Message from the President

Good morning fellow CRCBR members,

In a time of uncertainty and concern, when most of you are working from your new home office and trying to keep life moving forward as normal as possible, I want to reach out and let you know that CRCBR is working tirelessly for our industry.  Each morning we wake up to monumental shifts in the world, but I want to assure you CRCBR is doing what we can to keep the commercial real estate market moving in a positive direction, though in a manner that makes sense and keeps people safe and healthy.

We are lucky to have local, state and federal leadership working to keep our businesses open.  Even with the Mecklenburg County stay-at-home order, real estate businesses are learning to operate remotely and commercial construction is moving forward.  During this time, the CRCBR leadership are discussing virtual learning opportunities and unique ways our members can connect.  Our CRCBR staff are crafting virtual conversations, that will be shared via webinars, within the next week and navigating how we can maintain our continuing education.  We see great opportunities to both keep our members informed, learning and connected.   I invite you to consider participating as things are offered and look to help as we work for the good of everyone in the commercial real estate market.

Thank you so much being a part of CRCBR and helping to support this great industry we all care so much about.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns as we are here to offer any assistance we can.  You can reach us at info@crcbr.org

Charles S. Neil, CCIM
2020 CRCBR President

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Did You Know: SiteIndex Releases Weekly Hotsheets

Catylist (the SiteIndex provider), sends newly added or updated listings to commercial brokers throughout the Charlotte region every week. To request your listing to be featured, updated or to add a listing, simply email charlotte@catylist.com with property details.

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Seeking Data Geeks!

In an ongoing effort to improve the data in SiteIndex, we are looking for SiteIndex subscribers willing to review monthly transactions sheets and provide input in various market segments.  The time commitment is expected to be about 30 minutes per month.  Participants should have an understanding and knowledge of the transactions in their market segment.  Volunteers will be recognized as an Advisory Committee Member.

For more information and to express an interest in volunteering, email Theresa@crcbr.org.

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Members on the Move – March 25, 2020

Send us your News and Transactions
Did you know that the Members on the Move post is our most viewed and reaches over 1,000 CRCBR members in our Voice Highlights newsletter? We are always looking to recognize our members for their achievements. Please send any recent news or transaction information to thevoice@crcbr.org.


Congratulations to the following CRCBR members on their recent achievements:

Divaris Real Estate – Charles Neil

  • Mac & Nelli’s leased 4,000 square feet of retail space in Harper Hill Commons at 5049 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, NC. Charles Neil represented the landlord.
  • Traci Zeller Interiors renewed its lease for 630 square feet of retail space in Providence Plaza at 2935 Providence Road in Charlotte. Charles Neil represented the landlord.
  • StayMobile renewed its lease for 620 square feet of retail space in Providence Plaza at 2935 Providence Road in Charlotte. Charles Neil represented the landlord.
  • Inner Strength Pilates renewed its lease for 3,687 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed Harper Hill Commons located at 4983 Martin View Lane in Winston-Salem, NC. Charles Neil represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Other tenants in the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center including 9 Round, Catha Karate, Score More Sports, 18 Malaysia, 9 Round, State Farm Insurance and Elegant Tresses.
  • The Bronze Bar leased 1,309 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed Providence Plaza located at 2935 Providence Road in Charlotte. Charles Neil represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. The organic tanning and bronzing salon joins other tenants in Providence Plaza including Mezzanote, Metropolitan Ballroom, Chipotle, The Little Gym, Aqua Tots, Flywheel Sports, Secret Chocolatier, and Edward Jones.

Divaris Real Estate – Charles Neil and Logan Winslow

  • TANtalizing Tanning and Spray Tans leased 1,900 square feet of retail space in Socastee Commons at 5022 Dick Pond Road in Myrtle Beach, SC. Charles Neil and Logan Winslow represented the landlord.
  • Milan Laser leased 1,220 square feet of retail space in Wendover Village at 4203 West Wendover Ave. in Greensboro, NC. Charles Neil and Logan Winslow represented the landlord.
  • Dream Kastle Spa and Beauty leased 1,168 square feet of retail space in Harper Hill Commons at 5049 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, NC. Charles Neil and Logan Winslow represented the landlord.
  • Swivel Barber Shop leased 1,174 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed Wendover Village located at 4203 West Wendover Ave. in Greensboro, NC. Charles Neil and Logan Winslow represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Other tenants in Wendover Village include FedEx Office, T.J.Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond, Golf Galaxy, Petco, Five Below, Wingstop, GameStop, Noodles & Co and Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Divaris Real Estate – Charles Neil, Logan Winslow, and Diana Teitsma
Mattress Firm renewed its lease for 4,000 square feet of retail space in North Hampton Market at 6003 West Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors, SC. Charles Neil, Diana Teitsma and Logan Winslow represented the landlord.

