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  • 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.

  • Maryland’s Largest Elevator Inspector and Union Join Forces to Rewrite State Elevator Inspection Code

    Maryland’s Largest Elevator Inspector and Union Join Forces to Rewrite State Elevator Inspection Code

      Elected officials in Annapolis were under intense pressure from the Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund, and Allsafe Elevator Inspections, the state’s largest inspection company, to deliver on election year legislation (House Bill 1107 – Public Safety – Elevator Inspections – Testing and Apprenticeship Program) which would return Maryland…

  • Assembly Rejects Overreaching Forest Conservation Act Changes for Second Year in a Row

    Assembly Rejects Overreaching Forest Conservation Act Changes for Second Year in a Row

      For the second year in a row the Assembly rejected a misguided change to forest conservation requirements that was the top legislative priority of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Sierra Club and Maryland League of Conservation Voters. Motivated by opposition to land development projects in Frederick and Anne Arundel Counties…

  • NAIOP Maryland Honors Innovation and Achievement at Bi-Annual Awards of Excellence

    NAIOP Maryland Honors Innovation and Achievement at Bi-Annual Awards of Excellence

      NAIOP Maryland honored 37 different companies and organizations and 15 professionals in 34 separate categories at its bi-annual Awards of Excellence held April 19, 2018 in front of nearly 500 people at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The program celebrates and recognizes the innovative achievements of regional commercial…