Posted on: 09/06/2021

Finmarc Management, Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland-based commercial real estate firm, has announced the hiring of Christopher Baird as Director of Leasing. Formerly Director, Leasing for The CIM Group, Mr. Baird has more than 13 years of experience working in varied aspects of the commercial real estate industry.

In his new position with the company, Mr. Baird will oversee day-to-day marketing and leasing functions for Finmarc’s portfolio of more than seven million square feet of commercial office, industrial/flex and retail properties situated in the Mid-Atlantic region. This includes identifying organizations interested in expanding or creating a presence in a particular sub-market; handling lease negotiation and renewal activities and forming and strengthening relationships with the commercial real estate brokerage industry. Mr. Baird will also formulate and execute specific marketing and leasing strategies designed to maintain peak occupancy levels and build value throughout the portfolio.

During his time with The CIM Group, Mr. Baird was responsible for the marketing and leasing of more than 2.3 million square feet of office and industrial assets in five states including Maryland and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Previously, he worked as a Research Associate for CoStar Group and as a reporter for Bisnow, a commercial real estate newsletter.

Mr. Baird earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Management Studies from Syracuse University and a Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate from Georgetown University.  

“Christopher brings demonstrated success in executing marketing and leasing strategies for different real estate asset classes, as well as extremely deep corporate and brokerage relationships to Finmarc Management,” explained Neil Markus, Principal, Finmarc Management. “We were particularly attracted to his early career experience as a researcher and reporter, where he developed a strong foundation in the important fundamentals of the commercial real estate sector. We believe he has the perfect temperament, work ethic, passion and skill set to thrive in our fast-paced work environment and we look forward to his contributions.”   Finmarc Management a fully-integrated commercial real estate company that focuses on real estate investment, management, leasing and development of retail, industrial/flex, and office properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm presently owns and manages a portfolio encompassing approximately 7 million square feet of commercial properties located in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. For additional information visit