Douglas R. Kington
Co-Owner ♦ Broker of Record
Douglas R. Kington has over 28 years of commercial and corporate real estate experience. Mr. Kington is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Maryland and is the broker of record for RE/MAX Commercial Logic.
In 2003, Mr. Kington established Kington Commercial LLC, a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm, in Baltimore, MD. Since 2003, the firm has completed 68 transactions comprising of 341,372 square feet of commercial space and 45 multifamily units, having a total value of $39.3 million. For seven years prior
to founding Kington Commercial,, Mr. Kington worked in the McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) office of Cushman & Wakefield. His practice focused on office and high-tech tenant representation, landlord agency and investment sales. During his tenure, he negotiated 87 lease transactions for over 1.1 million square feet, having a total value of $88.2 million. He worked on teams that provided tenant representation services to firms such as: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Progressive Insurance, New York Life Insurance Company, and RWD Technologies.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Kington headed the Commercial Group of Otis Warren & Company, Inc., in Baltimore, Md., where he provided brokerage services to such clients as NationsBank (now Bank of America), Signet Bank (now Wells Fargo), LaVan Hawkins InnerCity Foods (dba Checkers) and Muhammad Ali Rotisserie Chicken.
Before entering the commercial brokerage field, Mr. Kington managed the corporate real estate department for USF&G Insurance Company in Baltimore, managing a portfolio of 169 leases containing 1.9 million square feet and 18 assets valued at $220 million.
Mr. Kington received a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering also from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kington was featured in an April 29, 2014, Baltimore Business Journal article entitled “Cost of redeveloping Social Security site is too high for UMB.” Mr. Kington delivered a lecture entitled “Urban Placemaking During a Down Economy” at the March 2009 Business Over Breakfast meeting of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. In September 2004, Baltimore City Mayor Martin O’Malley and Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich jointly appointed Mr. Kington to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, where he chaired the Facilities Committee.
Wendy L. Blair
Co-Owner ♦ Managing Director
Wendy Blair has been involved in real estate for over 30 years. She began her career in New York City with the Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development where she identified development opportunities and worked with the development community on both residential and mixed-use developments.
While in New York City, Ms. Blair also worked for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority where she was
responsible for the leasing, acquisition, and development of retail and office properties. At the MTA, Ms. Blair was also project manager for the Coliseum redevelopment project, a mixed-use development of approximately 1,900,000 square feet of offices, 300,000 square feet of retail space, a 325 room hotel and 350 condominium apartments.
Formerly a Development Director at Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Ms. Blair was responsible for developing affordable housing including both multi-family rental and for sale housing.
In 1995, Ms. Blair established W. L. Blair Development, LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm, to pursue urban redevelopment opportunities. In 2004, Ms. Blair joined with Kington Commercial to expand her practice in the area of real estate brokerage. In 2014, Ms. Blair opened the first commerical-only RE/MAX Commercial Franchise in the State of Maryland.
Ms. Blair is a graduate of Amherst College and New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration.
Alison Blair Reid
Director of Marketing & Communications ♦ Salesperson
Alison Reid is a graduate of the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she received her B.A. in Business Management and Communications. Prior to joining RE/MAX Commercial Logic, Ms. Reid was a Real Estate Assistant for St. James’s Place Apartments where she researched and compiled multi-family housing market data, developed communications strategy and managed internet presence. Ms. Reid is also the principal of Reid Communications, a social media and on-line marketing and communications firm that helps
businesses to broaden their advertising reach through social media outlets.
Our Value Proposition
Commercial Logic's Value Proposition is pretty simple: create value for each client by listening, analyzing, anticipating and executing each transaction to produce excellent results.
