Martin L. Millspaugh


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 Honor Award 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 highest honor bestowed on public or private development projects by ULI -The Urban Land Institute. The Inner Harbor also received the Prix d'Excellence of the International Real Estate Federation.

Martin Millspaugh at construction site.
Martin Millspaugh and Inner Harbor construction, 1970.

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 Baltimore's Inner Harbor as a model for other cities' public and private "place-making" projects 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 the Advisory 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.