Expert Spotlight: Matt Kelly

It’s been about a year since Matt joined Nave Newell as our Survey Department Manager. We caught up with him to find out how it’s been going and what he’s been up to so far. But first, let’s get to know a little bit about Matt: If you weren’t a surveyor, what would you be? … Read more

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Industrial Redevelopment: Due Diligence Checklist

Written by Gregory Newell, PE and published in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal on 5/29/20 The demand for industrial distribution and warehouse space is increasing with no signs of slowing down. Recent circumstances, have fueled the need for even more space to maintain a strong supply chain close to cities and suburbs. Needless to … Read more

Benefits of Quarantine Gardening

Even if you haven’t been a gardener in the past, you may find yourself taking it up this year to get some fresh air, stay busy, add some color to your landscape and your tabletop! The head of our landscape architecture department, Paul Lepard, RLA, PP, recently shared the story of how gardening started his … Read more

Why You Should Hire a Land Planning Professional First

Planning is essential to understand what you can and cannot do with your land. Therefore, every land development project should begin with a strong plan – a plan that is creative, buildable, and environmentally sensitive. But who is the best person to prepare that plan? While some developers may go to their architect or engineer, you should hire … Read more

Which Municipalities Are Accepting Applications and Submissions

You might be surprised to hear, but some municipalities are still accepting land development applications and submissions. This week has brought guidance for re-opening for the construction industry and new legislation from Governor Tom Wolf detailing how municipalities can conduct public meetings and hearings electronically during this time. While policies and procedures are in constant … Read more

Real Estate Development Planning: During Stay At Home Orders

What You Can Do Now There is still work to do. Because when things start to get back to normal, we’ll face a whole new set of challenges. As a result, there will be a race to design and submit projects for hearings and approvals. Laying the groundwork for your project now, can properly position … Read more

ADA Compliance: Protect Your Property From ADA Violations and Lawsuits

Written by Timothy J. Brennan, PE and published in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal on 3/20/20 Parking lots, whether for offices, hotels, senior living facilities, retail stores, or restaurants, are prime sites for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations. Many times the property owner or manager thinks they’re compliant, but they’re not. As civil … Read more

Nave Newell Response to COVID-19

At Nave Newell, like many of you, we are working to modify our business practices to keep everyone safe. For the safety of our clients and employees, our office will be closed to the public. However, our employees will be working, some remotely, to continue to service you and your projects. If you have in-person … Read more

Outdoor Senior Living Design Trends

Seniors are putting outdoor amenities high on their list when selecting a new place to call home. Therefore, senior living developers who incorporate a well-planned landscape and hardscape into their site design not only increase market appeal, but also provide a better quality of life for residents. Here are several outdoor senior living design trends … Read more

The Nave Newell Way: From Core Values to a Company Culture

Written by Laura Kepner, Director of Fun (NN employee since 1994) Nave Newell opened for business in 1992. Two years later, I walked in the door and now over 25 years have passed – wow! From day one, it just felt right. Within the first few hours, I could tell that the owners cared about … Read more