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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Current operator SMG is the winning bidder for a new five-year contract to run 1st Mariner Arena and oversee its potential renaming, according to a memo from the city's top purchasing agent. SMG's proposal awaits approval by the Baltimore Board of Estimates but has cleared the rest of the city's bidding process. The board will vote on the contract Wednesday. The Pennsylvania-based management company, which has operated the arena since 1999, beat proposals from Los Angeles-based AEG and Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Current operator SMG is the winning bidder for a new five-year contract to run 1st Mariner Arena and oversee its potential renaming, according to a memo from the city's top purchasing agent. SMG's proposal awaits approval by the Baltimore Board of Estimates but has cleared the rest of the city's bidding process. The board will vote on the contract Wednesday. The Pennsylvania-based management company, which has operated the arena since 1999, beat proposals from Los Angeles-based AEG and Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor.
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BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | April 1, 2008
Business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc. is buying real estate and finance consulting firm the Schonbraun McCann Group for $125 million, a move FTI expects will make it a leading player among real estate consultants at a time when a global credit crisis is creating demand for such services, FTI said yesterday. FTI, based in Baltimore, said it plans to close on the deal today for $100 million in cash and about $25 million in restricted FTI stock. FTI said it expects to pay an additional amount if earnings exceed certain targets over the next five years.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice. " In between, the arena has hosted the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen, circuses and monster trucks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and televangelist Joel Osteen. "The unique thing about our building: history," said Frank Remesch, the general manager of 1st Mariner Arena . Fifty years after it opened, Baltimore's arena is among the world's top-grossing in its class.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1999
The Baltimore Arena is under new management.SMG, a private management company that oversees public facilities throughout the nation, has acquired the rights to operate the downtown Baltimore facility from Centre Management.SMG, which is based in Philadelphia, did not disclose the terms of its agreement with the Washington-based former operator, a company owned by Abe Pollin. He is the owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals and the WNBA's Washington Mystics.The change from a regional to a national company has already brought smiles to the faces of key people associated with the Arena.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
Bull rides. More concerts. Maybe even basketball and roller hockey.The new managers of the Baltimore Arena, executives of the Philadelphia-based SMG, say they will use their national contacts to bring a wider array of sports and acts to the downtown building."
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
A Philadelphia-based arena manager is bidding to operate Baltimore's aging downtown arena, promising to fix up the building and draw new attractions -- possibly including a women's basketball team and a minor-league hockey team.SMG, formerly a component of Spectacor Management Group, submitted one of the two bids opened yesterday by the city to operate the Baltimore Arena. The other bidder is the current manager, Centre Management, which says it would like to bring in new attractions, including a minor-league men's basketball team.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields and Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
A Philadelphia-based arena manager is trying to buy the company that runs the Baltimore Arena, a move which could bring professional basketball and hockey teams as well as other high-profile entertainment to the city.SMG, which manages almost 65 convention and athletic complexes worldwide, is expected to close on the deal within the next few days. The company had submitted a bid last March to operate the Baltimore Arena, but lost to Washington Sports & Entertainment owner Abe Pollin, who has held the contract with the city since 1989.
BUSINESS
By Valerie Reitman and Valerie Reitman,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 24, 1991
Philadelphia - When Motorola Inc. wanted to give its seasoned sales force a refresher course, it turned to Strategic Management Group.SMG developed a computer simulation to illustrate how to clinch a sale -- whether it meant climbing over repair-shop engines or bypassing secretaries to get to the decision-makers in the executive suite.The Philadelphia company developed a software program featuring mythical customer accounts -- and gave sales representatives multiple paths to cement deals.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2004
Banking and Finance Blair, Allner join Maryland Capital Maryland Capital Management LLC announced that John F. Blair and Frederick A. Allner III have joined the Baltimore-based investment and portfolio management firm. Blair is a Loyola College MBA graduate and certified financial planner. Allner, a registered investment adviser, graduated from Virginia Military Institute. Both were vice presidents with Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. New Positions McGinty, Snyder take posts at Cambridge Information Cambridge Information Group Inc. appointed James P. McGinty as vice chairman and Andrew M. Snyder as president of the Bethesda-based information services and publishing firm.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | April 1, 2008
Business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc. is buying real estate and finance consulting firm the Schonbraun McCann Group for $125 million, a move FTI expects will make it a leading player among real estate consultants at a time when a global credit crisis is creating demand for such services, FTI said yesterday. FTI, based in Baltimore, said it plans to close on the deal today for $100 million in cash and about $25 million in restricted FTI stock. FTI said it expects to pay an additional amount if earnings exceed certain targets over the next five years.
