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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
A German company that manufactures high-tech products started construction on a new facility in Columbia on Friday, Howard County officials said. Rohde & Schwarz, which produces communications and broadcasting equipment, is constructing a 55,000 square foot facility in the 6800 block of Benjamin Franklin Drive, according to a statement from the Howard County Economic Development Authority. The company now occupies 40,000 square feet on Robert Fulton Drive in Columbia, the statement said.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Third in a summer series highlighting dream homes on the water. When Wendy and Alex Haig set out five years ago to find the perfect weekend retreat, they were torn between two different bucolic areas: the rolling horse country of Middleburg, Va., and the wide expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. "The bay very clearly won out," Wendy Haig says. Alex Haig, a lawyer and son of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, and his wife, a managing partner for a marketing strategy company, wanted a place where they could relax with family and friends and escape from the pressures of Washington.
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BUSINESS
January 21, 1996
Streets of gold: Midtown Manhattan still glitters with the world's most expensive rents, a new survey reports. On Fifth Avenue between 49th Street and 57th Street, which boasts jewelers Cartier and Tiffany & Co. and the Trump Tower, space rented last year for $500 a square foot, according to Hirschfeld Group Inc., a retail real estate advisory firm. Second place? 57th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues, home to a Levi Strauss superstore and Warner Brothers Studio Store, with rents at $440 a square foot.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
Six years ago, Victor and Margaret Kim purchased a 1-acre parcel in Fulton and proceeded to build a glamorous home with a serious purpose. Once it was completed, the couple took Margaret Kim's 96-year-old grandmother out of assisted living and into their home. The grandmother lived with the Kims in their brand-new, completely handicapped-accessible home until her death the following year. The total cost for the land and the custom-built 9,000-square-foot Colonial-style mansion came to $1.8 million.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | September 11, 1991
The former headquarters of Vermont Federal Savings Association at 25 W. Fayette St. has been listed for sale.Kayne Levin Neilson Bavar Realtors is the listing agent hired to sell the building for HFC Commercial Realty Inc., an affiliate of Household Bank. KLNB partner David Bavar said Household officials previously had tried to sell the building themselves for $3.2 million but recently enlisted KLNB and reduced the asking price.The eight-story, 48,991-square-foot Vermont Federal building was one of the first office structures built in the 33-acre Charles Center renewal area.
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By Boston Globe | January 2, 1998
Snow and ice raise havoc with houses -- or at least peoplethink they do.So, what to do: Shovel? Heat the attic? Make the attic cold? Insulate? Ventilate? Not necessarily any of those.It's a safe bet that 99 percent of houses in the North will hold more snow than Old Man Winter can throw at them -- several feet worth, in fact. They're built with snow in mind, and their roofs are steep enough to hold heavy weights or to allow snow to slide off. Even a fairly gentle slope will handle snow. Here's why:Roofs already hold the weight of asphalt shingles or slate, which can weigh up to 30-plus pounds per square foot.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1994
Commerce Corp., a Linthicum Heights-based distributor of lawn and garden products, said yesterday that it is looking for a new headquarters in what could prove to be one of the biggest warehouse deals in the region this year.Company President Richard Lessans said the company will look for an existing 300,000-square-foot warehouse to replace the 187,000-square-foot building it will vacate near the junction of Interstate 695 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and a 100,000-square-foot space the company leased two years ago as an interim step to cope with sales growth.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Every month, the average renter of a high-end apartment in Baltimore pays $1.92 per square foot of space, according to a study of third quarter numbers released Thursday by the commercial real estate research firm Delta Associates. At almost $2 per square foot, the cost of renting a top-tier apartment was higher in Baltimore than in any of its surrounding suburbs, the analysis concluded. The western and northwestern sections of Baltimore County were the least expensive places to rent a “Class A” apartment, the firm said.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 13, 2003
A 10,000-square-foot house. Say that to yourself a couple of times, just to let it sink in. The average square footage of a new American house is 2,300, and there are plenty of 4,000- and 5,000-square-foot residences overwhelming their undersize lots. But 10,000 square feet? (Actually, 9,842 square feet air-conditioned; 13,035 total, including outdoor living space.) Here's the best way to describe it: You invite a couple of hundred people to a party, and the house is so spacious that someone can find a room to be alone in for five minutes.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
A Maryland tax assessor says the price the county commissioners have agreed to pay for a building to house school headquarters is reasonable because the most recent assessment of the site is artificially low.Ed Burgoon, a commercial assessor for the state in Carroll, said last week that he would value the former manufacturing building about $4 million if he were to assess it today.Mr. Burgoon said he assessed the 156,000-square-foot building in 1990 for $3 million. At the time, Telemecanique Inc. occupied the building, which sits on 24 acres.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
