May 06, 2011
There was Thomas S. Bozzuto, in larger-than-life images on the big video screens overlooking the ballroom, explaining to the large crowd how the Bozzuto Group of Greenbelt came to be so successful as a developer — and he became a Hall of Fame inductee.
"Early on I thought I wanted to correct all the ills of America's cities," Bozzuto said in his trademark deep voice, speaking of his years as a young man when he earned a master's in urban studies. "Then later I… Continue reading
May 04, 2011
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce inducted three business executives from around the state into its Maryland Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday during the group’s annual membership meeting.
Joining the elite group of business leaders were R. Neal Black, president and CEO of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.; Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and CEO of The Bozzuto Group; and Maurice B. Tosé, chairman and CEO of TeleCommunication Systems Inc.
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April 29, 2011
Given all the hurdles that had to be cleared, it is a wonder the $78 million mixed-use development called the Fitzgerald was built at all.
From the outset, the building—which takes its name from F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, who once lived nearby—proved to be a daunting undertaking. The University of Baltimore wanted to transform a Midtown parking lot into a place that both generated income for the university and "contributed to… Continue reading
April 24, 2011
Housing builders are scouring Tysons Corner for development sites and talking to large landowners about partnering on apartment projects, as banks have shown more willingness to finance rental housing than other types of development.
The interest is alleviating concerns that major landowners would resist building new housing in Tysons, leaving the area an office canyon, albeit a more urban one.
“It’s sort of the perfect storm right now of… Continue reading
April 01, 2011
At 10:30 on March 31, The Bozzuto Group unveiled and demonstrated two electric vehicle charging stations at the Fitzgerald Apartments. These charging stations, made by SemaConnect, are the first public electric vehicle charging stations in a residential community in Maryland. They can be used for any mass-produced electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle including the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt, and the plug-in Toyota Prius.
The unveiling… Continue reading
April 01, 2011
Drivers Can Charge Electric Cars With Automatic Payments
If you're thinking about buying an electric car, and you live or work in Baltimore, it just got a lot more convenient to recharge.
One of the state's first public charging stations was unveiled Thursday in Mount Vernon.
The two ChargePro stations are located inside the Fitzgerald parking garage. They were installed by SemaConnect.
The charging stations are like gas pumps for cars with electric… Continue reading
March 31, 2011
You may have considered buying an electric car, but asked, ”Where will I plug it in?”
Suzanne Collins reports a new green apartment building in Baltimore has the answer.
At the Fitzgerald Apartments parking garage in Mount Vernon, two charging stations for electric cars were unveiled.
“I think what we’re seeing is a revolution. What we’re seeing is for 100 years cars have been filled with fossil… Continue reading
March 31, 2011
Another 65 state-funded plug-in stations due by June
Baltimore city's first public electric-vehicle charging stations debuted Thursday in a Mount Royal parking garage, as places begin to pop up across the Baltimore-Washington area to plug in the new battery-powered cars trickling off automakers' assembly lines.
The developers of the Fitzgerald, a recently opened apartment building on Mount Royal Avenue, installed two charging stations in the… Continue reading
January 20, 2011
The decidedly warm Southern California desert didn’t stand a chance against the hot prospecting and fevered optimism felt by apartment industry executives who swarmed the La Quinta Resort & Spa in Palm Springs this week at the National Multi Housing Council’s jointly held Apartment Strategies Conference and Annual Meeting. But the more than 1,500 attendees should heed warning: The excitement can’t cover up continuing… Continue reading
January 19, 2011
PALM SPRINGS, CA-The demise of the homeownership dream is potentially the best thing to happen to multifamily last year. After all, every percentage point drop in the homeownership rate means another million households moved over to the rental pool. This is setting up the market for a very good few years, concurred the participants in a session focusing on submarkets across the country during the National Multi Housing Council’s Apartment Strategies Conference,… Continue reading