Phillips Edison & Co., a Baltimore-based retail real estate owner, acquired three shopping centers: Blaine Center in Blaine, Wash.; Creekview Plaza in Price, Utah; and Country Club Center in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Standard Auto Parts, headquartered in Southwest Baltimore, acquired Action Auto Supply in Rosedale and Parkville and Belvedere Auto Parts in Baltimore, giving the company five locations.
Fox Residential Auctions LLC and Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. have expanded their alliance to provide auction services to Long & Foster's Southern Maryland region.
Lisa Webb, project and policy development manager in the Harford County Office of Economic Development, earned the Certified Economic Developer designation from the International Economic Development Council.
CompuDyne Corp. received a $7.9 million contract from the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution to provide security hardware, pneumatic locking devices and electronic security systems for 366 modular steel jail cells.
Axis GeoSpatial, based in Easton, was awarded a $1.9 million contract from the Maryland State Highway Administration to provide geospatial data products to enhance cellular 911 calls.
Duke Realty Corp. has opened offices at 111 S. Calvert St. The national real estate investment trust is the developer of the Chesapeake Commerce Center, located at the former General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore.
John E. Abrahamson, purchasing manager for W.R. Grace & Co., has been elected chairman of the Maryland Industrial Group.