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Author Archives: Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

JLL’s Manekin left law long ago, now ‘Champion of Justice’

Robert Manekin’s relatively brief law career reaches back to serving on the student court system at a public university in the tumultuous late 1960s. It followed a trajectory that landed him at the Pearl Harbor desk of a legendary naval ...

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Candidate Henry wants Baltimore comptroller to expand real estate role

Councilman Bill Henry has launched his campaign for Baltimore comptroller arguing the job can play a significant role in real estate and economic development. Henry kicked off his campaign, flanked by Baltimore City Council members and state legislators, insisting the ...

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State Center developer’s attorney slams Md.’s executive privilege claims

Attorneys for a developer battling Maryland in court over the canceled $1.5 billion State Center redevelopment called the state’s assertion of executive privilege for hundreds of documents excessive and overly broad. Michael Edney, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, lead ...

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State Center: An extremely ugly unicorn?

The canceled $1.5 billion State Center project is a unicorn. An extremely ugly unicorn. Michael Edney, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, representing developer State Center LLC, and retired Judge Dennis Sweeney agreed Wednesday that an unattractive mythical horse made ...

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Developers seek tax deal for east Baltimore affordable apartments

Baltimore’s spending board is slated to consider a tax deal for the developer behind part of a proposed massive overhaul of east Baltimore properties, including public housing sites. Mission First Housing Development Co. and the Henson Development Co., operating as ...

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Baltimore selects Tivoly developer, spurs cautious optimism

On the porch of her family’s home in the 1700 block of East 28th Street Kelly Wilson reminisced about the neighborhood after her family moved to Coldstream Homestead Montebello more than 50 years ago. Back in 1963 they were only ...

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Baltimore processes 462 real estate transactions manually, off normal pace

Baltimore processed 462 applications for property deeds via a manual workaround while city computer systems are held hostage by ransomware, but that’s well below the regular pace. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s office released the latest totals of transactions recorded ...

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Baltimore weighs suing developers who demolished historic Woodberry mills

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis said the city is exploring a lawsuit against the developers who knocked down a pair of 19th Century mill buildings to make way for an apartment project. There are complicating factors, Davis said, such as ...

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Md. officials say seeds planted at Vegas show will take time to grow

LAS VEGAS — Developers, economic development professionals, and politicians from Maryland traveled here this week in hopes of luring new business. Only time will tell whether attending the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon event brings the desired rewards. But the ...

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