Members on the Move – July 17, 2019

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Congratulations to the following CRCBR members on their recent achievements:

Cushman & Wakefield – David Dorsch and Jessica Brown
Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by Artesia for Property Management and Project Development Services for Arrowood Station, located at 801 E. Arrowood Road in Charlotte’s Airport submarket. David Dorsch and Jessica Brown of Cushman & Wakefield are the leasing agents for the property.

Eagle Commercial Realty, LLC and Ascent Real Estate Partners, LLC – Parker Melvin and Davis Hahn
LB&J CPAs has relocated from SouthEnd to their newly purchased office at 5936 Monroe Road. LB&J paid $655,000 for the 4,878 square foot building. Parker Melvin, owner of Eagle Commercial Realty, LLC, represented LB&J in their search and purchase. The seller was represented by Marshall Ranson and Davis Hahn of Ascent Real Estate Partners.

MPV Properties
MPV has been appointed property manager of four properties:

  • 545 US Highway 29, Concord
  •  Marathea Plaza, Mooresville
  • 181 N. Main Street, Mooresville
  • Shoppes at Mint Hill, Mint Hill

With the continuing growth of its portfolio and with the addition of these assets, MPV now manages a portfolio of 2M square feet of retail office and mixed use properties.

MPV Properties
Riverbend Village is pleased to welcome Chick-fil-A, Chicken Salad Chick, Jersey Mike’s Subs, The Joint Chiropractic, Heartland Dental, and Riverbend Orthodontics and Oral Surgery who have recently leased space in the 130-acre mixed use development located near historic Mountain Island in Northwest Charlotte at the intersection of I-485 and Hwy 16/Brookshire Blvd.

MPV Properties – Robby Kirby
Lowe’s announced it has selected the city for a 2,000-employee global tech hub, which will be housed in a new 23-story tower to go in South End. The 375,000-square-foot office is a joint venture between Childress Klein and Ram Realty Advisors. The developers plan to break ground in August, and the goal is to open the facility in late 2021, according to Lowe’s. Robby Kirby represented Lowe’s in their Charlotte area search.

MPV Properties – Stephen Pharr
MPV has purchased the former Kmart in Concord, NC, a 175,000 SF building situated on the Southwest quadrant of Poplar Tent Road and Concord Parkway North (U.S. Highway 601 and 29). The site, totaling 25.669 acres, includes 1,095 parking spaces (6.4 spaces/1,000 sf) and one (1) undeveloped outparcel fronting Highway 29. MPV intends to redevelop and operate the Property as a multi-tenant income producing investment asset. Stephen Pharr is co-marketing the Property.

SVN | Percival Partners – Rush Dunaway
SVN | Percival Partners represented Pollack Shores of Atlanta as their Buyer Representative in the purchase of 25 acres on Dixie River Road and Shopton Road, directly across from the Charlotte Premium Brands Outlet Mall. The developer plans to build 300 apartment units. Rush Dunaway, Senior Advisior with SVN | Percival Partners, represented Pollack Shores in the transaction. The purchase price was $5,615,800.

SVN | Percival Partners and Southstone Properties – Harrison Cole and John Ghiz
SVN | Percival Partners has completed the sale of two buildings in Colony on Fairview office park, 6809 & 6845 Fairview Road, a total of 10,000 sq feet with office condominiums in each building for $2.95 million. Harrison Cole, of SVN | Percival Partners, represented CELF, the seller, of 6809 & 6845 Fairview Road. John Ghiz, with Southstone Properties, represented the buyers in the transaction.

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Welcome New CRCBR Members

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined CRCBR since June 19:

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Leadership Class Member Spotlight: Grant Keyes

Name: Grant Keyes

Company Name: Cushman & Wakefield

Current position/Industry Specialty: Office Leasing

Years in the industry: 5

Hometown: Concord, NC

Most satisfying part of your job: Executing successful strategies for clients and having fun while doing it.

Last book you read or movie you’ve seen: Us

Favorite vacation spot: Vietnam is by far the favorite place I’ve traveled but it’s not my regular vacation spot. The beach (any) is my favorite vacation spot.

Favorite restaurant in Charlotte: Stagioni – The pasta and pizza are great, but the fried pillows of heaven dessert are exactly that – heaven in your mouth.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, craft beer, foodie. Still trying to find a hobby.

One thing on your bucket list: Travel to all continents – I have three more to hit!

If you could have lunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? My great grandfather to learn more about our family heritage and journey to America.

What you like best about CRCBR: CRCBR provides us the opportunity to connect and make friendships with colleagues outside of our day to day business.

What else should we know about you: I drove a tricked out Dodge Charger in college. I was ridin’ dirty.

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Blue Line Corridor Rezoning Informational Drop-In Meeting

You are invited to drop in (see hours below) to learn about the City of Charlotte’s plan to rezone land along the Blue Line light rail corridor, in order to align with the adopted recommended future land use and community vision. A presentation will be given at 15 minutes after the hour. City staff will be on hand to help with any questions.

Posted in Legislative, Local, Rezoning

City of Charlotte Progresses in Enhancing Development Services

On July 8, Charlotte City Council voted to approve construction of the first floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center for a collaborative, multidepartmental development permitting facility.

Known as the CLT Development Center, the space will provide developers and design teams access to city review staff in a single location for city development permitting services. This initiative brings together staff from all departments involved in permitting to create a more collaborative culture with new services to better meet customer needs.

“The CLT Development Center is the product of our efforts to have collaborative partnerships with the development community,” said City Manager Marcus D. Jones. “We are excited to bring new, innovative ways to work together to create great projects for Charlotte.”

Development service teams from the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), Engineering, Urban Forestry, Construction Inspection, Charlotte Water, Erosion Control, Subdivision, Zoning, Fire, and Plan Review Coordination will be located in the CLT Development Center.

The city will also debut a series of new Expedited and Enhanced Review programs to streamline development reviews. For an additional fee, these programs will provide increased speed, singularity of feedback, dedicated review resources and close integration of reviewing departments for time-sensitive projects. Reviews will be completed with decisions issued in as little as four to six weeks.

D.E. Brown Construction Inc. has been selected to lead the renovation team. The new CLT Development Center is scheduled to be open for business in December 2019.

Posted in Legislative, Local

City Council Defers Vote on Minimum Housing Code Amendments

A City Council Committee has deferred a scheduled vote on proposed amendments to Charlotte’s Minimum Housing Code to allow REBIC, the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association (GCAA) and other stakeholder groups to meet with staff and try and find ways to improve the draft language.

REBIC and GCAA have expressed concern that the proposed changes Ordinance could negatively impact housing affordability by raising the cost of property management and code compliance for landlords. We have also described how the costly and ambiguously worded amendments could reduce the City’s already dwindling supply of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing.

A full list of the proposed changes is available here, along with the presentation made last month to City Council’s Neighborhood Development Committee. They include:

  • Requiring roof drains, gutters and downspouts be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions and designed to discharge rainwater away from
    the structure.
  • Requiring any existing air conditioning systems to be ‘in good working condition.’
  • Requiring that cabinet doors and drawers be ‘operating as intended and have functional hardware.’
  • Requiring that exhaust ducts for clothes dryers be equipped with a back-draft
  • New fines of $500 per day for failure to correct any dangerous violations within 48 hours.
  • Enhanced penalties for Environmental Court convictions that include probation or up to 30 days in jail.

REBIC and GCAA will be convening a stakeholder meeting with City staff later this month to begin working through our concerns, which were outlined in a joint letter issued last week.  You can read the full list of our concerns here.

Originally posted by REBIC.

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SiteIndex Trainings Available on July 17 & 18

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