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  • Building decarbonization debate raises big questions about the electric grid

    Building decarbonization debate raises big questions about the electric grid

    The debate over proposals to transition Maryland buildings to electric heat and hot water systems has saddled state legislators and industry leaders with a daunting question: How do you build an electric grid capable of delivering much more power while also converting to renewable sources of electricity?…

  • No place like home

    No place like home

    Multifamily market attracts robust investment Strong investor interest and consumer demand is producing a rich variety of multifamily spaces in Maryland, from the Marlow in Columbia to a rooftop terrace at 1111 Light Street, a pool at Padonia Village and a pool room at the…

  • Maryland companies seek out opportunities in other states

    Maryland companies seek out opportunities in other states

    With demand for light industrial and distribution space continuing to experience strong growth, some Maryland CRE companies are expanding to other states to serve client needs and seize market opportunities. Even in a good economy, however, expanding into a new market is a major and potentially risky business operation. How…

  • Industry Roundtable: The Workplace

    Industry Roundtable: The Workplace

    Employees continue to slowly migrate back into traditional workplace settings, but the process has been slow and tedious for companies to effectively communicate, if not demonstrate, why the workplace provides an environment for heightened productivity, career advancement and acceptable safety. During his State of the Union address, President Biden declared…

  • Building the Future

    Building the Future

    Could new infrastructure transform Maryland’s economy? Economic development experts compare it to the construction of the interstate highway system. Federal infrastructure funds, analysts say, have the potential to trigger “generational change” in Maryland’s economy. That could include growing the innovation economy and making developments, such as Port Covington,…

  • Clearing the Air

    Clearing the Air

    Industry tackles rising standards for healthy buildings As America approaches year three of coping with Covid-19, the commercial real estate industry is implementing lessons learned about how to improve indoor air quality and preparing for heightened, long-term requirements for healthy buildings. “The pandemic has created an incredible focus on indoor…

  • Developers face new changes in forest conservation policies

    Developers face new changes in forest conservation policies

    A multi-front effort to create no-net-loss forest conservation policies in Maryland counties is challenging the development community to influence, understand and adapt to a varied and changing array of regulations. Efforts to greatly expand the preservation of specimen trees in Howard County failed in January when the county executive vetoed…

  • Industry Roundtable: Financing

    Industry Roundtable: Financing

    Historically low interest rates have fueled confidence, growth and activity among all real estate asset classes but the lingering pandemic, rising inflation and interest rates are contributing to uncertainty among financial institutions and investors ever-searching for the highest possible yield. On a positive note, capital is still readily-available and…

  • Baltimore’s Urban Paradox

    Baltimore’s Urban Paradox

    Excited about cranes, concerned about crime It’s Baltimore’s version of a Tale of Two Cities. One set of news headlines celebrates massive, ongoing investment in Port Covington, Harbor East, Harbor Point, Penn Station, Lexington Market and other developments in the heart of the city. Other headlines and quieter discussions raise…

  • Industry Roundtable: Architects

    Industry Roundtable: Architects

    Joseph Mayer, Principal, J. Mayer Architects; Sandy Sawicki, Vice President, Interior Design, JMT Architecture and Scott Vieth, Principal, Design Collective recently gathered to discuss how their firms are reacting and presenting solutions to changes in the workplace, emerging trends including employee input requesting healthier indoor environments; the overall reimagining…