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Field Notes: Understanding Tenant Improvement Cost

December 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Useful tips for navigating your new office buildout process.

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Positive Economic Signs Suggest Continued Good Times for Commercial Real Estate

December 07, 2017 Leave a comment

But is the apparent strong foundation resting on thin ice?

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4 Reasons Due Diligence is Critical for Commercial Real Estate Investors

November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Get insights into the importance of due diligence and various approaches (including a real-life example) that will help you mitigate risk.

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The Dirt on Soil

November 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Understanding how soil composition and quality can impact land use.

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Anybody Surprised by City of Frederick 2017 General Election Results?

November 08, 2017 Leave a comment

What were the factors that gave Michael O’Connor and his fellow Democrats a full house in City Hall?

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Another Big Deal and a Lot of Bread and Butter Make Q3 2017 Shine

November 01, 2017 Leave a comment

Thirty-one Frederick County CRE deals close in the third quarter ’17, but only one consumes 80% of the dollar volume!

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Frederick County Commercial Real Estate Sales on Pace to Top $400,000,000 by Year End

October 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Number of annual transactions trending to set new record high with 25% increase over 2016.

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Your MacRo Newsletter Report Download Has Arrived!

October 18, 2017 Leave a comment

The Fall/Winter 2017 MacRo Newsletter Download is Here...

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McClement Versus O’Connor: One in the Same?

October 11, 2017 Leave a comment

After a lot of unofficial polling of the business community, many are saying they see no real difference between the City of Frederick’s two mayoral candidates.

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Your MacRo Report Newsletter is Coming Soon

October 04, 2017 Leave a comment

The latest annual MacRo Report Newsletter will be in your mailbox soon.

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MacRo Commercial Real Estate in the News

September 27, 2017 Leave a comment

MacRo Plays Role in Improvements to Frederick County Public Schools' Bus Facilities.

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Tips for Improving Landlocked Property

September 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Creating access for landlocked property is critical to improving raw land and maximizing its potential.

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Security Tips for Commercial Building Owners and Landlords

September 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Keep your investment and tenants safe by using these helpful commercial real estate security recommendations.

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McClement Seeks 3rd Tour of Duty as Captain of The Good Ship Frederick

September 06, 2017 Leave a comment

Some say that it’s been a steady eight years with Randy McClement as Mayor, so why rock the boat?

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Returning To The Ring, Aloi Aims To Win This Time

August 31, 2017 Leave a comment

When it comes to a run for Mayor of the City of Frederick, it’s Déjà vu all over again for Shelley Aloi!

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A Fresh Look at the Relentless Mayoral Candidate

August 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Born of Irish Princes, she once again seeks to rule the City of Frederick in 2017!

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Frederick County Farmland Sales Top $10 Million in First Half of 2017

August 16, 2017 Leave a comment

One sale reaches $54,000 per acre, while the rest average $5,500 per acre.

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Strong Results in Leasing Activity for First Half of 2017

August 09, 2017 Leave a comment

Total square feet leased is up 90% over same period in 2016!

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When Traditional Background Checks Aren't Enough

August 02, 2017 Leave a comment

How do landlords protect themselves from from bad tenants?

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CRE Sales in 2nd Quarter 2017: One of the Best Yet!

July 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Frederick County real estate transfer tax revenue swells from the $177 million in Commercial Real Estate sales.

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Dave Wilkinson Recognized for 25 Years of Service with MacRo Ltd.

July 20, 2017 Leave a comment

A consummate gentleman who has earned community respect as a trusted resource in the Frederick County commercial real estate industry.

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Mayoral Candidate O'Connor is Listening His Way Into City Hall

July 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Staking his claim on a new style of leadership to Move Frederick Forward... Together!

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A Beginner's Guide to Subdividing Land

July 05, 2017 Leave a comment

What you need to know before you invest in subdividable land.

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Top Four Commercial Real Estate Leasing Mistakes

June 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Avoid these common commercial leasing errors to reduce risk and protect your business.

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MacRo's Website Wins at 2017 FCBIA Awards of Excellence Gala

June 14, 2017 Leave a comment

MacRo wins "Best Website" Award of Excellence 

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The Gentrification of Frederick's Downtown Mixed Residential/Retail Market

June 07, 2017 Leave a comment

As key downtown Frederick properties change hands at higher prices, lease rates can expect to continue to rise.

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61% DROP IN AVERAGE CRE SALES PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT IN Q1 2017

June 01, 2017 Leave a comment

Divestitures of two significant properties in an otherwise low volume quarter throws
Frederick County commercial real estate statistics a curve ball.

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage: A full time job

May 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Don't compare apples to oranges when picking the right land and commercial real estate broker. Here's a few things to look for when searching for the right CRE partner.

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Commercial Real Estate Leasing: The Landlord – Tenant Death Spiral

May 17, 2017 Leave a comment

It is often said that life is a two way street, but on a rare occasion a sinkhole may instantly open up in the middle of the road sending travelers and real estate investments into an abyss.

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Landowner Beware: When a Developer Offers You a Joint Venture

May 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Sometimes the promise of big profits in a land development partnership are not worth the risk!

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The Origins of Real Estate Insanity

May 03, 2017 Leave a comment

Was it really Albert Einstein who coined the phrase: “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results” … Or was it a commercial real estate broker?

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Who will lead the City of Frederick into the 2020s?

April 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Believe it or not, the voters in the City will select a new mayor in a mere seven months!

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Should Marylanders Drive Like the French?

April 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Euro-style driving coming to Maryland? Recent news stories suggest the French have it right... and so did the MacRo Report Blog from 2012.

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ICYMI: MacRo Case Study

April 12, 2017 Leave a comment

A true partnership leads to a hard-won sale in a difficult market…

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MacRo, Ltd. Recognized for Two Major CRE Industry Awards

April 05, 2017 Leave a comment

Frederick County’s Deal of the Year winner, and Rocky Mackintosh honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Dirt on Soil

March 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Understanding how soil composition and quality can impact land use.

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Commercial Real Estate Exit Strategies for Property Owners

March 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Having an exit strategy early on is critical to mitigating your investment risk.

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Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Investment Mistakes to Avoid

March 15, 2017 Leave a comment

MacRo shares its top 5 commercial real estate mistakes to avoid at all cost.

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Rocky's Summer Reading List

March 08, 2017 Leave a comment

With winter in the rear-view mirror, I thought I’d take a break this week from MacRo musings on the world of commercial real estate and veer off into the universe of good reads.

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2016 Commercial Leasing Displays Healthy Increases Across the Board

March 01, 2017 Leave a comment

Total square footage of improved commercial office space leased in Frederick County jumps 56% over 2015 statistics.

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When It Comes to Leasing Commercial Office Space: Know Your Size

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Many factors determine the amount of square footage a tenant will actually need.


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36% Increase in Agricultural Land Sales over 100 Acres: 2016 vs 2015

February 16, 2017 Leave a comment

883 acre Glade Valley Farms historic thoroughbred property tops charts at $9 million.

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2016 Commercial Real Estate Deals by Sector for Frederick County

February 08, 2017 Leave a comment

You got the sobering big picture last time, now it’s time for a look at the eight CRE sectors and how they fared.

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A Sobering Big Picture: Frederick County 2016 Commercial Real Estate Sales Results

February 01, 2017 Leave a comment

Number of transactions trending sharply downward, dollar volume holds to prior year levels with a few bright spots along the way.

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The Monocacy Scenic River Plan: An Essay on How to Go Forward

January 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Billed as a “Protection Plan” that provides recommendations for good land management strategies, property owners along the river feel disenfranchised and fearful of losing their property rights.

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All Signs Point to Frederick County as Poised for Continued Growth

January 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Market statistics show positive improvements in all sectors of residential and commercial real estate.

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Will the "Hair Apparent" Bring a New Day of Growth or Chaos to the U.S. Economy

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Reflections from the annual Maryland Bankers Association First Friday Economic Outlook Forum for 2017 and beyond.

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9 Most Favorite MacRo Report Blog Posts of 2016

January 04, 2017 Leave a comment

Our fan base couldn’t get enough of two hot topics featured in last year’s weekly MacRo Blog posts!

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A Holiday Gift from the State of Maryland

December 23, 2016 Leave a comment

Larry Hogan gives an early holiday gift to Maryland lot owners.

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Happy Holidays from MacRo!

December 21, 2016 Leave a comment

The MacRo team wishes you and yours a happy holiday season!

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Energy Savings Tips for Commercial Property Owners

December 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Find new ways to improve cash flow through energy savings.

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Is a Building lot price upswing on the horizon?

December 07, 2016 Leave a comment

A building lot market update from Frederick County's leading land expert...

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3 Large Sale Transactions Boost 3rd Quarter 2016 Frederick County Commercial Real Estate Sales Activity

November 30, 2016 Leave a comment

An apartment project, a major medical office building and the resale of an office park, all in Frederick County gobbled up an 82% share of the sales volume last quarter, leaving the remaining 25 transactions to fight over the left-overs!

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Happy Thanksgiving from MacRo!

