COCM (Capstone On-campus Management) has been selected by EBDI (East Baltimore Development, Inc.) to manage 929 Apartments in Eager Park adjacent to the Johns Hopkins University Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The 572-bed community serves the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing at JHU.
The 929 Apartment community is a 20-story high rise located in a newly developed neighborhood called Eager Park, which is the focus of a $1.8 billion transformational community development project being managed by EBDI. Eager Park is located close to JHU’s medical campus in East Baltimore. It offers a mix of studio, one-, two-, and four-bedroom units that come equipped with a 42-inch flat screen TV, ceiling fans, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and Brazilian granite countertops, and high efficiency washers and dryers. Additionally, 929 offers spacious common areas with faux wood floors, available views of the Baltimore skyline, a fitness center, a rooftop garden and a conference room for meetings and group study.
Cheryl Washington, EBDI’s President and CEO, remarked, “EBDI is looking forward to partnering with COCM to manage the 929 project. 929 and its tenants are an important part of the Eager Park community.”
Alton Irwin, COCM’s Chief Marketing Officer, commented, “we are pleased to partner with EBDI to manage 929 Apartments and look forward to serving the students at the JHU Medical Campus.”
With the addition of 929, COCM currently manages 33,426 beds on 35 campuses, strengthening its position as the nation’s top provider of third-party, on-campus student housing management services.
COCM (Capstone On-Campus Management) is made up of a talented group of student housing professionals focused on providing management and consulting services for on-campus housing communities. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, they have been recognized as the leading provider of on-campus, third-party management services by Student Housing Business magazine two consecutive years. Their student housing professionals focus on helping their partners leverage campus housing to do greater things: recruit and retain students as well as enhance student success and satisfaction. COCM’s current portfolio serves over 33,000 students at 35 campuses across the United States. For more information on COCM, please visit cocm.com.
East Baltimore Development, Inc. (EBDI) is a 501 [c]  established by community, government, institutional and philanthropic partners to revitalize, re-energize and transform an 88 acre neighborhood in East Baltimore, now called Eager Park, by:
- Leveraging its proximity to the Johns Hopkins medical complex as a stronger economic driver for the neighborhood – increasing investment and employment in medical and life sciences industries, spurring new housing development and capturing a greater community contribution from students, employees, faculty and visitors.
- Ensuring the demolition, construction and development activities undertaken as part of this initiative produce significant economic benefit to residents and businesses of East Baltimore while growing the life sciences industry of Baltimore.
- Strengthening and revitalizing greater Middle East Baltimore with institutions and amenities that will encourage former residents to return and new residents to settle in this community.
- Replacing aging, obsolete, lead-filled houses with a variety of new and rehabbed mixed-income units of rental and for-sale housing that meet the needs of today’s diverse families.
- And in doing these things, ensuring that those families directly affected by the redevelopment are supported and treated fairly and respectfully.
EBDI is supported by public and private partners, including the U.S. Government, the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Johns Hopkins Institutions, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies and others. When completed, the project will include roughly 1,600 units of mixed income housing, 1.7 million square feet of life sciences research and office space, a new 7-acre community learning campus with an early childhood center and a public K- 8 elementary school, a new community linear park and other green spaces, and a fresh food stores and other neighborhood serving retail amenities.