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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | June 29, 1993
An old Wall Street joke says the reasons to be in business swing on a pendulum between fear and greed. To judge from yesterday's opening session of the national convention of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the mood of the commercial real estate business is somewhere around "nervous."BOMA's 86th annual convention is at the Baltimore Convention Center this week, and 2,500 delegates, divided between commercial real estate folks and the vendors who sell them everything from elevators to advice, are concentrating less on mega-growth and more on the mundane issues of mundane times -- hanging on to market share, renovating and servicing older buildings and cutting costs.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Anita Shelton has presided over the squat brown brick building just off North Avenue for nearly all of the past four decades. Children troop in her door — she keeps it open all day long — for bandages and Popsicles. Their mothers stop by to seek advice from the woman they call "Miss 'Nita," one of the last original tenants of the publicly funded complex. But despite her years at the Madison Park North Apartments, Shelton welcomes an effort by city officials to revoke the landlord's license — a move that will likely leave Shelton and her neighbors scrambling to find new homes.
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By Ron Snyder and Ron Snyder,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 22, 1998
With Phase One of the $4.5 million Towson streetscape project nearly complete, building owners along York Road have begun working on improvements of their own.Faced with paying higher tax assessments or using that money to improve the fronts of their properties, most businesses chose the latter -- some spending thousands of dollars in the last several months, with the help of a county architect and low-interest loans through the county.The change is apparent at a Towson landmark, Angel's Grotto, where owner Joseph Varvaro, 67, put $4,000 in improvements into the 30-year-old restaurant, including new windows and doors.
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By Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2010
The owner of a vacant nine-story office building at 11 E. Chase Street in Midtown-Belvedere is seeking city approval to convert the property to 56 apartments. A group called Daejan 11 E. Chase LLC, represented by Samuel Monderer, has applied to Baltimore's Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals to convert the historic Algonquin building to residential use. Monderer also controls the neighboring apartment building at 1010 St. Paul St. and a parking lot between the two buildings. A zoning board hearing has been set for Tuesday.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2001
Baltimore June 18-19 Building Owners & Managers trade show, Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt & Howard streets. Estimated attendance: 2,700+. June 19-20 C&G Distributors trade show, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,000+. National Parent Teachers Association convention, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,500. Contact: Vicki Loise, 312-670-6782
BUSINESS
June 11, 2001
Baltimore June 11-12 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments meeting. Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt and Howard streets. Estimated attendance: 500. June 15-17 Maryland State Numismatic Association show, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,000 plus. Contact: Bill Lenz, 410-388-5287 June 17-19 Building Owners & Managers trade show, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,700 plus. Contact: Patricia Areno, 202-326-6320 June 19-20 C&G Distributors trade show, Convention Center.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1991
DISABILITIES LAWBuilding owners hold seminar on complianceThe Building Owners and Managers Association is offering a seminar on "Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act" Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light St. in Baltimore. Registration information is available from the BOMA at 752-3318.College offers course on buying, selling home"Buying and Selling a Home" is among the non-credit money management courses being offered by Essex Community College this fall.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2001
After watching tourism steadily decline at the end of the past decade, business leaders and property owners in historic Ellicott City are trying to stir interest in their area with a series of improvements - including a new parking garage - that they hope will bring "curb appeal" to the community and more visitors to their shops. Ellicott City Business Association (ECBA) expects to spend more than $52,000 raised through private donations this year on street sweeping, potted flowering trees, utility pole banners, quarterly events and a trackless trolley to take visitors from parking lots to shops.