November 24, 2016 Leave a comment

The MacRo team wishes you and yours a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

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Unique Entrepreneurs Attracted to MacRo's Listings

November 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Booming & Blooming, Empty to Energized - Two New Businesses Hit Frederick Scene.

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Your MacRo Newsletter Report Download Has Arrived!

November 09, 2016 Leave a comment

The Fall/Winter MacRo Newsletter Download is Here...

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Frederick Commercial Real Estate Insights Are On the Way!

November 02, 2016 Leave a comment

The Annual MacRo Newsletter is on its way to your mailbox.

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In Case You Missed It: Considerations Before Selling a Small Business

October 26, 2016 Leave a comment

When it’s time to hang up the shingle, what do you do with your business and commercial real estate commitments?

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Presidential Hopeful Names the Right Team to Lead the Nation Forward!

October 19, 2016 Leave a comment

As Election Day 2016 draws near, it’s time to get serious about identifying key personnel to drive the #Rocky4POTUS ticket to victory!

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A Surreal Idea: Why Not Me for President?

October 12, 2016 Leave a comment

One of these days a candidate will come out of nowhere at the very last minute and through a surprisingly stealth social media write-in campaign be elected President of the United States … why not now?

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Five Commercial Property Security Tips for Landlords

October 05, 2016 Leave a comment

Keep your investment and tenants safe by using these helpful commercial real estate security recommendations.

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In Case You Missed It: A Land Owner’s Guide to Maryland Land Preservation Options

September 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Selling to a Land Developer Is Not Your Only Option 

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Field Notes: Take the Time to Make a Phone Call to a Commercial Real Estate Broker

September 21, 2016 Leave a comment

In the age of do it yourself high speed internet searches, the best way to make a good deal in commercial real estate may very well be to blend it with an old-fashioned phone call!

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Things are Looking UP for Average Lease Rates in Frederick County Commercial Real Estate

September 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Leased Space in all CRE sectors increase by 20% from 2015 levels in the first half of 2016, and also all four sectors see surge in lease rates. 

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2nd Quarter 2016 Commercial Real Estate Sales Activity for Frederick County

September 07, 2016 Leave a comment

While the CRE sales count holds steady, the average sales price and dollar volume drop by more than 60% from same period of 2015

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Top Four Commercial Real Estate Leasing Mistakes

August 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Avoid these common commercial leasing errors to reduce risk and protect your business.

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Claims of Unfairness Are Just Not Fair

August 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Sour grapes will never be served at the downtown Frederick hotel conference center.

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Tenant Screening 101

August 17, 2016 Leave a comment

From the MacRo blog post archives: Tips for commercial building owners and landlords.

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Professional Development Resources for Owners and Commercial Real Estate Professionals

August 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Learning and continuous improvement are keys to a successful CRE career.

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Must Read Commercial Real Estate Blogs

August 03, 2016 Leave a comment

Great content, great insights shared at these go-to commercial real estate blogs.

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Tips for Improving Landlocked Property

July 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Creating access for landlocked property is critical to improving raw land and maximizing its potential.

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Commercial Real Estate Tips for Landlords

July 20, 2016 Leave a comment

These essential tips will help you maximize your commercial real estate rewards while minimizing risk.

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Commercial Real Estate and Land Glossary, Volume IV

July 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Terms Brokers and Owners Might Not Know But Should, T through Z

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Commercial Real Estate Tips

July 06, 2016 Leave a comment

Whether new to commercial real estate ownership or a veteran, these tips could prevent major headaches down the road…


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Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2016 Leave a comment

MacRo wishes you a great 4th of July Weekend

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MacRo Quarterly Case Study

June 22, 2016 Leave a comment

A true partnership leads to a hard-won sale in a difficult market…

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Commercial Real Estate and Land Glossary, Volume III

June 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Terms Brokers and Owners Might Not Know But Should, P to S

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1st Quarter 2016 Commercial Real Estate Sales Activity in Frederick County

June 08, 2016 Leave a comment

Sales volume reveals a very different sector mix than 2015, but some things are very much the same.

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Maximize Your Land Investment

June 01, 2016 Leave a comment

Buying land might seem simple, but it can be complicated by things not easily seen...

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This Bud's for Who?

May 25, 2016 Leave a comment

The advent of Charter Government in Frederick County has given pause to many, but when it comes to Councilman Bud Otis, it has left many wondering what is he really up to!

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Commercial Real Estate and Land Glossary, Volume II

May 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Terms Brokers and Owners Might Not Know But Should, F to O

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Insights on Renovating or Relocating Your Business Space

May 11, 2016 Leave a comment

There are a lot of issues to consider when making a decision to rehab your workspace or move to a new location.

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A Commercial Leasing Primer on Additional Rent

May 04, 2016 Leave a comment

At the end of the day someone has to pay for all those expenses to operate the building … but “who” that someone should be remains the real question.

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The Not So Simple Process of Land Development

April 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Understanding the basic principles of how to subdivide a tract of real estate can often bust the fantasy of turning a quick dollar as a developer.

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

April 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Businesses need a home and commercial real estate is often the place to be!

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Considerations Before Selling a Small Business

April 13, 2016 Leave a comment

When it’s time to hang up the shingle, what do you do with your business and commercial real estate commitments?

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Top 3 Frederick County CRE Transfers of 2015

April 06, 2016 Leave a comment

Last year’s largest Commercial Real Estate deals display a significant contrast in market trends.

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Median Price for Farmland in Frederick County Up 22% Since 2013

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment

An analysis of rural land transfer in excess of 100 acres shows a positive uptick in values over the last two years.

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Commercial Real Estate Tech Companies to Watch in 2016

March 23, 2016 Leave a comment

Another year, another batch of commercial real estate companies offering disruptive and innovative technology products

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For Commercial Real Estate the Future is Full of Chaos and Opportunity

March 16, 2016 Leave a comment

"The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.” --- Napoleon Bonaparte

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Office Leasing Terms 101

March 08, 2016 Leave a comment

What is the difference between Triple Net, Full Service, Gross and Modified Gross commercial lease rate terms? Even some of the professionals get confused!

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Commercial Real Estate Sales Volume for 2015 in Frederick County Increases Over Prior Year

March 02, 2016 Leave a comment

CRE Sales top the $300,000,000 mark with sales in the Industrial Sector consuming 32%, but a foreclosed business park can’t be ignored.

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Downtown Hotel and Conference Center Delegation Opposition: What’s Up With That? … and What’s Next?

February 24, 2016 Leave a comment

There’s a lot more at stake in how the Downtown Frederick Full Service Hotel and Conference Center proposal unfolds than whether a game-changing new project continues the evolution of Carroll Creek.

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Ashleigh's Field Notes: Understanding Land and How it Can Be used

February 17, 2016 Leave a comment

So you have a plan and want a tract of land to make it a reality … well, it isn’t that easy. 

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Spinning with Mr. Hough

February 10, 2016 Leave a comment

In making the case against the downtown hotel conference center proposed by City of Frederick, it seems that some members of our delegation have a need to exaggerate to make their points.

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No HIT JOB Intended

February 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Unhappy contributors and Frederick County delegation members took offense to inferences gleaned from recent blog post regarding the proposed downtown hotel conference center.

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Does the Elephant Reside at the Holiday Inn?

February 03, 2016 Leave a comment

Expressions of concern over the fate of Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel/conference center come from many directions, both pro and con … but then what is it that they say about that elephant?

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Looking Under the Hood of the Proposed Frederick Downtown Hotel Conference Center Deal

January 27, 2016 Leave a comment

With strong support and some skepticism coming out of the Frederick community, is it a really worthy investment for the City and County government?

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Land: What to do and when

January 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Insights from a Veteran Land Expert

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a 2016 economic perspective for frederick county, maryland

January 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Not a great year ahead, but who’s complaining this year will be a good one … but maybe as good as it gets! 

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9 Favorite Blog Posts of 2015

January 06, 2016 Leave a comment

Call them juicy, insightful, classless, educational, inspiring or whatever else you want … one thing is for sure--these blog posts from last year really hit a chord with thousands of our readers.

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MacRo on the Radio

December 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Rocky Mackintosh and Ashleigh Kiggans on 930 WFMD's Success Happens!

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The Next Big Urbanization

December 09, 2015 Leave a comment

Office Buildings to Apartment Complexes

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Ashleigh Kiggans Joins MacRo

December 02, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to the newest member of our team.

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MacRo, Ltd. Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

November 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Fall 2015 MacRo Report Commercial Real Estate Newsletter is now available online!

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Just like Magic, Frederick’s Commercial Market Bounces Back

November 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Third Quarter Commercial Property Sales Wipe Out Most Year-to-Date Losses.

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All Hail the Conquering NEW URBANITES!

November 04, 2015 Leave a comment

Does the important topic of ethics in Frederick County government really have to be framed by an idle comparison to a Roman conquest?

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The Rise and Fall of Average Lease Rates in Frederick County Commercial Real Estate

October 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Leased Space in all CRE sectors drop to 38% of 2014 levels in the first three quarters of 2015, and two of four sectors see drops in lease rates as well.

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Seeking Tenants in a Shrinking Commercial Market

October 20, 2015 Leave a comment

After several years of growth, Frederick’s commercial leasing market contracts during first three quarters of 2015.

