September is REALTOR® Safety Month

The safety of our members is a top priority. Our members routinely find themselves in situations where they are alone with clients they have very little background information on. The very nature of showing real estate to prospective buyers and tenants who are virtual strangers can make both men and women susceptible to becoming victims of violent crimes. CRCBR aims to provide members with practical information to keep safety top of your mind.

Check out safety resources here.

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Members on the Move – September 18, 2019

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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

Congratulations to the following CRCBR members on their recent achievements:

Cushman & Wakefield – Fermin Deoca
Fermin Deoca has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Director on the firm’s Industrial team. Deoca has 10 years of experience in commercial real estate completing more than 500 transactions. He provides landlords in North and South Carolina a wide range of commercial real estate services including transaction management, acquisitions, dispositions, site selection and investment analysis.

Cushman & Wakefield and Northwood Office – John Christenbury, Keith Bell and Kim Kendall
Cushman & Wakefield has arranged a 30,000-square-foot lease for Segra’s headquarters at the Woodward Building at Ballantyne, located at 11215 North Community House Road in Charlotte. Graham Stoneburner, John Christenbury and Keith Bell of Cushman & Wakefield represented Segra in the lease negotiations, and the landlord, Northwood Office, was self-represented by Kim Kendall. Cushman & Wakefield’s Project Development Services team has been retained to oversee build-out.

Gibson Smith Realty Co. – Kevin Doherty
Kevin J. Doherty, of Gibson Smith Realty Co., represented the Seller in the sale of the Fresenius Kidney Dialysis Center in Lincolnton, N.C. to an Investment Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT. The 11,544 square foot medical office building sold for $2,250,000 in August 2019.

Gibson Smith Realty Co. – H.P. Smith
H. P. Smith, CCIM, principal of Gibson Smith Realty Co., exclusively represented the owner in the recent sale of a net-leased Sherwin-Williams property located at 1743 US Highway 601 North, Mocksville, NC. The property sold for $750,000 to a California-based private investor.

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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 August 21:

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Leadership Class Member Spotlight: Jamey Cox

Name: Jamey Cox

Company Name: SVN|Percival Partners

Current position/Industry Specialty: Managing Director / Investment Sales

Years in the industry: 8 Years in Real Estate

Hometown: Wherever the Air Force sent our family growing up, but the roots are down in Charlotte since 1995!

Most satisfying part of your job: Helping People achieve goals at critical points in life that allow them to enjoy what is important to them.

Last book you read or movie you’ve seen: The 12 Week Year

Favorite vacation spot: Isle of Palms

Favorite restaurant in Charlotte: Harpers

Hobbies/Interests: Love all things sports

One thing on your bucket list: To not need or have a schedule

If you could have lunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?
My Father…We lost him to a painful battle with dementia and the chance for a proper good-bye was lost before we knew it was needed.

What you like best about CRCBR: It is a well-organized and cooperative group of professionals with common goals. This is not typical around the country.

What else should we know about you: Happily married for 11 years, with a 6-year-old son and 7-year-old Weimaraner (wife’s age omitted for my safety).

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Investors and Underwriters Have Renewed Confidence in Retail Sector

An evolving retail sector is providing opportunities for investors and giving underwriters more confidence in retail’s long-term outlook, said Marcus & Millichap, Calabasas, Calif.

“Retail has witnessed dramatic change over the past several years, but the transition is still ongoing,” the Marcus & Millichap Retail Outlook said. “Companies are finding ways to mesh brick-and-mortar locations with strengthening online capabilities to produce seamless omni-channel experiences for consumers.”

The report noted brick-and-mortar stores, including Walmart and Target, are embracing digital and logistical systems to better compete with Internet retailers while digital-native companies such as Bonobos and Warby Parker are opening physical stores to increase brand awareness and customer engagement. “The confluence of these factors is reinventing retail, helping companies realize the importance of a combined physical and online presence,” it said.

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New Urban Land Institute Report Reflects Decade of Progress in Improved Environmental Performance in the Built Environment

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that the real estate industry has made significant progress over  the past 10 years in reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption while increasing asset value. The Greenprint Center, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, comprises an alliance of the world’s leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions who are committed to improving environmental performance across the global market.

Volume 10 of the Greenprint Performance Report™, which measures and tracks the performance of 8,916 properties owned by Greenprint’s members, demonstrates a 10-year improvement of 17 percent in energy use intensity, which is the annual energy consumption divided by gross floor area. The report also finds that Greenprint members are still on track to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

“For the past ten years Greenprint has worked with the real estate investment community to help expand and improve upon sustainability best practices within the commercial real estate sector,” said Daniel M. Cashdan, president, HFF Securities (a JLL Company) and chairman of The Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, which houses the Greenprint Center. “As the race against climate change’s various impacts on our cities picks up, the focus of global fiduciaries has become sharpened. Greenprint, as part of our Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, exists to serve as a resource hub for investors across the globe.”

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REBIC Interim Executive Director Named

On behalf of the REBIC Board of Directors, it is with great excitement that REBIC welcomes back Rob Nanfelt as Interim Executive Director. Rob has many years of political advocacy, industry experience and spent several years with REBIC as a Government Affairs Manager. In addition, he previously served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Home Builders. Please join us in welcoming Rob back to the REBIC team!

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