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  • State promotes economic benefits of Opportunity Zones

    State promotes economic benefits of Opportunity Zones

      Maryland is continuing its push to bring development in Opportunity Zones around the state. At a recent conference hosted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the sold-out crowd learned about the economic benefits and incentives of Opportunity Zones and the expected future impact of the program.

  • How a forest conservation bill could harm air and water quality

    How a forest conservation bill could harm air and water quality

      Could a bill intended to fight climate change and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay have the opposite effect? That is the real prospect raised by Anne Arundel County Council Executive Steuart Pittman’s forest conservation bill (CB 68-19). The bill runs contrary to state plans to restore the…

  • Forest conservation bill could impact development, environment in Anne Arundel

    Forest conservation bill could impact development, environment in Anne Arundel

      Anne Arundel County Council will hold a public hearing October 7th on a bill that would significantly heighten forest conservation requirements for development and redevelopment. The bill capitalizes on a lack of understanding about the environmental benefits contemporary development projects generate. It raises fundamental questions about how best to…

  • CRE companies, tenants struggle with cyber security

    CRE companies, tenants struggle with cyber security

      Most commercial real estate developers and managers need to devote more resources to cyber security in order to satisfy their investors, their tenants and their own company’s needs. In a recent survey of 600-multi-tenant U.S. commercial buildings, 81 percent of occupants said they feel secure in their workplace,…

  • Spencer Perry Of BB&T Wins National NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

    Spencer Perry Of BB&T Wins National NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

      Professional becomes 10th NAIOP-MD member to be recognized in past eleven years Spencer Perry Spencer Perry, Business Services Officer – Commercial Real Estate for BB&T, has been awarded a 2019 Developing Leaders Award by NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association. The national award is reserved for…

  • NAIOP Maryland Elects Board of Directors for 2019

    NAIOP Maryland Elects Board of Directors for 2019

    NAIOP Maryland, the local association comprised of more than 440 professionals working for real estate development organizations and affiliated companies including architectural, accounting, law and brokerage firms has elected its Board of Directors for 2019. Current NAIOP Maryland officers are Vince Bagli, Merritt Properties, President; James Lighthizer, Chesapeake Real…

  • Kate Nolan Bryden of MRP Industrial Wins NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

    Kate Nolan Bryden of MRP Industrial Wins NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

      Kate Nolan Bryden, Vice President, Development for MRP Industrial, has been awarded a 2018 Developing Leaders Award by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The award is reserved for commercial real estate professionals under 35 years of age who have distinguished themselves and show promise as a…

  • St. John Properties, Inc. Named NAIOP 2018 Developer of the Year

    St. John Properties, Inc. Named NAIOP 2018 Developer of the Year

      Baltimore-based commercial real estate developer honored for industry innovation NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected St. John Properties, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, as the 2018 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor. St. John Properties is a commercial real estate developer and…

  • Other Bills of Interest

    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission – Service Charges PG/MC 112-18 – HB0409 Authorized WSSC to create separate water and sewer rates and connection charges based on property type. NAIOP Position: Opposed Final Status: Failed in House Committee Corporations – Limited Liability Companies – Member-Trustees…

  • Proactive NAIOP Bills on Recordation Taxes and Service of Process Passed and Enrolled

      Recordation Tax – Exemptions – SB0999 – Over the last several years NAIOP has been involved in passage of a series of proactive state bills clarifying and modernizing transfer and recordation taxes so that they apply in the same way regardless of the type of business entity involved.