The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader with four major areas of expertise: (i.) Real Estate Development; (ii.) Gaming & Lodging; (iii.) Entertainment Management; and (iv.) Private Equity Holdings. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created.
The Cordish Companies is one of the largest and most respected developers in the world with extensive expertise in almost every discipline of real estate: Entertainment and Mixed-Use Developments, Sports Anchored Developments, Shopping Centers, Corporate Office, and Residential/Student Housing. Widely recognized as the leading international developer of large-scale, urban revitalization projects and entertainment districts, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence which is more than any other developer in the world. Many of The Cordish Companies’ real estate developments involve public/private partnerships and are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY and Kansas City, MO.
The Cordish Companies is one of the largest and most successful operators of entertainment districts and concepts in the United States. Within its entertainment portfolio, The Cordish Companies owns and manages several Live! entertainment districts throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors every year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. The Cordish Companies are proud to have partnered with many of the leading brands in the world including Anheuser Busch, NASCAR, Comcast Spectator, Hard Rock Café, St Louis Cardinals and others.
The Cordish Companies has received international acclaim for its hospitality developments. This division focuses on developing and operating best-in-class, high-profile gaming and lodging destinations. The Cordish Companies is proud to have developed several of the most successful gaming and resort destinations in the world including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, Florida; Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, MD and Charleston Place in Charleston, SC.
The Cordish Companies has leveraged its operating and investment expertise to diversify into a number of related businesses including Cordish Media, Inc. and Cordish Private Ventures, Inc. For example, The Cordish Companies founded Seventh Art Releasing in 1994 which is an industry leading independent film distribution company which has been repeatedly singled out as one of the most profitable and longest standing true independent distributors. Cordish Private Ventures, Inc., founded in 1998, serves as the private investment arm of The Cordish Companies, as well as an investment manager with funds such as the US Select Private Opportunities Fund, LP.
The Cordish Companies enters its eleventh decade well-capitalized and highly energized to continue its growth.