Elected Chair of Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber

Jenessa Young of St. John Properties Elected Chair for Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce Board

PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH— June 5, 2019 — Jenessa Young has been elected as Chair for the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. As Chair, her duties include oversight of all Chamber activities and acting as liaison with city organizations and other area Chambers.
“We are delighted for Jenessa’s new role at the Chamber,” states Daniel Thomas, regional partner for St. John Properties. “Her drive and focus creates tremendous results everywhere she applies her ample skills.”
Eric Jensen, Chamber President adds, “We are so pleased with Jenessa’s abundant energy and strategic thinking on the Board. Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber will benefit from her strong leadership.”
Jenessa manages in-house interior design and space planning efforts for the design department at St. John Properties – Utah region. Responsibilities include the new 140,000 square foot, five-story Office Tower, as well as other rapidly rising commercial buildings in this 62-acre development. Her experience includes design work on more than 700,000 square feet of commercial, hospitality, and multi-family buildings. Jenessa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Life with an emphasis in Interior Design from Brigham Young University. She has served as an active Board Member on the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

A house divided


Peanuts, hotdogs and a cold drink. Baseball is a great passtime for most, but in the Utah office of St. John Properties, it’s anything but that.  We cheer, we cringe, we comment and me make calls about the plays.   We even tease and joke about the other team but we know at the end of the day, just like those players, we are a team. We are family. We that being said:


Today is the day. Baltimore plays New York. I will be watching the game on the big screen tv in the beautiful lobby of Grove Tower.  Shh! don’t tell my boss…Im a Yankee fan.





Live life as big as the Universe itself.

As Alpine School District prepares to rebuild Central Elementary, the center also is poised to enter a new era, with plans for a new planetarium, two more simulators, and equipment that will bring the most recent footage from outer space right before students’ eyes.

“The District and the tens of thousands of students it serves can look forward to a tremendous resource for learning and fun through this generous gift by the Edward St. John Foundation,” states Rob Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Alpine School District. “Generous partners like the Edward St. John Foundation play a key role in meeting the financial challenges in what is now Utah’s largest school district. We look forward to other organizations joining us in this season of giving.”

With this charitable donation, kids from all over the state of Utah can “explore strange new world, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man or woman has gone before.”



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St. John Properties: Developing with a Long View



“The People at St. John Properties don’t just talk about a commitment to excellence, they practice it every day. A founding principle that permeates the DNA of the 180-person Maryland-based company is its focus on the long term when it comes to development, tenants, investors, buildings and the communities in which it works.

Launched in 1971 as Maryland Industrial Enterprises (MIE) by its chairman, Edward St. John, the company started with the construction of a single industrial building. Forty-seven years later, it owns more than 19 million square feet of office, flex/R&D, retail, warehouse, gaming and residential assets valued at $2.6 billion. The company serves 2,100 tenants (referred to as clients) at 150 projects located across eight states, including Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Its portfolio is expected to grow to more than 20 million square feet by the end of 2019.

“The Developer of the Year honor is the Holy Grail for us,” states Chairman St. John. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that we would receive this award. My employees and I are so proud of the company that we have built and what we have achieved.”


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