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  • Data and teamwork key to rent relief negotiations

    Data and teamwork key to rent relief negotiations

    August 20, 2020 – In the midst of COVID-19 shutdowns and economic setbacks, commercial building owners and operators generally are demonstrating a willingness to provide distressed tenants with rent relief. By carefully following a few best practices, CRE companies can tailor those relief arrangements to support the tenant, the owner/operator…

  • Montgomery County report recommends Building Energy Performance requirements

    Montgomery County report recommends Building Energy Performance requirements

    August 6, 2020 – A stakeholder group has released recommendations on the design and implementation of a building energy performance standard (BEPS) for Montgomery County that builds on the county’s current energy benchmarking requirements.    BEPS would require reductions in Energy Use Intensity (EUI) — a measure of energy use per…

  • NAIOP Maryland continues support of local non-profits

    NAIOP Maryland continues support of local non-profits

    Photo courtesy of Community Action Council of Howard County August 6, 2020 – NAIOP Maryland presented $5,000 donations to two additional non-profit groups — Feed Anne Arundel and City of Refuge Baltimore — who are working to make a positive difference in Central Maryland. NAIOP Maryland previously made donations to…

  • If you ask me…

    If you ask me…

    What processes or technologies will be implemented in HVAC systems to improve air quality? Anthony Kesslak, CIH, CHMMCertified Industrial HygienistHillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc. “Engineering controls for HVAC systems have been in existence to filter out harmful air particles, dilute contaminants and disinfect air supplies. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration…

  • From student outreach to talent retention, firms seek ways to diversify

    From student outreach to talent retention, firms seek ways to diversify

    August 6, 2020 – Traditionally dominated by older, white men, the commercial real estate industry has supported numerous diversity initiatives in recent decades. To date, however, those have generated only moderate success. To support greater diversity within CRE, professionals will need to engage in honest conversations and commit to specific,…

  • NAIOP Maryland supports two additional local non-profits

    NAIOP Maryland supports two additional local non-profits

    After making gifts to World Central Kitchen and The Choice Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County this spring, NAIOP Maryland recently completed $5,000 donations to the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and Community Action Council (CAC) of Howard County. Each contribution was funded from proceeds generated by NAIOP…

  • Emerging CRE trend benefits environment and has tenants buzzing

    Emerging CRE trend benefits environment and has tenants buzzing

    It’s sweet, green, a hive of activity, a way to de-stress in the thick of 2020 and a fledgling commercial real estate trend. Photos courtesy of Alvéole and COPT Commercial property managers have started enlisting the services of urban beekeepers to install and tend to honeybee hives on roof tops…

  • Cleaning operations move from the shadows to front of house

    Cleaning operations move from the shadows to front of house

    Photo courtesy of My Cleaning Service The sanitization and cleanliness of interior office spaces has moved to the forefront of workers’ minds during COVID-19. As a result, some companies are not just beefing up cleaning processes but making them highly visible to building occupants. Silent workers is the term that…

  • E-commerce and reverse logistics drive continuing need of industrial space

    E-commerce and reverse logistics drive continuing need of industrial space

    July 9, 2020 – “Industrial is, has been and will continue to be more resilient than other real estate property types.” Kate Nolan Bryden That’s how Kate Nolan Bryden, Senior Vice President of MRP Industrial, summarized speakers’ comments and key takeaways from the recent NAIOP I.CON Virtual 2020 industrial conference…

  • USGBC creates LEED credits and monitoring tools for reopening buildings

    USGBC creates LEED credits and monitoring tools for reopening buildings

    July 9, 2020 – As commercial property owners and tenants consider best options for bringing workers back to their sites, the U.S. Green Building Council has released safe re-entry guidelines, related LEED credits and a technology platform to assess the effectiveness of new workplace protocols. LEED’s Safety First pilot credits…