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Blue Ocean Wins the SmartCEO 2015 Corporate Culture Award
15 Dec 2015

One of only 44 firms honored at the SmartCEO awards event

Baltimore, MD (December 31, 2015) — Blue Ocean, one of the largest owner-managed investment companies in the Baltimore metropolitan area, is the 2015 recipient of the Corporate Culture Award from SmartCEO. Blue Ocean was honored in December at the SmartCEO awards event in the Under Armour facility in Baltimore and was featured in the Nov/Dec issue of SmartCEO magazine. Winners are recognized for fostering a creative, collaborative workplace that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

“We’re honored to celebrate with the leaders of Baltimore’s top company cultures and recognize them for building true performance-driven cultures,” says Jaime Nespor- Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events. “The leaders of the companies named to the inaugural Corporate Culture Awards have realized that running a company is more than headcount and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated. Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world”.

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its integrated media platforms reaching decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. The SmartCEO awards programs celebrates entrepreneurship and achievements of businesses throughout the region. Winners of the awards program are featured in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at executive-level events.

“I’m really proud of our team. We work together in so many areas but in no place is this more evident than the group effort that is invested into our culture. This is truly an award that belongs to our team. It is a privilege to work side by side with them,” declares Jonathan Ehrenfeld, President, Blue Ocean.

About Blue Ocean

Located in Baltimore, MD, Blue Ocean is active in syndicating, purchasing and managing commercial real estate assets in the multifamily, office, retail and industrial sectors. The company was founded in 2004. Since that time Blue Ocean has grown its portfolio to 45 properties valued at overs $300,000,000. The Blue Ocean portfolio consists of nearly 3,500 apartment homes and approximately 2,000,000 square feet of commercial space.