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Boxwood Community Update

April 17, 2019

Harvey, Hanna & Associates is announcing a series of actions to address the concerns voiced at a Tuesday community meeting regarding ongoing demolition work at the former General Motors plant property on Boxwood Road in Wilmington.

While regulatory bodies have found no violations regarding asbestos handling and removal at the property, and previous independent testing has revealed no related safety or health hazards at the site or the surrounding areas, we are taking the following steps to assure the community that the area is safe and all regulations are being adhered to.

Beginning this week, we will conduct daily tests on the fence line around the property to monitor air quality. In addition, we will hire an independent third-party environmental firm that will review work at the property to ensure all proper protocols are being followed.

The results of previous fence line testing at the property, conducted on April 6 and April 10, can be seen in the images posted here. We will make the results of the new tests beginning this week available to the public as soon as they are completed.

  1. Boxwood GM Plant Demolition and Removal of Asbestos Containing Materials Fact Sheet
  2. Fence Line Testing – April 6, 2019
  3. Fence Line Testing – April 10, 2019

Celebrating the Life of Helen Gilmore (1945 – 2019)

February 26, 2019

Helen (in green) enjoyed volunteering for the KIDS 5k every year.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Helen Gilmore. Helen was HHA’s second-ever employee featuring a steadfast 20-year career with the company. She was proud of her work but even more proud of her loving family and amazing grandchildren. Our most heartfelt condolences and prayers are with Helen’s entire family during this incredibly difficult time. The office will never be the same without her and she will be missed by all. A celebration of life is planned for this Friday (March 1st ) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Claymont. Additional details are provided within the obituary. Our office will be closed on Friday to honor our friend Helen.

Obituary & Funeral Details: https://www.gebhartfuneralhomes.com/notices/Helen-Gilmore

Big Box Buildings Offering Affordable Building Solutions to the Mid-Atlantic Region

September 27, 2017

Twin Spans Big Box Building DE

Harvey Hanna is very excited to announce that Big Box Buildings, a general contractor specializing in commercial buildings throughout the mid-Atlantic region based in Newport, Delaware is joining forces with Nucor Building Systems, a leader in the design and manufacturing of custom-engineered metal building systems for over 20 years. 

Big Box Buildings offering custom, pre-engineered steel building systems from Nucor Building Systems


big box logoBig Box Buildings will become part of Harvey, Hanna & Associate’s family of commercial real estate businesses and will operate out of its headquarters in Newport.  Construction has started on Big Box Building’s initial construction project that is a 100,000 square foot industrial development at HHA’s Delaware River Industrial Park located in New Castle, DE.


Delaware River Industrial Park located in New Castle, DE

By collaborating with Nucor Building Systems, Big Box Buildings is now able to offer its customers a wide array of high-quality building solutions that are custom designed, yet cost-effective, energy efficient, and faster to erect than conventional construction methods.

“We are excited to be a part of the Nucor Building family and offer advanced building system technologies, products and expertise to the local construction marketplace with an affordable pricing strategy,” said John Harvey, principal, Big Box Buildings.

nucor building systemsNucor Building Systems, a division of Nucor Corporation, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered metal building systems for more than 25 years.  With four full-service plants strategically located throughout the country (Waterloo, IN; Swansea, SC; Terrell, TX; and Brigham City, UT), Nucor Building Systems offers competitively priced buildings that are delivered on time and fit together in the field, with unbeatable service and solutions that work.

“We are proud to welcome Big Box Buildings to Nucor Building Systems Authorized Builder Network,” said Bruce McCardle, District Sales Manager of Nucor Building Systems.  “Big Box Buildings is committed to providing superior service to clients in the mid-Atlantic region and expanding their capabilities to include Nucor systems allows them access to the latest in energy efficiency, design flexibility, and structural stability.”

As an authorized builder and distributor for Nucor Building Systems, Big Box Buildings provides affordable solutions across several industries and building types. These solutions are perfect for a wide array of commercial buildings including: agriculture, farm, storage, commercial, education, energy, emergency response, manufacturing and warehouses.

Sign Up for the 8th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Run/Walk Today!

July 11, 2017

The 8th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series hits the streets of Newport Saturday, August 5th and the sand in Dewey Beach Saturday, August 12th!

The 8th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K is BACK!! As part of a two week 5K Series – The Newport event will feature a fun course in and out of Banning Park, Cold Beer served from our friends from Twin Lakes Brewery, TONS of prizes for all ages, Food from James Street Tavern – all to support our Delaware children in need. Food, Family, Fun, Amenities and more for a great cause. Don’t miss out on one of Delaware’s top 5K’s.

