Ian has devoted his life to literally improving the world. Over two decades, he has been a private investor in tens of millions of dollars in real estate transactions, revitalizing both individual properties and entire communities, and developing award-winning places to live, work, and play, while staying true to his commitment to the environment.
Ian’s new Baltimore Eagle development on Baltimore’s Historic Charles Street, a national byway, gained media attention as far away as London, won multiple “Best of” awards, and claimed recognition as Baltimore City’s hottest nightclub.
Ian’s green revitalization of a collapsing warehouse breathed new life into the Station North Arts & Entertainment District and gave rise to new digs for Joe Squared, named among “America’s Top 50 Best Pizza Spots” by Food Network and featured in Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”.
After revitalizing a vacant residential row on the unit block of 21st Street in Baltimore, Ian is now commissioning local sculptors to fabricate and install gargoyles. His work has enhanced the block’s architectural flair and resulted in its notoriety as “Monster Row”.
In light of his initiatives, Ian has earned official citations from members of Congress, the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and many others for his “outstanding leadership and commitment to the community”. Currently, Ian serves on various boards of directors and as President of Investors United – America’s oldest brick-and-mortar school for real estate investing. He also enjoys ice climbing, ski-mountaineering, bonsai, and raising cashmere goats and honeybees on his farm in Maryland.
Staking A Claim In Station North Arts District
“Parrish is working to activate key properties to show that the arts district near Penn Station is open for business.”
PARRISH SITE HOSTS THE CITY’S PREMIERE 3D MURAL
In cooperation with an international team of artists led by the critically acclaimed artist “Gaia”, Ian donated the canvas (a three story apartment building wall) for the creation of Baltimore’s largest anaglyphic 3D mural.
IAN APPOINTED TO UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE REAL ESTATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ian jointly authored the curriculum for UB’S new undergrad real estate degree. Ian delivered the keynote address at the formal announcement ceremony, and presented the University with a commemorative flag flown over the U.S. White House.
Ian Reopens Landmark Baltimore Club
“Their first night drew close to 600 people, with lines around the block…Chef Scholly has served pop stars, four U.S. presidents, the Queen of England, the Dalai Lama, and other dignitaries around the world.”
MAYOR RECOGNIZES IAN’S WORK FOR BALTIMORE CITY
“Ian has an unwavering drive, not only to help Investors United members learn the art of real estate investing, but to reach the higher goal of improving the City..”
IAN JOINS UNIVERSITY OF MD EXTENSION’S MASTER GARDENERS
Ian is regularly called upon as a consultant in the area of green building. Ian joined the University of MD Extension as a Master Gardener as a community service to promote a healthier world through environmental stewardship.
Parrish Proposes $4.2 Million Charles St. Market Development
“Introducing: A vibrant grocery market, an energetic local hub and gathering space, plus energy-efficient residences offering live-work opportunities for the people of..”
IAN’S BALTIMORE EAGLE DEVELOPMENT PULSATES WITH GOOD ENERGY
“..one of the most diverse crowds I’ve encountered in the past decade of covering Baltimore’s bar scene. With patrons of all genders, ages and backgrounds, it was the type of mix I rarely — if ever — see..”
IAN’S 33 PROJECT NAMED CITY’S “BEST NEW VENUE”
Awarded City Paper’s “Best New Venue”, Ian’s development in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District is home to Joe Squared. For its coal-fired square pizza and hipster atmosphere, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV host Guy Fieri picked Joe Squared as one of his favorite pizza spots in the country.
SBA’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award
“Ian Parrish was 16 when he bought his first investment property, 22 when he took the reins of America’s oldest school for real estate investing, and 23 when he swung…one of the largest real estate transactions in Mount Vernon.”
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL AWARDS IAN’S STUDENTS
At an event hosted by Goucher College of Maryland, students of Investors United, Ian’s real estate investing school, were presented a prestigious Green Building Award by the US Green Building Counsel for their outstanding eco-conscious real estate development.
CONNECT WITH IAN, AND REALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL IN REAL ESTATE
Improve the world and realize your earning potential. Ian is regularly called upon as a consultant to real estate developers, professional groups, universities, members of government, and individual investors. Whether your challenge is big or small, find out how Ian can to take your project to the next level.
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Ian will help you believe anything is possible. He has devoted his life to improving the world by helping people realize their financial goals in real estate. An award-winning real estate developer and widely recognized real estate investing expert, Ian has brought his exciting entrepreneurial vision and experience to audiences across the country. He is an advisor to CEOs, developers, universities, members of government, and everyday people alike; and many of them are living proof of the power in his service-before-self philosophy.
To find out if Ian can speak to your group or organization; or to find out if Ian can help you find, fund, or execute your next project, inquire here
Ian On Baltimore City..
“Homicide. The Wire. Social injustice. This is my hometown in America’s eyes. But if you think that’s bad…
- “The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is known to be one of the largest catastrophes the City has ever faced – over 1,500 buildings were destroyed; yet today, there are over 30,000 vacant buildings in Baltimore City and our own City Council owns more than 7,500 of them.
- “100 years ago, Baltimore averaged 40,000 new residents a year. Last year, more than 5,000 people moved out. And those who remain face a one in ten chance of getting addicted to heroin.
- “And there’s less hope in our communities today than there was 200 years ago when the Underground Railroad welcomed more freed slaves to Baltimore than to any other city in America. That’s shameful.
“So where do I see Baltimore City in 5 years?” I don’t waste my time reading tea leaves. I believe in doing what I can, where I am, now. Real estate gives us the power to change the world, immediately. So if you want to know what happens tomorrow, then let’s get started working on it today!”