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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.


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A rendering of COPT's headquarters in Columbia. (Courtesy of COPT)

Public companies

47. Corporate Office Properties Trust

COPT is a specialist in office space for the military and its contractors — an area at risk for government spending cuts. To brace for possible changes, the company has been aggressively selling non-core assets, parting with more than 50 buildings including all of its holdings in Montgomery County. It also agreed, with partner Facchina Group, to drop plans to build a technology park in Charles County in August.

Trivia

COPT owns properties in three states outside the Mid-Atlantic: Texas, Colorado and Alabama.

Columbia

443-285-5400

Founded: 1998

President andCEO: Roger A. Waesche Jr.

Revenue: $556,841,000

Assets: $3,867,524,000

Employees (local): 387 (338)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.