COPT’s ‘Experience Driven’ Offices Change Old to New in Columbia

This article originally appeared on March 11, 2019 in Baltimore Business Journal written by Melody Simmons.

“We want a cutting edge experience,” said Bill Barroll, a senior vice president at Corporate Office Properties Trust, owner of the building at 6950 Columbia Gateway Dr.

Barroll heads a team overseeing the conversion of a portfolio of COPT-owned buildings into modern, amenity-driven spaces for a younger workforce.

The aim is to change a total of 201,000 square feet of aged office space in the Howard County submarket into new digs. The efforts are part of a trend — especially in downtown Baltimore’s central business district — to transform older buildings with a new vibe, palate of colors and large, airy open space.

The 12-bike Peloton studio will be installed on the ground level of the four-story building. It is being gutted and remade for a new stable of tenants and expected to be completed by early summer.

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