2nd Annual Que Pasa 5K for Delaware KIDS Fund

The second leg of the KIDS Fund 5K Series features the 2nd Annual Que Pasa 5K for Delaware KIDS Fund in Dewey Beach, Delaware! This is a beach event; you do not want to miss! Featuring a pre-and-post race party on the bayside beach at Que Pasa (on the Van Dyke Street Side)…kid-friendly amenities, cold beer, margaritas and other refreshments. Also featuring the legendary Que Pasa Taco Bar. Join us we fight childhood hunger in Delaware and take to one of the fastest courses in the State. The Que Pasa Cup, Lighthouse Cup, $200 Cash and plenty of other prizes are up for grabs. The finish line is only 30 yards from the Rehoboth Bay.

Help fight childhood hunger by supporting our Delaware KIDS in NEED this summer, a time when they need it most. Since it started, the race has raised $78,000 to help children throughout Delaware. In Newport, there are 1,100 elementary children. 71% of them live at or below the poverty line. Newport’s event is going to help benefit that 71% specifically. This is the second year for the two Races; the ‘8th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K’ race will take place in Newport, DE on August 5th  and the ‘2nd  Que Pasa 5K’ race will happen at Que Pasa Restaurant in Dewey Beach, DE  on August 12th.

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Delaware face hunger? According to Ryan Kennedy, the Community Outreach and Business Developer coordinator for the Delaware KIDS Fund, the issue is worse in the summer which is why the run is held in August to raise awareness.

Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company. Proceeds from the event are donated directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware.

The race is presented by M & T Bank and supported by Rehoboth Beach Running Co., MySherpa, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach and Harvey, Hanna & Associates.

As the popularity of the race grows, so does the list of corporate sponsors which helps to make the 5K possible. The Delaware KIDS Fund is thankful for the support of all of the local companies.

Nason Construction

The Starboard


Priority Plus Federal Credit Union

Karl Richeson Photography

All County Garage Doors

AiS – Advertising is Simple

Seaboard Hotels

M& T Bank

Squatch Creative

Michael B. Kinnard



Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Dom’s Pizza

Patterson Schwartz Real Estate

Suburban Lawn Equipment

Richard’s Paving

East of Maui

Geico Insurance Agent Anne Scharp

Baird Mandalas Brockstead LLC

Waste Management

Horty & Horty, P.A.

Brightfields, Inc.

Twin Lakes Brewery

James Street Tavern


Media Sponsors:

99.5 WJBR- FM

Clear Channel Outdoor

Living Well Magazine

Delaware Today Magazine

Out & About Magazine

Race Details

  • Newport – Saturday, August 5th

Registration Opens: 7:30 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)

Race Starts: 8:30 AM

Register or find out more at: http://www.races2run.com/events/de-kids-fund-5k/  or www.dekidsfund.org

  • Dewey Beach – Saturday, August 12th

Registration Opens: 7:00 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)

Race Starts: 8:00 AM

Register and find out more at: http://www.races2run.com/events/que-pasa-5k/ or www.dekidsfund.org

MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Kennedy – rkennedy@harveyhanna.com – 302-323-9300 Ext. 17

Results will be posted online here and click here to see last year’s results.

The Delaware KIDS Fund is a “Harvey Hanna Charitable Fund”.

We at Harvey Hanna look forward to seeing you there! 

For More Information Contact: rkennedy@harveyhanna.com 

Follow Delaware KIDS Fund on Facebook

4th Annual North Delaware State of the Market

June 1, 2017

4th Annual North Delaware State of the Market:

An In-Depth Look at the Local Economy, CRE Market and Business Climate

BISNOW will be hosting the ‘North Delaware State of the Market’ on Wednesday June 14th from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.

Harvey Hanna & Associates in partnership with Premier Wine & SpiritsHarvey Hanna & Associates is excited to be a sponsor of this opportunity to learn from the leaders of their industries about what is driving real estate this year, as well as the state of the local economy and business climate. It will be a great chance to network with the movers and shakers and benefit from their connections.


 Chris Buccini, Co-President of The Buccini/Pollin Group

Robert Wittig, Partner of DSMRE

Hughlett Kirby, Vice President of Cinnaire Corporation

Paul McConnell, Partner of McConnell Johnson

Seth Shapiro, Principal/Director of Urban Design at Barton Partners

Joy Barrist, Moderator – Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon

These panelists will discuss the direction rental rates, neighborhood/submarkets that are showing growth, successful, unsuccessful, asset classes and investment opportunities.

