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July 29, 2015

Metro Business Media was first to report that Not Your Average Joe's – the Massachusetts-based restaurant known for Chef-driven American and international blend dishes – narrowed down a new location in Silver Spring at Ellsworth Place.

July 23, 2015

A site not seen in nearly 60 years: grassy fields and wide-open spaces in the foreground as highrise towers create a dramatic backdrop. This is the scene at the site of the first phase of the Blairs redevelopment in downtown Silver Spring.

Low-rise residential buildings built in 1959 have given way to what will become a pair of residential towers reaching 18 and 14 stories high.

February 12, 2015

‘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.

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.

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

July 30, 2012

A swarm of frustrated Americans descended upon the District of Columbia on Saturday afternoon, to participate in the first national mobilization against hydraulic fracturing.  The process involves injecting incredible amounts of water and chemicals into the earth, which cracks, thus creating a pathway for trapped natural gas to escape.

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.

April 6, 2012

Inside the boundaries of Alexandria's historic districts developers must comply with strict design rules for approval but outside those areas, apparently anything goes.

New townhomes by Prolandian Corp are planned for the northern section of the city at 101 and 103 East Reed Avenue. A dilapidated 15,287 square foot plot of land will be turned into five townhomes with architecture that's being coined as "contemporary urban chic".

April 5, 2012

CapitalSource Inc. (NYSE:CSE), made significant changes earlier in the year with its Executive Chairman, John K. Delaney taking an immediate leave from that role to pursue a political career in the United States House of Representatives.

March 29, 2012

A planned residential and retail project by real estate developer JBG was met with mostly heavy opposition from community residents who live in the Twinbrook area of Rockville, where the project would be developed.

The site plan for 1800 Rockville Pike came before the City of Rockville planning board Wednesday night seeking approval from the commission. The approval of the site plan would have been the final step before permits are issued and construction starts for the urban style, low-rise project designed by architectural firm, Hord Coplan Macht.

February 21, 2012

Winter tends to drive us indoors in fear of freezing temperatures. Although, halfway through the season we become antsy, yearning for more than a movie night in. This past weekend, over 700 metro-area residents and Baltimore locals confronted the cold in search of some adventure.

January 12, 2012

Many often wonder about the art scene here in Washington D.C. area. While the district offers its fair share of museums, studios and more, the public often neglects artists on the other side the border. Just as the Metro transports visitors and locals into the city, it also offers an escape to areas in the opposite direction that are less explored.

December 22, 2011

The Southwest Waterfront has experienced different periods of transition and is now in a new phase of development. The city’s smallest quadrant is bounded by the Southwest Freeway to the North, Fort McNair to the South, and South Capitol Street to the East.

December 16, 2011

Times was running out for a major lease set to expire in 2013 at the Silver Spring Metro Center, but the anchor tenant -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -- has decided to stay and renew its lease for another 15 years. The administration has called the urban high-rise office buildings home since 1990.

December 16, 2011

While developer Keating Project Development, Inc, plans to keep its residential component intact, it will eliminate almost all of the commercial space in its planned redevelopment located at 7001 Arlington Road in downtown Bethesda.

December 14, 2011

Columbia Heights has been an evolving and dramatically changing area since the start of the 20thcentury.  The area is bounded by 16thstreet to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, Florida Avenue to the south, and Spring Road to the north.  In the early 1900s, Columbia Heights was a highly desirable residential area, and it even had several streetcar lines connecting it to the central business district of Washington, DC. 

December 9, 2011

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.

November 4, 2011

The housing crisis has had ramifications not only for the overall economy, but the auto industry in particular was hit hard and has not recovered. It has yet to return to pre-recession levels. Where vehicles are the next-in-line purchase after real estate for most people, monthly vehicle sales—at one time during the recession—dropped to a level not seen since the early nineties. The hard hit American automakers left a trail of closed dealerships across the region as they cut back on their dealership networks.

November 3, 2011

A Virginia residential developer is proposing to tear down an existing office building on Key West Avenue in Rockville, and replace it with as much as 650 multi-family residential units that would most likely end up as apartments.

October 21, 2011

With no opposition from residents, the development at 10914 Georgia Avenue won unanimous approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday.

The project will be the latest residential development from downtown Bethesda-based Washington Property Company, which is also building the residential high-rise at 1150 Ripley Street in downtown Silver Spring.

October 14, 2011

The development planned for the current main post office site in the Silver Spring Central Business District won approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday.

Leading the development of the site is Chevy Chase-based Nova-Habitat incorporated which has been joined by McLean-based Insight Property Group LLC to build what is being marketed as the Fenwick Station apartments.