January 7, 2012
Dianna Wilhelm, a developer based in Annapolis Junction, was elected this month to head the Maryland chapter of NAIOP, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Wilhelm serves as president of Wilhelm Business Enterprises, a development company she owns with her husband, Wayne Wilhelm, that builds warehouses, "flex" structures and office buildings. The couple also runs Wilhelm Commercial Builders, a 110-employee commercial construction company that specializes in high-security office buildings.
November 11, 2011
Mary Suzanne Beck Keech, a corporate managing director of Studley Inc., a Washington commercial real estate firm, who was also an active alumna of Garrison Forest School, died of cancer Monday at Georgetown University Hospital. The former Catonsville resident had celebrated her 46th birthday last month. The daughter of Rea Keech, a former Buick automobile dealer, and Mary Keech, a Talbots Cross Keys sales associate, Mary Suzanne Beck Keech was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville.
March 27, 2011
This month, the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr LLP closed a $460 million real estate deal — the largest U.S. sale of multifamily dwellings outside New York in the past three years, according to commercial real estate industry players. The deal was a coup for the office, which represented the buyer of eight apartment complexes in Maryland and Northern Virginia that contain more than 2,500 units. Marci Gordon, the partner who led Ballard Spahr's team of lawyers during the seven-month negotiation, said the acquisition of the apartment buildings, known as the Magazine Portfolio, by a joint venture of Pantzer Properties and Dune Real Estate Partners showed the strength of rental properties, which have benefited from the continuing slump in the for-sale housing market.
November 20, 2010
Milton H. "Mickey" Miller, 80, a retired commercial real estate broker and civic leader who ran a successful fundraising campaign for the Peabody Institute, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 12 at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 80. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of J. Jefferson Miller, the Hecht department store executive who led downtown Baltimore's urban renewal development in the Charles Center. He was a 1948 Friends School graduate and earned a history degree at the Johns Hopkins University.
September 17, 2010
Mercy Medical Center is converting a former Giant grocery store in Lutherville into a hub where patients can go for lab work, minor surgeries and to visit primary care physicians. Urgent care centers such as Patient First and Doctors Express are taking over retail spaces in high-traffic areas, including where a Roy Rogers fast-food restaurant was once located. And Thomson Reuters this summer opened its first branch dedicated to health care research in Woodlawn office space, where more than two dozen employees will provide data and analysis to the federal government.