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  • 5,000 sunflowers, 360 plants, 100 volunteers and gallons of sweat at Community Service Day

    5,000 sunflowers, 360 plants, 100 volunteers and gallons of sweat at Community Service Day

        More than 100 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help The 6th Branch (T6B), a veteran-led 501(c)3 organization, and the New Broadway East Community Association install a vibrant four-season landscape on Friday, May 14, 2021. The project that will reap many benefits, including better soil quality, stormwater filtration,…

  • State Circle: Anne Arundel County’s growth plan requires bolder thinking, better regulations

    State Circle: Anne Arundel County’s growth plan requires bolder thinking, better regulations

    Bolder thinking about development and more rigorous analyses of regulations will be needed to help the Anne Arundel County Council achieve its Plan2040 vision of creating healthy, thriving communities. That’s the argument currently being advanced by NAIOP Maryland and others.  Plan2040, the county’s proposed General Development Plan, sets out a policy framework…

  • Picture of Health: Healthcare and life sciences markets create opportunities for spec buildings and conversions

    Picture of Health: Healthcare and life sciences markets create opportunities for spec buildings and conversions

    On a high-visibility site two miles from Anne Arundel Medical Center, St. John Properties’ decision to build a 100,000-square-foot, LEED Gold, state-of-the-art, medical office building on spec is paying off. In quick succession, St. John announced leases with Maryland Oncology Hematology, Chesapeake Medical Imaging, Chesapeake Urology, Kure Smart Pain Management,…

  • CRE Concepts: Mass timber trend takes root in Baltimore?

    CRE Concepts: Mass timber trend takes root in Baltimore?

    In Canton, 28 Walker Development is preparing to construct Baltimore’s first mass timber office building. Image courtesy of 28 Walker Development Asked how he feels about leading the first mass timber construction projects in Baltimore City, Chesapeake Contracting Group Vice President Dan Hannon replies, “Excited, beyond your wildest imagination.”  Well…

  • Industry Roundtable: Building a Better Baltimore

    Industry Roundtable: Building a Better Baltimore

    From left to right: Scooter Monroe; Jason Schwartzberg; Owen Rouse What measures can be taken for Baltimore City to emerge from the pandemic stronger than before?   Scooter Monroe, Vice President, Head of Office Leasing, Weller Development Company; Owen Rouse, Vice President of Investment Sales, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services and Jason Schwartzberg,…

  • Industry Roundtable: Women in Real Estate

    Industry Roundtable: Women in Real Estate

    From left to right: Karen Cherry; Abby Glassberg; Elizabeth Allison Karen Cherry, Vice President of Office Leasing, The Howard Hughes Corporation; Abby Glassberg, Principal, NAI KLNB; and Elizabeth Allison (Tarran-Jones), Leasing, Merritt Properties participated in a virtual discussion that examined the current landscape for women in the commercial real estate…

  • State Circle: New policy ends development moratoria, alters impact fees in Montgomery County

    State Circle: New policy ends development moratoria, alters impact fees in Montgomery County

    In what is being described as a major and business-friendly shift in development policy, the Montgomery County Council has adopted a Growth and Infrastructure Policy that eliminates moratoria on new developments. The “marquee change” in the new policy which came into effect January 1 and lasts through 2024, is the…

  • Risky, blighted and long

    Risky, blighted and long

    Challenging brownfield projects deliver enormous benefits Harbor Point has transformed 27 acres of land that was undeveloped and unused for years into a vibrant extension of the city. Photos courtesy of Beatty Development. It was a picture-perfect example of industrial blight. Abandoned decades earlier, the hulking factory buildings, industrial furnaces…

  • CRE Concepts: Will a pandemic fuel demand for buildings that support holistic wellness?

    CRE Concepts: Will a pandemic fuel demand for buildings that support holistic wellness?

    Amid the discussions about HVAC system upgrades, enhanced cleaning schedules and installation of automatic door openers, touchless faucets and anti-bacterial surfaces, many Americans are adopting new expectations around acceptable wellness standards in their workplaces. Some design professionals predict those expectations will fuel a new wellness culture that will stretch far…

  • Industry Roundtable: Engineering

    Industry Roundtable: Engineering

    From left to right: Christopher Hillis, CMT Division Manager, Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates; Kat Sabo, President, Budova Engineering and Joe Ucciferro, Associate, Bohler Christopher Hillis, CMT Division Manager, Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates; Kat Sabo, President, Budova Engineering and Joe Ucciferro, Associate, Bohler participated in an virtual discussion to exchange ideas regarding how…