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MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN, DAVID CORDISH

"As a family-owned and managed business for over a century, we build projects to prosper for generations. 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."

Corporate History
1910

Louis Cordish founds the company and begins developing in the Baltimore/Washington Area.

1935

Louis’s son Paul Cordish joins the company and also founds Cordish & Cordish. Paul works with company for next 73 years.

1968

Paul Cordish’s son, David Cordish, assumes leadership of the company. He remains Chairman and CEO to this day. 

1981

The Gaming and Hotel divisions are formed.

1993

Jon, Blake and Reed Cordish carry on a fourth generation of family ownership.

1994

The Entertainment Management division, Entertainment Consulting International, LLC (ECI) is established.

1999

The first Live! district is opened.

2004

The Cordish Companies opens Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, Florida.

2005

The Sports-Anchored Districts division is launched.

2009

The Cordish Companies receives an unprecedented seventh Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence for its Kansas City Power & Light District complex.

2010

The Company launches its International Development division.

2016

Cordish continues as a market leader in development and operations throughout the US and around the world.