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Welcome New SiteIndex Subscribers

We are proud to introduce our new SiteIndex Subscribers! The following is a list of individuals who have joined SiteIndex since February 19, 2020:

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2020 Leadership Class Spotlight: Thomas Nealon

Name:  Thomas Nealon

Company Name:  Northwood Office

Current position/Industry Specialty:  Development & Leasing Manager

Years in the industry:  4

Hometown:  Charleston, SC

Most satisfying part of your job:  Helping our customers grow their businesses

Last book you read or movie you’ve seen:  Book – Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy Grove; Movie – The Jinx

Favorite vacation spot:  Sullivan’s Island

Favorite restaurant in Charlotte:  Zeppelin

Hobbies/Interests:  Reading biographies, physical fitness, learning new skills

One thing on your bucket list:  Write a business book

If you could have lunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?  My grandpa because he was a great mentor and friend.

What you like best about CRCBR: Learning from the most competent folks in our industry

What else should we know about you: I’m married with two sons

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Mecklenburg County Issues Stay at Home Order

IMPORTANT NOTE: While this order applies only to those within Mecklenburg County, there are reports of other counties considering similar actions. NC REALTORS® staff continues to monitor the developments and will provide information as soon as it becomes available.

Earlier today, Mecklenburg County and all municipalities therein, issued a “stay-at-home” order beginning Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 AM. This order will remain in effect for three weeks but can be revised or repealed at any time.

Staff is continuing to review the order and seek clarification on many of the outlined directives, but here is the current assessment.

Some real estate-related businesses were designated as “essential services.” Included in this list are banks, lenders, appraisers, attorneys and title companies.

Yesterday, the Governor’s Executive Order also required Registers of Deeds to continue operating. While this means that closing activities may be able to continue, it is still unclear as to the manner in which they will be accomplished (remote or in-person submission).

Additionally, many critical trades are allowed to continue to work, including building and construction, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, essential activities and essential businesses and operations. These activities should help property managers continue operations.

Beginning Thursday morning, travel is restricted for all non-essential activities. If you are not working in an essential business or conducting an approved activity, you must stay at home. Real estate brokerage is NOT included as an essential business or activity. That means starting Thursday, REALTORS® will not be allowed to conduct most business activity outside of their homes within Mecklenburg County. That does not mean that business must stop; however, your normal business activities (including showings and open houses) must now cease or be conducted remotely from your homes.

The order does not include any explicit references to multiple items included in the closing process, including but not limited to inspections, walk-through inspections and in-person closings. Staff is continuing to gather clarifications on these and other points.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 120

On March 23, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 120. Titled “Additional Limitations on Mass Gatherings, Restrictions on Venues and Long Term Care Facilities, and Extension of School Closure Date” this Order outlines additional restrictions and closures, as well as further guidance related to the evolving situation.

Here are the highlights from the Order:

  • Clarifies a previous order designating mass gatherings as no more than fifty (50) persons. These gatherings do not encompass activities or locations like grocery stores.
  • Orders the closure of entertainment facilities without a retail or dining effective at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This includes bingo parlors, gyms, movie theaters, and many others. There is an allowance for any retail or dining component located within that location to continue to operate under the previously established guidelines for take-out dining (Executive Order 118).
  • The Order also directs the closure of close-contact businesses like barbers, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, and nail salons.
  • Direct local government agencies and officials to continue to exercise their responsibilities, including but not limited to local county Department of Social Services (“DSS”) offices, Health Departments, Registers of Deeds, and other local government functions that are required to protect lives and property.
  • Restricts visitors and non-essential health care personnel Long term care facilities shall restrict visitation of all, except for certain compassionate care situations, for example, an end­of-life situation.
  • Directs that all public schools remain closed for students through Friday, May 15, 2020.

Executive Order 120 provides no direction regarding any other business operations outside of those listen within it or in any previous Executive Order. Notwithstanding the Mecklenburg County order detailed above, no other businesses, including real estate, have been ordered to close.

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