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February 12, 2015

Screams of foul play have echoed from the county to state level in the ranks of the democratic leadership. The opposition is aimed squarely at the brand new republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.

‘Mass Exodus’ has been the word on the political streets for the past two weeks in Maryland’s state capital Annapolis. Screams of foul play have echoed from the county to state level in the ranks of the democratic leadership. The opposition is aimed squarely at the brand new republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.

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.

March 7, 2014

Still reeling from its 2013 end-of-year data breaches, Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is busy reassuring shareholders, investors and even congress that it has everything under control but what about the customers including those affected by the data breaches? Besides months away, “better” anti-fraud technology and credit monitoring services, has Target replaced any of its policies that got it into this mess in the first place?

Here are three ways Target can make a bad situation better.

Target, your local DMV?

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?

January 16, 2013

Metro Business Media - Farming Metro

Can you believe that there are school-aged children that have no idea where tomatoes come from?  Did you know that chicken doesn’t just “come from the store?”  These questions were raised at a conference held last weekend at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

December 13, 2012

Saturday December 8th – 10am: Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), greeted a roomful of concerned citizens at the University of Baltimore.  The event they were attending was called Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland.  In the school&rsquo

November 13, 2012

Following suit of a successful opening weekend, the rest of DC Week 2012 proved to be an outstanding gathering of the Metro-area’s brightest minds in the tech industry.

November 5, 2012

November is here and so is Digital Capital Week – Washington’s largest celebration of new and upcoming tech innovators.  Now in its third year, the weeklong series of events is already off to a fantastic start.  Nearly half of the fourteen sessions and parties between Friday and Sunday sold out.

October 4, 2012

After a brief hiatus, the renowned Washington, D.C. Green Festival returned to the nation’s capital during the last weekend of September.  Thousands of visitors flocked to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to see what they could learn about living sustainably, in a world where every action matters.

April 13, 2012

While the nation's capital continued its usual lead in office space construction, another surprise quarter occurred with the Maryland National Capital region leading the surrounding region.

According to March data from the Bethesda, Mid-Atlantic regional office of Transwestern and its research subsidiary, Alexandria-based Delta Associates, there was an estimated 7,204,726 square feet of office space under construction or reconstruction in the D.C. area.

March 2, 2012

After publishing our previous article on the preparedness of Maryland's Securities Division last week, we were finally contacted by the department and was able to get some answers about how the State was handling the upcoming rules change. We spoke with Melanie Senter Lubin, Securities Commissioner in the Securities Division at Maryland's Office of the Attorney General for our Q&A session.

February 24, 2012

Approximately five weeks before March 30thdeadline for mid-size Investment Advisory firms to deregister with the SEC and register with their principal states.  Both DC and VA encouraged their Investment adviser registrants to begin their process early; in order to avoid the rush, and address any issues that may arise.  Our initial plan was to bring you news from all three areas; DC, VA and MD.  However, several attempts to contact Maryland Securities Division were unsuccessful in landing an interview with either Deputy Commissioner, Dale Cantone or Melanie Sente

December 20, 2011

Kaizen Karate Teaches The Japanese Concept for Health and self-Improvement

Preparations for the New Year begin as self-reflection and determination of future goals come to mind. Ultimately we might ask: "How do I improve upon myself?".

Viran Ranasinghe has meditated on these words many times. As the founder of Kaizen Karate, Viran or “Coach V,” has made it his mission to teach his students how to build a stronger sense of self.

December 13, 2011
The D.C. area was a contender for the relocation but didn't make the short list

The highly watched Sears headquarters relocation is likely to be decided by the end of the year and with no move at all coming from the nation's fourth largest retailer.

December 9, 2011
federal government allowed 96 percent of the office space under construction in the Maryland National Capital Region to be pre-leased

With a big help from the federal government, Maryland's "economic engine", Montgomery County, has managed to lead all jurisdictions outside the district in office space construction -- with nearly all of Montgomery County's primary office markets participating.

The latest data from Transwestern Mid-Atlantic with headquarters in Bethesda, shows office space construction in the county stands at nearly 2 million square feet, that puts it ahead of surrounding area jurisdictions including Fairfax and Arlington counties in Virginia.

September 6, 2011

Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) rose passed $68 a share in afternoon trading, subsequent to staying below Friday's close for most of the trading day. Many local stocks were in negative territory during the September 6th trading session continuing a downward trend from Friday's overall session slump based on virtually zero job creation in the U.S. economy. The markets were closed on September 5th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

August 25, 2011

No one knows more about wasteful spending than the government, and healthcare is on top of most people’s list when it comes to wasteful spending. Since 2009 the focus has shifted towards bringing down the cost of healthcare spending.

August 23, 2011

An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude was felt in the D.C. area.

The earthquake epicenter is said to be in the Fredericksburg area.













Earthquake Details From the USGS

·         This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

 

August 19, 2011

Virginia and Maryland were amongst the 28 states that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said had their jobless rates increase in July 2011. Along with D.C., the jurisdictions with jobless rate increases totaled 29.

The bureau also said nine states had rate decreases and 13 had virtually zero change in their unemployment rate.

But Maryland and Virginia posted small rate increases while the District of Columbia showed a rate change that was much higher than in June 2011.

August 12, 2011

After huge swings in the stock market over the last several days, management at companies in the area find it a good time to stock up

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.  (NYSE:AVB),  Chairman of the Board, Bryce Blair, accumulated almost 18,000 shares through various transactions between the August 9th and 10th.

All-in-all the Chairman of one of the largest multifamily developers in the D.C. area, made transactions (acquiring and disposing) totaling 35,800 shares of Arlington-based AvalonBay stock and got in as low as $48.60.

June 25, 2015

It's that time of the year again for one of the most anticipated state business rankings lists. CNBC has released its annual list of “America's Top States for Business” in 2015. States are ranked under ten categories and only one will be victorious. The top state on the list came as a surprise to many, Minnesota jumped from the number six spot in last year's list to become the number one state to conduct business in 2015.