Commercial Logic LLC, founded in January of 2014, is a regional, commercial real estate brokerage firm that offers the following services:
Commercial Logic has experience in six of the major commercial real estate sectors:
Our clients are small to medium size businesses, non-profits and government agencies in the Baltimore / Washington, D.C. Region. The principals of the firm, Douglas R. Kington and Wendy L. Blair, utilize over 60 years of combined commercial real estate brokerage, development, finance and property management experience to create custom tailored solutions for each client requirement. Our clients rely on our knowledge, experience, creativity and persistence to solve their toughest real estate challenges.
We offer seven commercial real estate brokerage services:
Businesses that elect to satisfy their real estate needs by leasing need an experienced and knowledgeable advocate. Brokers at Commercial Logic leverage time, market conditions, competition and negotiating strategy to achieve the most favorable leasing solutions for our clients.
Each building owner has a specific strategy for each of its assets. Commercial Logic has experience with the many strategies employed by building owners, from pre-leasing a proposed building, to achieving initial lease-up in a newly delivered building, to preparing a building for sale or refinancing, to aggressively renewing leases to weather an economic downturn.
Investors have many options with respect to the deployment of their capital. Commercial Logic advises and assists investors in the acquisition and disposition of commercial investment properties throughout each phase of the investment lifecycle. Commercial Logic’s experience, market contacts, and market knowledge have proven to be invaluable when seeking investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, managing the acquisition or disposition transaction process, and analyzing the projected financial performance of an asset.
The principals of Commercial Logic have extensive experience in the property management field, have collectively managed over 3 million square feet of commercial properties located in the Metropolitan Baltimore, Metropolitan New York City and across the country. The principals understand the importance of developing challenging but realistic operating and capital plans closely link to either an investor's investment objectives or an institution's strategic plan. They have experience assembling the best team of employees, contractors and consultants to optimally execute the operating and capital plans.
When investors or businesses seek to acquire commercial real estate assets, whether as an investment or for use by the organization, they have very specific objects for the short term and the long term, including an exit strategy. Both principals have extensive experience assisting investors and businesses with searching, selecting, negotiating and closing commercial real estate assets for investment or occupancy.
Growth and expansion are what many businesses seek. Commercial Logic has developed a strategic competency creating and then implementing optimum acquisition strategies, whether for office space, flex space, warehouse/industrial space, retail sites, multi-family development sites or raw land. Commercial Logic matches the client’s needs for timing, feasibility, flexibility and financial viability.
Excess Facilities Dispositions
Businesses grow and shrink with the ever present ebb and flow of the national and international economies. When leased or owned facilities are earmarked as “excess,” Commercial Logic works with the client to devise an optimal disposition strategy. Such a strategy may include subleasing premises, leasing or selling an owned facility or structuring a phased dispositions keyed to lease expirations. Commercial Logic has extensive experience achieving outstanding results for its clients by creating and then executing customized disposition strategies to meet each unique circumstance.
Commercial Logic assists developers by identifying, researching and analyzing new opportunities. The team at Commercial Logic has extensive market knowledge, solid industry and government contacts, and a deep understanding of local communities and the issues many face. The Commercial Logic team bring expertise in demographics, economics, finance, construction, sales and marketing, and current events. The Commercial Logic team can assist a developer in maintaining a measured and methodical development program.
Strategic Facilities Consulting
In many businesses, real estate expense is one of the largest expenses behind personnel, on the income statement and one of the largest assets on the balance sheet. Commercial Logic has experience working directly with the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer to ensure that the real estate expense is minimized as appropriate and that real estate assets are optimally and prudently managed.
NAICS Codes for Our Services
531110 - Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings
531120 - Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Mini-warehouses)
531210 - Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
531311 - Residential Property Managers
531312 - Nonresidential Property Managers
531390 - Other Activities Related to Real Estate
541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific or Technical Services
541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Re/Max Commercial Logic is located at 301 W Franklin Street in Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Right outside of Mt. Vernon and Baltimore's Central Business District, our office is convenient to all of downtown Baltimore.
RE/MAX Commercial Logic ♦ 301 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 ♦ 410.630.1240