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A Land Owner’s Guide to Maryland Land Preservation Options

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Selling to a Land Developer Is Not Your Only Option 

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Commercial Real Estate and Land Glossary

October 07, 2015 Leave a comment

Terms Brokers and Owners Might Not Know But Should, A to E

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Why an Effective Market Study/Pro Forma Matters

September 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Insights for Commercial Building and Land Owners

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Why do Frederick County Public Schools Cost So Much More than Schools in Other States?

September 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Do our state and county governments frugally manage the revenues from your income and real estate taxes that are spent on building new schools?

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Tenant Screening 101

September 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Tips for commercial building owners and landlords.

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The Cost of Indecisiveness in Commercial Real Estate Investment

September 09, 2015 Leave a comment

This week we're revisiting one of our favorite blogs for Throw Back Thursday. What is the cost of waiting too long or over-analyzing your decisions? Read on to find out.

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Commercial Real Estate Apprentice Wanted

August 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Rocky Mackintosh, President and Broker of MacRo, Ltd., a Frederick County, Maryland, based land and commercial real estate brokerage is seeking a very creative, energetic and organized individual who desires to break into the field of commercial real estate.

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Marketing Insights and Opportunities Coming this Fall!

August 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Now may be the Time to begin Marketing Your Property for Sale or Lease!

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Farm and Land Succession Planning

August 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Five tips for adult children of farm owners approaching a critical decision.

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Five Interview Questions Every Commercial Property Owner Should Ask

August 12, 2015 Leave a comment

How to Get Tough with Commercial Property Management Firms

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Buying or Leasing Historic Commercial Real Estate

August 05, 2015 Leave a comment

A cheat sheet for first time buyers and tenants of historic commercial real estate buildings. 

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Drone flyovers. CRE Disruption. Big Data. Who Cares?

July 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Five Apps to Help the Local Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Ground Game.

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Commercial Leasing 101: Negotiating an Office Lease

July 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Commercial real estate leasing tips for growing small businesses

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Throw Back: How to Break into Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

July 08, 2015 Leave a comment

This week we're returning to a past blog post that we believe could be very helpful for those of you interested in the Frederick commercial real estate scene. The full PowerPoint presentation is included below. 

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Repeal Charter Government in Frederick County

July 02, 2015 Leave a comment

Imagine that an obstreperous council member has stifled the legislative process to the point that meetings result in verbal slugfests over how to enforce standards of decorum!

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Small Businesses Boost Frederick’s Office Market during First Quarter

June 24, 2015 Leave a comment

It’s a good news/bad news kind of market for office leasing in Frederick.

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Frederick County's Median Household income is Down and Average Wages are Up!

June 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Yes, it is true income can go up and down at the same time … for the same people no less! How can that be? Well, grab an apple … and an orange, while you’re at it, and read on.

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City of Frederick: Economic Development Incentives and Zoning Changes Coming Soon!

June 10, 2015 Leave a comment

In today’s economic climate, no matter how wonderful we believe the Frederick community is, it is still a dog eat dog environment when it comes to attracting and retaining large and small businesses.

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How a 1031 Exchange Could Help You Defer Taxes

June 03, 2015 Leave a comment

MacRo is pleased to feature an article written by Anca Stradley of MKS&H CPAs and Business Consultants.

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Commercial Real Estate Leasing: The Landlord – Tenant Death Spiral

May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

It is often said that life is a two way street, but on a rare occasion a sinkhole may instantly open up in the middle of the road sending travelers and real estate investments into an abyss.

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Frederick’s Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Deals 1st Quarter 2015

May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Industrial property sales were hot hot hot! (Multifamily sales were not not not.)

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Wherefore Art Thou, ARTO? Transfer of Development Rights in Frederick?

May 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Frederick County landowners are still being teased by the potential for a transfer of development rights ("TDR") program.

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Stuck in the Middle with Who? Frederick County Council Thoughts.

May 06, 2015 Leave a comment

With five months down and forty-three to go, the record of the 4 Republicans on Frederick's Inaugural County Council sure isn't playing well. 

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Frederick Real Estate: What's In and What's Out?

April 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Here we are in the 15th year of the new century, half a decade out of the major recession, with unemployment at a pre-recession level, gas prices at six-year lows, and retail sales at their strongest in 10 years. 

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Spring 2015 MacRo Report Newsletter

April 22, 2015 Leave a comment

This year's spring edition of the MacRo Report is now available for download. Here are some sneak peaks at the articles included in this issue.

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Dissecting the terms of a large Frederick County Commercial Office Lease

April 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Why would any landlord take an average annual rent loss to fill a 60,000 SF space?

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Tangible Property Regulations; New Filing Requirements for Businesses

April 08, 2015 Leave a comment

MacRo is pleased to feature an article written by Steve Albert and Matthew Barlove of Glass Jacobson, a CPA wealth management firm. 

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Revisiting the Dark Side of Commercial Real Estate

April 01, 2015 Leave a comment

One of our favorite series of posts in the MacRo Report Blog is Rocky's tales from the underbelly of Commercial Real Estate.

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The Great South American Con Game

March 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Sometimes you just have to leave the country to pull off the perfect scam!

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Frederick Real Estate Top Commercial Lease Deals of 2014

March 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Flex vacancies declined and interest in the Golden Mile picked up during 2014.

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Small Business Dominated the 2014 Frederick Real Estate Office Market

March 11, 2015 Leave a comment

As Frederick’s office market thaws, a clear picture emerges of the “new normal.”

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Who Really is Playing the Hitler Card in Maryland Leadership?

March 04, 2015 Leave a comment

Heavily laden within a bureaucracy mired with silos, regulations and excessive taxes, the signs are clear that Governor Larry Hogan has an opportunity to repel the authoritative rule that has evolved over the last quarter century.

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Open for Business in Frederick: A Bargain or Bust?

February 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Frederick may be one of CNN’s Top eight small town comebacks and listed as one of Movoto’s 2014 Best Counties in America, but is it truly the perfect place for your business? MacRo Investigates how Frederick Commercial Real Estate stacks up against its neighbors.

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Finding Economic Freedom for Maryland

February 18, 2015 Leave a comment

How can Maryland move forward to stimulate an economic development program that has placed the state near the bottom of the national rankings for attracting business?

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If We’re Not Open for Business, What are We?

February 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Governor Larry Hogan grabbed a phrase that worked well for the promotion of the Frederick Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development, hoping it will do the same for the entire state of Maryland … and what’s wrong with that?

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City of Frederick Commercial Real Estate Economic Development Policies to be Reviewed

February 04, 2015 Leave a comment

3 projects reach High Priority for the Economic Development Advisory Council for the City of Frederick.

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5 Commercial Real Estate Marketing Tips for 2015

January 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Whether you are a property seeker or seller, commercial real estate marketing plays a large role in the process. Here are five commercial real estate tips to embrace in 2015.

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2015 Frederick Commercial Real Estate to Benefit from positive Job Growth

January 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Frederick County may be the buoy that is keeping Maryland employment from sinking lower

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Frederick Commercial Real Estate Market's Flight to Quality

January 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Frederick City continues to be recognized as a livable community, with wonderful amenities offering a great quality of life.

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9 Most Read MacRo Report Blog Posts In 2014

January 07, 2015 Leave a comment

Drawing a commercial real estate correlation with a poop bag, insanity and so called property virgins wasn’t hard for the MacRo Team in 54 blog posts this past year!

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Trends in Commercial Real Estate Marketing

December 10, 2014 Leave a comment

When the world seems to be moving at the speed of tweet, it can be challenging to keep up not only with the commercial real estate market, but also marketing trends in commercial real estate.

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The Frederick County Council has a President … so now what?

December 03, 2014 Leave a comment

With hot campaign issues still burning over degree of real estate development, ethics and selling of county owned nursing home facilities, will Bud Otis lead the council into an era of civility or discord?

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Cast Your Vote for the President of Frederick County’s County Council

November 19, 2014 Leave a comment

With the transition from the Commission form of government to that of charter for Frederick County, who is the best person among the 7 council members-elect to preside over our first county council? Give us your opinion!

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The Market for Land and Building Lots in Frederick County

November 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Six months ago the closed sales volume for building lots in Frederick County finally showed a modest upturn from the great recession; but now things are even brighter!

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A Victory and a Victory

November 05, 2014 Leave a comment

Amidst a national GOP tsunami, in Frederick County was the local election all about Blaine? 

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The $160 Million Giveaway

October 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Are real estate developers in Frederick County, Maryland really rolling in taxpayer subsidies granted by the Blaine Young lead board of county commissioners?

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SBA Loans: Myth versus Fact

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Business owners often overlook this misunderstood program when seeking capital financing. 

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Handicapping the Frederick County Executive and Council Races. Who may win and why?

October 08, 2014 Leave a comment

Forget about placing bets on the candidate races in Frederick County’s first charter government election, this will be a close one for many … so get out and vote!

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Ask Questions First, Shoot Later

October 01, 2014 Leave a comment

Sometimes it may feel like your real estate agent asks too many questions.

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Cuts on board for the City of Frederick’s Business Personal Property Tax?