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December 8, 2005
John M. Weldon, former manager of the historic Candler Building in downtown Baltimore and active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, died of multiple myeloma Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The White Marsh resident was 66. Mr. Weldon was born in Baltimore and raised on East Lake Avenue in North Baltimore. He was a 1957 graduate of City College and served in the Army as a military policeman from 1957 to 1960. In the early 1960s, Mr. Weldon joined his father, Stewart G. Weldon, who established S.G. Weldon Co., a real estate management firm, in 1961.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | May 3, 1995
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is accustomed to installing refrigerators -- just not ones that are big enough to cool 25 square blocks.But under a new plan, the utility intends to build a $60 million centralized air-conditioning system for downtown buildings using four refrigerators, each the size of a small office building.The BGE cooling program will circulate water chilled to 37 degrees Fahrenheit into buildings from a series of plants and ice storage facilities to be developed throughout downtown.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella , lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | December 8, 2009
Developers of the historic Bagby Furniture Building in Little Italy, on the edge of Harbor East, have boosted the building's occupancy to 80 percent since launching a $5 million renovation of what had been mostly vacant office space. Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC has brought in 15 new office and retail tenants since buying the building in 2007, when it was 20 percent filled, converting the first-floor offices into street-level shops, adding a lobby and courtyard for outdoor dining and renovating the four levels of offices.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,edward.gunts@baltsun.com | September 2, 2009
A second Maryland firm has sued the owner and general contractor of Baltimore's historic B&O Building in an effort to get paid for work done to complete the $65 million Hotel Monaco that opened there in late July. Attorneys for D.F. Smith Inc. of Glen Burnie, a masonry subcontractor, filed a complaint this week in Baltimore Circuit Court to establish and enforce a mechanic's lien against the property. The complaint filed by Michael P. Darrow of Hillman, Brown and Darrow PA states that Smith is seeking $29,761.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | September 7, 2008
THE PROBLEM: While demolishing an East Baltimore rowhouse, contractors damaged an adjacent building, according to the neighboring building's owner. THE BACKSTORY: Bobby Chen has owned a rowhouse at 1620 E. Chase St. since 2000. Last weekend, he discovered that his house had been damaged when the adjacent building, 1622 E. Chase, had been partially demolished by a contractor working for the city. On Tuesday, Chen said that the remains of 1622 were dangerous. He also said he was not aware of the demolition plan.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,special to the sun | October 22, 2007
Terry Hanley is fond of his cottage on the water, a cozy four-bedroom house surrounded by soaring oaks and maples tucked into the bank of Broad Creek. "They are Harford County's best secret treasures," said Hanley, who lives year-round in Bel Air but spends many weekends with his family at the cottage, one of about 170 along the shores of Broad Creek and the Susquehanna River. But Hanley's getaway and the other cottages, some that have been on the water for more than 60 years, face an uncertain future as the county begins what an official called one of the largest home inspection efforts in Harford history.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun reporter | October 13, 2007
Midway through a 90-minute meeting yesterday, Lottie Carroll, a tenant of a West Baltimore housing development, heard a list of concessions from the building's management that she never thought possible. The community and laundry room at the Harvey Johnson Towers will remain open three extra hours until 11 p.m. Trash collection will be Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, a switch from Tuesday and Thursday. The security system is being upgraded to include all-night monitoring, and a new company could begin rodent abatement as early as next week.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | September 5, 2007
The owner of a downtown Mount Airy building consumed in an blaze early Sunday announced plans last night to establish a temporary office park for the six destroyed Main Street businesses and several others that were damaged. Rob Scranton, who had renovated the 1930s-era Bohn Building, said trailers could be installed in the downtown parking lot as soon as next week by the same company that offered similar support to the town of La Plata after a tornado in 2002. "There's a lot of work to do in the coming days, months and into the next year," Scranton said at an emergency meeting convened at Mount Airy Town Hall.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2004
Chemical warfare agent sensors. Blast-resistant windows. Safe rooms for sheltering if anthrax seeps in through the ductwork. Coming to an office near you? Building-protection companies and consultants are trying to reach beyond military defense to the commercial market, which has shown more interest in security after Sept. 11, 2001, but hasnt battened down as much as the federal government. Now that access-control measures such as badge readers are fairly common, the protection industry hopes building owners are ready for higher-tech and higher-priced products.
BUSINESS
By Kim Clark | January 3, 1991
The owners and managers of nearly all of the office buildings in downtown Baltimore have banded together to appeal last month's order granting Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. its largest rate increase ever.Attorneys for the Building Owners and Managers Association said yesterday that they would file briefs in Baltimore Circuit Court Monday charging that they are bearing too much of the $149 million rate increase approved last month.Dec. 17, the Maryland Public Service Commission allowed BG&E to increase its electricity rates by $77 million, or 4.7 percent, immediately, and an additional $72 million, or 4.4 percent, in June.
NEWS
May 23, 2006
Patrick H. Walker, former owner of a Lutherville construction company, died of arterial sclerosis May 16 at his Cockeysville home. He was 78. Born in Albany, N.Y., he moved to Baltimore with his family and was raised in Homewood. A 1947 graduate of Boys' Latin School, he was an outstanding center-midfielder on the school's lacrosse team. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1951 from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also starred in lacrosse, Mr. Walker enlisted in the Army.
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December 8, 2005
John M. Weldon, former manager of the historic Candler Building in downtown Baltimore and active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, died of multiple myeloma Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The White Marsh resident was 66. Mr. Weldon was born in Baltimore and raised on East Lake Avenue in North Baltimore. He was a 1957 graduate of City College and served in the Army as a military policeman from 1957 to 1960. In the early 1960s, Mr. Weldon joined his father, Stewart G. Weldon, who established S.G. Weldon Co., a real estate management firm, in 1961.
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