NAIOP Ohio Supports Abolition of Dower

NAIOP Ohio submits proponent testimony in support of abolishing dower in Ohio – for the betterment of all parties involved in commercial real estate transactions.

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 …

Burundi Refugees Find Their Roots in Newly Refurbished Habitat Home

Three Generations Overjoyed to Take Occupancy of Their Very Own Home NAIOP Northern Ohio volunteers are proud to have been part of the volunteer work force. CLEVELAND, Ohio – When Benjamin Rugahura arrived in the United States in 2007 with his wife, children, and grandchildren, he was just grateful to be out of a refugee camp in Burundi, Africa. He …

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 …