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  • Where Does the Smart Money Go?

    Where Does the Smart Money Go?

    Investors, landlords weigh opportunities, uncertainties, necessary pain in COVID-19 economy When a once-in-a-century pandemic derails the economy, upends traditional work arrangements and fuels uncertainty about the future, where does the smart money go in commercial real estate to buffer companies against losses, seize market opportunities and maybe secure a competitive…

  • State Circle: Governments push for buildings to become more efficient, use less fossil fuel

    State Circle: Governments push for buildings to become more efficient, use less fossil fuel

    This article appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of NAIOP-MD InSites Newsletter. The August 31 release of draft recommendations from a state legislative work group brought sharp focus to an imminent challenge facing the commercial real estate sector. The report by the Buildings Subgroup of the Mitigation Work Group of…

  • Real estate industry entering the age of indoor air quality

    Real estate industry entering the age of indoor air quality

    Air, among the most basic of human needs, has moved from an afterthought to the forefront in the minds of employees and landlords alike as companies begin their slow march back into the workplace. Both groups are increasingly focused on the performance of HVAC systems and, more specifically, the ability…

  • Developers import food amenities to satisfy tenant appetites

    Developers import food amenities to satisfy tenant appetites

    The Sweetgreen Outpost in COPT’s WAYLINE development in the Columbia Gateway Innovation District. (Photo courtesy of COPT) Among the first questions typically asked by real estate executives searching for new commercial office space is “where can my employees go to eat lunch each day?” It is a reason why developers…

  • “Era of localism” needed to save small, independent retailers

    “Era of localism” needed to save small, independent retailers

    Michael Gioioso has one wish for shoppers’ habits in the coming months. “The balance of 2020 and 2021 need to be the era of localism, of shopping local because otherwise, we are going to have a very different society,” said Gioioso, Vice President, Brokerage at MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services.

  • Climate Commission subgroup recommends efficiency, natural gas ban in new construction

    Climate Commission subgroup recommends efficiency, natural gas ban in new construction

    A subgroup of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change has issued draft recommendations on how to reduce direct carbon emissions from buildings. The recommendations include requiring new buildings to be all-electric beginning in 2025 and requiring utilities to incentivize fuel switching of heat and hot water equipment in existing buildings. …

  • If you ask me…

    If you ask me…

    Describe some things you don’t take for granted these days. Alan CoppolaSenior AssociateNAI KLNB “For starters, I don’t take waking up in the morning for granted anymore. So, when I do get up, I no longer take for granted the great opportunities I have to work with all the associates…

  • NAIOP scholarship helps UMD student pursue passion for real estate

    NAIOP scholarship helps UMD student pursue passion for real estate

    September 3, 2020 – For Awais Qazi, the path to a dual master’s degree in architecture and real estate development has required a blend of passion, diligent work and very tactical planning. Awais Qazi A University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) student and a 2020 recipient of a NAIOP Diversity…

  • Efforts to create the “new normal” work environment are bolstering CRE

    Efforts to create the “new normal” work environment are bolstering CRE

    September 3, 2020 – From new cleaning regimens to increased property tours to rent collections that exceed 90 percent, the commercial real estate sector is easing into a new and reasonable version of normal. During a recent Baltimore Business Journal real estate webinar, Sean Doordan, Senior Vice President, Leasing &…

  • Workers eager to return to offices, JLL reports

    Workers eager to return to offices, JLL reports

    August 20, 2020 – Most employees are looking forward to returning to their offices, but the workplace of the future may operate more like a restaurant than a traditional corporate workplace. During a recent webinar about healthy and safe re-occupancy of the workplace, professionals from Wells Fargo Bank, Ernst &…