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  • A conversation with Owen Rouse

    A conversation with Owen Rouse

    Owen Rouse, Senior Vice President, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, recently reflected on the journey taken over his more than 40-year commercial real estate career, a path in which he has functioned in disciplines including investment, acquisition and disposition, development, and capital markets. The 2024 NAIOP-MD Lifetime Achievement…

  • Two-decade effort creates effective CRE lobby in Annapolis

    Two-decade effort creates effective CRE lobby in Annapolis

    What started 19 years ago as a contract between NAIOP Maryland and Manis Canning & Associates to mount a lobbying effort on a single bill has flourished into expansive advocacy effort that tackles hundreds of pieces of legislation annually and ensures the perspective of the commercial real estate industry…

  • Projects deliver impact throughout communities

    Projects deliver impact throughout communities

    Some projects do more than deliver a building. Some change communities. In Columbia, COPT Defense Properties found a solution to a longstanding need by the United Way of Central Maryland. The nonprofit was striving to build a Family Center which could provide affordable childcare to low- and moderate-income families…

  • From rooftop terraces to pickleball: Modern design and amenities create enticing workspaces

    From rooftop terraces to pickleball: Modern design and amenities create enticing workspaces

    From biophilic features in a mass timber building to custom-built offices in the heart of a mixed-use community to the reinvention of a downtown skyscraper, many of NAIOP Maryland’s 2024 Awards of Excellence winners created exemplary, even visionary, places to work. At Merriweather Row, Howard Hughes Holdings…

  • Individual Awards

    Individual Awards

    Service Provider Award Kelly Ennis The Verve Partnership With Kelly Ennis at its helm, The Verve Partnership delivers extraordinary attention to detail, presents tangible solutions to space planning challenges, and produces interior environments that foster productivity and a healthy work setting. Forward-thinking and dynamic, Ennis has…

  • Large, fast and technical: Industrial tenants present major CRE needs

    Large, fast and technical: Industrial tenants present major CRE needs

    Serving the massive, fast-paced and high-tech needs of today’s industrial market requires CRE professionals to be nimble and inventive. Several winners of NAIOP Maryland’s 2024 Awards of Excellence met those needs by delivering properties that were huge, complex and, in some cases, beyond the norms of industrial architecture.

  • Coalition argues tax cuts could expand  investment in Baltimore

    Coalition argues tax cuts could expand investment in Baltimore

    Renew Baltimore – a coalition of economists, real estate professionals, faith-based leaders, former politicians and others – is working to put a tax proposal on the November ballot which they say is key to attracting investment and residents back to Baltimore City. The ballot question would ask voters to support…

  • Industry Roundtable: Restaurants

    Industry Roundtable: Restaurants

    The National Restaurant Association projects restaurant sales to pass $1 trillion for the first time in history, with the sector expected to add 200,000 jobs this year to increase total employment to nearly 16 million people. Arsh Mirmiran, Partner, Caves Valley Partners; Andrew Segall, Principal, Segall Group and Alex Smith,…

  • Companies launch training programs to grow the talent pipeline

    Companies launch training programs to grow the talent pipeline

    An unexpected call from Ed St. John saddled Tom Pilon with a talent-development challenge. It was a Thursday afternoon in spring 2020. St. John announced that he had hired an intern for Pilon and the young man would be starting work come Monday morning. Katrina Trintis, a St.

  • New visions of home: Maryland weighs options to ease the housing shortage

    New visions of home: Maryland weighs options to ease the housing shortage

    In the span of just four months, representatives of MCB Real Estate marked milestones in two, dramatically different residential developments. On a former brownfield site in Greektown, MCB held a ribbon cutting ceremony in October for The Lofts at Yard 56 — 227 luxury apartments in a building with…