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  • Maryland Publishes Regulations on Reporting Corporate Board Diversity

    Maryland Publishes Regulations on Reporting Corporate Board Diversity

    The Maryland Department of Commerce has published regulations to implement House Bill 1210 of 2021, a central piece of the General Assembly’s diversity and inclusion legislative agenda. The bill established a broad reporting requirement about the makeup of corporate boards and business activities that support “underrepresented communities.” This requirement…

  • Montgomery County Council considers all-electric building code

    Montgomery County Council considers all-electric building code

    The Montgomery County Council is considering legislation that would require the county to adopt all-electric building standards for most new construction and major renovations by January 2024. The bill is jointly sponsored by County Executive Marc Elrich and Hans Riemer, Chair of the council’s Planning, Housing and…

  • Study shows strong desire for hybrid work and satellite offices

    Study shows strong desire for hybrid work and satellite offices

    Flagged as a “landmark in the history of work,” adoption of the hybrid work model appears set to drive widespread and lasting changes in the need for workspace, while also presenting employers with new opportunities and challenges. That’s according to JLL’s “Workforce Preferences Barometer” report, released…

  • Strong performance of grocery stores continues post-pandemic

    Strong performance of grocery stores continues post-pandemic

    Fueled by the consumer trend to cook and eat meals at home rather than visit restaurants during the healthcare crisis, the strong performance of the grocery category continues post-pandemic. However, experts participating in a recent Placer.ai-sponsored webinar warned that small cracks may be starting to appear in the category’s foundation.

  • NAIOP Maryland Developers Council hosts Maryland gubernatorial candidates

    NAIOP Maryland Developers Council hosts Maryland gubernatorial candidates

    The NAIOP Maryland Developers Council recently hosted three Maryland gubernatorial candidates, for separate meet-and-greet sessions with top executives of the commercial real estate association. The Council, which is comprised of senior-level management executives of NAIOP Maryland member companies, gathers periodically throughout the year to discuss timely issues impacting the regional…

  • Measuring buildings’ GHG emissions presents challenges and opportunities

    Measuring buildings’ GHG emissions presents challenges and opportunities

    Maryland’s Climate Solutions Now Act (SB 528) is described as the most rigorous state legislation addressing climate change in the country, and it is poised to have deep and wide-ranging impacts on the commercial real estate industry. In the first installment of NAIOP Maryland’s Climate Change and Solutions webinar series,…

  • State legislators rejected bills to broaden possible appeals to development permits

    State legislators rejected bills to broaden possible appeals to development permits

    Although climate-related legislation occupied a large part of the legislative agenda in 2022, the General Assembly took up a number of other initiatives of interest to commercial real estate. Some draft bills proposed to drastically broaden the ability of individuals and organizations to litigate government permits and approvals. Senate Bill…

  • A conversation with Jim Knott,  2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    A conversation with Jim Knott, 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    With bright sunlight streaming into his office overlooking the Baltimore County countryside in Timonium, Jim Knott squints his eyes and remarks that “life has never been better.” The 2022 recipient of NAIOP Maryland’s Lifetime Achievement Award is a bit uncomfortable reminiscing about his successful construction and commercial real estate career…

  • NAIOP Maryland honors six professionals for outstanding contributions

    NAIOP Maryland honors six professionals for outstanding contributions

    It takes a community of talented and hardworking professionals to foster an outstanding commercial real estate industry in Maryland. At the 2022 Awards of Excellence, NAIOP Maryland recognized several individuals for their outstanding contributions to the CRE industry and to the chapter. David Fritz received the Broker Award,…

  • Projects aim to create new live-work-play community

    Projects aim to create new live-work-play community

    Between the sleek new apartments, Class A office developments, eclectic restaurants and retailers, a one-of-a-kind hotel, extensive entertainment offerings, and access to miles of trails and greenspaces, a new vision for a live-work-play community has materialized in downtown Columbia. BEST MIXED USE AWARD…