our portfolio, but we build them as well. A small, dedicated team drives our firm, each playing a dynamic role that is imperative to our success.


In an effort to share more about our firm and the purpose behind what we do, we are introducing one member of our team each month in our new Q&A blog series.


First up, Drew Peace, our Head of Business Development. 

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Chasen Construction buys project at Tutti Frutti factory in Fells Point

Redevelopment plans for the former Tutti Frutti ice cream plant in Fells 

Point took a new direction on Wednesday.

Chasen Construction and Development this week acquired the site, architectural designs and city permits for $1.6 million from AMK Holdings and KT Homes this week. The Baltimore-based developer plans to break ground Monday on the 31- unit apartment and retail project.

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Chasen set to introduce butler app at Baltimore Apartments

Chasen Construction and Development expects to introduce butler app Hello Alfred to four of its Baltimore apartments buildings in February. 

Residents in designated units will have access to the use of the app, which is included in the price of rent, to schedule services, such as a hotel style turndown service, a pantry stocking amenity and dry cleaning assistance.


In the C-Suite: Brandon Chasen plans to keep on buying, developing in the city

Brandon Chasen sees the massive apartment buildings rising across Baltimore, making headlines for their premier amenities and sky-high rent, but the local developer isn't interested in building on that scale.

He's focused on his company's bread and butter — smaller, luxury boutique multi-family buildings with moderate rents, commercial spaces and outsourced amenities.

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Chasen brings Hello Alfred’s concierge service to Baltimore tenants

In February, Baltimore-based Chasen Construction and Development will begin offering tenants access to concierge services through hospitality startup Hello Alfred.

The move means New York-based Hello Alfred is entering the Baltimore market.

Chasen, which was founded in 2015, operates 14 buildings in Baltimore, with a total of 250 units. The company renovates properties into “boutique luxury” residential properties of about 10 to 35 units in areas like Federal Hill, Mount Vernon and Fells Point, said CEO Brandon Chasen. 

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A high-tech version of Alfred, the devoted butler from the Batman comics, is coming to Baltimore. 

Tenants at several luxury apartment developments in the city will soon be able to download an app and use the individual butler service for their own.

Called "Hello Alfred," the service will make its debut early next year in developments owned by Brandon Chasen in Federal Hill and Fells Point 

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Chasen Construction and Development, a leading multifamily, commercial, and single-family developer specializing in the Greater Baltimore and Washington, DC markets, announces today it will be among the first to bring Hello Alfred’s trusted home help service to homes in Baltimore. The developer will introduce the residential experience to four of its properties, including The Wilkes, The Darcy, The The Courtland, and The Roland beginning in February.

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Chasen Construction and Development, a leading multifamily, commercial, and single-family developer specializing in the Greater Baltimore and Washington, DC markets, announces today its newest multifamily property, The Wilkes, has delivered and has begun leasing.

The 10-unit boutique apartment building located at 1719 Eastern Avenue in Fells Point, a historic community in Baltimore, is the fifth delivery for Chasen in 2019, with seven more on the horizon for 2020.




Chasen Construction and Development announces today its  Founder and CEO, Brandon Chasen, has been recognized as a member of the Baltimore Business Journal 2019 40 Under 40 class. The prestigious accolade recognizes young professionals in the Greater Baltimore region for outstanding success in business and contributions to their communities.

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A burned-out, red-brick shell in Fells Point that once held a popular bridal shop could soon be converted into 25 apartments.

Developer Brandon Chasen got the green light from a city review panel Tuesday to redevelop 1709-1719 Fleet St. into a multi-family project.

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A Fells Point building that once housed a celebrity chef's steakhouse is being converted into 10 luxury apartments. Chasen Construction & Development is also creating about 2,000 square feet of retail at street level at the former Prime Steakhouse at 1719 Eastern Ave. Brandon Chasen Sr. Chasen purchased the 6,700-square-foot property in June for $450,000. 

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The General Joseph Haller Post 95 building in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood sold for $375,000 to a developer who plans to convert the vacant property into apartments and possible retail or office space.

Jim Chives, of Gold and Co., said he sold the 10,000-square-foot complex at 1742-1746 Fleet St. to Chasen Construction & Development on behalf of the American Legion.


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Baltimore's newest coworking space offers its tenants everything from a golf simulator, to shared event space and private offices complete with lofts for napping.

Vision opened earlier this year at 12 W. Montgomery St., an old office building in Federal Hill. The 11,000-square-foot space has a modern and trendy design with exposed ceilings and lots of white furniture and wood and metal accents.


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Development is under construction on a mixed-use project that will bring six apartments and an office space to 12 W. Montgomery St. in Federal Hill. The 10,500 sq. ft. building was formerly used as office space but has been vacant in recent years.

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Take a look at the newest addition to Light Street. The Darcy resides at 1702 Light Street and offers 10 luxurious boutique styled apartments. The building stands four stories tall above beautiful South Baltimore, offering serene and breathtaking views of the city.

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The Victory House — a former 7,074 sq. ft., 39-bedroom, two-bathroom residence at 1702-1708 Light St. in South Baltimore — is no longer standing. Crews have spent the last few months demolishing the building and now the building is completely gone.

Pictures of the demolition started circulating on neighborhood social media pages generating hundreds of likes. The Victory House was a source of frustration for many in the community for years. 

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A 10-unit luxury apartment development is getting ready to open at the site of a former boarding house in Federal Hill.


The $3.9 million Darcy on Light Street was developed over the past year by Chasen Construction and Stanton Park Development at 1702 S. Light St.

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Over the next week, will be posting development photo tours of all the projects under construction in South Baltimore. This tour features development in South Baltimore and Port Covington.

Check out’s South Baltimore Development Rundown for information about all the real estate projects under construction, recently completed, or in planning in South Baltimore.

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Interior demolition has started on the redevelopment of the Victory House at 1702-1708 Light St. in South Baltimore. The Victory House is a 7,074 sq. ft., 39-bedroom, two-bathroom residence that was condemned and shut down by Housing and Community Development (HCD) last year due to structural issues. Developer Brandon Chasen is working with architect Julie Tice of Eastend Design Group on the project.