Industry News

October 23, 2005

Eastern Shore

Easton community to create a preserve

A new community of 250 single-family homes on the north shore of the Tred Avon River in Easton, called Easton Village, will set aside 50 acres as a nature preserve, according to Elm Street Development. Other amenities in the project, which will feature homes built in the traditional style of historic Easton, Oxford and St. Michael's, include a pier, kayak launch and crabbing pier, community center with pool, walking trails and paths, and a 6-acre community park with pavilion. The three builders in the community are: ILEX Construction, K&P Builders and US Home. Home prices will range from the low $600s to more than $1 million. Information:


Program to focus on real estate trends

Emerging trends in real estate will be the topic of a program conducted by the Baltimore District Council of the Urban Land Institute from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Johns Hopkins Downtown Center, 10 N. Charles St. The program focuses on a report on 2006 real estate trends published by the institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers that looks at investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets property sectors, metropolitan areas and other issues. Drawing on formal and informal surveys of real estate executives and market experts, it contains expanded coverage of leading metropolitan areas and the future of the condo and housing industries. Information: Pauline Harris at 410-889-4112 or


University plans real estate program

The University of Michigan plans to introduce a graduate real estate development degree program that focuses on creating walkable urban districts where residents and visitors can work, live, dine and be entertained without using a car or public transportation. One of the first nationally, the program will start in three years and will be led by Christopher B. Leinberger, president of Historic District Improvement Co. in Albuquerque, N.M., and a visiting fellow with the Brookings Institution in Washington.

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