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  • State Circle: Banking on the trees

    State Circle: Banking on the trees

    Forest mitigation banking benefits environment and development Amid ongoing debates about forest conservation, some ecology and policy experts insist that expanded forest mitigation banking would produce the biggest environmental benefits and the smartest development patterns. But local governments will need to take action to create forest banking markets. Facilitated through…

  • Industry Roundtable: Architects

    Industry Roundtable: Architects

    John Hutch, Partner, JP2 Architects, LLC; Don Kemp, Healthcare Studio Leader, JMT Architecture and Christopher Pfaeffle, Director of Architecture, Morris & Ritchie Associates recently gathered to discuss emerging trends and local projects that place reduced stress on the environment, contribute to the economic development condition and improve the lifestyle of…

  • Baltimore Ranks Favorably in Spencer Levy’s “Five Pillars of Awesome”

    Baltimore Ranks Favorably in Spencer Levy’s “Five Pillars of Awesome”

    Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, presenting at the recent NAIOP Capital Stack breakfast event. In a wide-ranging discussion before attendees of NAIOP Maryland’s annual Capital Stack breakfast meeting, Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, predicted the arrival of the…

  • Your update on the forest conservation bills

    The Anne Arundel County Council accepted rebuttal arguments from County Executive Pittman and rolled back moderating amendments previously reported in NAIOP 360. Work on the forest conservation rewrite is nearing its conclusion in Anne Arundel as the Howard County Council prepares to hear public comments on its bill Nov.

  • Baltimore ranks favorably in Spencer Levy’s “five pillars of awesome”

    Baltimore ranks favorably in Spencer Levy’s “five pillars of awesome”

    In a wide-ranging discussion before attendees of NAIOP Maryland’s annual Capital Stack, Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, predicted the arrival of the next national recession (he actually does not forecast one to occur in the foreseeable future); the timing of the conclusion of…

  • NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders Invest Afternoon At Baltimore Collaborative Warehouse

    NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders Invest Afternoon At Baltimore Collaborative Warehouse

    Approximately 40 members of the NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders (DL) program, consisting of professionals 35 years of age and under, spend a recent afternoon at the Baltimore Collaborative Warehouse, which houses six local non-profit organizations including the Maryland Book Bank, Break a Difference, ShareBaby, Level the Playing Field and School Colors. The 114,000…

  • ‘Unnecessary hardship’ standard challenges development in Anne Arundel

    ‘Unnecessary hardship’ standard challenges development in Anne Arundel

    After weeks of debate and adoption of 14 moderating amendments, significant issues remain unresolved in Anne Arundel County’s draft forest conservation bill. Principal among those is applying the “unnecessary hardship” standard of review to requests to impact most regulated forest stands. That change could restrict development, especially in Anne Arundel’s…

  • Efficient buildings, clean power and EVs part of Maryland’s new climate change plan

    Efficient buildings, clean power and EVs part of Maryland’s new climate change plan

    Through a newly released, comprehensive, economy-wide plan, the Maryland Department of Environment is aiming to cut the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 44 percent by 2030. The draft plan, which is required under a state law that mandates a 40 percent GHG reduction by 2030, proposes to reach that environmental…

  • DC Metro Jurisdictions Get Serious About Housing Shortage

    DC Metro Jurisdictions Get Serious About Housing Shortage

    On Oct. 29, a resolution was introduced before the Montgomery County Council that supports a region-wide goal of producing 75,000 more housing units than currently forecast. Included in this number is an additional 10,000 units in Montgomery County. The resolution is the latest in a series of progressively more substantive…

  • Improving Owings Mills job market

    Improving Owings Mills job market

    The Baltimore Sun’s ongoing Reimagining Maryland seminar series made a recent stop in Owings Mills and a number of business leaders, including Scott Dorsey, Chairman and CEO of Merritt Companies and local politicians, highlighted by U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, participated as panelists to discuss current issues, problems and…