Toby Bozzuto joins ULI advisory board

Bozzuto Group President Toby Bozzuto has been appointed to the Urban Land Institute’s national advisory board for housing. Bozzuto will help guide “strategic direction and ongoing program guidance” for ULI’s efforts to shape housing policy and create housing opportunities nationwide. Bozzuto, formerly head of the Bozzuto Group’s development company, became company president in February. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Frederick Co. repossessions up, but professionals hopeful

Foreclosures in Frederick County more than doubled from June to July, but real estate professionals say the market is picking up and they don't see the distressed homes as a major obstacle. The county saw 143 foreclosures in July, up from 53 in June, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosures nationwide. The California company said Maryland led the nation in the increase in foreclosures at 275 percent from June to July. (News-Post)

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Linthicum property sold to Baltimore County firm

A Baltimore County firm recently purchased a nearly 3 acre parcel in Linthicum. Consolidated Equities bought what is known as the Southwest Property, located in the 700 block of Nursery Road, from KIMCO. The area includes two single story flex buildings - that were leased and occupied by long term tenants including Otis Elevator - that total nearly 23,000 square feet. It also consists of a long-term ground lease to Southern Maryland Oil, the operator of a Shell station and automobile repair bays. (Capital)

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Ben Cardin sees end to sequestration, but not before Oct. 1

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., predicts that sequestration will come to an end in the near future but not before Oct. 1, Government Executive reports. "I think, realistically, you’ve got to get something done this fall," Cardin said after a town hall on furloughs and sequestration with Defense Department civilian employees at Fort Meade. "It doesn’t get easier next year," he added, referring to the impending debt ceiling debate, which Congress plans to take up after its August recess. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Clare Berrang leaves Colliers for Jones Lang LaSalle

Clare Berrang has joined Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc.’s Baltimore office after a nearly three year stint at Colliers International. Berrang is joining Jones Lang LaSalle’s tenant representation group, bringing her expertise in clients with a need for office and lab space. JLL’s Baltimore Market Leader, Mark Levy, called Berrang a “valuable addition” to the brokerage, “given her expertise and proven ability.” (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Annapolis boat show in October to feature used powerboats

The annual boat shows in Annapolis will feature a new event this year: A showing of used boats, mostly powerboats. (Capital)

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August 15 // O'Malley names energy executive to PSC

Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday appointed Anne E. Hoskins, an executive with a New Jersey-based energy company, to the powerful board that regulates utility rates in Maryland. Hoskins, a Baltimore resident, would fill the vacancy left on the Public Service Commission when Kevin Hughes was named chairman of the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, her term would continue until June 2016. (Balt. Sun)

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Rawlings-Blake taps exec to help Horseshoe casino recruit city residents

An executive from a Baltimore nonprofit has been tapped by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to oversee recruitment of Baltimore residents for jobs at Horseshoe Baltimore casino. Kanika Feaster will work with the casino’s operator to help find qualified Baltimore residents for the 1,700 jobs at the casino which is under construction on Russell Street south of M&T Bank Stadium. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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