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  • Industry Roundtable: Women in Real Estate

    Industry Roundtable: Women in Real Estate

    Women comprise approximately 37% of the commercial real estate workforce and their roles are rapidly changing, with increased opportunities in the development, construction and project management functions. Kate Nolan Bryden, Senior Vice President, MRP Industrial; Gail Chrzan, Senior Vice President, Blue and Obrecht Realty and Danielle Schline, VP, Market Officer,…

  • Inflation, volatility and signs of relief shape construction market

    Inflation, volatility and signs of relief shape construction market

    After 18 months of astronomical price increases for construction materials, market watchers are tracking some supply chain developments that could moderate costs. But widespread relief from high prices, sudden price changes plus slow and erratic delivery times is not imminent nor certain. “The story lingers, the pandemic lingers, the inflation…

  • Dual-fuel proposal for existing buildings raises concerns

    Dual-fuel proposal for existing buildings raises concerns

    As the state’s year-end deadline approaches for developing a framework to decarbonize buildings, various professionals are trying to determine how the resulting legislation could impact commercial real estate companies. For months, the state’s climate consultant, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), has conducted an in-depth analysis of building decarbonization scenarios to…

  • Blue Sky Thinking

    Blue Sky Thinking

    Property owners see new opportunities in outdoor amenities Go-go bands, yoga classes, poets and splash pads aren’t standard elements in a strategic plan for a real estate development. Yet on a former dirt parking lot in Downtown Columbia, they are attracting the public to a new mixed-use development and helping…

  • State Circle: Opportunity zones spurring investor interest in Baltimore projects

    State Circle: Opportunity zones spurring investor interest in Baltimore projects

    This article appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of NAIOP-MD InSites Newsletter Buoyed by new clarity around federal tax laws and a stream of calls from investment funds, economic development professionals are anticipating new infusions of capital into real estate projects around Greater Baltimore. Federal officials finally approved regulations for…

  • State Circle: Planners explore how to provide adequate housing in a thriving economy

    State Circle: Planners explore how to provide adequate housing in a thriving economy

    This article appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of NAIOP-MD InSites Newsletter A dramatic forecast of a looming housing shortage in the Greater Washington region is fueling discussions about the adequacy of Greater Baltimore’s housing supply. Last fall, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) released an analysis of that…