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March 18, 2002
NAI KLNB names new director of investment sales Christopher Kubler has been hired as director of investment sales in the Columbia office of NAI KLNB Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company. Kubler earned a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from American University and handled investment real estate brokerage activities for CB Richard Ellis in Washington. Canton Realty recognizes 4 employees as top sellers Cindy Martlock, Rose Lancelotta and Heather and Duncan Peek have been recognized as top sellers by Caton Realty, a locally owned and operated real estate company serving Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Frederick counties.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
Ethel S. Braun, president of the Baltimore real estate brokerage E.G. Rock Inc. for 55 years, died Jan. 6 of heart failure at her Glen Arm home. She was 98. Ethel Segerman was born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Royal Terrace. After graduating from the old Mount St. Agnes High School in 1930, she moved to California, where she lived for two years in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. She returned in 1932 to Baltimore, and six years later married Wilson J.C. Braun Sr., who worked for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.
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BUSINESS
November 1, 1998
Maryland housing agency receives national awardThe Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has received a 1998 Award for Program Excellence from the National Council of State Housing Agencies.The department beat out 22 other states to take top honors in the "Homeownership: Empowering New Buyers" category."Forty at Four," Maryland's winning program, provides $40 million at a 4 percent interest rate for potential buyers to use in older neighborhoods with declining homeownership rates or in need of revitalization.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2010
A Chicago-based real estate brokerage has expanded into Maryland, specializing in the sales and leasing of retail properties. Sierra Mid-Atlantic is an affiliate of Sierra U.S. of Chicago, which is headed by Baltimore native Marc Offit. This will be the third location for Sierra. . Sierra's other offices are in Chicago and Boca Raton, Fla. The local office will be headed by Mark Mueller, who has worked with the J. Gordon Mueller Co. and KLNB. Mueller said the Maryland office opened this month in the Power Plant Live development with three employees and that he and Offit are aiming to build it up to six to eight brokers serving the area from northern Virginia to Delaware, including Baltimore and Washington, D.C. ed.gunts@baltsun.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1999
The Ellicott City office of Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc. was named the 1998 No. 1 office in closed gross commission income in Maryland for Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp.'s 55 Maryland offices.According to office manager Joan Pittroff, the office had its best year on record with a "production record 60 percent above 1997."Elaine Northrup of the Ellicott City office was honored by Coldwell Banker as its No. 3 sales associate internationally, No. 1 sales associate Northeast Region and No. 1 sales associate in Maryland.
BUSINESS
By James M. Woodard and James M. Woodard,Copley News Service | May 19, 1991
Large real estate brokerage firms are growing larger. And many smaller firms are phasing out.The trend is sparked by the increasing importance of computers in today's real estate operations. An effective computer system is expensive, and it's drawing a line in the operational sand for brokers.The trend was revealed in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors. Information was collected and analyzed from 1,800 firms nationwide.While only 3 percent of all real estate firms had a sales force of more than 50 agents, those giant firms account for more than half (53 percent)
BUSINESS
December 19, 1993
* Century 21 Moss Realty, L.L.C., achieved Gold Club Status for the third consecutive quarter by exceeding the Century 21 minimum of $125,000 in gross sales commissions for each quarter. Individual company award winners for the quarter are Shirley McCafferty, Cathy Buck and Alex Beckman, Gold Award; Peggy Elliott, Sales Achievement Award; and Cathy Buck and Veronica Reynolds, Listing Superstar Award.* UNcommon Realty in Columbia announced that Jeffrey L. Underwood has received the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation from the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council.
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By Jacques Kelly | February 7, 2009
William R. Lenhard, a retired attorney who owned a real estate brokerage, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 31 at the Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Guilford resident was 89. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lafayette Avenue, he was a 1937 City College graduate. He earned a degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and was a member of the rowing team. He later earned a law degree at the University of Maryland. He served in the Army's Quartermaster Corps during World War II and was stationed in North Africa, Italy and France.
BUSINESS
By James M. Woodard and James M. Woodard,Copley News Service | December 8, 1991
More women are turning to real estate for a career opportunity and as a form of investment.Real estate brokerage is particularly appealing for women in the current market. It offers the potential for large earnings and is a field in which women have the opportunity to earn as much as men.Also, it offers flexible hours. Though it requires a great deal of work, it is not a firm 9-to-5 job. Mothers often can plan their workday around child-care needs.Good with first-time buyersOne of the most active segments of real estate brokerage is the sale of homes to first-time buyers.
