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The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership.

About the Cordish Companies

During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate, Entertainment Districts, Sports-Anchored Developments, Gaming, Hotels, Residential Properties, Restaurants, International Development, Coworking Spaces, and Private Equity. The Cordish Companies has received an unprecedented seven Urban Land Instatitute Awards for Excellence for its transformative development initiatives.

The Cordish Companies' Live! Brand

Launched in 1999 with the opening of the Power Plant Live! entertainment district in Baltimore, MD and has grown into one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. Welcoming over 50 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and Tampa, FL and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland.

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Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

The dominant gaming destination in its region, and the most visited destination in Maryland, attracting over 18 million visitors annually. Located at the Arundel Mills Mall in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, the project combines dynamic gaming, dining and entertainment with a world-class retail experience. The $550 million casino, which opened in June 2012, features the largest gaming floor of any casino in the country, with more than 200 live action table games, an industry-leading Poker Room, and two High Limit rooms. Its gaming amenities are complemented by a state-of-the-art live entertainment venue, and nationally-acclaimed restaurants such as Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay, The Cheesecake Factory and The Prime Rib. In 2018, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland was further enhanced by the opening of The Cordish Companies’ flagship Live! Hotel, a luxury 300-room hotel, spa and convention center that has been awarded the Prestigious Four Diamond Rating From AAA. Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland has won dozens of awards for its best-in-class amenities and service.

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Over the generations

The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropy, volunteerism, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a family-owned and managed business for over a century, The Cordish Companies has built projects to prosper for generations, still owning and managing virtually every business it has created. The Cordish Companies is committed to being a leader in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness. We embrace the diversity within the communities we serve nationwide, and we work with non-profit groups, civic leaders and civil rights organizations that, like us, are committed to ensuring the growth and vibrancy of their communities. We are extremely proud of our track record on inclusiveness over decades of development and operating projects, employing tens of thousands of people and welcoming more than 50 million guests annually to our projects. Creating sustainable, inclusive, community-involved developments is our passion. We make the communities in which we build and operate better places to live, work, play and visit.

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We are a family-owned company that is deeply committed to treating our guests like family.

JON CORDISH PRINCIPAL, THE CORDISH COMPANIES