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  • DC commuter survey shows spike in telework, drop in transit use

    DC commuter survey shows spike in telework, drop in transit use

    The first post-pandemic survey of D.C. area commuters documents the explosion in telework and sharp drop in transit usage since the onset of COVID-19. According to the survey conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, three-quarters of commuters now telework three or more days a week – up from…

  • Transforming workplaces into ecosystems can help lure employees back

    Transforming workplaces into ecosystems can help lure employees back

    Now that employees and employers alike have proven that remote or hybrid work environments can be productive and sustainable, it has become incumbent on companies to “earn their workers commute.”  Employers need to offer amenities, opportunities and other intangibles that differentiate the workplace from the home. In many cases, organizations…

  • Experts urge retailers, landlords to increase experiential shopping

    Experts urge retailers, landlords to increase experiential shopping

    Retailers and landlords need to provide increased emphasis on experiential shopping and curated content to overcome lower sales volumes, retail experts say. Panelists in a Placer.ai webinar analyzed recent sales levels and consumer trends. Sales dipped during the summer and early fall, partly due to families taking vacations after…

  • Construction Inclusion Week aims reach everyone from tradespeople to developers

    Construction Inclusion Week aims reach everyone from tradespeople to developers

    With a plethora of resources about workplace culture, supplier diversity, community engagement and commitments to equity, the second annual Construction Inclusion Week October 17-21 is aiming to involve more construction leaders, workers and developers in efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the industry. Modeled after Construction Safety…

  • BGE Study: Building electrification will triple peak demand, require doubling of feeder infrastructure

    BGE Study: Building electrification will triple peak demand, require doubling of feeder infrastructure

    In a letter to the state climate commission, BGE calls the full-electrification approach to meet Maryland’s climate goals unaffordable and implausible. The letter cites a new study conducted by E3 (Energy and Environmental Economics), who worked as the state’s lead climate consultant until last year. The study…

  • Baltimore’s first mass timber building takes shape, lands tenants

    Baltimore’s first mass timber building takes shape, lands tenants

    Photos courtesy of Chesapeake Contracting Group. After more than a year of planning and innumerable hours tracking shipments, the structure of Greater Baltimore’s first mass timber commercial building is up and leasing swiftly. Completing the structure of 40TEN – a Class A, four-story office building…

  • October 13, 2022: If you ask me…

    October 13, 2022: If you ask me…

    After a nearly 30-month hiatus, the ICSC Mid-Atlantic Dealmaking Conference returned to the Washington, D.C. area last month, with several thousand retail developers, brokerage professionals, service providers and vendors participating in various educational seminars, leasing meetings and networking events. We asked participants to sum up their particular insights of the…

  • Flight to quality and new asset class highlighted at Bisnow event

    Flight to quality and new asset class highlighted at Bisnow event

    From the growing demand for best-in-class buildings to the impact of hybrid work models to the need to improve energy in downtown Baltimore, Bisnow Baltimore’s recent “State of the Market” event provided wide-ranging perspectives on commercial real estate across Central Maryland. Held on the top floor of 2455 Banner Street…

  • Return of Mid-Atlantic ICSC sparks strong attendance and optimism

    Return of Mid-Atlantic ICSC sparks strong attendance and optimism

    It has been 30 long months (930 days to be exact) since ICSC last sponsored its Mid-Atlantic Deal Making Session at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So when more than 1000 retail real estate brokers, retailers, developers and vendors returned to the exhibit floor and meeting rooms for…

  • 2007 law ties Maryland to California’s phase-out of gas powered cars

    2007 law ties Maryland to California’s phase-out of gas powered cars

    In 2007, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill nicknamed California Cars, requiring that the state adopt California’s emissions standards for cars and light duty trucks. In August of this year, California announced its intention to set new car sales quotas for zero-emissions vehicles beginning in 2026…