BUSINESS
By Kenneth R. Harney | September 7, 1997
ONE OF the country's largest retailers is about to unveil a novel program that offers consumers substantial cash rebates off real estate brokerage commissions and mortgage rates and fees.The program will provide such big discounts for participants -- averaging more than $6,000 on the sale, purchase and mortgage financing of homes in the $225,000 to $250,000 range -- that it could force other large corporations to create competing arrangements for their own customers.In the process, it could also begin to shake up the traditional relationships among homebuyers, real estate agents and lenders.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | February 7, 2009
William R. Lenhard, a retired attorney who owned a real estate brokerage, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 31 at the Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Guilford resident was 89. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lafayette Avenue, he was a 1937 City College graduate. He earned a degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and was a member of the rowing team. He later earned a law degree at the University of Maryland. He served in the Army's Quartermaster Corps during World War II and was stationed in North Africa, Italy and France.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2003
NRT Incorporated, one of the nation's largest real estate brokerages, announced yesterday that it has acquired the Miller Group Inc., a 13-year-old Baltimore commercial real estate firm. The Miller Group's Baltimore operation now will be known as Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT, the commercial real estate arm of NRT. The 17-broker office near the Inner Harbor will continue to serve clients in the greater Baltimore area, company officials said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 5, 2002
They're powerful, they're political and they both want to sell you a house. Just call it Goliath vs. Goliath. The National Association of Realtors and the American Bankers Association are battling each other over a proposed Federal Reserve rule that would allow banks to sell residential and commercial real estate. Depending on whom you ask -- bankers or real estate agents -- the rule is either a natural extension of the financial services reform brought about by the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act or an encroachment by banks in the wake of that reform.
NEWS
March 18, 2002
NAI KLNB names new director of investment sales Christopher Kubler has been hired as director of investment sales in the Columbia office of NAI KLNB Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company. Kubler earned a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from American University and handled investment real estate brokerage activities for CB Richard Ellis in Washington. Canton Realty recognizes 4 employees as top sellers Cindy Martlock, Rose Lancelotta and Heather and Duncan Peek have been recognized as top sellers by Caton Realty, a locally owned and operated real estate company serving Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Frederick counties.
NEWS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2002
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, a dominant name in Baltimore-area residential real estate for generations, will cease to exist after a merger between OPF and three other mid-Atlantic brokerages that was announced yesterday. Beginning tomorrow, down will come the familiar blue and yellow storefront and yard signs that have dotted the region's landscape since 1984, and in their place will go the blue and white signs of the newly formed Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. NRT Inc., the nation's largest brokerage and OPF's parent since 1998, will combine the Timonium-based company with Washington's upscale Pardoe Real Estate firm; Coldwell Banker Stevens, Realtors of Vienna, Va.; and Coldwell Banker Realty Pros Ltd. of Montgomery County.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2000
For years, tenants and landlords had been asking where to go to provide their new offices with such things as insurance, furniture and Internet service. Christopher C. Smith and Jeffrey L. Brown, each with 13 years of commercial real estate brokerage and contracting experience, thought they had cobbled together a pretty good list of service providers from which to make referrals. So, in an effort to organize those referrals for clients - and make a buck at the same time - they created TenantSmart.
BUSINESS
By James M. Woodard and James M. Woodard,Copley News Service | May 31, 1992
A major transition is taking place within the real estate brokerage industry.Recently, market factors have squeezed profits and forced some brokerage firms to close their doors. Others are consolidating their resources and adding services to build revenues and survive the tough times.One of the extra services being implemented by many of the more progressive firms is a computerized mortgage origination system.This allows the broker to generate additional fees by providing information on financing options available and processing a client's loan application through his own office computer.
BUSINESS
By KENNETH HARNEY | October 29, 2000
A sophisticated effort is quietly under way nationwide to turn your real estate transaction - a home purchase or sale - into something far more lasting, and more valuable. The idea is to convert your real estate broker into a one-stop home services portal, opening up thousands of dollars in discounts to you on appliances, furniture, remodeling projects, mortgage money, credit cards, insurance, and virtually any home-related or personal service you can imagine. Need a refrigerator, dishwasher or freezer?
BUSINESS
By KENNETH HARNEY | October 29, 2000
A sophisticated effort is quietly under way nationwide to turn your real estate transaction - a home purchase or sale - into something far more lasting, and more valuable. The idea is to convert your real estate broker into a one-stop home services portal, opening up thousands of dollars in discounts to you on appliances, furniture, remodeling projects, mortgage money, credit cards, insurance, and virtually any home-related or personal service you can imagine. Need a refrigerator, dishwasher or freezer?
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