September 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Cutting or eliminating a tax to be more competitive … what a brilliant idea!

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Frederick’s 2014 Commercial Market: So Far, So Good

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

How is the 2014 commercial real estate market stacking up?

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Is the City of Frederick Doing Enough to Address Blighted Real Estate?

September 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Some may answer this question positively, but others believe at best the effort has been sporadic and inconclusive.

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Will Gardner Carry Rain Tax Revenues Home to Annapolis?

September 04, 2014 Leave a comment

It remains one of the most significant unanswered questions in the campaign for Frederick’s first County Executive.

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Real Estate Investment & the Hypnotic Power of the “IF” Word

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

IF only God would give me a clear sign!  Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank – Woody Allen

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Multifamily Deals Total $57,000,000 in Frederick during 2nd Quarter

August 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Multifamily was the strongest segment during the second quarter, posting three of the top five deals and over 700,000 square feet sold.

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Time Travel with the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

August 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Sometimes to see the political future, it is important to go back in time!

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Commercial Real Estate, Politics and Abraham Lincoln

August 06, 2014 Leave a comment

This past week I was invited to have coffee with one of the candidates who is campaigning for a seat in Frederick County’s new charter Government in this November’s election. 

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Frederick's Top 6 Office Deals of 2nd Quarter 2013

July 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Vacancies are down, leasing activity has increased, but sales transactions decline in the wake of shrinking listing inventories.

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Does your Commercial Real Estate Broker have a CCREB Degree?

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment

For professional CRE brokers, many skill sets are not learned in college or real estate school, but a matter of practicing what their mothers always said!

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Rocky's Vacations - Summer Edition

July 23, 2014 Leave a comment

In the spirit of summer vacations we present to you some of our favorite adventures courtesy of Rocky.

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2 Weddings and a Poop-Bag

July 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Over the years my travels to visit family in Maine have provided me with many first time experiences

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East Frederick Rising: The Future of Modern Urban Renewal

July 09, 2014 Leave a comment

Can the east side of Frederick become a Dutch wonderland on American soil?

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City Economic Development Advisory Council Formed

July 02, 2014 Leave a comment

Can 16 members of the Frederick community provide BOLD ideas to enhance and attract more businesses to the City?  

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Corporate Franchise Purchases Boost Frederick's 1st Quarter Retail Property Sales

June 25, 2014 Leave a comment

7-Eleven purchased two local convenience stores last quarter, nearly doubling dollar volume of sales in the commercial retail segment.

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Frederick County Board of Education Candidate Primary Election Endorsements 2014

June 19, 2014 Leave a comment

How does the outcome of a Board of Education primary election have anything to do with land & commercial real estate in Frederick County?

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2014 Frederick County Primary Election Endorsements - Part 2

June 19, 2014 Leave a comment

With less than a week to go before final votes are cast, let’s take a deeper look into the Republican primary election ballot.

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Frederick's Strong Industrial Market Reflects Nationwide Demand for Warehouses

June 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Low interest rates, steady consumer demand, and record high industrial production is fueling strong demand for industrial real estate despite stunted first quarter GDP.

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The Origins of Real Estate Insanity

June 05, 2014 Leave a comment

Was it really Albert Einstein who coined the phrase: “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results” … Or was it a commercial real estate broker?

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2014 Frederick County Primary Election Endorsements - Part 1

May 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Endorsements are not easy to give in any election, but here are a few for you to consider!

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Frederick Office Market Posts Modest Gains First Quarter 2014

May 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Buyers snapped up Frederick office condos , while tenants leased four times as much flex space as office.

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Land Use, Lies and Politics

May 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Was there ever a time, long ago, maybe in the last century, that land use wasn’t a political hot potato in local elections?

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2014 Frederick County Election Update: Land Development & Growth are Hot Issues

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

After all these years one has to ask “What Difference does it Make?”

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Positive 2014 Sales Trends

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

“Time to market” is plummeting for Frederick’s Commercial listings. 

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Retail Strip Centers as Local Wellness Centers

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

For the near future, health care real estate decisions, like the medical business, focus on economies of scale to compensate for the lower insurance payments while adjusting to the new medical measuring stick of outcome or wellness care.

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Lots of Land

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

While the real estate market experienced an “enhanced” cycle over the past ten years, the lot and land sub-sector has been subject to even greater volatility – like a business cycle on steroids. 

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Frederick CRE Sales Up 40%

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Frederick County posted $275 million worth of commercial real estate sales during 2013 versus a little over $190 million in 2012—a healthy 40% increase in dollar volume.

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1 Simple Leasing Tip for Commercial Real Estate Landlords

May 08, 2014 Leave a comment

Sometimes Landlords feel like they are running a concession stand at the local carnival. 

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Frederick's Top 5 Commercial Deals for 1st Quarter 2014

May 01, 2014 Leave a comment

Sales of industrial properties in Frederick were strong during the first quarter of 2014.

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Frederick Commercial Sales Jump 66% during 1st Quarter

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment

The sale of Overlook Manor Apartments and Lafarge North America’s quarry holdings boost 1st quarter commercial real estate sales.

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What is this thing they call a Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

April 17, 2014 Leave a comment

In the world of real estate, it is not “what you see is what you get!”

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MacRo's Commercial Real Estate Field Guide

April 09, 2014 Leave a comment

What does the legalization of marijuana have to do with a commercial real estate glossary?  Just ask the State of Colorado!

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Time is Money: The Cost of Doing Nothing with Commercial Real Estate

April 02, 2014 Leave a comment

Like us humans, nothing is static … not even a solid building that appeared it would last forever. 

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3 Signs Your Commercial Real Estate is in Trouble

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s always interesting to tour properties of prospective clients…be it a flex warehouse to lease, an office building for sale, a retail center or a tract of agricultural land.

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Building on the Foundation of Charter Home Rule

March 19, 2014 Leave a comment

A forum of panelists urge a strong and unified effort by the first county executive and council to build a sturdy structure upon the new county charter.

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Property Virgins - Commercial Real Estate Edition

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Have a brilliant start-up idea? Avoid 5 common mistakes new businesses make when leasing commercial space.

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The 3 Key Qualifying Questions in Selecting a Commercial Real Estate Listing Broker

March 06, 2014 Leave a comment

What should a property owner know before a listing commitment is executed with a land and commercial broker?

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Does the MacRo Real Estate Survey Tell All?

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

A month ago MacRo asked you what your outlook was for the coming year. Will 2014 be “the year” or just another notch in the belt of a slow recovery for the real estate market?

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5 Tips to Selling Land and Commercial Real Estate

February 20, 2014 Leave a comment

They say that breaking up is hard to do, but for many, knowing that it is time to part with one’s land or commercial real estate … well, it can be really hard!

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Frederick's Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Deals 4th Quarter 2013

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

The sale and lease-back deal of Frederick’s State Farm operations building tops the list of 4th Quarter 2013 CRE sales.

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Top Ten Trends Live from the 2014 International Building Show

February 06, 2014 Leave a comment

Wondering what is coming to the real estate industry in 2014? Skip the snow and join me in Vegas for the annual International Builder’s Show – the building industry’s biggest event of the year.

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Initiating Commercial Real Estate Plans and the Groundhog

January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Despite the frigid cold, now is the perfect time to consider listing commercial real estate for sale or lease

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2013 Commercial Real Estate Sales in Frederick Jump by Nearly 40%

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

2013 was a year of growth for Frederick’s CRE market, in both year-over-year dollar volume and transaction volume.

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2014 Economic Forecast: Bankers Cautiously Optimistic

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

A commercial real estate broker’s take on the Maryland Bankers Association First Friday annual Economic Outlook Forum

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MacRo’s 2014 Commercial Real Estate Wish List

January 08, 2014 Leave a comment

The MacRo team shares 2014 hopes and dreams for the economy, the local commercial real estate market, and (most importantly) an end to twerking.

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9 Most Read MacRo Report Blog Posts in 2013

January 01, 2014 Leave a comment

The New Year is barely a few days old, but the results are already in for the most read posts of 2013.

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50 Great Re-Gifting Ideas for Christmas

December 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Things have been very busy this December within the doors of the MacRo, Ltd. offices.

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Tis' the Season...

December 11, 2013 Leave a comment

What is it about the three to four week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas?

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County Executive: Other Applicants Need Not Apply?

December 05, 2013 Leave a comment

Former County Commissioner Charles Jenkins proclaims and anoints Jan Gardner as Frederick County’s first County Executive.

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Frederick's Office Market: 3rd Quarter 2013 Update

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Small businesses and medical owner/users dominated Frederick’s office market during the third quarter of 2013.

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Why the Gettysburg Address Still Matters to Me

November 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Yes, it was written in a time of a Civil War, but Lincoln’s words still resonate in times of civil strife and deep political partisanship. 

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Frederick's Top Five Commercial Real Estate Deals of Third Quarter 2013

November 06, 2013 Leave a comment

Commercial real estate sales in Frederick are up more than 40% year-to-date over 2012 as the market continues a slow but steady improvement.

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The Dr. Will See You Now: Frederick’s Medical Market

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Medical office buildings (MOBs) weathered the recession better than any other type of real estate, with the possible exception of apartment buildings. 