BizNow is a multi-national media organization that centers in on commercial real estate news in major cities across the United States, Toronto, Canada and London, England. The company arranges real estate conferences that allow attendees to network, discuss the latest trends and predictions of that particular geographic location. Subscribers benefit from a daily e-newsletter on their areas hottest trends, transactions, personalities and happenings.

For more information and to Register, Click Here.

About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.



Dewey Beach Will Be “Rockin’ The Cucina” This June

May 9, 2017

The Lighthouse Cove will kick off Coastal Cuisine Restaurant Week with culinary creations by Personal Chef, Sommelier and Guitarist, Paul Cullen (former bassist for ‘Bad Company’), and nationally recognized James Beard Award Winning Chef Jeff Michaud. The pair will be serving up a night of Italian cuisine, wine and music.  The event will be at The Lighthouse Cove in Dewey Beach on June 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a five course traditional Italian meal with region-specific wine pairings selected by Cullen and Michaud. “Rockin’ The Cucina” will begin with a social hour including an antipasti station in the Cove sitting right on the Rehoboth Bay in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

The duo will host cooking demonstrations including an Appetizer, Salad dish and a traditional Italian entrée crafted by Paul and Michaud. The courses will conclude with cookies from Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Guests will sit back and relax while former Bad Company bassist, Paul Cullen, performs intimate acoustic guitar sets in between courses.

Hyatt PlaceThis event is open to the public. Purchase Tickets online at www.CookingConcert.com at the price of $75.00 per person. Hyatt Place Dewey Beach is offering a special room package for $299.00, which includes two tickets to “Rockin’ The Cucina” and an overnight stay at the hotel. To make reservations for this package go to www.HyattPlaceDeweyBeach.com and use the Group Code G-CHEF or call 888-591-1234.  Lighthouse Cove is located at 1301 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach, Delaware.


A professional musician for over 36 years, most notably as the Bassist for BAD COMPANY in the early 90’s. Paul has put down his bass to focus on his passions for Italian Wine and Cuisine along with Mediterranean style guitar.



A nationally recognized chef and author, Jeff Michaud began his cooking career at the age of 13 at a pizza shop in his native New Hampshire. Inspired by his grandmother’s cooking and beautiful homemade wedding cakes, Michaud enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1998.


Commercial Real Estate Networking Opportunities This Fall

November 8, 2016

Commercial Real Estate Networking Opportunities This Fall

Now that fall has arrived, the busy holiday season here and many events that will vie for your attention. If you are a Commercial Real Estate professional, there are certain events this time of year that are a great way to network with other professionals like yourself. Harvey Hanna is proud to sponsor or support these following upcoming events:

The 18th Annual Superstars in Business Awards Luncheon on November 9, 2016 at Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom – The 18th Annual Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards will be awarded during a ceremony.  Mac Nagaswami, the co-founder and SEO of Carvertise, will be the luncheon’s keynote speaker. Carvertise, founded in 2012, specializes in outdoor car advertising with several local institutions as clients.

CIRC (Commercial Industrial Realty Council) Annual Joint Holiday Dinner at The Waterfall on Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Affiliated CRE Presidents of SIOR, CCIM, SWRA, AI, and CIRC will all be making comments at this great networking event in the Tri-State area for a Commercial Real Estate professionals affiliated with the above event hosts.

Festival of Cheer, Inc. Presents Winter WonderFEST from November 18th to January 1st – The Winter WonderFEST is produced by ‘Festival of Cheer, Inc.’, a nonprofit organization that offers up a variety of holiday experiences; Light Displays, Carnival Rides, Ice Skating, Santa’s Workshop, Concerts, and 5K. The events take place at Cape Henlopen State Park, Cape May-Lewis Ferry Terminal Grounds and proceeds will provide critically needed funding to the various nonprofits that serve Sussex County, Delaware.

The Committee of 100’s ‘44th Annual Auction’ at the Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom on December 6, 2016 – The Committee of 100 is a business organization that promotes responsible economic development and addresses issues that affect Delaware’s economic health.

 State Chamber of Commerce 180th Annual Dinner at The Chase Center on the Riverfront on January, 9, 2017 –The Annual Dinner is Delaware’s premier business event. It has always been the place to be in January for high level networking with business leaders, dignitaries and elected officials. Do not miss this opportunity to mingle with over 900 of your colleagues, friends and new acquaintances.

Those of us at Harvey Hanna hope to see you there!

Commercial Real Estate Developer teams up with Delaware KIDS FundAdditionally, if you are looking for a good cause this holiday season, please consider supporting the Delaware KIDS Fund Annual Appeal – the fund broke last year’s record by raising an ‘all-time fundraising high’ of $34,007. The Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk and in distressed situations, founded in 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna. Please help us break last year’s record by donating!

