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  • Could new codes regulate buildings’  embodied carbon?

    Could new codes regulate buildings’ embodied carbon?

    Code officials, design experts, developers and activists are grappling with a new challenge in the effort to decarbonize buildings: how to address embodied carbon in building and energy codes. In a paper released earlier this year, ASHRAE announced its position that the global built environment must halve its 2015 greenhouse…

  • Supply chain is less turbulent but challenging

    Supply chain is less turbulent but challenging

    After two tumultuous years and an especially challenging period this spring, the construction supply chain appears — finally — to be settling into some more regular routines. For developers and builders, that shift is providing a little more stability but very little relief. The good news from the supply chain…

  • Industry Roundtable: Investment Sales

    Industry Roundtable: Investment Sales

    The combination of a steadily rising interest rate environment, escalating asset pricing, typical summer doldrums and renewed investor caution has pumped the brakes on the volume of investment sales transacted in recent months across all asset classes. However, experts participating in a recent roundtable discussion believe this situation will be…

  • Boom towns: Logistics and life sciences spark growth in Western Maryland

    Boom towns: Logistics and life sciences spark growth in Western Maryland

    In Frederick, Trammel Crow is developing Jefferson Tech Park to serve the biosciences industry. Photo courtesy of Trammel Crow. The development proposal was equally exciting and daunting. Kite Pharma, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences and operator of the largest in-house, cell therapy manufacturing network in…

  • ICYMI: MAG Partners’ Gilmartin heralds new phase and broad potential of Port Covington

    ICYMI: MAG Partners’ Gilmartin heralds new phase and broad potential of Port Covington

    Port Covington has entered “leasing mode,” according to Maryanne Gilmartin, Founder and CEO of MAG Partners. Gilmartin described the status and potential of the mega project at NAIOP Maryland Summer in the City networking event, held at 2455 Banner Street in Port Covington. The New York-based company,…

  • Industry Roundtable: An Economic Outlook

    Industry Roundtable: An Economic Outlook

    Impact of looming economic downturn on commercial real estate sector debated Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon in the form of rising gas prices, continued supply-chain and logistics issues, construction material shortages, geopolitical forces and the continued hangover of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis, prompting speculation of a looming recession.

  • Retail faces solid opportunities, sharp scrutiny in rocky market

    Retail faces solid opportunities, sharp scrutiny in rocky market

    In the midst of the pandemic and the ensuing turmoil in the retail sector, leasing agents for Northwood Commons were busy. The former Northwood Plaza had been struggling for decades and periodic talks about redevelopment plans never gained traction. Then MCB Real Estate crafted a plan to overhaul the property…

  • CRE leaders set their own path to net zero

    CRE leaders set their own path to net zero

    Despite all the debates and concerns over government mandates to lower greenhouse gas emissions and implement all-electric building codes, major commercial real estate companies are moving forward with bold decarbonization goals. Jones Lang LaSalle, Duke Realty, CBRE and Prologis have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality across their entire portfolios by…

  • Combining Forces: Public-private partnerships deliver uncommon impact

    Combining Forces: Public-private partnerships deliver uncommon impact

    Public-private partnerships are delivering ambitious projects in Maryland, including the new city hall and civic plaza in College Park. Photo Courtesy of Design Collective. It took $51 million, years of discussions and an unconventional plan, but the grand opening of the new College Park City…

  • A conversation with Jim Knott,  2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    A conversation with Jim Knott, 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    With bright sunlight streaming into his office overlooking the Baltimore County countryside in Timonium, Jim Knott squints his eyes and remarks that “life has never been better.” The 2022 recipient of NAIOP Maryland’s Lifetime Achievement Award is a bit uncomfortable reminiscing about his successful construction and commercial real estate career…