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Manor at Holly Hills Breaking Ground

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Site development and public road paving have been completed at Manor at Holly Hills.

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Frederick County Considering TDR Program

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

A Transferable Development Right (“TDR”) program is once again being considered by Frederick County.

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Frederick’s Commercial Market Heating Up

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s been a long time since the MacRo office saw a spring real estate market as hot as 2013.

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City of Frederick Elections: Who will Win and who will Lose?

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Weighing the election chances of thirteen candidates in the 2013 mayoral and alderman races for seats at City Hall.  

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Is Downtown Frederick's Hotel Conference Center a Pipe Dream?

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

With nearly all 2013 City Candidates campaigning on a platform of “no financial support” from city government for a Downtown Hotel Conference Center, how will the dream come true?

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Tax Tempest in a Teapot

October 09, 2013 Leave a comment

It may only be raining pennies, but Frederick County is doing its share to Save the Bay.

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I Left My Android at Snoqualmie Falls

October 03, 2013 Leave a comment

Did my smart phone out smart me, or was it not smart enough?

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Builder Open House October 12

October 02, 2013 Leave a comment

Roads are now paved at the Manor at Holly Hills!

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Commercial Real Estate Roundtable: The Future of Frederick’s Commercial Market

September 24, 2013 Leave a comment

A panel of leading Frederick commercial real estate professionals analyzes the market.
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Frederick's Medical Office Market: Trends to Watch

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Medical office buildings in Frederick have always been in high demand for investors, but how will the Affordable Care Act impact this segment going forward?

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Remembering M. Robert Ritchie, Jr.

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

While this centurion enjoyed a successful career in insurance, banking and real estate, his legacy will live on through his generous contributions to Frederick County, Maryland

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REIT Purchase Boosts Frederick Warehouse Sales by $38 Million during 2Q 2013

September 04, 2013 Leave a comment

Fundamentals for Frederick’s industrial properties are mixed, but overall the market for industrial properties improved during the second quarter of 2013.

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2013 Mayoral Candidate Profiles — Now Available in PDF

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Download this must read for all city voters … before the September 10th Primary! 

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Steve Cranford Joins MacRo, Ltd. as Vice President, Commercial Sales and Leasing

August 28, 2013 Leave a comment

MacRo, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Steve Cranford has joined our team as Vice President, Commercial Sales and Leasing. 

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Hirsch wants to tell the Inconvenient Truth

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Answering to a higher calling, this candidate for mayor aims to make Frederick more environmentally friendly!

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Holtzinger wants to retake the Bull by the Horns!

August 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Can the self proclaimed “git ‘er dun” guy get it done in the city’s September  primary election for mayor?  

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Aloi Kicks into High Gear

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Mayoral candidate Shelley Aloi is ready for the fight … First goal: Kick McClement and Holtzinger out of the primary!

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Frederick Classical Charter School Cuts the Ribbon

August 14, 2013 Leave a comment

MacRo, Ltd. assists another new public charter school in finding a home in Frederick! 

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How to Break into Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

August 08, 2013 Leave a comment

There are many who say that one must be a bit crazy to play in the CRE game!

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Frederick Commercial Real Estate Sales Jump over $100 Million in Second Quarter

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Real Estate Investment Trusts (aka REITs) were the big money players in the Frederick market during a brisk second quarter.

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Young Blood on the Campaign Trail ... Again!

July 18, 2013 Leave a comment

No doubt that mayoral candidate Karen Young will wear out more than just a few pair of shoes over the next few months in what is clearly shaping up to be the race of her political life!  

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A 2nd Sailing of the Good Ship Frederick

July 11, 2013 Leave a comment

On the good ship Fred-er-Rick, it’s a nice trip, there ain’t no shtick, while critics nay-say, on the good ship Fred-er-Rick

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MacRo Report Recognized as Top Commercial Real Estate Blog

July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

This past week, well known national real estate blogger Duke Long put out his lists of the 2013 Top 60 Commercial Real Estate Blogs You Must Read and 2013 Top 100 Commercial Real Estate People You Must Follow On Twitter. 

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Election for Mayor of Frederick Kicks Off with Roundtable Discussion

July 03, 2013 Leave a comment

Seven candidates are vying for the city’s top post, and on July 8th they face off for the first time.

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A Tale of a Pioneer PUD

June 27, 2013 Leave a comment

You can always recognize a pioneer by the arrows in his back — Beverly Rubik

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Tales from the Darkside of Commercial Real Estate - Final Episode

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

After months of playing a sleuth, catching the bad guy and making  a run for it after being threatened, will someone come knocking at my door to make me an offer I can’t refuse?

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Butting Heads over Housing Growth ... Again?

June 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Once again Frederick’s no-growthers and pro-growthers are at odds, but ultimately market forces will prevail.

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Manor at Holly Hills Breaks Ground

June 05, 2013 Leave a comment

Street grading on the community’s public access road has begun, with a goal of completion by early fall.

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Tales from the Darkside of Commercial Real Estate - Episode 3

June 04, 2013 Leave a comment

With one man behind bars, was another threatening me?  Did he have a gun? … Is this what all complex real estate deals are like?

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Multifamily Assets Paying Off in Frederick

May 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Frederick’s robust multifamily development pipeline may saturate the market.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away - Before O'Malley Taxes Us Another Way

May 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Why is Maryland rolling over for the EPA’s “Rain Tax” when Virginia successfully fought and won?

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Frederick's Commercial Real Estate Statistics for Q1 2013

May 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Business was brisk in sales of historic downtown Frederick office and mixed residential/retail buildings.

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Tales from the Darkside of Commercial Real Estate - Episode 2

May 07, 2013 Leave a comment

A soft-spoken real estate agent with two apparent identities introduces a young agent to a dark side of the Land and Commercial Real Estate business.

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MacRo Report, Spring 2013: Latest News

May 02, 2013 Leave a comment

Here is the latest news...
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MacRo Report Spring 2013: Is the Land Market Heating Up?

May 02, 2013 Leave a comment

The following MacRo Report entry is written by Dave Wilkinson, Vice President of MacRo, Ltd. regarding the current factors that can influence the market price of land in Frederick, Maryland.

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MacRo Report Spring 2013

May 02, 2013 Leave a comment

This current issue of the MacRo Report is being distributed to more than 15,000 residents and others who are interested in Frederick County, Maryland land and commercial real estate news and information.

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Groundbreaking Set for the Manor at Holly Hills!

April 25, 2013 Leave a comment

With only 11 building lots remain to be sold, it’s time to begin site construction for the new public road.

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The Relentless Mayoral Candidate is Back!

April 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Born of Irish Princes, she seeks to rule once more!

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Tales from the Darkside of Commercial Real Estate - Episode 1

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

For most commercial real estate brokers, if you get enough years under your belt of active duty in this crazy business … you can say you’ve seen it all.

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An Appraiser's Assessment of Frederick's Commercial Real Estate Market

April 11, 2013 Leave a comment

The Panama Canal could save Hagerstown, but will it boost Frederick’s industrial real estate values?

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2013 Comedy and Magic Show Spectacular Raises over $34,000 for Charity

April 09, 2013 Leave a comment

The professional Las Vegas style variety show produced a lot of laughter and amazement … and funds for a worthy cause!

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Taxing Questions: Capitalizing Real Estate Development Costs

April 03, 2013 Leave a comment

There are only a couple of weeks to go before Uncle Sam gets his share of your hard earned money … so we thought we would rerun one of our more popular and taxing articles from 2011

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Don Corleone for Mayor of Frederick?

March 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Observing what the 2013 Frederick mayoral candidates bring to the table

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Notes from the Streets of Commercial Real Estate

March 12, 2013 Leave a comment

A recent surge in commercial property showings has not helped to narrow the pricing gap.

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Promise from Frederick's Next Mayor: No More Can Kicking

March 12, 2013 Leave a comment

MacRo shares a campaign platform wish list from a commercial real estate perspective.

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A Spring Training Phenomenon

March 05, 2013 Leave a comment

It seems more often than not people return home from a vacation with a “You Won’t Believe What Happened” story.

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Mayor, Mayor on the Wall, Who’s the Strongest of Them All?

February 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Frederick City’s next mayor needs to bring fiscal order and a commitment to economic development.

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Frederick’s Top 5 Industrial Commercial Real Estate Deals of 2012

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Will the housing recovery boost Frederick’s industrial market in 2013?
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2013 Comedy & Magic Spectacular Supports Children of Hillcrest

February 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Frederick has always been a community that seeks to care for its own.  When it comes to Frederick’s kids, the desire to help a vulnerable population is even greater!

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Against Odds, Manor at Holly Hills Clears a Final Hurdle

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Manor at Holly Hills could be the last high-end housing development in Frederick. 

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5 Top Frederick Commercial Office Sales of 2012

February 06, 2013 Leave a comment

With the looming loss of Bechtel jobs, Frederick’s commercial office market needs new employers more than ever.

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The Future of Frederick’s Commercial Real Estate Market

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

A panel of leading Frederick commercial real estate professionals analyzes the market.

