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  • Flight to quality and new asset class highlighted at Bisnow event

    Flight to quality and new asset class highlighted at Bisnow event

    From the growing demand for best-in-class buildings to the impact of hybrid work models to the need to improve energy in downtown Baltimore, Bisnow Baltimore’s recent “State of the Market” event provided wide-ranging perspectives on commercial real estate across Central Maryland. Held on the top floor of 2455 Banner Street…

  • Return of Mid-Atlantic ICSC sparks strong attendance and optimism

    Return of Mid-Atlantic ICSC sparks strong attendance and optimism

    It has been 30 long months (930 days to be exact) since ICSC last sponsored its Mid-Atlantic Deal Making Session at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So when more than 1000 retail real estate brokers, retailers, developers and vendors returned to the exhibit floor and meeting rooms for…

  • 2007 law ties Maryland to California’s phase-out of gas powered cars

    2007 law ties Maryland to California’s phase-out of gas powered cars

    In 2007, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill nicknamed California Cars, requiring that the state adopt California’s emissions standards for cars and light duty trucks. In August of this year, California announced its intention to set new car sales quotas for zero-emissions vehicles beginning in 2026…

  • North I-83 real estate submarket performing exceptionally well

    North I-83 real estate submarket performing exceptionally well

    Demand for retail, commercial office and warehouse/industrial asset classes in the greater Hunt Valley and north I-83 submarket continues to rise, according to speakers at a recent Commercial Real Estate Symposium, sponsored by the Hunt Valley Business Forum. Lizzy Sweeney, Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, said the Hunt Valley…

  • NAIOP Petitions Court to Review Prince George’s Zoning Ruling

    NAIOP Petitions Court to Review Prince George’s Zoning Ruling

    NAIOP Maryland has asked the Maryland Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling that could invalidate conditional uses, special exceptions and other critical zoning tools in Prince George’s County. NAIOP Maryland submitted an Amicus Curiae petition requesting that the court review a lower court ruling that threatens…

  • Maryland Green Building Council Surveying Industry on Low-Carbon Concrete

    Maryland Green Building Council Surveying Industry on Low-Carbon Concrete

    One provision of Senate Bill 528 The Climate Solutions Now Act is a requirement that the Maryland Green Building Council examine and report by December 1st on means and methods to reduce the climate impacts of the concrete used in state projects. Greenhouse gas emissions from fuel…

  • Speaker Series to Focus on Decarbonizing Buildings

    Speaker Series to Focus on Decarbonizing Buildings

    The Maryland Clean Energy Center will host a series of panel discussions beginning September 13th on decarbonizing buildings. The September 13th panel will focus on the integration of micro grids into the larger electric transmission infrastructure.  Topics for other dates include strategies to decarbonize buildings, EV charging infrastructure planning, building-to-electric-grid…

  • Consumer trends, improved services fuel car wash industry growth

    Consumer trends, improved services fuel car wash industry growth

    The evolution and future of the car wash industry may be best illustrated by the recently opened Flagship Carwash. Located in Loudoun County, Virginia, the 65,000-square-foot facility is billed as the largest indoor car wash in the United States. Features include side-by-side double wash tunnels, 22 free vacuum stations, 10…

  • Upcoming movie theatre traffic expected to boost malls

    Upcoming movie theatre traffic expected to boost malls

    Shopping malls around the country continue to rebound from the pandemic-influenced decrease in consumer traffic and landlords remain optimistic about the balance of 2022, in part due to an expected increase in people going to movie theatres later this year. Although traffic remains down, overall retail sales are trending upwards…

  • If You Ask Me… Perspectives from NAIOP-MD Members

    If You Ask Me… Perspectives from NAIOP-MD Members

    What is your real estate forecast for the balance of the year?   Gail Chrzan Senior Vice President Blue & Obrecht Realty “Many negative domestic and worldwide situations are causing businesses to pause with their real estate decisions and, collectively, are contributing to a challenging commercial office…