New Legal Protection for Buyers of Real Estate in Ohio

On June 16, Governor DeWine signed legislation that adopts the federal Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser (BFPP) Defense as a means of addressing state of Ohio environmental liabilities. Buyers of real estate in Ohio that perform environmental due diligence prior to purchasing real estate and follow the federal All Appropriate Inquiry standard can now establish an affirmative defense for both federal …

Market Update: Through the Eyes of a Demographic Expert

January 24th Event at The Music Box Supper Club By Hillary Lyon, NAIOP Communications Chair, and Founder, ART Every Space Speakers Keynote: Richey Piiparinen, Managing Partner at Producer Cities, LLC Panelists: Alec Pacella, CCIM, Managing Partner/Senior Vice President, NAI Daus, and David Stover, SIOR Principal/Executive Managing Director, Hanna Commercial Real Estate, Moderator: Richard Y. Pace, President, Cumberland Development. Richey Piiparinen, …

Congratulations to NAIOP’s 40 Under 40

NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter congratulates our own Members, Mark Panzica of Panzica Construction (Chapter Past President and Strategic Initiatives Committee) and Katie Watts of Colliers International (Awards and Education Committee) for their recognition in Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine as “Forty under 40.” We appreciate all that you do for NAIOP and in the community.  

City Ordinance Mandating Building Façade Inspections Adopted but with Sunset Clause

Revised Ordinance Demonstrates Successful Cooperation Between Private and Public Sectors By R. Todd Hunt Last month an article appeared in this publication from my law partner, Jack Waldeck, regarding the City of Cleveland’s proposed ordinance mandating building façade inspections of older buildings that meet specific requirements. Since that time, the ordinance was passed on April 4, 2016 and will become …

Colliers International’s Watts Receives NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award

TORONTO (October 19, 2015) – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has recognized Katharine Watts, vice president, Colliers International, with its 2015 Developing Leaders Award. “We are proud to recognize Katharine Watts for her exceptional achievements and leadership in NAIOP, her community and the industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “Her drive and innovative approach …

Developers’ Showcase Highlights Strengths of Region

Presented by Tucker Ellis LLP September 30, 2015, Music Box Supper Club With 170 registrants and 14 civic and developer exhibitors, the NAIOP Developers’ Showcase was an outstanding event that highlighted Northeast Ohio’s development strengths and weaknesses as critiqued by national site selectors. Following an update by Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman about the upcoming Republican National …

Northern Ohio Chapter Wins Merit Award

NAIOP Northern Ohio’s first Developers’ Showcase was recognized by the National organization as an outstanding special event held by a small chapter. NAIOP honored 17 chapters and three individuals at the Chapter Merit Awards Gala, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Recognizing the best in special events, publications, membership, advocacy and more, the Chapter Merit Awards are presented annually at NAIOP’s Chapter …

Eds, Meds and Energy

How a base of knowledge capital is transforming Greater Cleveland. by RON STARNER Hyland Software could have built its spacious new corporate campus anywhere in the U.S. It chose Cleveland – and the story behind that site selection reveals plenty about where this region is heading. To say that this is not your father’s Rust Belt anymore would be the …