FEATURES
By EDWARD GUNTS and EDWARD GUNTS,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | November 14, 2005
When people talk about "green architecture," they're usually referring to buildings that are designed to be environmentally sensitive and energy efficient. But when architect Walter Schamu talks about his latest "green" project, he can't avoid the references to dollar bills as well as energy savings. Schamu and his partners at Schamu Machowski Greco, Tony Machowski and Victor Greco, recently acquired the old Brink's Inc. armored car company terminal in downtown Baltimore for $700,000 and plan to convert it by spring to headquarters for their 24-year-old design firm.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2004
Banking and Finance Blair, Allner join Maryland Capital Maryland Capital Management LLC announced that John F. Blair and Frederick A. Allner III have joined the Baltimore-based investment and portfolio management firm. Blair is a Loyola College MBA graduate and certified financial planner. Allner, a registered investment adviser, graduated from Virginia Military Institute. Both were vice presidents with Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. New Positions McGinty, Snyder take posts at Cambridge Information Cambridge Information Group Inc. appointed James P. McGinty as vice chairman and Andrew M. Snyder as president of the Bethesda-based information services and publishing firm.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
Bull rides. More concerts. Maybe even basketball and roller hockey.The new managers of the Baltimore Arena, executives of the Philadelphia-based SMG, say they will use their national contacts to bring a wider array of sports and acts to the downtown building."
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1999
The Baltimore Arena is under new management.SMG, a private management company that oversees public facilities throughout the nation, has acquired the rights to operate the downtown Baltimore facility from Centre Management.SMG, which is based in Philadelphia, did not disclose the terms of its agreement with the Washington-based former operator, a company owned by Abe Pollin. He is the owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals and the WNBA's Washington Mystics.The change from a regional to a national company has already brought smiles to the faces of key people associated with the Arena.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields and Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
A Philadelphia-based arena manager is trying to buy the company that runs the Baltimore Arena, a move which could bring professional basketball and hockey teams as well as other high-profile entertainment to the city.SMG, which manages almost 65 convention and athletic complexes worldwide, is expected to close on the deal within the next few days. The company had submitted a bid last March to operate the Baltimore Arena, but lost to Washington Sports & Entertainment owner Abe Pollin, who has held the contract with the city since 1989.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice. " In between, the arena has hosted the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen, circuses and monster trucks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and televangelist Joel Osteen. "The unique thing about our building: history," said Frank Remesch, the general manager of 1st Mariner Arena . Fifty years after it opened, Baltimore's arena is among the world's top-grossing in its class.
FEATURES
By EDWARD GUNTS and EDWARD GUNTS,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | November 14, 2005
When people talk about "green architecture," they're usually referring to buildings that are designed to be environmentally sensitive and energy efficient. But when architect Walter Schamu talks about his latest "green" project, he can't avoid the references to dollar bills as well as energy savings. Schamu and his partners at Schamu Machowski Greco, Tony Machowski and Victor Greco, recently acquired the old Brink's Inc. armored car company terminal in downtown Baltimore for $700,000 and plan to convert it by spring to headquarters for their 24-year-old design firm.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
A Philadelphia-based arena manager is bidding to operate Baltimore's aging downtown arena, promising to fix up the building and draw new attractions -- possibly including a women's basketball team and a minor-league hockey team.SMG, formerly a component of Spectacor Management Group, submitted one of the two bids opened yesterday by the city to operate the Baltimore Arena. The other bidder is the current manager, Centre Management, which says it would like to bring in new attractions, including a minor-league men's basketball team.
BUSINESS
By Valerie Reitman and Valerie Reitman,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 24, 1991
Philadelphia - When Motorola Inc. wanted to give its seasoned sales force a refresher course, it turned to Strategic Management Group.SMG developed a computer simulation to illustrate how to clinch a sale -- whether it meant climbing over repair-shop engines or bypassing secretaries to get to the decision-makers in the executive suite.The Philadelphia company developed a software program featuring mythical customer accounts -- and gave sales representatives multiple paths to cement deals.
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