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June 26, 2015

If you guessed that the Purple line is priority number one for Prince George’s County’s when it comes to transportation projects, you guessed wrong. But luckily the County doesn't have to choose between the two.

Although Maryland government just announced that the light-rail Purple Line will get funding, the number one request for state monies was the upgrade of the I-95/I-495 partial interchange at Greenbelt Metro station.

April 4, 2014

If you are a young professional working in Washington, D.C., one thing you’ve probably noticed by now is that there is a fairly large gap between your monthly income and the city’s monthly rent requirements. Not everyone can afford the “luxury” apartments in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, or Dupont Circle; so what’s a cash-strapped young professional to do?

March 14, 2014

We recently released an article about the Top 5 Worst Markets for Office Space in the D.C. area. Those areas had the highest vacancy rates in the Washington, D.C. area according to a Transwestern report.

Demand for Class-C and Class-B office space is at near all-time lows and at the same time tenants are adamant about leasing Class-A office space. In some sub markets the demand is so great that Class-A office space available is now below 1 percent.

February 13, 2014

In the world of commercial office space, a market with a vacancy rate of 10 percent is considered stable; anything below that percentage is to be coveted.  Logically, developers should flock to a market with a low office inventory, especially one with short supply of Class-A office space.  After all, someone is leasing all that space right?

February 7, 2014

Germantown, Maryland is the farthest north of Montgomery County’s commercial centers, it’s also the smallest and youngest in terms of commercial development but that is quickly changing. With approximately 3 million square feet of office space, Germantown has been one of the county’s bright spots in terms of commercial development in the last couple of years.

August 7, 2015

A for-profit university offering post-secondary education services is expanding into a newly renovated building in Montgomery County’s largest office market in North Rockville.

With headquarters in a far-flung suburban area like Herndon, Va, Strayer University has attracted commuters with full-time jobs that require flexibility but also the possibility of earning a degree to boost their career and jobs prospects.

July 23, 2015

Not Your Average Joe's first D.C. area location in Gaithersburg opened to great fanfare. Seating areas are constantly packed on weekends with customers willing to cope with hour long waits (perhaps it's the Not Your Average Joe’s Dipping Sauce?).

With the successful launch of the Kentlands restaurant the company has opened several more locations including most recently a Bethesda location in the Wildwood Shopping center taking over a former Hamburger Hamlet Space.

July 14, 2015

Next week the Montgomery County Planning Department will review several new additions proposed for the Milestone Businesses Park in Germantown. The developer Matan has big changes planned for surface parking and empty lots at the office complex.

Despite having major leasing success for the office buildings in the northern edges of Montgomery County, Matan wants to introduce new use types that would drastically change the environment.

July 8, 2015

After a long wait in Montgomery County, Maryland, alcohol is ready to be served in salons. Montgomery County once prohibited salons from serving alcohol to their customers, but in 2014 related businesses were granted permission to obtain licenses. There have been several around the county that have taken advantage of the new law thus far, and now Lotus Nails in North Gaithersburg has been granted status at recent County alcohol beverage license meeting.

March 12, 2015

Quietly building along busy Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring, Petrie Richardson Ventures is reinventing an urban indoor mall currently known as City Place. The six-level mall will be renamed to Ellsworth Place once construction is complete and the old signage removed.

February 20, 2015

Solaire Silver Spring II / Ripley II Washington Property Co - Metro Business MediaThe Montgomery County planning board was recently presented with early plans for another residential apartment complex in Silver Spring’s Ripley District.

December 29, 2014

The Washington Post’s Capital Business section released its Post 200 mid-month. The local business report includes a variety of lists, ranking local companies in the D.C. area (and part of the Baltimore area as well) from largest by industry to largest by revenue for example.

April 23, 2014

If you are a young professional working in Washington, D.C., one thing you’ve probably noticed by now is that there is a fairly large gap between your monthly income and the city’s monthly rent requirements. Not everyone can afford the “luxury” apartments in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, or Dupont Circle; so what’s a cash-strapped young professional to do?

February 21, 2014

The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport had a total of 22,498,353 commercial passengers flow through its gates in 2013 making it – once again – the busiest airport in the Washington, D.C. area.

February 19, 2014

Fulton, Maryland-based Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) has made another large acquisition; less than three years after purchasing Charter International PLC in September 2011 for $2.4 billion.