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Blue Ocean Secures Logistics Company for Long Term, 62,000 Sq. Ft. Lease

BALTIMORE, MD (May 2, 2016) — Blue Ocean has signed a long term lease with National Delivery Systems (NDS) for 62,000 square feet of industrial space at 1954 Halethorpe Farms Road in Halethorpe, Maryland. Blue Ocean purchased 1954 Halethorpe in the summer of 2015. Since purchasing the property Blue Ocean has signed several long-term leases, bringing the occupancy of the property to mid-90%. The deal also directly aligns with Blue Ocean’s long-term strategy of growing its industrial tenant base and […]

Blue Ocean Building Bench Strength with Recent Hiring Wave

BALTIMORE, MD (April 15, 2016) — Blue Ocean’s rapidly growing portfolio has prompted the company to search for experienced and highly skilled professionals for additional support to its current infrastructure as well as its planned future growth. The Blue Ocean portfolio has grown significantly over the past several years, and is expected to continue expanding in the near future. As a result of the organization’s growth, three key roles were created and filled by individuals who share Blue Ocean’s passion […]

Blue Ocean is Recipient of the 2016 JCS Employer Partnership Award

PIKESVILLE, MD (April 11, 2016) — JCS, a nonprofit human service agency, hosted its inaugural networking and awards breakfast, Strictly Business. Hundreds of the region’s top business leaders and employers were in attendance. Bob Caret, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, and Mike Gill, Maryland Secretary of Commerce, were the event’s keynote speakers. Jennifer Gilbert of WBFF served as the Master of Ceremonies. The Strictly Business networking and awards breakfast honored employers who strengthen Maryland’s economy through a commitment […]

SmartCEO Recognizes Tova Brody with Executive Management Award

BALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2016) — Blue Ocean Director of HR, Tova Brody, was recognized by SmartCEO as one of the region’s management all-stars. Brody was a recipient of Smart CEO’s 2016 Baltimore Executive Management Award. The Executive Management Award program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of upper management within a region. Award winners uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. Nominations are reviewed by an independent committee of local business leaders […]

Blue Ocean Welcomes Erika Orlaskey as Director of Training and Regional Manager

BALTIMORE, MD (February 2016) — Blue Ocean, one of Baltimore’s largest privately held multifamily property management and investment firms announced today that Erika Orlaskey has joined the multifamily division of the company as the Director of Training and Regional Manager. Erika Orlaskey comes with a wealth of experience within the multifamily industry, having spent the last ten  years at Home Properties where Erika was instrumental in significantly reducing turnover of both residents and employees. During her 14 year career, Erika […]

Blue Ocean Assumes Management of a 495-Unit Baltimore Apartment Community

Lightstone Group selects Blue Ocean to take over management of Reisterstown Square Apartments BALTIMORE, MD (March 17, 2016) — New York, NY based Lightstone Group recently selected Blue Ocean to take over management of its Reisterstown Square Apartments.  Reisterstown Square is a 495-unit garden- style apartment community located in the Reisterstown Station neighborhood of Baltimore City.  Conveniently located just behind the Reisterstown Road Plaza, Reisterstown Square Apartments is within walking distance of shopping and the metro.  The apartment community boasts the […]

Blue Ocean Purchases 93-Apartment Community in Catonsville, MD

BALTIMORE, MD (February 29, 2016) — Blue Ocean recently purchased The Courts at Nunnery Lane in Catonsville, MD. The Courts at Nunnery is a 93-unit, garden style apartment community. The community is made up exclusively of 2 bedroom apartments spread out over 23 separate entryways. The property is also improved by 11 garages that are leased separately from the apartments. Blue Ocean endeavored to purchase The Courts at Nunnery because of the property’s tremendous potential. Neglected and mismanaged for many […]

Blue Ocean Launches New Website

BALTIMORE, MD — Blue Ocean, one of Baltimore’s largest privately held commercial and multifamily property management and investment firms, recently launched a new website as part of the rebranding of the company’s image. In addition to the new website, the rebranding includes a new company tagline “A Better Place for You”. The new mantra is exemplified in the new website’s functionality, which offers a more comprehensive user experience for its commercial tenants and apartment residents. The site’s refreshed and simplified […]

Blue Ocean Wins the SmartCEO 2015 Corporate Culture Award

One of only 44 firms honored at the SmartCEO awards event Baltimore, MD (December 31, 2015) — Blue Ocean, one of the largest owner-managed investment companies in the Baltimore metropolitan area, is the 2015 recipient of the Corporate Culture Award from SmartCEO. Blue Ocean was honored in December at the SmartCEO awards event in the Under Armour facility in Baltimore and was featured in the Nov/Dec issue of SmartCEO magazine. Winners are recognized for fostering a creative, collaborative workplace that […]

Blue Ocean Leaps to #10 on Baltimore Business Journal’s 2015 Property Management List

BALTIMORE, MD — Blue Ocean leaped from number 13 to number 10 on the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2015 list of largest residential property management companies in the Baltimore area. Over the past few years, Blue Ocean has steadily increased its position on the list as the company continues to grow. Blue Ocean experienced tremendous growth in 2015 adding several new assets to their portfolio, including The Greens of Forest Park, The Westwinds in Frederick, and their largest acquisition of the […]