Annapolis MD | Rosso Commercial is pleased to announce the lease-up of 7,400 SF at 201 Defense Hwy, the largest vacancy at the property, to luxury residential custom homebuilder, Horizon Builders. Horizon signed a long-term lease and plans to move their headquarters to the property in the coming months. John Rosso & Mike Foundos of Rosso Commercial were the sole brokers in the deal, representing the Landlord, HH&P IV LLC and NTB Offspring LLC. Horizon will join other Tenants at 201 Defense such as What’s Up? Media, Lombardo Wagner & Co, LLC, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Kure Smart Pain Management and more.
Over the course of the last 35 years, Horizon Builders has developed into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most trusted and recognized residential estate builders. Founders Joe Bohm and George Fritz met as neighbors. After discovering their mutual passion for construction, Horizon Builders was born. Headquartered in the basement of Joe’s home, the business took off, eventually becoming what it is today. Since 1982, the Horizon Builders family, alongside national leaders in the architectural community, have set the benchmark for luxury residential construction.
201 Defense Hwy is a 78,000 Sq. Ft. office building that has been an icon in the Annapolis area since its development in 1990 for the corporate headquarters of Wärtsilä, a Finnish corporation which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment in the marine and energy markets. Designed to resemble a diesel engine from above, the property is one of the more unique Class-A office properties in the market. Overlooking Rte. 50, and sited on a rolling, parklike setting, the building boasts amazing views, ample parking and the opportunity to create a unique office environment to inspire clients and employees alike.
Rosso Commercial has one remaining space available — The 3,000 SF Penthouse. The Penthouse sits at the very top of the circular building core, and was used by Wärtsilä in the 90’s as space for their ‘sauna’, Current building ownership has made speculative improvements to the unique space by punching out large windows and skylights and added a new stair tower to provide 2nd means of egress along with the elevator. Given the circular shape of the Penthouse, this last office space at 201 Defense will surely make for a very unique and ‘cool’ office space for it’s future Tenant.