Martin L. Millspaugh
Martin L. Millspaugh
Martin L. Millspaugh is an international real estate development consultant based
in Baltimore, MD. For 20 years, he was Chief Executive of the public-private
corporation that was created to manage the implementation of Baltimore's
world-famous Charles Center-Inner Harbor Redevelopment Program, involving
260 acres of downtown land and $7 billion (in 2008 dollars) of new
construction and rehabilitation.
When he completed his tenure at Charles Center-Inner Harbor Management,
Inc. in 1985, the Baltimore Sun wrote: "no one person built all
this, but he has had
more to do with it than any one else...a builder who can get things done...a
planner thinking in decades, an arbiter of taste improving the city's looks
and a public thinker always aware that his real clients are the
citizens of Baltimore."
The Global Harbors documentary is based on "City
Alive," the historical presentation that Mr. Millspaugh prepared
for other public and private decision-makers from
cities around the world, who wished to learn about the Baltimore Renaissance
as a model for their own waterfront redevelopment programs.
Baltimore's Charles Center-Inner Harbor development
program received more than 40 awards for excellence of design and/or
development, including an
from the American Institute of Architects as "one of the supreme achievements
of large-scale urban design and development in U.S. history". Both Charles
Center and the Inner Harbor have received the Award of Excellence — the
bestowed on public or private development projects by ULI -The Urban Land
Institute. The Inner Harbor also received the Prix d'Excellence of the
Martin Millspaugh and Inner Harbor construction,
From 1985 to 2005, Mr. Millspaugh was President and
Vice Chair of the Enterprise Development Companies, of Columbia,
MD, USA. He was responsible for the
creation of the companies' international consulting business, utilizing
Inner Harbor as a model for other cities' public and private "place-making"
on six continents.
A life-long resident of Baltimore, Mr. Millspaugh has also been
Assistant Commissioner of the U.S. Urban Renewal Administration
(now the Federal
Dept. of HUD), where
he received the agency's Distinguished Service Award. He is an Honorary
Member of the international Urban Land Institute, where he was a member
of the Institute's
International and Urban Development Councils, and the founding Chairman
of the Institute's Baltimore Council.
Mr. Millspaugh was selected by the Greater
Baltimore Committee to receive its Annual Award for Civic Achievement
in 1981. He
is past Chairman of
Board of the Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Institute and a former
urban affairs writer for the Baltimore Evening Sun, where he was twice
nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting.