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Author Archives: Tania Anderson

Signs of life for long-sputtering Bowie tech park

The recent announcement that Shoppers Food & Pharmacy would take up 25,000 square feet in the Maryland Science and Technology Center in Bowie meant more than just another tenant win in a challenging real estate market. To the owners of ...

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Standard Solar sees a bright future (access required)

By the end of October, the University of Delaware will be partly running on solar power thanks to Standard Solar Inc., a Rockville-based company that has been offering this alternative power source since 2007. The Newark-based public university will pay ...

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Education projects keeping architects, developers afloat (access required)

The Cordish Cos., a Baltimore-based real estate developer known for its entertainment and casinos projects, is working on an expansive east campus redevelopment at the University of Maryland, College Park. But the fact that an entertainment-focused firm is doing higher ...

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Restaurants seek recipe for economic sustenance

Walk into any restaurant along a busy street in downtown Baltimore and you might be pleasantly surprised by the hustle and bustle of diners and wait staff. Sure, we’re in a recession, but people gotta eat. On the other hand, ...

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Restaurant Week’s welcome revenue bump (access required)

Baltimore-area restaurants have come to lick their chops at the twice-yearly Restaurant Week events, when establishments charge $35 for a three-course meal. This year’s summer Restaurant Week runs Aug. 13 through Aug. 22, with more than 100 restaurants participating. Many ...

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Gill-Simpson takes on owner-occupier role with office development project

Gill-Simpson, a Baltimore-based electrical engineering and construction firm, broke ground this week on a new 40,000-square-foot headquarters in Owings Mills that’s costing the firm $7 million. The company will then spend another $23 million for two more buildings on the ...

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Government space driving Corporate Office Properties Trust (access required)

Corporate Office Properties Trust scooped up yet another office building fully leased by a government contractor this week. It’s what the Columbia-based company does best –- acquire large office structures that are occupied by a government agency or a company ...

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Sustainability executive pushing real estate industry beyond ‘green’ (access required)

David Borchardt was recently promoted to chief sustainability officer of The Tower Cos., a real estate management and development firm in Rockville. The position was created after the company decided that it wasn’t just about building green buildings but also ...

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