Our Core Values

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Competitive Base Salary

Annual rate of pay for work performed

Restricted Stock

Equity ownership in the company NYSE: OFC

Annual Incentive Award (AIA)

COPT’s cash bonus awarded annually based on Company and individual performance

Comprehensive Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) w/ match, wellbeing programs, and generous paid time off

Talent Development

Opportunities to learn and grow with financial support


Employee celebrations, commitment awards, engagement surveys, and more

Where We Work

Benefits Highlights

Programs that support our employees’ careers community, physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing.

Medical & Prescription Drugs

PPO, EPO with optional FSA, or HDHP with HSA Includes Rx (pharmacy, mail order, and international mail order).


Basic or Premium Plan: In-Network v. Out-of-Network flexibility.


Full vision plan including options In-Network and Out-of-Network.

Paid Time Off

Generous package promoting work-life balance: Vacation, Sick, Personal, Holidays, Birthday, Parental, etc.

401(k) Plan

Retirement savings plan with competitive Company match.

Stock Ownership

Restricted shares granted to provide employees with Company ownership.

Educational Assistance

Annual monetary assistance up to the IRS maximum for eligible tuition expenses for employees enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs.

Interactive Wellbeing Program

Incentive-based activities and challenges that promote awareness and healthier lifestyles.

Employee Referral Program

Our greatest strength is our people. Employees that refer top talent receive a financial award for new hire referrals.

Anniversary Celebration

Annual observance of the Company's formation as a publicly-traded organization: September 28, 1998.

Meet Our Team

Karla F.

Lease + Billing Analyst
The most satisfying part about my job is that I am always helping people. That feeling is indescribable.

John B.

Senior Financial Analyst
COPT Defense employees are dedicated, caring and highly intelligent. I’ve not worked anywhere with as many intelligent people who are truly invested in the Company.

Sumit P.

Senior Data Analyst
Recognition is important to me. My manager exceeds my expectations by valuing my work, which allows me to feel that I am contributing to the success of the Company.

Zarae W.

Manager - Legal, Due Diligence
What makes me proud to work for COPT Defense is seeing how different teams work together to accomplish an end goal.

Justin B.

Senior Manager - Construction, Tenant + Capital Improvements
What makes me proud to work at COPT Defense is the rich culture. It’s nice to come to work knowing you are surrounded by people with similar values.

Von C.

Senior Property Manager
Favorite part of my job? My colleagues and customers. The opportunity to be a part of an awesome team while supporting our customers is priceless!

Greg P.

SVP, Asset Management & Leasing
COPT Defense does a great job of creating a team environment. Being a part of a hardworking team makes it a special place to work!

Ericka R.

HR Business Partner + Associate Manager
I enjoy my job because every day is different. I'm fortunate to be able to learn new things from passionate, hard working team members!

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Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces
6 Consecutive Years
2016 - 2021
NAIOP Awards - Maryland Chapter
Best Office Redevelopment; Best LEED Office; Best Office Innovation
Healthiest Maryland Business Award
6 Consecutive Years
2016 - 2021
GRESB Green Star Award
7 Consecutive Years
2015 - 2021

Giving Back

COPT Defense is authentically committed to our employees, tenants, communities, and shareholders, which is inherent in our culture and apparent in our actions. We have always focused on growing our inclusive partnerships and programs by supporting local and national organizations that deliver high-impact philanthropic results.

Corporate Grant Program

COPT Defense donates a percentage of annual revenues to 501(c)3 organizations.

Donate 8 Program

COPT Defense employees are encouraged to take eight (8) hours of paid time per year to volunteer.

COPT Cares Fridays

COPT Defense employees wear jeans on Fridays in exchange for a small donation to employee-nominated charities.

Associate Grant Program

Employees involved in philanthropic organizations in various capacities may submit a request for a corporate grant.