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September 10, 1995

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn closes Loch Raven office

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors is closing its Towson/Loch Raven office and sending salespersons from that location to the firm's other branches serving the greater Towson area.

The decision to shut down came after the company was unable to negotiate an acceptable lease renewal for the office, at the intersection of Joppa Road and Loch Raven Boulevard.

With today's technology, real estate agents can service clients from almost any place -- even their car -- according to a company representative.

"No matter where in Baltimore County you are, you're within 10 minutes of an OPF office," said James P. O'Conor, company chairman. "By merging our top performing sales team from the Towson/Loch Raven office with other successful OPF offices, we know that we are poised for continued success." Paulette Shaduk, manager of the Towson/Loch Raven location, will become manager of the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn office in Bel Air/Abingdon. The Harford County resident joined the firm in 1991.

Bob Head, manager in Bel Air/Abingdon for seven years, had earlier resigned his management position to return to real estate sales. He will remain with that office.

Nominees sought for minority scholarship

The Equal Opportunities Committee of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors is seeking applications for the 1995 Minority Broker Scholarship and nominations for its Equal Opportunities Awards.

Non-Caucasian minority members of the Board of Realtors have until 5 p.m. Sept. 27 to submit an application for the broker scholarship.

Real estate agents, lenders, title companies, community organizations and individual citizens who have worked to promote equal housing opportunities may be nominated for the Equal Opportunities Award. The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

For additional information contact Debbie Bishop at (410) 462-2500.

Bovis division, NASA win design award

McDevitt Street Bovis, a Bethesda-based commercial builder, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration received 1995 Federal Design Achievement Award from the National Endowment of the Arts for their collaboration on Two Independence Square in Washington.

The award has been presented every four years since 1983.

Two Independence Square, one of 77 winners selected from 400 projects completed by government agencies during the last 10 years, is now eligible for the Presidential Design Award for Excellence.

Occupying a narrow site along the elevated portion of the Southwest Expressway, Two Independence Square consists of two nine-story buildings occupied by NASA and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

A subsidiary of Bovis Inc. of New York, McDevitt Street Bovis recently completed its 21st straight profitable year with revenues of $481.9 million. The 78-year-old firm builds and manages the construction of sports, health care, educational and other commercial and industrial facilities.

NEWS IN BRIEF

* Century 21 Real Estate Corp. named seven Baltimore locations Gold Club Offices for the second quarter of 1995. The winners, whose sales volume and units sold placed them among the top 23 percent of offices in the Greater Maryland District, are: Century 21 Finesse, Severna Park; Century 21 Diana Realty Inc., Bel Air; Century 21 Forty West Inc., Ellicott City; and Century 21 Home Specialists, Century 21 Horizon Realty Inc., Century 21 Kayhouse Realty and Century 21 Associated Real Estate, Baltimore.

* ERA Caton Realty Co. of Ellicott City said Mary Simick Flint has been named "Agent of the Quarter" by Patriot Homes for selling 15 of the local builder's homes.

* First National Mortgage Corp. said Susan Sivori closed 114 mortgage loans totaling $19.1 million, making her the firm's number one producer for fiscal year '94-'95. Ms. Sivori has been with First National seven years. She and her family live in Burke, Va.

* First Union Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of First Union Corp., has opened an office in McLean, Va., to provide mortgage banking, real estate financing and investment sales in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Perry Korotky, a former lender and mortgage banker in the Washington area, and Keith Harney, formerly with Chase Manhattan Bank, will head up the McLean operation.

* St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, a nonprofit Baltimore housing agency, appointed eight new members to its board of directors. They are Hugh Coyle, vice president of A. J. Burton and Don

Richard Associates; Lisa Green, development officer at Enterprise Social Investment Corp.; and Rev. John Harvey, Capuchin Franciscan pastor at St. Martin Church.

Also Mark McBride, vice president in the commercial real estate group at NationsBank; Thomas P. O'Neill, partner at Wolpoff & Company; Lisa Rawlings, finance manager at Procter & Gamble; Laurie Schwartz, president of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore; and Gayle Briscoe Wilson, sales manager/vice president of Otis Warren Real Estate Services.

ON THE MOVE

* McDevitt Street Bovis of Bethesda added 13 employees. They are: Rick Funk, engineer; Paul Giovannetti, Michele Long ,, and Stan Wall, project engineers; Charlie Klein, assistant superintendent; Russell Long, John Stull and Ken O'Grodnick, project managers; Jim Madison, MEP project manager; Fred Neighoff, superintendent; Dominic Trainor, assistant project manager; Jim Wilson, electrical project manager; and John Witt, contract executive.

* O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors appointed Karen Dunn manager of office systems development. The Hagerstown native will be responsible for bringing new office programs to the firm's 46 offices. Ms. Dunn holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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