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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

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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.

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.

March 29, 2012

The arrival of 2012 has brought with it many questions, with varied answers ranging from reasonable to improbable to outright bizarre. When it comes to fashion, what can we expect to change and will anything remain the same?

November 28, 2011

On the eastern end of the infamous U St. Corridor, nestled at the corner of 11th & U NW, is Solly’s Tavern. While it may not have as rich a history as countless other venues on the District’s premiere music strip, something is definitely happening there. Seemingly small upon entrance, a few steps to the left reveals an inviting wooden staircase. The second floor offers another bar, dance floor and stage, the perfect space for hosting a monthly ska & reggae night.

July 12, 2011

More details have come to surface on Silver Spring based Choice Hotels International, Inc (NYSE:CHH)  new headquarters in Rockville. The agreement is between Choice Hotels and Foulger.Pratt. Rockville II Limited Partnership.

August 4, 2015

Bethesda once again topped the list of the “most educated places in America” according to personal finance data site, NerdWallet.

99 percent of residents have a high school diploma or associate degree and 81 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree, they are the highest percentages in the United States.

Potomac came in as number three on the list with 98 percent holding a high school diploma or associate degree and 81 percent having obtained a bachelor’s degree.

July 28, 2015

Adding to a growing list of Montgomery County IPOs in the past year, another energy company – a spin off of SunEdison – will go public this week.

TerraForm Global (NASDAQ: GLBL) with headquarters at 7550 Wisconsin Avenue will be next to it's sister yieldco TerraForma Power (NASDAQ: TERP).

July 27, 2015

Bethesda, Md.-based Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN) has completed the sale of assets it acquired during its purchase of Virginia Heritage Bank late last year. The parent of Eagle Bank found the Indirect Consumer Loan portfolio of Virginia Heritage Bank to be non-strategic.

MainStreet Bank (OTCQB:MNSB) bought the Indirect Consumer Loan portfolio from Eagle Bank for $80 million on July 24, 2015. Eagle said it will channel those funds into its commercial loan division, improve its yield on earning assets and reduce operating expenses.

July 24, 2015

Presented are the top 5 most expensive homes currently for sale in the Bethesda area. The homes are all single-family detached containing at least 5,000 square feet and sitting on multiple acres.

One of those homes in the list contain over 24,000 square feet but sits at number 3 in price. It's not the freshest but the price per square foot is far lower than the rest on the list.

Every kitchen in this list but one contains an island but all of them use high quality materials for countertops with the majority of the kitchens being renovated recently as well.

July 22, 2015

Bethesda-based Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN) reported solid growth across the board and easily beat analyst estimates as well.

The parent of Eagle Bank posted net income of $20.9 million in the second quarter or $0.62 cents per diluted share, a substantial increase of 62 percent. The company closed on its purchase of Virginia Heritage Bank last year which helped add to net income.

Analysts expected $0.58 cents per diluted share and revenues of $57.1 million, instead Eagle Bancorp posted total revenues of $63.8 million.

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.

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.

February 19, 2015

Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) released its financial standings for the 2014 fourth quarter as well as the full-year.

While the average analyst estimate predicted $0.41 on adjusted earnings per share, Discovery beat those numbers and reported $0.43 adjusted earnings per share.

Earnings were up for the fourth quarter but revenues were below the average estimate at $1.68 billion versus $1.70 billion.

February 17, 2015

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated during his first state of state address, that there is a mass exodus of tax payers, packing their bags and moving to other states. “Our economy is floundering, and too many Marylanders have been struggling just to get by,”… “We’ve had the largest mass exodus of taxpayers fleeing our state, of any state in our region and one of the worst in the nation.” said Governor Hogan.