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Monthly Archives: December 2023

19 Dec

With the trend in office-to-apartment conversions remaining strong through 2023, it’s important for commercial real estate professionals to ask the right questions before embarking on any new project pursuit. In the Maryland Daily Record article “Key Questions for Adaptive Reuse Projects,” Amy Serafino outlines key considerations that developers should weigh before tackling adaptive reuse projects — one of the most notable CRE trends of 2023. While converting an office to residential space may seem like a perfect solution in light of the seemingly ever-increasing office vacancy rate and ongoing housing shortage, particularly in the DMV, Amy advises that, “commercial real estate professionals need to be aware of and thoroughly consider the many complexities that office-to-apartment projects entail and the many challenges that can arise.” Several questions to consider include: How is the property currently zoned and can a new zoning classification, or exception to the existing zoning, be obtained within […]

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12 Dec

Friedlander Misler PLLC is pleased to announce that Principal Rebecca Urland Monzi has been named a Washington, D.C. Connect CRE 2023 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards winner. “Rebecca is a deserving recipient of this award, and we are pleased to celebrate this recognition,” said Principal and Managing Member David M. Astrove. “She demonstrates leadership not only in the legal and real estate industries, but also in the mental health community. Her daily commitment to her practice is admirable and inspiring for her colleagues.” Connect CRE’s fourth annual Lawyers in Real Estate Awards recognize standout commercial real estate attorneys. Honorees have made an impact through both their practice in real estate-related matters and community and industry contributions. Rebecca was selected as a Washington, D.C. winner from among an abundance of submissions from companies across the region. Rebecca concentrates her practice in real estate development, working with developers, investors and financial institutions. […]

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