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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | January 24, 1995
The Manekin Corp., responding to industry consolidation, has begun exploratory talks to merge the Baltimore-based development and brokerage company, officials said yesterday.Manekin, which in nearly five decades has evolved into one of the area's most prolific development and brokerage operations, owning or managing 7.3 million square feet of commercial space, is discussing either a merger or alliance with a number of regional competitors, including the Carey Winston Co.Chevy Chase-based Carey Winston has been attempting to expand its presence in the Baltimore market for the past year, ever since a property management partnership with Baltimore competitor Casey & Associates Inc. unraveled.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
When real estate professionals Alex Kopicki and Jeff Jacobson started a development firm roughly three years ago, they figured they knew what they were doing, so they were surprised by one of their biggest problems out of the gate. "We actually had a great deal of trouble identifying and locating our first office space," Kopicki said. "It was a real head-scratcher. " And thus a new business was born. As the real estate firm, Solstice Partners, took off, the pair started noodling with plans for a website that would make it easier for a small business like theirs to find a place to rent.
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By Edward Gunts | May 11, 1991
Manekin Corp., one of Baltimore's largest developers, has agreed to assume management of nearly 1 million square feet of commercial real estate in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia that California-based Lee Sammis Associates previously controlled.The agreement, which takes effect July 1, will give Manekin a much larger presence in the Baltimore-Washington region, especially Northern Virginia. It is also part of a trend in which developers are diversifying during the economic downturn by managing assets for others as well as developing properties for themselves.
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By Natalie Sherman | December 17, 2013
Development firm Manekin, LLC announced the purchase of three buildings in Virginia for $20 million Tuesday, in what the Columbia-based company said is a first step to expansion in the Richmond area. The buildings, which encompass 617,232 square feet, are located close to the Richmond International Airport, where Amazon has placed two large distribution centers. Manekin senior vice president Owen Rouse Jr. said he has been studying the Richmond market for about a year and expects Amazon's presence will help draw tenants to the area.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | June 20, 1996
Casey & Associates Inc. yesterday named longtime Baltimore real estate executive Robert A. Manekin as its president, a move designed to strengthen the commercial real estate firm's management ranks and competitive position.The appointment of the former Manekin Corp. senior vice president and Julien J. Studley Inc. senior managing director coincides with efforts by several local firms to better compete at a time when large institutions such as pension funds own increasing amounts of real estate.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | January 10, 2007
Harold Manekin, who embraced the rebuilding of downtown Baltimore 50 years ago through an influential commercial real estate business he founded with his brother, died of lung disease Monday at his Brooklandville home. He was 90. "With his brother Bernie alongside, Harold helped change the world's perception of Baltimore," former Rouse Co. Chairman Mathias DeVito said yesterday. "He ran his company efficiently and quietly, and the two brothers could not have made a better team." The Manekins, through the corporation they founded, were involved in leasing, managing or planning four major downtown office towers in the 1960s and 1970s - and later saw the business potential of Howard and Anne Arundel counties, where they invested heavily in office parks.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | August 3, 1993
Manekin Corp. said yesterday that Richard Manekin, a company founder's son who left the commercial real estate brokerage and development company in 1989, will return in two weeks to work on building the firm's tenant representation practice and help develop nontraditional business opportunities.Mr. Manekin will report to Andrew J.A. Chriss and work out of Manekin's downtown Baltimore office, the company said. Manekin, one of the area's largest brokers and the developer of projects including the Bank of Baltimore building, also has offices in Columbia, Baltimore County, Montgomery County and Northern Virginia.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
Three area real estate veterans who came together three years ago to form a company with their well-known names - Manekin and Abeshouse - are splitting up next week, they confirmed yesterday. Manekin Brothers Abeshouse will become two separate companies to focus on the regions in which the three principals have developed niches. They say the divorce is amicable, and they plan to continue sharing business. On Tuesday, Robert and Richard Manekin's company will become Manekin Realty Advisors and will focus on providing real estate services in Baltimore.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1999
For Bernie and Harold Manekin, the sale of a half-interest in the real estate company they founded more than five decades ago is a mixed blessing.Sure, the brothers' share of the $140 million-plus sale, including debt assumption, to San Francisco-based AMB Property Corp. won't hurt. Neither will the time away from the hustle and hassle associated with working full time.Retirement won't just be a day on the golf course, though."It's a bittersweet moment for us," 85-year-old Bernie Manekin told a group assembled for an announcement of the sale.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1997
State Farm Insurance Cos. has taken control of three Columbia office buildings owned by the Manekin Corp., the third time since 1992 that the life insurance giant has seized assets belonging to the Baltimore development firm for not maintaining mortgage payments.State Farm's action regarding the four-story General Physics Building and two adjacent two-story office buildings, however, represents an aberration in an otherwise healthy office market, analysts said."We got an 'A' for effort in that the buildings are almost fully occupied, but a 'D' because the market couldn't support the necessary rents," said Donald Manekin, a Manekin senior vice president.