Your gift will allow the Delaware KIDS Fund to accelerate its efforts during the Holidays and into 2015. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift either online or by sending a check payable to ‘Delaware KIDS Fund’ to:

The Delaware KIDS Fund

405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 1

Newport, DE 19804

Your gift of $25 will feed a family of 4 with 3 meals per day for one week.

Your gift of $100 will feed a family of 4 with 3 meals per day for a month.

Every $10 you give will provide 40 meals to a child in need.

For more information, please visit www.dekidsfund.org or contact Thomas J. Hanna at (302) 323-9300 ext. 12 or info@dekidsfund.com.

Harvey Hanna of Delaware is pleased that you have taken the time to read about upcoming Networking Opportunities this and look forward to hearing what you think or tips that you can share with us. Please check in with us on Facebook, we would love to discuss this subject further.

About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.

DE KIDS 5K Race 2016

Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Runs a Great Success!

September 1, 2016

DE KIDS 5K Race 2016

Delaware KIDS Fund 5K had 234 runners and walkers of all ages participate in the Newport race that took place Saturday, August 6th. The race organizers added a second event for beach-goers this year: the inaugural Que Pasa 5K for the Delaware KIDS Fund in Dewey Beach took place the following Saturday, August 13th with 244 runners and walkers participating.  The two races raised $35,000.

For race results, Click Here – Races2Run.com

This is the seventh year for the highly anticipated Delaware KIDS Fund 5K that takes place in Newport each summer and the first year for the KIDS Fund Que Pasa 5K Race. The race was presented by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, My Sherpa, AWE Oil, M&T Bank and Rehoboth Beach Running Co. The events were supported by 54 corporate sponsors , as well as 478 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

DE KIDS 5K HHADelaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ and helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company. Proceeds from the event go directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware.

DE KIDS 5K Newport Race 2016Both races had many post-race activities. The Newport race had face painting for children, a moon bounce, on-site massages, race photo booth and music. There was a large variety of food and beverages including beers from the local Twin Lakes Brewery.  The Blue Rock’s mascot, Rocky Blue Winkle and University of Delaware mascot, YoUDee cheered runners as they raced towards the finish line.

DE KIDS 5K Que Pasa Race 2016The Que Pasa 5K post-race festivities took place at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and with a large variety of amenities for the kids and music. Again, there was plenty of food and beverages, including a Que Pasa Taco Bar and post-event beach party on The Rehoboth Bay.

“We are immensely grateful to our many sponsors without whom this would not be possible,” said Ryan Kennedy with Harvey, Hanna & Associates. “And we were so excited to bring this race to Dewey Beach where we had another fantastic turnout.”

Visit the Delaware KIDS Fund Facebook page to see all the pictures from the races!

Premier Wine & Spirits Launches “Movies on Tap” Tasting Series at Penn Cinema

Premier Wine & Spirits Launches “Movies on Tap” Tasting Series at Penn Cinema

March 24, 2016

Premier Wine & Spirits Launches “Movies on Tap” Tasting Series at Penn CinemaPremier Wine & Spirits is excited to announce a new, monthly interactive tasting series in partnership with Penn Cinema on the Wilmington Riverfront and Out & About Magazine. “Movies on Tap” will feature  meet-and-greet tasting opportunities with some of the area’s most beloved breweries and their brewers while providing a rare opportunity to view cult-classic films on the big screen.

Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hang out with a local brewer; sample and learn about their beer; and then watch a classic film of the brewer’s choosing – all for a good cause. Tickets are $20 which includes beer samples, movie, and popcorn with proceeds benefiting brewer’s charity of choice.

The premier Beer fans and movie lovers can purchase tickets through the link below. A full schedule for the series will be released in the coming weeks.

Penn Cinema is one of a few theatres in the state to carry its own liquor license. “We realized there was a really unique opportunity to bring the brewing industry and movie industry together – while supporting the community we all work in together”, said Ryan Kennedy, Director of Marketing for Premier Wine & Spirits.

Confirmed breweries will include: Yards, Evil Genius, 2SP Brewing, 16 Mile, Flying Dog, Twin Lakes Brewing, and Schlafly to only name a few.

“Movies on Tap” Premiere Event Info:

Tuesday, April 12th

6:30 PM

Brewery: Mispillion River Brewing (Milford, DE)

Movie: Caddyshack

Charity: Food Bank of Delaware

Ticket Purchase Link:  www.penncinema.com/moviesontap 


Press Contact: Ryan Kennedy, 302-323-9300 Ext. 17 / rkennedy@harveyhanna.com