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  • In Memorium – R. Clayton Emory

    In Memorium – R. Clayton Emory

    NAIOP Maryland mourns the recent passing of Clay Emory, founder of Emory Hill & Company and a 2004 recipient of the Chapter’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Clay was a giant of a man in both body and spirit and began his involvement in NAIOP Maryland in the 1980s. He was also…

  • Venture targets growing number of distressed office properties

    Venture targets growing number of distressed office properties

    A new venture by MacKenzie Companies and InspiRE CRE is aiming to generate better outcomes for some distressed commercial real estate properties. The two companies have established the Asset Adversity Group – a strategic alliance that combines InspiRE’s distressed asset and receivership experience with MacKenzie’s leasing, management, marketing, sales and…

  • NAIOP impacts industry-critical bills in 2024 General Assembly

    NAIOP impacts industry-critical bills in 2024 General Assembly

    After 90 days of work on several thousand pieces of legislation, the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session adjourned April 8th. The NAIOP State Legislative Committee, under the leadership of Tom Pilon of St. John Properties, continued to serve as the leading advocate for commercial real estate in Annapolis. During the…

  • General Assembly enters final days of session with major issues still pending

    General Assembly enters final days of session with major issues still pending

    The Maryland General Assembly is winding down its 2024 session with major issues related to the Port of Baltimore and Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse as well as the state budget still pending.  Legislation quickly introduced March 27 would authorize the Governor to use the state’s rainy day fund…

  • Porous pavement enables high-density projects

    Porous pavement enables high-density projects

    When Greenberg Gibbons opted to install 13 acres of porous pavement at Foundry Row, the developer knew it would realize benefits from the investment. The porous surface would qualify as stormwater management capacity, drop the need for bio-retention ponds and enable Greenberg Gibbons to boost the amount of commercial, retail…

  • College and companies strive to train more skilled trades workers

    College and companies strive to train more skilled trades workers

    As the largest general contracting firm headquartered in Howard County, Harkins Builders, Inc. is keenly aware of the critical importance of recruiting talented and energetic young people into the construction industry. And it is the reason why, for more than 30 years, the Columbia-based group has been supporting Howard Community…

  • 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…