The 1892 Beaux Arts mansion that once served as the summer home of the Abell family, founders of The Baltimore Sun, is on the market for $3.89 million. Located on 1.5 acres in a gated community off North Charles Street, the 15,000-square-foot home is being offered by Chris Dahdah of Hill & Co. Realtors in the Village of Cross Keys. The current owner purchased the house in 2006 and spent two years renovating it. "What's remarkable about this house is that you'd think something this large would be cavernous and cold with huge open spaces, [but]
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Like American jurisprudence, the University of Baltimore's new $114 million law school is complicated and thoughtful. Staircases bridge across and spiral through the 12-story building's vibrant atrium, connecting a labyrinth of classrooms and study spaces with faculty offices, clinical facilities and a research wing. Sunlight is inescapable, reducing the need for artificial lighting, and the concrete slab floors encase heating elements that also cut down on energy use. Colors like "margarita" and "banana yellow" pop from walls and ceilings, the sounds of a waterfall echo throughout the glass edifice and square chandeliers are strung like falling confetti.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Many Marylanders live on the water, but the owner of this contemporary townhouse in Baltimore can walk out on three balconies and be over the water. The five-level home, built in 2006, sold for $1,125,000, about $100,000 less than the asking price. "This home was fun to sell because it showed so well and had excellent views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor from every level," said real estate agent William J. Ganz III, who listed the townhouse at 647 Ponte Villas South. "Combined with the fact that it is located in the private, gated Pier Homes at Harborview community, it was just a matter of time before it sold.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
House hunters searching for an in-town, historic mansion in Mount Vernon, the heart of Baltimore's cultural center, need look no further than 514 Cathedral Street. The address is home to a 9,000-square-foot town house lovingly restored over the last eight years by its owner, Drew Rieger. Dating to 1847, the six-level, elegant home was once the residence of a commander of the Civil War. "It's the only house in Mount Vernon that has been restored back to its original 1840s floor plan," Rieger said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center. After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a victim of budget cuts in the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. Neighborhood advocates believe the 7,500-square-foot facility, constructed immediately adjacent to the Barclay Elementary/Middle School in the 300 block of E. 29th Street, can find a new life on its own. They picture a location where both students and residents can have a town hall meeting, a safe after-school spot or a place to hold a birthday party or take a yoga class.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
It might lack the cachet of Long Island Sound, where novelist S. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby. " But anyone with a spare $450,000 can live in a piece of literary history - specifically the 3,600-square-foot Bolton Hill town home where Fitzgerald lived briefly. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom town home at 1307 Park Ave. is listed by Long & Foster Realtors and went on the market last Saturday. A plaque outside the residence indicates that it once housed Fitzgerald, who stayed there from 1933 until 1935 while his mercurial wife, Zelda, was being treated for schizophrenia at the nearby Sheppard Pratt Hospital.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1998
Three months after opening and with sales continuing to be better than expected, Prime Outlets at Hagerstown said yesterday that it will open a new section with 24 stores Nov. 20.With the 100,000-square-foot addition that will include names such as Adidas, Black & Decker, Bombay, Pfaltzgraff, Corning Revere and Eddie Bauer, Maryland's newest factory outlet center will be among the largest in the Baltimore-Washington region, with more than 80 stores....
NEWS
May 5, 1991
Two brothers from Pikesville, Baltimore County, have plans to revitalize Sherwood Square by leasing many of the empty stores as office space, their Realtor said.Robert L. Max said he and his brother, David M. Max, have signed a contract to buy the building at 15 E. Main St. and will settle May 22.Robert Max said he would not comment further about their plans until then.Michael L. Mason of O'Conor Piper and Flynn Realtors in Westminster said the Max brothers hired him to lease the building.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
An Owings Mills-based real estate investment group announced plans Tuesday to convert a former Hochschild, Kohn & Co. department store warehouse and showroom in Mount Vernon into apartments. "The building will offer 171 residences comprised of 146 studio and one-bedroom units and 25 two-bedroom units," said a statement from the Time Group. Apartment sizes will vary from 470 square foot studios to 950 square foot two-bedroom units   -  all will have 13 foot ceilings, the firm said.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
A Reisterstown home that sold in September for $1.25 million stood out because of its large, wooded lot. "Most of the properties in the area are on one acre or a portion of an acre," said Susan Hartman, the agent who sold the 10-year-old property. Hartman is with O'Conor & Mooney Realtors in Lutherville and sells residences across the state, she said. But this five-bedroom home sits on a piece of land that is nearly 22 acres, making it one of the largest lots in the Beaverbrook subdivision.
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