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Real Estate Weekly: Office leasing activity sluggish in Baltimore metro area

Cassidy Turley, a national commercial real estate services provider, said leasing activity in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area office market remained sluggish during the first half of 2010. In its 2010 Midyear Office Market Statistical Overview, the company said the market ...

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Real Estate Weekly: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust buys S.F. property for $90M

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust of Bethesda, a real estate investment trust focused on luxury hotels and resorts primarily in large U.S. coastal cities, announced its acquisition of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The 23-story, 416-room, full-service hotel ...

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Real Estate Weekly: Forrester Construction wins $11M energy upgrade contract

Forrester Construction Co. of Rockville, a design-build and general contracting company, has been awarded an $11 million design-build contract to upgrade the energy equipment for a facility occupied by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in Martinsburg, W.Va. Renovations ...

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Real Estate Weekly: Thomson Reuters opens Woodlawn office

Thomson Reuters has opened an office in Woodlawn to accommodate the growth of its business with federal health care customers. The company said more than 25 employees will be based in the new office, which is less than a mile ...

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Real Estate Weekly: BRAC furthers COPT push into N.Va.

Corporate Office Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust based in Columbia, said it plans to enter the the Springfield market in Northern Virginia with a new business park. The project, known as Patriot Ridge, will contain about 15 acres ...

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Real Estate Weekly: Fireguard Corp. opens production facility in Prince George’s

The Fireguard Corp. of Glen Burnie, a fire protection and life safety contractor, opened a 15,000-square-foot fabrication facility in Capitol Heights. The facility’s automated machinery allows for quick and precise production and has design features that limit the amount of ...

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Real Estate Weekly: BioMed Realty Trust buys Rockville campus for $53M

BioMed Realty Trust Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based real estate investment trust focused on the life science industry, said it purchased a campus of five buildings in Rockville, containing approximately 218,000 square feet, for approximately $53 million. The buildings are ...

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