Lion Bros Building

Property Management


January 2017


Cross Street Partners

CSP Role

Property Management


Will Christian

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Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the redevelopment of the landmark Lion Brothers Building will help bring new life and investment to the Hollins Market neighborhood in West Baltimore. The three-story building, with its rich manufacturing history, will provide a new home to Baltimore’s growing companies and institutions.

What is now called the Lion Brothers Building was built in 1886 as a livery stable. It became associated with one of Baltimore’s oldest continually operating businesses, the Lion Brothers Company, after the company relocated to and expanded the building following the 1904 Baltimore Fire. The Lion Brothers Company manufactured embroidered emblems in the building until the late 1950s, before relocating to Owings Mills. Globe Screen Printing then occupied the building until the early 2000s, leaving the  building vacant until now.

Once the building was completed, Cross Street Partners stepped into the role of property manager to handle the daily operations and handle tenant relations.

Lion Bros Building tenants include:
– Enterprise Homes, Inc., of affordable and workforce communities;
– Baltimore Community Lending, a CDFI dedicated to transforming and revitalizing Baltimore neighborhoods
– Spring Garden Lending – A private lender specializing in bridge loans to acquire, rehab, construct and refinance real estate investment properties .
– University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Intermedia and Digital Arts graduate program
– Neopol Savory Smokery production kitchen and deli
– EMIT Imaging

2101 E.Biddle Street, Suite 1201 Baltimore, MD 21213