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Flipping Out Over Commercial Real Estate

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Investors with deep pockets and institutional connections can turn quick profits.

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A MacRo Bird’s Eye View: Frederick’s 2012 Commercial Real Estate Market

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

A big picture of Frederick County’s commercial market, including the top deals of 2012.

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Top 10 of 2012: MacRo Report Most-Read Commercial Real Estate Blog Posts

January 09, 2013 Leave a comment

Readers’ favorites in 2012 included Obamacare, the election, and real estate technology.

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Finding the Market for Commercial Real Estate: Part II

January 02, 2013 Leave a comment

Buyers are out there, but technology has dramatically changed their sophistication and behavior.

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MacRo Report Blog’s Top 5 Most Read Post in Dec. 2011

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Here are the top five blog post we’ve written this past December on commercial real estate and local government in Frederick, Md:

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The Land Planning Game Show

December 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Playing politics with Land Use and Comprehensive planning often leads to a “farce”

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Tracking My Missing iPad

December 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Today’s technology can make one feel like a 21st Century Sherlock Holmes

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Finding the Market for Commercial Real Estate

December 18, 2012 Leave a comment

If this is a buyer’s market, where are the buyers?

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Kicking the Can, Shifting the Burden

December 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Will real estate property taxes rise as Maryland municipalities struggle to shoulder burdens passed along by state and federal government?

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Better Late Than Never: Housing Makes a Comeback

December 04, 2012 Leave a comment

2013 is shaping up to be the year that housing once again contributes to Frederick County’s economy.

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The Ups and Downs of Frederick’s Commercial Retail Market

November 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Foreclosures of two Frederick strip centers reflect an uneven economic recovery
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All is Quiet on Frederick’s Industrial Real Estate Front During Third Quarter 2012

November 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Industrial real estate investors in Frederick waited for election results and held out for better properties.

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The Assiduous Vetting of Charter Government

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment

The people of Frederick were part of the process—and that made all the difference.

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Charter Passes in Frederick, Maryland with 62% in Favor

November 08, 2012 Leave a comment

Thank you to all our MacRo Report Blog readers who helped bring Charter government to our county!
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Commercial Real Estate Market: Waiting to Exhale

November 06, 2012 Leave a comment

White collar job growth is driving demand for the commercial real estate office segment.

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2 Local Election Day Endorsements

November 01, 2012 Leave a comment

On two key issues next Tuesday, the time has come to say NO to the STATUS QUO in Frederick County, Maryland!

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Debunking 5 Myths About Charter Government

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

As Election Day draws near, there has been a vocal minority who have used some of the following statements to express opposition ballot Question A – the proposed charter for Frederick County.

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MacRo Report, Fall 2012: Latest News

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Rocky Mackintosh Receives Outstanding Citizen Award from Boy Scouts of America.

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MacRo Report, Fall 2012: Land Market Update

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

The following MacRo Report entry is written by Dave Wilkinson, Vice President of MacRo, Ltd. regarding the current land market in Frederick, Maryland.

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MacRo Report Fall 2012

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

This current issue of the MacRo Report is being distributed to more than 15,000 residents and others who are interested in Frederick County, Maryland land and commercial real estate news and information.

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Obamacare to Reap Rewards from Real Estate Sales

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Capital gains taxes on real estate transactions could increase by as much as 8.8% in 2013!

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Revelations from National Highway A7 in France

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Could it be that making good wine is not the only thing the French do better?

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MacRo President Honored as Scouting’s Distinguished Citizen

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment

17th Annual “George Delaplaine” Distinguished Citizen of the Year Awarded to Mackintosh

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The Unsilence of the Contrarians

October 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Now is the time that the Nay-Sayers of the proposed Charter come out of the woodwork

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6 iPad Apps that Boost Real Estate Productivity

October 09, 2012 Leave a comment

Technology is an addiction with tangible rewards for commercial real estate professionals.

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Assessing the Board of Education Race

October 02, 2012 Leave a comment

After a heated, down to the wire primary battle this past spring, the six candidates for the three open seats for the Frederick County Board of Education were set.

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Manor at Holly Hills Development Status Report: Sept. 27, 2012

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment

The approval process for the final plats continue to proceed at a steady pace – slower than hoped, but steady, none the less.

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The (R)Evolution of Frederick Office Space: Part II

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment

How will the rapid emergence of Frederick’s workspace-as-a-service market impact traditional commercial office real estate?

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MacRo President to be Honored as Distinguished Citizen

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

17th Annual “George Delaplaine” Distinguished Citizen Dinner

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Key Points to Charter Home Rule

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Will the Charter Board’s pre-drafting outreach effort be the key to voter approval on November 6th?

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The (R)Evolution of Frederick Office Space

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

A whole new sub-market of commercial real estate is emerging in Frederick County.

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Charter Home Rule: Two Reasons to Vote “Yes”

September 02, 2012 Leave a comment

Charter government provides more local control and greater influence in Annapolis.

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Manor at Holly Hills: Development Status Report – August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 Leave a comment

The Manor at Holly Hills, a future luxury residential community of estate lots east of Frederick City, is happy to report that the Covenants, HOA & Building Guidelines are nearly complete.

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The Mackintoshs Co-Sponsor Political Fundraiser for U.S. Senate Candidate

August 30, 2012 Leave a comment

A special invitation is extended to loyal readers of the MacRo Report Blog

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Multifamily Real Estate Proves to Be a Recession-Proof Investment

August 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Will the need for “echo boomer” housing generate new apartment projects in downtown Frederick?

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Manor at Holly Hills: Plenty of Water Found

August 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The Manor at Holly Hills, a future luxury residential community of estate lots east of Frederick City, is progressing well.

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The Truth about Job Growth in Maryland

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Who is still looking for work and why should we care?

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Annapolis Creates Bargains in Industrial Real Estate

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Frederick County Solarex property sold to out-of-state concern.

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Frederick’s Retail Real Estate Market Stumbles with Economy

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Frederick’s T.J. Maxx deal was not enough to prevent the worst retail segment quarter since 2007.

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Manor at Holly Hills Development Status Report

August 02, 2012 Leave a comment

The Manor at Holly Hills, a future luxury residential community of estate lots east of Frederick City, has reached the next set of milestones.

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Frederick’s Commercial Office Market at the Half-Year Mark

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Office vacancy and lease rates in Frederick continue to improve, but for how long?

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Communicating with the Curmudgeon

July 26, 2012 Leave a comment

It only took a few hours from the time our post on the role of Charter Government in the Comprehensive Planning Process was published to receive a comment from Jack Lynch, Editor of the Frederick Citizen

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There has got to be a better way!

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Could Charter Home Rule help to restore trust in Frederick County’s comprehensive land use planning process?

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Charter Home Rule Completed After Months of Healthy Debate

July 17, 2012 Leave a comment

The board of twelve Founding Fathers (ten men and two brave women) propose a new constitution for Frederick County, Maryland.

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Frederick Downtown Hotel Plans Aired

July 12, 2012 Leave a comment

The following summation is from a Gazette.net news article by Katherine Heerbrandt

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In the Crosshairs: Blighted and Vacant Real Estate

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

AD-Hoc Committee recommends tiered tax system, escalating fines, and receivership on unkempt real estate within the City Frederick.

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The Cost of Indecisiveness in Commercial Real Estate Investment

July 03, 2012 Leave a comment

Analysis paralysis can have tragic consequences for real estate investors and business owners.

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Public Shows Support for Charter

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment

The following summation is for Frederick News Post news article by Pete McCarthy.

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Retail Rental Rates Climb to Highest Level Since 2007

June 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Success of Wegmans drives continued national retailer entry in the Frederick, Maryland commercial real estate market

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Maryland, the New Michigan?

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Economic Insight from Anirban Basu on Maryland and Frederick County

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The Economy and US: Insight from Anirban Basu

June 12, 2012 Leave a comment

More than anything, it seems that “uncertainty” is holding back a vibrant recovery

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Rocky To Talk Charter Government With Bob Miller

June 07, 2012 Leave a comment

Listen to Rocky talk all about Frederick’s Charter Government next Monday, June 11th from 6:15 – 8 AM on the Bob Miller Show!

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The Evolution of Commercial Real Estate Technology

June 05, 2012 Leave a comment

Who will be the game changers in the world of commercial real estate?

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MacRo’s Housing Market Watch

May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Residential real estate continues to be hampered by underwater mortgages and REO inventories.

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Austerity: A Bitter Pill or a Prescription for Frederick’s Fiscal Health?

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

City of Frederick Has Tough Choices Ahead Regarding Pensions and Post Employee Benefits

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Industrial Real Estate Segment Shifting its Way into Sustained Recovery

May 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Real Estate recovery shows shift from “Flight to Quality” to “Flight to Value” in Frederick’s commercial industrial market.

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The Manor at Holly Hills Continues to Progress

May 22, 2012 Leave a comment

The Manor at Holly Hills, a future luxury residential community of 21 estate lots east of Frederick City, is continuing to progress!

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Karlys Kline Named Frederick Memorial Hospital “Good Samaritan of the Year”

May 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Among the many phrases said about this amazing community volunteer is that “She’s everywhere! She’s everywhere!”