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Aegis report | May 6, 2013
RKS Realty Inc. recently added Richard "Dicky" Darrell and Joe Moran to the firm's team of expert Realtors, offering commercial and retail real estate services in Harford and Baltimore Counties. "The addition of Richard and Joe to the firm allows for RKS to ensure our clients in Baltimore County, as well as Harford County, are met with the full breadth of our capabilities and expertise," RKS owner Donnell "Beetle" Smith said in a news release. Darrell joins RKS Realty as a real estate broker with 40 years of commercial and retail real estate experience with an emphasis on national retail.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Manekin LLC, a Columbia-based real estate firm, has formed a partnership with Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group to acquire, develop and manage industrial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. Manekin, a commercial real estate company with expertise in the Mid-Atlantic, will find and evaluate potential deals, while Brennan will provide capital, the companies said Tuesday. The alliance allows Manekin to work with a nationally focused company with access to capital at a time when a "wealth of opportunities" exists in the mid-Atlantic region, said Owen Rouse, Manekin senior vice president.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
ManTech International Corp., a provider of innovative technologies for the intelligence community, will be the first tenant of a new mid-rise building under construction at the Water's Edge Corporate Campus on the former Bata Shoe Factory property in Harford County. ManTech has signed a 10-year, 63,000-square-foot lease to be the first tenant in a five-story, 125,000-square-foot office building that will open in March 2011 at 4696 Millennium Drive. ManTech's building is the fourth and final mid-rise building at the $75 million Water's Edge campus that Manekin is developing with Alex Brown Realty at the intersection of Routes 40 and 543 in Belcamp.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | October 9, 2009
Gregory E. Masi, a senior real estate adviser with Manekin LLC, died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer, Manekin announced Thursday. He was 57. Mr. Masi had worked in commercial real estate for more than 26 years, specializing in leasing, property acquisition, disposition and advisory services. "This is a very sad time for all of us at Manekin LLC," said Robert A. Manekin, senior vice president for brokerage. "Greg was the consummate professional, whose skills, character and integrity were recognized throughout the region's commercial real estate industry."
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | September 15, 2009
City and state officials on Monday praised a development team who renovated a former tin factory into affordable housing aimed at teachers and inexpensive office space for nonprofits. "It is an extraordinary building that will house extraordinary individuals," said Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, a former teacher, during a dedication ceremony for Miller's Court. The 77,000-square-foot brick building was constructed in 1874 but had become a hangout for drug dealers and squatters. The project qualified for funds dedicated to developing former industrial sites, known as brownfields.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 10, 2009
Bernard Manekin, whose commercial real estate firm that he owned and operated with his brother for more than 50 years succeeded in transforming Baltimore's skyline and self-image, died Saturday in his sleep at his home in the St. James condominiums on North Charles Street. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 95. "He was one of the original visionaries who made our Charles Center and ultimately the Inner Harbor a success. If he hadn't been able to lease One Charles Center in a poor economic climate, the whole project might have died right there," said Martin L. Millspaugh Jr., who was the first chief executive of Charles Center-Inner Harbor Management Inc., which oversaw the development in the 1960s of the harbor and what became Charles Center.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1997
The head of Manekin Corp.'s brokerage division intends to leave the commercial real estate firm later this month to join Rouse Co., part of a continuing reorganization by the Columbia-based developer.At Rouse, Andrew J. A. Chriss will become one of four national leasing managers, with a staff of 10 or 12 who will be responsible for corporate retail accounts such as Nordstrom Inc. or Gap Inc.Over the past nine months, Rouse has been consolidating administrative operations, shifting away from using property-based representatives to attract tenants to its 75 malls and festival marketplaces.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1996
Manekin Corp. officially unveiled plans yesterday for a $32 million industrial project, describing it as a "field of dreams" that will attract high-paying jobs and continue business growth in Howard County."
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August 26, 2009
Constellation unit to be reviewed over complaint HARTFORD, Conn. - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to hear Connecticut's complaint that two energy companies received more than $50 million for electricity that was never delivered, the state said Tuesday. State officials, including Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, said that Canada based-Brookfield Energy Marketing Inc. and Constellation Energy Commodities Group of Baltimore collected payments for electricity that it never delivered.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | August 18, 2009
One member of the development team served as the volunteer owner's rep for a $30 million expansion of Baltimore's School for the Arts. Two others recently turned the dilapidated Census Building on Howard Street into Miller's Court, a $20 million center with affordable housing for teachers and offices for local nonprofits. Now they've joined forces in an effort to save one of the most prominent landmarks in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, the historic but dormant Parkway Theatre at 3-5 W. North Ave. Samuel Polakoff, managing director of Cormony Development and a member of the Board of Overseers at the School for the Arts, and Donald and Thibault Manekin of Seawall Development Corp.
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