BOMA Baltimore January 2020 Monthly Meeting: Columbia Development Update


January 16, 2020
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Howard Hughes Corporation
6100 Merriweather Drive
Columbia, MD 21044

artst rendering of development near Merriweather Post Pavilion

Thursday, January 16, 2020 |  8:30 - 10:30 am

6100 Merriweather Drive, Columbia, MD, 21044

Registration deadline: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM


In what is now known as the Merriweather District, a section of parking lots and fields near Merriweather Post Pavilion have recently been developed into two buildings, an office tower and a residential and retail building, with more development on the way. Howard Hughes Corporation is leading a multi-year development plan to transform Downtown Columbia into a walkable urban core. 

Don't miss our January Meeting featuring Greg Fitchitt, President of Columbia for the Howard Hughes Corporation, to hear firsthand about the updates and development of mixed use properties throughout Downtown Columbia.


8:30 – 9:15 am – Breakfast/Networking
9:15 – 9:30 am – Welcome/Announcements/Introductions
9:30 – 10:30 am – Presentation

Greg FitchittGreg Fitchitt, President, Columbia - The Howard Hughes Corporation

Greg Fitchitt is President of Columbia for The Howard Hughes Corporation, leading the development efforts for the 14-million-square-foot, mixed-use plan to transform Downtown Columbia into the Center of Culture and Commerce for central Maryland.

Mr. Fitchitt has over 20 years of real estate experience including development, planning, entitlements, community and government relations, leasing, and design and construction management. Mr. Fitchitt led the efforts resulting in the Howard County Council’s approval in 2016 of a $90 million TIF for public infrastructure and a comprehensive plan for affordable housing in Downtown Columbia, and most recently secured approval of an additional million square feet of development in Downtown Columbia’s Lakefront district. Before joining HHC in 2013, Mr. Fitchitt completed nine shopping center redevelopments in Washington State and Southern California. Mr. Fitchitt led the development of Westfield UTC in La Jolla, CA, obtaining entitlements for a $1.0 billion LEED-ND Gold mixed-use revitalization and completing the $180 million first phase in 2012. Together the Westfield projects completed under his direction represented over $500 million in investment.

Mr. Fitchitt holds a M.B.A. from UCLA and a B.A. in Philosophy from Pomona College. Mr. Fitchitt chairs the Downtown Columbia Partnership board, and serves on the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors, the Howard County Chamber Board of Directors, and the ULI Transit Oriented Development Council for the ULI Baltimore and Washington District Councils. He also previously served for ten years on the boards of non-profit affordable housing developers in California.


$65.00 Member Ticket

$65.00 Employees of Member Companies Ticket

$75.00 Nonmember Ticket