Network to offer workshop on 'green development'

Industry Watch

February 14, 1999

Virginia Housing and the Environment Network will present an all-day workshop entitled, "Green Development in Maryland" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Catonsville Community College.

The workshop will examine opportunities and challenges for "green development" in Maryland -- a form of development which maintains environmental integrity, while delivering financial returns for developers. The program is co-sponsored by the Urban Land Institute, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Home Builders Association of Maryland, whose executive vice president, John Kortecamp, will participate in a panel discussion.

The cost for the workshop is $35 for early registration and $45 for on-site registration. For information, call 703-553-0886.

News in Brief

Renaissance Housing Corp, which builds in Anne Arundel and Howard counties, received the 1999 America's Best award from Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders at an awards breakfast last month.

Episcopal Housing Corp. is planning to renovate 40 homes in East Baltimore and sell them to buyers who attend homeownership courses. A free homebuyer workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Mattie B. Uzzle Outreach Center, 1211 N. Chester St. Those who participate in the workshop will be eligible to apply for special homeowners loans through the NAACP. For information, call 410-602-9300.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. recently became the first real estate company in the United States whose training was recommended to be considered for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).

ACE said courses taken with Long & Foster are comparable to college-level classes and may be used as transferable credits at many colleges and universities.

On the Move

Ashley Custom Homes announced that Maggi Mayer was appointed sales manager of Glyndon Mews, a community of Victorian-style single-family homes in Reisterstown.

Apple Tree Homes said Tim Dobry has been appointed community sales manager of Church Point, the company's new single-family home community in Aberdeen.

Old Kent Mortgage Co. said it has appointed Mark Hopkins as loan officer.

Moore Warfield & Glick Realtors said Sharon Anderson has joined the firm as a sales associate.

Builders 1st Choice announced that Mary Jane Miner, Ed Howard and David Harper were named as new partners in the company.

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