Members on the Move – August 5, 2020

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Congratulations to the following CRCBR members on their recent achievements:

CBRE – John Christenbury
CBRE is pleased to announce that John Christenbury has joined the firm as a senior vice president within the firm’s Occupier Services group. Mr. Christenbury is consistently a multi-million-dollar producer, where he focuses on office tenant representative services in the Charlotte market.

CBRE – Katherine Southard and Tom Evans
Hunsucker Crossing, a 500-acre development fronting Interstate 40 in Conover, is in the works. It includes a 265-acre industrial park, with the remaining acreage being targeted for multifamily, residential, office, retail and hospitality uses. CBRE’s Katherine Southard and Tom Evans and the Catawba County Economic Development Corp. are working together to market the site, which is located about 47 miles northwest of Charlotte. CBRE is beginning to market the non-industrial land to residential developers now, said Scott Millar, president of the Catawba County EDC. Read more.

Cushman & Wakefield – Christianna Williams and John Christenbury (now with CBRE)
Conterra Networks, a fiber optics company based in Charlotte, will relocate its office from the Esplanade Building in SouthPark to thExchange, the new name for what was formerly known as Vanguard Center. Durham-based The Dilweg Cos. acquired the 14-building office park off Tyvola Road for $45.6 million in 2018. Conterra will lease 20,962 square feet at 5301 77 Center Drive, the entire building, and relocate to thExchange in the first quarter of 2021, said Christianna Williams, director at Cushman & Wakefield. Williams and John Christenbury, formerly with Cushman and now at CBRE, represented Conterra in the lease transaction. Read more.

JLL – Charley Leavitt and Stephen Woodard
A significant development on a high-profile property is officially underway after Crescent Communities broke ground yesterday on Elizabeth on Seventh. That project, at the intersection of East Seventh Street and North Caswell Road in the Elizabeth neighborhood, will bring new activity to a 1.7-acre site that’s been rezoned multiple times in recent years. Charley Leavitt and Stephen Woodard and managing the office leasing. Read more.

Posted in Local, Members on the Move, Membership

SiteIndex Charlotte Hotsheet – August 3, 2020

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Posted in Land Development, Local, Opportunity Zones, Retail, SiteIndex, SiteIndex Hotsheet

City of Concord Development Ordinance Changes

The City of Concord, with the assistance of Tindale Oliver, has been rewriting the Development Ordinance in an effort to align it with the adopted 2030 Land Use Plan.  The preliminary draft for new townhome regulations are now available for review. This proposed revision replaces Section 7.7.4.E.

If you are interested, please use the link below to leave comments on the proposed changes.

The City will accept written comments until August 11th and in person at the Planning Commission meeting on August 18th 2020. City Council public hearing is anticipated on September 8th or 10th 2020.

Posted in Land Development, Local

Harrisburg Unified Development Ordinance Survey

The Town of Harrisburg kicked off its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) update project on May 20, 2020, with a presentation by Kendig Keast Collaborative, the lead consultant on the project, to a joint Town Council and Planning and Zoning Board meeting. The UDO will contain contemporary zoning and development regulations in a format that is easily understood by Town Council, Town staff, residents, business leaders, and the development community.

The project will last until March 2021, with the majority of the time being spent drafting the update to the existing UDO. This project is a key step in the implementation of the Harrisburg Area Land Use Plan (HALUP) so that the policies of the Plan become a reality as Harrisburg develops and redevelops. The update of the UDO will align regulations to meet the community vision illustrated in the HALUP.

Community feedback is essential so that the drafted new regulations are right for Harrisburg. To aid our consultants in their research and discovery, we need your help. This survey is intended to identify common areas of opportunity and concern and to ensure the updated UDO implements the recommendations of the HALUP in a manner that the community supports.

Please help the Town of Harrisburg by completing the following survey, especially if you do business in the area. The survey has 19 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your time!

Take the Survey

Posted in Local

Recap: CRE Chat – Environmental Due Diligence: How it can work for you and your clients

Last Thursday (July 23), Andy Kosse, Project Manager at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc, provided CRCBR members a brief overview of the ASTM E1512-13 Standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I ESA). We learned its real purpose, what it can and cannot do, and the value it can provide in  transactions.

View the Recording Here.

Posted in Events, Industry, Land Development, Webinar

SiteIndex Charlotte Hotsheet – July 27

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Posted in Industrial, Industry, Local, Office, Retail, SiteIndex, SiteIndex Hotsheet

SiteIndex Charlotte Company Admin Awards Program

Enter to win a $50 gift card! Each time you update a listing in SiteIndex via email, phone, or online, you will be eligible to win a $50 gift card. Three (3) winners will be chosen every two (2) weeks. Winners can choose a $50 gift card to any locally-owned businesses (local restaurants, salons, and shops – winners-choice).

Get those updates in for your chance to win!

How to Update Your Listings

By Phone
Call Catylist Research at 704-879-1205
By Email
Send an email to or
Log in at siteindexcharlotte.orgClick here for instructions.

For more information about SiteIndex and subscribing, go to, or contact Talice Luna-Freeman at 704-940-7397.

Posted in Local, SiteIndex

9 Days Left to Apply for Small Business Recovery Grants

The deadline for the Access to Capital Small Business Recovery Program grant applications is rapidly approaching! Eligible small businesses may apply at through July 31.

Need help completing the grant application? In-person assistance is available at select YMCA of Greater Charlotte locations, where team members can help with the application process. The locations and hours are available at

We ask that you spread the word amongst your friends and networks. These grants – which are either $10,000 or $25,000 depending on the size of the business and do NOT have to be repaid – may offer a lifeline to your favorite small businesses.

To be eligible, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Headquartered within Charlotte, NC, city limits
  • 25 or fewer employees
  • Gross sales of between $30,000 and $2 million for 2019
  • Established before January 1, 2020
  • Not currently engaged in bankruptcy proceedings

Full eligibility requirements and a list of required documentation are available at

For questions, contact our team at or 704.998.6499. For information about additional small business resources, visit

Learn more here.

Posted in COVID-19, Local

SiteIndex Charlotte Hotsheet – July 20

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Posted in Industrial, Land Development, Local, Office, Retail, SiteIndex, SiteIndex Hotsheet

What role planning, development has in Charlotte’s push for upward mobility, equity

By Ashley Fahey

Zoning laws, racist deed restrictions and government initiatives like urban renewal in Charlotte’s history helped create segregated neighborhoods, which can be seen vividly in the geographic “crescent” and “wedge” shapes in maps of household incomes and other metrics in the city.

Meanwhile, companies and leaders in the private sector who have significant influence on a city’s built environment typically lack the diversity of the communities where they work. A frequently cited Commercial Real Estate Diversity Report from 2013 found white men held the majority of commercial real estate jobs in four out of five job categories and 77.6% of senior executive roles.

View the full CBJ article here.

Posted in Industry, Land Development, Local