Monzella Saunders-OwingsMonzella Saunders-Owings is a native of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Ms. Saunders-Owings attended the University of Maryland College Park where she majored in Political Science. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988, Ms. Saunders-Owings attended the acclaimed George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Saunders-Owings received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University in May 1992.
After her law school graduation, Ms. Saunders-Owings was accepted into the Honors Attorney Program, a two-year federal government attorney internship program. During that time, she worked as counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation from May 1992 until December 1994. In January 1995, Ms. Saunders-Owings joined the Baltimore City Law Department as a solicitor. Ms. Saunders-Owings represented the City on matters of contract, real estate, procurement, labor and employment, and education law. During her tenure with Baltimore City, Ms. Saunders-Owings directly provided legal counsel to the Baltimore City Public School System and served as their lead in-house counsel on special education issues.
In December 2001, Ms. Saunders-Owings joined the team at Integrity Title & Escrow Company, LLC. Ms. Saunders-Owings serves as legal counsel and President of the company. In this capacity, she directly oversees the company in its residential and commercial real estate transactions and is responsible for all internal operations.
Ms. Saunders-Owings has closed many high profile commercial real estate development deals in the Maryland area, they include, just to name a few:
- $170 Million relocation of Department of Mental Health and Hygiene public health lab –Johns Hopkins Biotech Park
- $221 Million – Harbor Point Development-Exelon Building
- $40 Million condominium development on Water Street in Baltimore, Maryland that required insurance over air rights and intended use and occupancy of the building for commercial and residential purposes.
- $107 Million Magic Johnson commercial development in Charles Village, Baltimore, Maryland. This condominium development, which serves both commercial and residential occupants, required insurance over ancient ground leases and street and alley closings.
- $38 Million land acquisition deal by the Howard County Housing Commission in Ellicott City, Maryland.
- $30 Million Refinance for Jericho Senior Housing, Prince George’s County
- $14 Million senior housing project for Wayland Baptist Church