We pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of our in-house expertise and capabilities, in both project development and business operations. Within real estate development and management, we have full in-house capabilities, with departments of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals that cover all aspects of the development and construction process. This includes accounting, marketing, communications, human resources, finance, construction, millwork, architecture, engineering, leasing, and property management. We augment this project development capability with market-leading entertainment, gaming, residential, and hospitality operations, all built in-house. Unique among developers, this vertically integrated system allows us not only to build and manage, but also to operate everything from entertainment venues to restaurants to full-fledged resort casinos, luxury hotels, and luxury residential towers. We own and operate businesses as diverse as Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, with over 3,000 employees in this one project alone, to luxury apartments such as the One Light tower in Kansas City, MO, to coworking offices spaces, such as Spark in Baltimore. Our ability to operate in a first-class manner across this wide range of businesses is central to our ability to consistently deliver award-winning and trend-setting destinations.
Cordish has built one of the most diverse and inclusive workforces in the country: over 47% of our overall workforce is minority. Our commitment to a diverse workforce leads the gaming industry. We are a market leader and are proud to count over 400 minority employees in executive roles. The Company implemented as part of our Maryland Live! Casino operations a strict Diversity and Inclusion Policy, making inclusiveness in hiring a top priority for its team. This careful planning and commitment generated significant results – over 73% of Maryland Live!’s employees are minorities, including 35% Black or African-American employees, and over 23% Asian.