REAL ESTATE

Edens selected to revitalize grocery-anchored center with mix of uses

BY Melonie Messina

Edens and Montgomery County Maryland announced the redevelopment of Burtonsville Crossing and the adjacent park-and-ride lot located in Burtonsville, Maryland.

In 2014, Edens was selected by Montgomery County to develop the adjacent surface parking lot while continuing to provide commuter parking at this strategic location.

Plans to revitalize the center are now able to begin as an agreement with grocery anchor Giant to terminate its lease, which has been dark since 2010, has been reached. While the center is still early in the design and planning process, Edens is focused on offering a mix of uses, including retail and public gathering spaces. The concept is an integral part of the overall Burtonsville Village Center Neighborhood Plan put forth by the county at the end of 2012.

"Our goal with this project is to enrich the Burtonsville community, with retail and dining options, civic space, and a mix of other uses specifically curated to fit Burtonsville's identity and character," said Jeff Kaufman, Edens senior VP of development for the project.

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REAL ESTATE

CMA appoints new marketing coordinator

BY Melonie Messina

CMA architecture firm Principal Patrick G. Blees announced Nicole Urista has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office to further develop CMA’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.

Urista’s key responsibilities are to assist leadership with business development and coordinate all marketing efforts while facilitating the continued growth of CMA.

“I have collaborated with Nicole over the last few years in committees and organizations in the community and we are extremely honored to have Nicole on our Minneapolis team,” said VP Phil Foster, CMA Minneapolis.

Urista joins CMA with over seven years’ experience creating, driving and executing marketing strategies. She is active in both Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association.

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ENERGY/HVAC

Webinar on how Saks’ million-dollar energy savings started with data

BY CSA STAFF

New York — Learn how Saks Fifth Avenue used data as the foundation for its energy efficiency initiatives at a Webinar on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 2 p.m. (EST).

Gary Levitan, senior manager of energy and utilities for Hudson’s Bay Company, parent of Saks Fifth Avenue, will explain how Saks used data — and how it efficiently identified and leveraged the right data — to make the business case for an efficiency initiative that drove the following benefits:

• 23% store-level energy consumption reduction
• Zero negative impact to the iconic retailer’s customer experience
• Energy savings of more than $1 million

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