Gallagher represented Orlando, Florida-based developer ZOM in the acquisition and development of Banner Hill Apartments, a $90M apartment project consisting of 349 residential apartments and a 333-space underground parking garage. A first-floor amenity level includes an e-lounge, fitness center, landscaped courtyards, and a resort-style pool.  The project is located in the Federal Hill/Otterbein neighborhood of Baltimore and is within walking distance of a MARC station, shops, restaurants, the Inner Harbor, the CBD, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and Ravens Stadium.

Among other contributions, Gallagher assisted in negotiating complex joint development and reciprocal easement agreements with the neighboring landowner, which permitted an existing plaza and underground parking garage to be rebuilt and greatly improved.  In addition, Gallagher facilitated a complicated vertical subdivision of the property and provided advice to ZOM regarding organizational structure issues.

The Banner Hill site was previously owned by the University of Maryland Medical System and operated as a specialty hospital.   The first units and amenities delivered in mid-2017 and the project completed in 2018.  Gallagher is pleased to have assisted ZOM on the Banner Hill project, ZOM’s first in the Baltimore area.

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Mark P. Keener




Mark Keener represents developers, owners, investors, and lenders in residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use real estate development projects, from land acquisition through development, construction, leasing/sale, and disposition.

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