NAIOP Charlotte News
 
NAIOP is the nation’s leading trade organization representing the commercial real estate development industry including industrial, office, mixed-use, retail, multi-family, and related commercial real estate providers. NAIOP Charlotte Chapter offers opportunities for networking, education, advocacy and business exchange. Visit www.naiopcharlotte.org for more information.
 
Upcoming Events
 
M A R
30
Thurs
Save the date for the 2017 NAIOP NC Statewide Conference on March 30-31, 2017 at the Pinehurst Resort.

 
 
A P R
20
Thurs
Put the golf clubs down and pick up a shotgun! This year's tournament will be held on April 20 at The Fork Farm & Stables. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. General registration is open!
 
Member News
 
We are proud to introduce our new association members.
 
Congratulations to our members for their recent accomplishments. We want your news! Send us updates on your company, job changes, new projects, etc. Send press releases and more information to info@naiopcharlotte.org.
 
At the Multifamily & Apartments Investing Network (MAINers) on April 6, Brendan Pierce (The Keith Corporation & NAIOP Charlotte President), Rob Cochran (Cushman & Wakefield & ULI Charlotte Chair) and Theresa Salmen (TH Mgmt. & NAIOP Charlotte/ULI Charlotte), will sit on a panel to discuss the State of the CRE Market Locally and Regionally.
 
NAIOP Charlotte hosted its inaugural Battle of the Bands on Thursday, November 10th and it was a hit! Commercial real estate development in North Carolina is a powerful economic engine, creating jobs and generating significant fiscal contributions to local, state and national economies. Watch the video.
 
Legislative
 
In early February, representatives from the NC NAIOP chapters attended the NAIOP Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat in Washington, DC. We spent the first half of the retreat learning about strategies to strengthen our chapters and the second half of the retreat lobbying our elected officials on Capitol Hill.
 
A delegation from all three NAIOP Chapters of NC visited the General Assembly specifically to lobby for a resolution to HB2. HB186 is the bipartisan legislation that was filed last week.
 
“I’ve seen the world more dangerous, but I’ve never seen it more complicated.” This is how General Michael Hayden began his analysis of the tumultuous global environment at the Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat this week in Washington, D.C.
 
Industry News
 
There’s no such thing as a free lunch. There’s also no such thing as free parking – a concept made famous in the urban planning world by UCLA scholar Donald Shoup, author of “The High Cost of Free Parking.”
 
In addition to leasing office space for their own employees to work in, firms will also lease space in coworking facilities in order to build ties with other firms and entrepreneurs. Many companies, including Microsoft, HSBC and Uber, are already leasing space in coworking facilities.
 
This month the 19-story 615 South College tower will open, adjacent to the Westin and an emerging retail and apartment development on Stonewall Street. The first downtown office building to open in almost a decade, “I think it is a really damn cool building,” says Travis Garland. His praise should be expected: he’s director of U.S. leasing for Portman.
 
 
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Thank you to our 2017 Cornerstone Sponsors
Capstone
Archstone
Bohler Engineering | Choate Construction Company
InterCon Building Corporation | Northwood Office LLC
Rodgers Builders
Foundation
Clancy & Theys | ECS Carolinas | Elliott Davis Decosimo
GreerWalker | Horack Talley Pharr & Lowndes
KDC Real Estate Development | Lincoln Harris | MCI
SteelFab, Inc. | Trinity Capital