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Capital Business Blog: May, 2013

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Gwen Wright named director of planning for Montgomery County

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County, Gwen Wright, Alexandria, commercial real estate

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/29/2013

TrackMaven secures $1.25M from investors

District-based TrackMaven secures $1.25M from investors.

By Steven Overly  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Nuclear Regulatory Commission acknowledges leasing too much space in White Flint

Building in White Flint still largely unoccupied months after nuclear agency began $350 million lease.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nuclear Regulatory Commission, White Flint, General Services Administration, commercial real estate

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Amazon Web Services to add 500 jobs in Fairfax

Workers in new Herndon office to focus on I.T. infrastructure, cloud.

By Steven Overly  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 05/21/2013

National Labor College considering sale of White Oak campus to Reid Temple church, housing group

Reid Temple church, affordable housing group picked as likely buyer of White Oak campus.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:40 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Labor College, Reid Temple, Georgetown University, commercial real estate

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/21/2013

D.C. government sues Department of Labor over CityCenterDC wages

District attorney general sues Labor Dept., says project should not be subject to Davis-Bacon Act.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CityCenterDC, Davis-Bacon, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Private equity giant Blackstone buys $241.5 million in Washington-area industrial properties

The purchase is part of a sell-off of local property by Bethesda-based First Potomac Realty Trust.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  First Potomac Realty Trust, Blackstone, commercial real estate

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Hillen to step down as Sotera CEO

Hillen will step down as CEO and become vice chairman of the company’s advisory board. The board has begun searching for a new CEO.

By Marjorie Censer  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Regal Cinemas, Harris Teeter agree to open at former Laurel Mall

Regal Cinemas, Harris Teeter sign on to open in planned Towne Centre Laurel.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Laurel, malls, commercial real estate

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/13/2013

National Cathedral, Mount Vernon win $100,000 through social media contest

Through social media contest, 24 local properties win money for historic preservation projects

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Cathedral, historic preservation, commercial real estate

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Foodem raises $600K from investors

Foodem raises $600K from investors

By Steven Overly  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/08/2013

How do you keep a business innovative?

CAP BIZ BLOG | Northern Virginia Technology Council held its annual Destination Innovation event Monday.

By Steven Overly  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Gov. McDonnell, under watch by the FBI, invites it to relocate to Springfield

McDonnell suggests GSA-owned warehouse makes most sense for FBI as it mulls move

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell, FBI, GSA, commercial real estate, Fairfax County

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 05/06/2013

SAIC sells Tysons Corner property to Bethesda developer Meridian Group

McLean-based Science Applications International Corp. agrees to sell its 18-acre campus.

By Marjorie Censer and Jonathan O’Connell  |  07:07 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Raytheon bases new intelligence unit in Sterling

The defense contractor will base its intelligence unit in Northern Virginia.

By Marjorie Censer  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Marriott reports 31% increase in quarterly profits, but sequestration hitting some hotels

Company attributes first-quarter gains to increased fees, resort bookings.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  06:12 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Penn Branch Shopping Center headed to foreclosure

Developer worked with community to plan overhaul of shopping center.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ICG Properties, JBG, Vincent C. Gray, commercial real estate

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Michael Chasen launches new venture: SocialRadar

The Blackboard co-founder is leading a start-up that develops “leading-edge technologies in the mobile, social and location space.”

By Steven Overly  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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