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Outlook for Frederick County’s Commercial Office Market

May 10, 2012 Leave a comment

High vacancy rates have created a renter’s market for Frederick office space.

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Commercial Real Estate Development and Construction Rebounds in 2011

May 02, 2012 Leave a comment

2011 showed gains in the development and construction of office, industrial and retail buildings.

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Commercial Office Market Rebounding in Large Metro Areas

May 01, 2012 Leave a comment

Small businesses are back, and Frederick is poised with a healthy inventory of small office space!

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Local Lenders: A Key to Frederick's Economic Recovery?

May 01, 2012 Leave a comment

Is Maryland’s Lend Local Act enough to loosen small business commercial credit?

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Charter Home Rule Drafting Nears Completion

April 26, 2012 Leave a comment

With the November 2012 general election just about six months away, the Charter Board is putting the finishing touches on the draft of a new constitution for Frederick County.

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The High Cost of Frederick City’s Sewer and Water Impact Fees

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Will exorbitant start-up fees squeeze out the local flavor of Frederick?

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Manor at Holly Hills Website Launched

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

MacRo is pleased to have developed an informational website for The Manor at Holly Hills, a future luxury residential community of 21 estate lots east of Frederick City.

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Passing through the Turnstiles of our Frederick Community

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Appreciating the contributions and the values of those we have lost

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Septic Bill Strikes a Blow at Maryland Agricultural Land Values

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Maryland Governor O’Malley’s PlanMaryland continues to bite the hand that feeds us.

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Local Housing Market Recovery Tied to Foreclosure Processing

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

“Potomac Gap” offers further proof that Maryland legislation is slowing our region’s economic recovery.

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MacRo Report, Spring 2012: Latest News

April 05, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s the latest news…
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MacRo Report, Spring 2012: What’s Effecting Your Land Parcel Price?

April 05, 2012 Leave a comment

Discover What Key Factors are Effecting Your Land Parcel Price

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MacRo Report Spring 2012

April 05, 2012 Leave a comment

This current issue of the MacRo Report is being distributed to more than 15,000 residents and others who are interested in Frederick County, Maryland land and commercial real estate news and information.

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Threats to those "Beautiful Days in the Neighborhood"

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Using state teachers” union dollars to preserve a long history of YES votes.

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Ft. Detrick: “Top Candidate for Closure”

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

A potential mega hit to Frederick County’s business and commercial real estate recovery?

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"While You Were Out"

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

The mixing of land development processing with local politics… a must see drama?

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A Photomontage Look Back on the MacRo Report 2011

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment

This visual collection of valuable local information is a treasure trove of highlights from 2011.

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Saying FU to Land Conservation

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Billed as one of the most beautiful rivers on the planet earth; will the powers to be actually say “Dam It”?

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2012 G-8 Summit Highlights Need for Downtown Frederick Hotel and Conference Center

March 08, 2012 Leave a comment

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”  Police Chief Martin Brody, Jaws

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Maryland’s New Home Construction Costs About to Rise: Impact of 2012 IECC Codes

March 01, 2012 Leave a comment

Residential construction companies who build energy efficiency into branding will have an advantage.

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Busting Myths about Frederick County Charter Schools

March 01, 2012 Leave a comment

Why charter schools are an asset, not a liability, to the Frederick community.

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5 Personal Traits that Lead to Losing Money with Investment Real Estate

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

A short list of ways to lose money when investing in commercial real estate.

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Lessons from the New Third World- Frederick, Maryland

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Can Leaders of Maryland and Frederick County be the Architects of a Regional Economic Recovery?

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Frederick County’s Top Five Retail Real Property Deals of 2011

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The $61 million sale of the Wegman’s shopping center tops a list that includes another new restaurant for Bryan Voltaggio and the rebranded SportsPlex.

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Ouch! or Not! Touching the Buttons of Charter Home Rule can be HOT!

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Charter Home Rule draft constitution rapidly taking shape … Have you chimed in yet?

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Top 7 Large Lot Land Deals From the Last 24 Months

February 09, 2012 Leave a comment

Some call them small farms, farmettes, or just large building lots; either way, they were hit hard by the real estate crash.

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Land Use Cage Match: Are You Ready for This?

February 07, 2012 Leave a comment

Tune in to WFMD on Thursday, February 9, 2012 to debate who REALLY controls the use and zoning of Frederick County real estate!

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Five Leasing Lessons from the Occupy Wall Street Movement

February 02, 2012 Leave a comment

MacRo, Ltd is starting a new movement:  Occupy Commercial Real Estate!

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The Real Estate Dilemma for Public Charter Schools

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I guess one can call it “Straight Jacket Approval” in that once approved, public charter school start ups have to enter the cold cruel world of real estate.

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Top 5 Land Real Estate Deals in Frederick County, Maryland in 2011

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Another Shepherd for Lake Linganore, and Real Estate purchases for CarMax and the Social Security Administration.

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5 Largest Commercial Real Estate Deals in Frederick County, Maryland in 2011

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment

We’re headed in the right direction: this year’s Top 5 blows the big deals of 2010 out of the water!

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A Planning Commission Mission: Maybe it’s the Mercury

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Is the battle over how to control real property rights in Frederick County the core issue?

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Top 10 of 2011: MacRo Report’s Most-Read Commercial Real Estate Blog Posts

January 03, 2012 Leave a comment

A look back at our readers’ favorite topics impacting land and commercial real estate in Frederick County, Maryland.

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Playing Politics with Land Use Planning

December 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Part 2 of how an imperious majority of planning commission members foolishly twist facts to avoid fulfilling their responsibilities

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Commercial Real Estate Leasing Advice from the Shadows

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Valuable Ideas for Landlords and Tenants for filling Vacant Spaces

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Co-Working: A Solution to Leasing Excess Commercial Office Spaces

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Downtown Frederick Co-Working Arrangement Proves Win-Win for Landlord and Tenants

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Six Frederick Community Leaders Share Their 2012 Wish Lists

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

But can they dance to Christmas music?  See for yourself as Ric Adams, Shelley Aloi, Betsy Day, Shabri Moore, Billy Shreve, Matt Warner and Rocky Mackintosh try to dance their way into the Holiday Spirit!

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SBA Helping Owners Tap Their Real Estate Loans for Equity

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The following excerpt is from INC.com news article by Randyl Drummer.

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Our Top Six Christmas Wishes for Frederick County

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

If MacRo, Ltd. could send a wishlist straight to Santa, these are the top six things we want for Christmas and into the new year.

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5 Lifestyle Trends That Could Impact Frederick Land Development and Homebuilding

December 08, 2011 Leave a comment

Watch Generation Y to find profitable niches in Frederick’s real estate market

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Real Estate Development: Frederick City Passes School Mitigation Fee Ordinance

December 06, 2011 Leave a comment

Will Mitigation Fees Provide Enough Funds to Hasten Renovations to Frederick High School?

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10 Year Recovery for Land & Residential Building Lot Values?

December 01, 2011 Leave a comment

Appraiser Six states building lot values continue to drop at 1% per month.

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Amortizing Tenant Improvements in a Challenging Real Estate Market

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

A Creative way for Tenants and Charter School Start-Ups to reduce their annual rental payments.

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Rocky Mackintosh, MacRo, Ltd. President Honored for Service as former Chair of the FMH Dev. Council

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick Memorial Hospital recently announced that Dr. P. Gregory Rausch was named Chairman of the FMH Development Council. 

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Industrial Real Estate Segment Outlook

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick Industrial Real Estate Vacancy Rates Outpace U.S. Average

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The Latest MacRo Addition!

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment


Kathy Krach recently joined the MacRo, Ltd. team as our Writing, Research, and Strategic Marketing right hand. 

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Charter Home Rule: Councilmanic Districts or Not?

November 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Fredericks Charter Writing Board Debates Best Structure for County Council

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Affordable Housing Capitalizes on Foreclosures

November 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The Frederick Affordable Housing Council (AHC) has identified a unique way to harness Frederick County’s Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDU) Program as a source of funds to purchase foreclosed properties and rehab them as sustainable affordable housing.

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Is Time The Only Real Answer To The Woes Of The Housing Crisis?

November 14, 2011 Leave a comment

In our last blog post Have Office Vacancy Rates Peaked?, we shared the concept of “shadow” office space.

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Have Office Vacancy Rates Peaked?

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The office vacancy rates in Frederick County are strongly influenced by employment, but things are starting to improve.

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Landlords Likely Exempted from New Lease Accounting Rules

November 03, 2011 Leave a comment

The following excerpt is from CoStar news article by Randyl Drummer.

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Business Friendly Coming True?

November 01, 2011 Leave a comment

These friendly changes, while expanding uses, will also add value to land and commercial real estate in Frederick County!

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Religious Real Estate Seeing Revival

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

The following excerpt is from GlobeSt.com news article by Jennifer LeClaire.

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What You Need to Know About Capitalization and Property Development

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

To capitalize or to deduct property development costs?

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Commercial Real Estate Prices up for Fourth Month

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The following excerpt is from Market Watch news article by Ben Fox.

