COPT is an office Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) based in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region

We focus on owning properties and entitled land near key defense installations and other knowledge-based government demand drivers, and in targeted markets or select urban / urban-like submarkets with durable Class A Office fundamentals and characteristics.

Our Strategic Framework


  • To deliver attractive total returns for shareholders


  • To generate high quality NOI that translates into NAV per share growth


  • Allocate capital to focus primarily on Defense/IT locations and, secondarily, on urban/infill submarkets with durable Class A office fundamentals and characteristics


  • Execute low-risk development/redevelopment opportunities and selective acquisitions
  • Recycle low growth assets to improve our portfolio composition
  • Maintain a strong, investment grade rated balance sheet


Our Mission, Core Values and Vision

"The COPT Way" begins with a corporate culture that is committed to caring, trust and respect for all - a culture that encourages both individual and professional growth, and one in which every employee is committed to our mission, our core values, and our vision .

Our Mission

Create value for our shareholders.

We will do this by allocating capital primarily to hi-tech Defense/IT locations and select durable demand locations, and by concentrating growth internally through NOI appreciation and externally through low-risk development.

Our Core Values = ACTIIVE

  • Accountability -- taking ownership and accepting responsibility
  • Commitment -- being passionately dedicated to our success
  • Teamwork -- supporting each other to enhance our collective strengths
  • Integrity -- delivering and expecting the highest ethical conduct
  • Innovation -- identifying and seizing opportunities through creative solutions
  • Value Creation -- creating value for our shareholders, customers, and employees in all we do
  • Excellence -- working efficiently and effectively to provide superior service to all customers

Our Vision

Build a portfolio of highly occupied, new, efficient Class A office and data center properties in locations that support United States Government agencies and Defense/IT contractors executing priority missions (hi-tech and cyber), or in select urban/urban-like locations with solid supply and demand fundamentals.

COPT (REIT) Company History

Founded in 1988 as Royale Investments and traded on NASDAQ, the company changed its name to Corporate Office Properties Trust and went on the NYSE in 1998. Since that time, we've experienced extraordinary growth, growing from $300 million in assets in 1998 to more than $5 billion today. Rollover the timeline below to view key events in the
Company's history.



Please click on the portraits to learn more about our executive team

Stephen E. Budorick

President & Chief Executive Officer

Paul Adkins

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Mifsud

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


COPT is honored to have received numerous awards for our commitment in areas such as customer service, development, sustainability, employee relations and community involvement.

2017 Top Workplace

COPT is rated a 2017 Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun.

2017 Top Workplace: Presented by The Baltimore Sun.

2016 Top Workplace: Presented by The Baltimore Sun.

2015 Top Workplace: Presented by The Washington Post.

2014 Flu Fighter Award from Life Work Strategies.

2014 Healthy Heart Award from American Heart Association.

2014 Top Workplace: Presented by The Washington Post.

2013 National Commercial Real Estate Customer Service Award of Excellence
Presented by CEL & Associates, Inc., COPT received first place in the national survey of tenant satisfaction for large owners (over 100 properties). CEL & Associates is the nation's largest surveyor of tenant satisfaction within the real estate industry.

2013 Top Workplace: Presented by The Baltimore Sun.

2013 Greenest Companies: Presented by Commercial Property Executive, COPT was named one of the top four Greenest Companies Changing the CRE World.

2013 Award of Excellence for Service Provider Leadership: Presented by CoreNet Global - Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

2012 Top Workplace: Presented by The Baltimore Sun.

2011 The BCA 10: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
Presented by Business Committee for the Arts, a division of Americans for the Arts, for our commitment to creativity and success through inclusion of the arts.