About Us & Our History

Shopping Center Development
Commercial Leasing
Property Management

Deeply Rooted in the Baltimore Community

CityWide Properties was established in 2001 by Steven Verstandig, who obtained his real estate license at the age of eighteen. While attending Towson University in Towson, MD, he began purchasing properties in transitional areas. The first property was located in Hampden, Maryland. Steven purchased 25 total properties in this area from 2001 to 2005 while attaining his degree in Law and American Civilization. At this time, Steven began to expand his portfolio from buying single family homes in Maryland to purchasing mixed-use buildings and apartment complexes. His focus spread from Hampden to surrounding areas in Baltimore.

In 2005, Citywide Properties also expanded its rapidly growing business into managing and leasing shopping centers in Maryland. The first center the company managed was Club Centre in Pikesville, Maryland. When Steven Verstandig took on this challenge, the shopping center had sixteen vacancies. Within weeks, the young entrepreneur leased the vacant spaces and today, the once distressed center, is now fully leased and is the most vibrant center in Pikesville. Steven Verstandig found his niche with leasing. Currently, Citywide Properties owns centers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Ohio.

Steven Verstandig, President

Thinking Outside the Box

Another focus of CityWide Properties is renovating and leasing historic mixed-use and commercial properties. Steven’s talent to “think-outside-the-box” and seek out the perfect tenant has played a pivotal role in his success to revitalize historic buildings. He is great at maintaining a property’s historic integrity and integrating it with modern amenities.

Recently, CityWide Properties has expanded its presence in Alabama and Pennsylvania. The company purchased North Point Center in Chambersburg PA. The center is Anchored by Orrstown Banks headquarters, Birkshire Hathaway, Dollar tree and several medical tenants. Vaughn Plaza is located in Montgomery, AL and marks the company’s first purchase in that city. Another recent acquisition is Crestwood Festival Center in Birmingham, AL. The company is in negotiations with several national grocers and small local businesses to fill the vacancies available. These centers will be undergoing major renovations in the near future.

CityWide Properties is also working to revitalize the Parkville community and help transform the area. The company recently purchased a bulk of establishments on Harford Road. The properties have been totally renovated and new tenants include a Bakery, AT&T, BBQ Restaurant, Boutique, Flooring Company, Doctors Offices, and a Wine & Canvas.

CityWide Properties continues to purchase and manage mixed-use buildings and shopping centers in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, North & South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and Ohio. The company is a driving force in Baltimore, and Steven Verstandig plans to use his expertise to develop major retail hubs across the country. Today, the company owns more than 120 properties and manages and leases 6 million square feet of retail space.

Our Team


Steven Verstandig

Brian Stander

Stacey Verstandig
Property Manager/Accounts Specialist

Valerie Lanahan
Property Manager/Accounts Specialist

Steffan Waugh
Acquisitions Manager

Josh Schmidt
Construction Manager

Rachel Wagner
Leasing Consultant

Scott Pounds

Cait Schiner
Property Manager / Maintenance Coordinator

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11155 Red Run Blvd.
Owings Mills, Md. 21117
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