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  • Chesapeake Contracting Group’s new office embodies major post-pandemic trends

    Chesapeake Contracting Group’s new office embodies major post-pandemic trends

    The grand opening of Chesapeake Contracting Group’s (CCG) new offices in late June revealed freshly renovated, light-filled space that mingles bold colors with natural elements and high-tech systems with a casual work vibe. But for at least one CCG employee, the biggest selling point for the company’s new Owings Mills…

  • Taking a bite out of supermarket dominance

    Taking a bite out of supermarket dominance

    As the pandemic subsides, grocery stores are facing a shifting and more competitive marketplace. Fundamental changes in consumer behavior have started to unfold as concerns about COVID-19 have eased. Consumers are generally more apt to patronize grocery stores offering better quality food items and production selection, which reverses the “speed…

  • Anne Arundel County Region Plan Committee Enrollment Open Until July 18th

    Anne Arundel County Region Plan Committee Enrollment Open Until July 18th

    While Anne Arundel County’s General Development Plan (GDP) sets overall policy guidance, it is the nine region plans that assess Zoning Map designations and recommend changes to land use and other GDP amendments.  The county is taking applications until July 18th from those interested in serving on the regional plan…

  • Employees eager to return to workplace but want more choices and greater control

    Employees eager to return to workplace but want more choices and greater control

    It’s being described as the golden age of the employee and it could have big impacts on employers and their landlords. Companies will need carefully-constructed policies and strategies to deal with the eventual return to the corporate workplace. With health, safety and well-being remaining top-of-mind, workers are also demanding more…

  • Anne Arundel County seeks volunteers to serve on regional planning committees

    Anne Arundel County seeks volunteers to serve on regional planning committees

    The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning (OPZ) has launched the application web portal where interested parties can apply to serve on Stakeholder Advisory Committees for the upcoming Regional Plans. The first round of plans will address Regions 2, 4, and 7. The OPZ website…

  • Boston considers carbon emissions caps for large buildings

    Boston considers carbon emissions caps for large buildings

    Boston City Council is considering legislation that would transition the city’s existing energy benchmarking and disclosure law to a carbon emissions cap. If passed, Boston would follow London, New York, Washington D.C., St. Louis and the State of Washington in similar efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate carbon emissions from…

  • Sublets and construction costs complicate Maryland office market

    Sublets and construction costs complicate Maryland office market

    As the Maryland office market begins to recover from the pandemic, commercial real estate owners and brokers are grappling with two immediate challenges – heightened availability of sublet space and escalating construction costs. “Sublet opportunities definitely seem more numerous than pre-pandemic, especially in city locations,” said John Hermann, Vice President,…

  • Diversified economy fuels leasing optimism throughout Maryland

    Diversified economy fuels leasing optimism throughout Maryland

    As office workers continue their slow migration back into traditional settings — a process that is expected to accelerate throughout the upcoming summer months — several commercial real estate professionals expressed optimism about the pace of leasing activity throughout the central Maryland region.  Work-from-home fatigue, the yearning for employee collaboration…

  • Department stores, omnichannels and lipstick sales reveal the health of retail

    Department stores, omnichannels and lipstick sales reveal the health of retail

    COVID-19 disrupted nearly every aspect of retail and landlords and retailers continue to make adjustments to the new way consumers research purchases, interact with their favorite brands and shop. During a recent “Retail’s New Normal” webinar sponsored by Placer.ai, Matt Alexander, Co-Founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods, and Jessica Boer,…

  • DL members experience WAYLINE building at Columbia Gateway

    DL members experience WAYLINE building at Columbia Gateway

    In May, the first Developing Leaders event in more than a year was held at WAYLINE, a five-story, 123,000-square-foot building in Columbia Gateway, reimagined by Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT). This was the perfect project to choose as, prior to the pandemic, COPT was in the midst of incorporating new…