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Capital Business Blog: November, 2012

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Pepco, District officials discuss D.C. United stadium for Buzzard Point

Discussions have begun over the feasibility of building at the site of the utility’s generation, substation facilities in Southwest D.C.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:37 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, Buzzard Point, Akridge, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Judge hears testimony in Ivy City bus parking dispute

Neighbors allege ithat the city failed to properly inform the community of plans to relocate charter buses.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, Victor L. Hoskins, Ivy City, buses

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Deltek CEO to depart

Kevin T. Parker will leave next week and Mike Corkery, Deltek’s chief financial officer, will become acting CEO.

By Marjorie Censer  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/29/2012

LivingSocial lays off 160 in Washington

The cuts are part of a wider layoff at LivingSocial, which has seen its once-explosive business model struggle in recent months.

By Steven Overly  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 11/28/2012

LivingSocial plans to lay off hundreds in U.S., company sources say

The cuts would represent a sudden U-turn from fast growth earlier.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:07 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LivingSocial, daily deals, technology, Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

A look at the Trump hotel planned for the Old Post Office pavilion

Ivanka Trump details locations of luxury suites, restaurants, and a new mezzanine level at GSA meeting.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump Organization, Old Post Office, General Services Administration

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Intelsat could be moving to Tysons Corner

District company likely to have new home in office project being developed by Macerich.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Intelsat, Macerich, Tysons Corner, Fairfax County, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Crystal City builder wooing Whole Foods

Vornado is working to bring the grocery store to the corner of 12th and South Eads streets.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whole Foods, Crystal City, Vornado Realty Trust, Arlington County

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Escalator proposal for Union Station’s Main Hall stirs controversy

A short-term plan to remake Union Station’s Main Hall may be running afoul of a new long-term vision for an expansion of the station.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Union Station, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Ashkenazy Acquisition, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Amtrak, commercial real estate, retail, historic preservation

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Futuristic animations of the D.C. Wal-Mart stores

A peek at what each of the mega-retailer’s District outposts will look like.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wal-Mart, commercial real estate, retail

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

D.C. school closures likely to spark interest from commercial real estate industry

Although the buildings may stay under DCPS’ control, real estate discussions are likely.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincet C. Gray, Kaya Henderson, Adrian Fenty, Michelle Rhee, schools, commercial real estate

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Salient acquires LIST Innovative Solutions

The move follows Salient’s purchase of ATS Corp. earlier this year.

By Marjorie Censer  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Contrary to popular belief, hotel rooms still available for the inauguration

D.C.’s chief tourism officer says rooms are still available, but most hotels are requiring guests to book rooms for multiple nights.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, inauguration, hotels, Delta Sigma Theta

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/12/2012

What advice would you give Congress on the ‘fiscal cliff’?

Tell us your ideas for solving the nation’s budget woes.

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Lockheed’s incoming CEO resigns

Christopher E. Kubasik has resigned because of a “close personal relationship with a subordinate employee.”

By Marjorie Censer  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/08/2012

SNR Denton to enter three-way merger with Canadian, European law firms

Merger is expected to create the largest energy, mining and resources practice at any law firm in the world.

By Catherine Ho  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/06/2012

NII Holdings to reduce staff at headquarters by 20 percent

The move is part of a strategic realignment that executives said will help the company grow.

By Steven Overly  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 11/06/2012

SRA to trim more than 200 Arlington employees

The firm will let go of workers in Arlington after losing a contract with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

By Marjorie Censer  |  02:12 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 11/06/2012

SRA to trim more than 200 Arlington employees

The firm will let go of workers in Arlington after losing a major contract with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

By Marjorie Censer  |  02:07 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/05/2012

When SAIC splits, Jumper and Moraco will head companies

John Jumper, its current CEO, will lead the larger of two businesses.

By Marjorie Censer  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/01/2012

In about-face, Barnes & Noble agrees to remain open at Union Station

Twenty-four hours after saying it planned to close its store in Union Station at the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said that the company has received and accepted a one-year extension from its landlord.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barnes & Noble, Union Station, commercial real estate

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Rosetta Stone settles trademark infringement lawsuit against Google

The Arlington firm has agreed to drop a lawsuit that accused the search giant of illegally selling Rosetta Stone trademarks to third-party advertisers.

By Catherine Ho  |  01:31 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/01/2012

National Harbor developer pulls out of Rock Spring Centre project in Bethesda

Peterson Cos. said it could not reach agreement on lease with the two families who own the 53-acre site.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Peterson Cos., National Harbor, Rock Spring Centre, Bethesda, commercial real estate

 

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