M.J. Brodie

Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: David Cordish

Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: David Cordish

Hanging in the lobby of David Cordish's office is a framed ledger his grandfather used to record the monthly rent payments on the apartments he owned near what is now Mondawmin Mall. It's a reminder both of just how deep Mr. Cordish's family roots run in the real estate business and of just how far it has come under his leadership. Two generations ago, the Cordishes were renting apartments for as little as $25 a month in West Baltimore. Now they're developing a $2.2 billion hotel and entertainment complex in Spain. The business was on a solid foundation when Mr. Cordish took over, but it wouldn't have become the national and international development powerhouse it is without his spirit...

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