Corporate Office Properties Trust’s (COPT) rapidly expanding footprint, in what is now being coined the Discovery District, is offering the surrounding College Park community the exciting, new opportunity to become an economic engine for the region. With more tenants having a tech, cyber, and defense focus, the area is becoming an innovative research hub. Stephen Babcock, from Baltimore, comments on the Discovery District by sharing that “the university wants to cluster academic, startup and commercial companies to create tech-driven economic growth.


“A new venture is going to need different things as it grows. But surround it with talent and expertise that can help, and the chances are higher that it will find its way. Put other ventures nearby, and they’ll probably find a way to work together.”

Stephen Babcock

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Maroon PR worked with our client, COPT, to secure media exposure in a unique way. By pitching the story about the growth in the Discovery District to two news gathering agencies who reach different markets before issuing a press release, Maroon PR garnered two exclusive stories. Both the Washington Business Journal and Baltimore spoke with a COPT representative and tenants of the new leases, Cybrary and Catalyst Campus, and were able to captivate COPT’s mission as it aligns with the aforementioned tenants.

Maroon PR also produced a comprehensive overview video of this project in an effort to continue telling the story of COPT’s presence within the greater development of the new business park. By talking with and understanding the needs of the University of Maryland, COPT, and Cybrary, the lead tenant of the new COPT building at 4600 River Road, it is evident how beneficial this area is for businesses to grow. This video also highlights COPT’s strengths and as a landlord as workplace needs change. Cybrary, Catalyst Campus, and Inky have all experienced COPT’s impressive flexibility and partnership upon their expansion in College Park.

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