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MacRo Report, Fall 2011: Latest News

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s the latest news… Charter Board Continues Its Outreach
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MacRo Report Fall 2011

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

This current issue of the MacRo Report was released today to over 20,000 residents and others who are interested in Frederick County, Maryland land and commercial real estate news and information.

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MacRo Report Fall 2011: Have Your Heard

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Have You Heard? Part-time Research/ Writing Assistant Needed
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Expect this Fall’s MacRo Report

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Our Fall 2011 edition of the MacRo Report is hitting mailboxes early next week!

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In some Corporate Office Spaces, Conventional gets a New Look

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The following excerpt is from The Washington Post news article by Steven Overly.

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Land Preservation Tool Kit Expands

October 06, 2011 Leave a comment

Montgomery County Maryland is on the forefront of land preservation efforts with a new and innovative tool – the Building Lot Termination (“BLT”) Program.

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Rocky Featured in Frederick Magazine

October 03, 2011 Leave a comment

Be sure to check out this October’s issue of Frederick Magazine and read the article Green Acres: Country Living and Elbow Room Draw Many Non-Traditional Farmers to the County’s Wide-Open Spacesby Kate McDermott, featuring Rocky.

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Lower Home Prices Cut Both Ways

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Gazette.Net released the following news article by Kevin James Shay on Sept. 23, 2011

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Frederick County Charter Board to Participate in Chamber Event

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is holding its 16th annual Business Expo on Tuesday, September 27th.

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The Real Estate Recession and Ms. Wiles

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

While the sky has fallen over the real estate industry, it seems the relevance of anti-growth voices have met the same fate.

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Gyms Working Out for Landlords

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The Wall Street Journal released the following news article by Kris Hudson on Sept. 7, 2011

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Part-Time Research/Writing Assistant Needed

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

MacRo, Ltd. is on the hunt again for a new staff member to join our team as a part-time research/writing assistant.

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Suburban Maryland Real Estate Leasing Mid Summer 2011 Report

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The Reis Observer foresees stabilization in Office, Shopping Centers and Industrial leasing with Multifamily real estate vacancies remaining low.

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Why Corporate Space Users Are Top Bidders for Distressed Office Properties

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The following is a news summation from article by Matthew Schnürr.

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Two County Executives Speak to Charter Writing Board

September 08, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick County gathers ideas from Harford and Howard County Executives.

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Economic Recovery without Housing

September 06, 2011 Leave a comment

It has never been accomplished before in modern times, but could the economy come back to nearly full strength without a real estate comeback in housing?

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Governor O'Malley's Plan to Control Maryland Real Estate

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s called PlanMaryland – It is a comprehensive state wide land use plan presented beautifully on a website that gives the visitor a real warm and fuzzy feeling of protection from evil real estate development interests.

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Residential Housing Update - Talking with the Expert

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Catching up on the residential housing market with renowned Frederick County real estate appraiser A. Wayne Six, President of Six & Associates, Inc.

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Frederick County Charter Board Continues Community Outreach Effort

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

The board appointed by the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners to write a proposed new constitution for the community has continued its outreach effort through out the summer months.

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5 Critical Elements to Selling Real Property Above Appraised Value

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

With these 5 ingredients it is possible to sell real estate for more than its appraised value.

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The Rebirthing of Privatization in Frederick County

August 09, 2011 Leave a comment

It is interesting how politics play into decision making, or in the case of our Board of Frederick County Commissioners, how voices can make them eat humble pie… after they set off a hand grenade!

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Selling Land and Commercial Real Estate at Prices that Exceed Appraised Value

August 05, 2011 Leave a comment

We are still in a real estate recession aren’t we?

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Is Real Estate Still a Good Diversifier

August 01, 2011 Leave a comment

The following is a news summation from article by David Lynn.

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Privatization: What Overturned the Apple Cart?

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick County Commissioners vote to end consideration of the PPP Associates Study.

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Tweeting our way out of this Real Estate Recession

July 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Finding the right blend of government incentives and capitalism to solve the housing and real estate crisis

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Regional Housing Sales Statistics Show Promise as Annual Values Decline

July 07, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick County, Maryland and adjacent counties to the north and west yield more residential home transactions, but lower prices.

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8 Highlights for the future of Real Estate

July 05, 2011 Leave a comment

Some up and some still sliding: a forecast for the remainder of 2011 for the Housing, Land, Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Sectors

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4 Tips on Renegotiating with a Commercial Real Estate Tenant in Default

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

In some sectors of the Commercial and Industrial leasing markets, landlords face unique challenges with existing leases.

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Frederick Plans for New Real Estate Development: "Market Square" to Open in 2012

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick, Maryland expected to boast new retail/residential Market Square in 2012.

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Privatizing Public Services: The Devil Lies in the Details

June 28, 2011 Leave a comment

With claims of a boondoggle, fishiness, egregious actions and the dismantling of the public domain, the Board of County Commissioners is forging into new territory that offers promise but requires community support.

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Gunning for a Piece of the Action

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The following is a news summation from article by Joe Gose.

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8 Considerations in Pricing Land and Commercial Real Estate

June 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Zoning, title, deferred maintenance and NOI are among the many factors that influence real estate values 

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Job Opportunities may be Sparse, but MacRo Ltd. is Doing its part!

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Seeking a full time Executive Assistant / Bookkeeper Position

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Commercial Real Estate Marketing: Then and Now

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

What has made the difference in the marketing of Land and Commercial Real Estate over the last 40 years?

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Rocky Mackintosh Presents at FCBA/SMC Meeting

June 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Rocky Mackintosh shared his blog strategies at a FCBA/ SMC Meeting at Dutch’s Daughter 6/14.

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The Power of Power

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

What is it that drives the politically powerful to break the public trust?

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Popular Downtown Market Street Property Condemned

June 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Frederick property owner lets buildings deteriorate despite damaging effects on the community.

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Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper Needed

June 09, 2011 Leave a comment

We are looking for an Executive Assistant / Bookkeeper

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Frederick County Charter Home Rule Update

June 08, 2011 Leave a comment


Revisiting the range of powers granted to a county executive

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Retail & Office Real Estate Markets Owe "Thank You" to Institutional Investors

June 07, 2011 Leave a comment

Institutional investors lead 2011's first quarter retail and office property sales.

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Tenant Tips in Commercial Office Lease Negotiations

June 02, 2011 Leave a comment

Investigating the layers of a full service lease in a commercial real estate transaction

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Charter Board Tours County - Frederick News Post

June 01, 2011 Leave a comment

Charter board update with a few quotes from MacRo, Ltd. President- Rocky Mackintosh in the today, written by Meg Tulley.

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Real Estate Development: Can More Housing Mitigate School Infrastructure Problems?

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Where does the money come from to improve old schools and build new ones?

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A Hopeful Housing Market Continues to Flounder Locally

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Residential real estate continues to feel the aftershocks of short sales and foreclosures

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Frederick County Circuit Court asked to Review Rejection of Charter-Board Petition

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Petitioners for an elected charter-writing board move forward with legal measures, as reported on May 20, 2011 by The Frederick News-Post’s Katherine Heerbrandt.

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MacRo Report, Volume XVI Issue 3

May 19, 2011 Leave a comment

This current issue of the MacRo Report was released today to over 20,000 residents and others who are interested in Frederick County, Maryland land and commercial real estate news and information.

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MacRo Report - Kicking Up Some Dirt

May 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The following MacRo Report entry is written by Rocky Mackintosh, President of MacRo, Ltd. regarding the recent uptick in the real estate market.

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MacRo Report- MacRo Partners with FAY for New Community Center

May 19, 2011 Leave a comment

MacRo is partnering with the Frederick Alliance for Youth (FAY) to bring a new community center to the Hillcrest area of Frederick.

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MacRo Report- Latest News

May 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s the latest news on Downtown Frederick Hotel and Conference Center
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MacRo Report - Lots and Land

May 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The following MacRo Report entry is written by Dave Wilkinson, Vice President of MacRo, Ltd. regarding the current climate of lots and land.

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Latest News on Charter-Writing Board: Petitioners Taking Case to Court

May 18, 2011 Leave a comment

In an interesting, yet unsurprising turn of events, petitioners for an elected charter-writing board plan to take the case to court, as reported on May 18, 2011 by The Frederick News-Post’s Patti S. Borda.

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2011 Vacancy and Rent Trends for Office Apartment and Retail Real Estate

May 17, 2011 Leave a comment

The following summaries are regarding the first quarter 2011 office, apartment and retail real estate markets in the Suburban Maryland area, as reported by REIS.

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Developers' Fee Enough to ease Overcrowded Schools?

May 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Officials consider amendment to APFO

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Charter Petition effort fails Validation Test

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

County Commisioners’ President Young issues statement on Unsuccessful Charter Board Special Election Petition 

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Road Show Underway for Charter Home Rule Board

May 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Charter Board seeks to EducateEngage and Empower the residents of Frederick County in the process of drafting of its new constitution.

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Frederick Municipal Airport to lose tenant: Gazette.net

May 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Despite the challenges of the local industrial real estate market, the City of Frederick faces the loss of funding to pay off bond debt if certain rental rates are not achieved.

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