Community Focused

Spotlight: SGS Law

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt (SGS Law) is a regional law firm with a team of lawyers whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, land use, estates and trusts, business law, governmental affairs and domestic relations. The firm works with a variety of clients including multinational corporations and individuals with particular legal needs. SGS Law’s role…

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Spotlight: Bozzuto

Bozzuto is a generationally-owned, independently-operated family real estate company known for their ability to work with communities and partners to develop, build and manage exceptional homes, apartments communities and retail experiences across the U.S. With their headquarters located in Greenbelt, Maryland, Bozzuto understands the local real estate landscape and, as a result, has successfully launched…

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Spotlight: MFI Realty

MFI Realty is a full-service retail brokerage and advisory firm located in the Mid-Atlantic region. MFI Realty specializes in retail leasing with experience in free-standing buildings, retail strip centers and large multi-level shops. The firm’s services also include property management, investment sales and tenant representation. With 30 properties in their portfolio, MFI Realty’s team is…

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Spotlight: Alexander Design Studio

Alexander Design Studio is a small architecture, interior and planning design firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. With experience on projects across the Jones Falls Valley, Alexander Design Studio values working on a variety of projects that are not limited to a specific type, scope or budget. The firm is committed to supporting local communities and…

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Land Development and Good Stewardship

How Should Stewardship Apply to Land Development? To be a good steward is to be a careful and responsible manager of something within your care. When land is purchased for the purpose of development, the purchaser becomes the steward of the land, and becomes legally obligated to develop the land in a way that meets…

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The Rise of “Surban” Living

What is “Surban” Living? The term “surban,” which was coined by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, refers to a suburban community that offers the amenities and conveniences that urban areas typically offer. Surban communities are distinguished by their low crime rates, high quality of schools, access to public transportation, a variety of restaurants, boutique shopping…

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Spotlight: The Traffic Group

The Traffic Group is a leading national traffic engineering and transportation planning firm with headquarters located in Baltimore, Maryland. Established in 1985, The Traffic Group specializes in projects that concern traffic and transportation planning issues. With the help of more than 70 industry professionals and sophisticated technology, the firm is able to provide top-level consultation…

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Parking and Accessibility Still a Challenge for Lake Roland Park-Goers

According to the Lake Roland Nature Council (LRNC), park attendance has skyrocketed in the last decade— in the early 2000s, approximately 40,000 people visited the park each year, compared to nearly 450,000 people per year in 2018. Despite LRNC’s tremendously hard work to increase access to the park, there are a variety of factors that…

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The Rise of “Surban” Living

What is “Surban” Living? The term “surban,” which was coined by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, refers to a suburban community that offers the amenities and conveniences that urban areas typically offer. Surban communities are distinguished by their low crime rates, high quality of schools, access to public transportation, variety of restaurants, boutique shopping and…

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Community Focused

In years past, the term “development” has perhaps left a less-than-pleasant taste in the mouths of community members. This hesitation toward development was not unreasonable, considering some of the environmental practices of old and the push toward faceless, big-box convenience stores. Fortunately, the market has heard these concerns and, especially in unique areas like Baltimore,…

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