Archive for November 2013

McBride Real Estate Services, Inc. Sponsors Inaugural “Sea Spawn Challenge”

Four members of McBride Real Estate Services, Inc. (Rob Blumel, Luke Joyce, Richard McBride and Peter Raczynski) participated in the inaugural “Sea Spawn Challenge” triathlon October 12th. Unlike conventional triathlons with a central start/finish/transition area, the Sea Spawn Challenge is a point-to-point event including a 0.5 mile swim from the mainland of West Ocean City,…

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DC Tech Incentives Overview

The following programs are available to Qualified High Technology Companies (QHTC). QHTC’s must be located in the District of Columbia, have at least two employees and derive most of their income from qualifying high tech activities. Corporate Income Tax Abatement/Reduction: 5 Year Exemption from Corporate Tax. Following the 5 Year Tax Exemption, Reduction of Corporate…

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Raising Height Limits in DC Could Raise Potential Dangers

Raising Heights Raises Potential Dangers As DC’s high density, commercially zoned areas within the District of Columbia approach being “finished”, a pubic dialogue has begun about easing height limits. For the past month, a number of groups have weighed in on both sides of the subject. Most recently, the National Capital Planning Commission (a federally…

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Washington DC Year End 2012

Closing 2012 with a Slower, Bumpy Ride When you’re driving off-road, slowing down is the best way to navigate hazards without destroying your suspension. Of course, the kind of vehicle you’re driving also makes a huge difference in the ease at which you can make your way through the tough spots. Fortunately for the Washington,…

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Washington DC 2nd Quarter 2012

Savoring the Sweet Spot At some point in every market shift there’s usually a “Sweet Spot” where opportunities exist before the market adjusts its pricing. Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy had an uncanny sense for finding the Sweet Spot on the trading floor of the Commodities Exchange as they bested the Duke Brothers in “Trading…

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The McBride Market Report Washington DC Year End 2011

Rumble in the Markets Muhammad Ali truly was the Greatest Heavyweight Champion of the World. A demonstration of his greatness unfolded when he battled and bested George Foreman at the Mai 20 Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire in the immortal 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle”. The George Foreman of ‘74 was a chiseled specimen of heavyweight…

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