Become a Host Employer for the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program

The City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) has been a steady force in the Charlotte region by working to address the upward mobility issue over the past three decades.  The MYEP operates a 6-week summer internship program with a mission to provide all Charlotte youth with equitable career development opportunities to explore the world of work, build social capital and enhance economic mobility. More than 600 Charlotte youth have applied for internship placement for summer 2020.

The MYEP invites you to support this mission by becoming a host employer this upcoming summer. The MYEP team does the heavy-lifting to train, interview, and vet motivated youth who are placed with host employers to learn and be impactful in the workforce.

Why should you get involved? In Dr. Martin Luther King’s first book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Dr. King powerfully expresses how human progress is made:

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

To effectively mitigate the upward mobility crisis across our region, it will require leaders like you to provide career development and workforce experiences to the next generation.

Will you join us? Find out how at: CharlotteNC.gov/MYEP

APPLY NOW

Posted in Local

Members on the Move – February 19, 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:

CBRE – Joe Franco and Kris Westmoreland
CBRE has been selected to lease 301 South College Street, a 42-story 1,018,120 -sq.-ft. Class AA office building in Charlotte’s CBD. The property is a fixture of the Charlotte skyline and includes an outdoor plaza and other on-site amenities. CBRE’s Joe Franco and Kris Westmoreland will be marketing the property for lease on behalf of the owner, Vision Properties. On-site amenities include two restaurants, the Charlotte Hilton Center City Hotel, the Childress Klein YMCA, an attached parking garage, sundries shop and coffee shop. The property is one of only two office buildings in Uptown Charlotte with direct access to a dedicated stop for the LYNX light-rail system.

Divaris Real Estate – Charles Neil

  • Mac & Nelli’s leased 4,000 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed Harper Hill Commons located at 5049 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, NC. Charles Neil represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. The American-style restaurant joins 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.
  • Traci Zeller Interiors renewed its lease for 630 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. Other tenants in Providence Plaza include Metropolitan Ballroom, Chipotle, The Little Gym, Aqua Tots, Flywheel Sports, Secret Chocolatier, and Edward Jones.
  • StayMobile renewed its lease for 620 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.

Divaris Real Estate – Charles Neil and Logan Winslow

  • TANtalizing Tanning and Spray Tans leased 1,900 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed Socastee Commons located at 5022 Dick Pond Road in Myrtle Beach, SC. Charles Neil and Logan Winslow represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Other tenants in Socastee Commons include: Cricket Wireless, Advance America, Jackson Hewitt and Great Wall Restaurant.
  • Milan Laser leased 1,220 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 T.J.Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond, Golf Galaxy, Petco, Five Below, Wingstop, GameStop, Noodles & Co and Moe’s Southwest Grill.
  • Dream Kastle Spa and Beauty leased 1,168 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed Harper Hill Commons located at 5049 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, NC. Charles Neil and Logan Winslow represented the landlord in the lease negotiations.

Divaris Real Estate – Charles Neil, Logan Winslow, and Diana Teitsma
Mattress Firm renewed its lease for 4,000 square feet of retail space in the Divaris-leased and -managed North Hampton Market located at 6003 West Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors, SC. Charles Neil, Diana Teitsma and Logan Winslow represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Other tenants in the Hobby Lobby and Target-anchored North Hampton Market include: Dollar Tree, Wing Stop, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Supercuts and Vape Pro.

Flagship Healthcare Properties – Cliff Berryman
Flagship Healthcare Properties (Flagship), a healthcare real estate firm, broadens its Raleigh, N.C. footprint with the acquisition of Blue Ridge Surgery Center. The 20,962-square-foot ambulatory surgery center is located at 2308 Wesvill Court on the Blue Ridge Medical Corridor in the heart of West Raleigh. Blue Ridge Surgery Center offers multidisciplinary services including anesthesiology, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, ear, nose and throat, otolaryngology, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry, spinal surgery and urology. Cliff Berryman worked on this transaction.

Insite Properties, Newmark Knight Frank, and JLL – David Bailey, Barry Fabyan, and Charley Leavitt
The Refinery, located at 1213 West Morehead Street, signed two new leases in the month of January. HUB International, a leading North American insurance brokerage company, signed a lease for 6,800 sf on the fourth floor. DLR Group, a global architectural and design firm, signed a lease for 5,100 SF on the second floor. The new leases bring the building to 80% leased leaving 14,000 SF of office space and 9,000 SF of first floor retail space available. The Refinery, developed by Charlotte based Insite Properties in partnership with Northridge Capital, is a 107,000 square foot creative office building located at 1213 W Morehead St which delivered in mid-2019. David Bailey with Newmark Knight Frank represented HUB and Brandon Glick with Mohr Partners represented DLR, while Barry Fabyan and Charley Leavitt at JLL represented the Landlord on both lease transactions.

Posted in Local, Members on the Move, Membership

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 January 8, 2020:

Posted in Local, Membership, SiteIndex

2020 Leadership Class Spotlight: Daniel Yeboah

Name: Daniel Yeboah

Company Name: SVN Blackstream

Current position/Industry Specialty: Industrial

Years in the industry: 4

Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana West Africa

Most satisfying part of your job: Closing deals

Last book you read or movie you’ve seen: Value Added (Brad Umansky)

Favorite vacation spot: Caribbean

Favorite restaurant in Charlotte: Too many to list one

Hobbies/Interests: Boxing / Piano / Inventing product ideas

One thing on your bucket list: Develop, patent, and market a successful product

If you could have lunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? Martin Luther King Jr.  Better understand his motivations and experiences.

What you like best about CRCBR: Training and development

Posted in Leadership Spotlight, Local, Membership

Spring CE is Open! CE Day is on March 4

Join Us for CE Day on March 4 | Check out the list below for Spring 2020 Courses

Our continuing education courses are the only classes in the 18 county Charlotte region focused on the commercial broker. Transaction information, language, and case studies are used specifically to meet the needs of the commercial REALTOR®. All of our classes and online courses are CE approved by the NC Real Estate Commission.

CRCBR’s CE Day is a great way to network with other Commercial Brokers and get your CE out of the way for the 2019-20 licensing year. All of our classes are CE approved by the NC Real Estate Commission and are focused on the Commercial Broker.

Date Time Course
2/18/20 9am-1pm Elective – Commercial Real Estate Finance (Schultz) 
2/18/20 2-6pm BICUP – Commercial Version (Chandler) 
2/27/20 9am-1pm BICUP – Commercial Version (Dunklin)
2/27/20 2-6pm GenUp – Commercial Version (Dunklin)
3/4/20 8am-12pm CE Day: BICUP – Commercial Version (Chandler)
3/4/20 8am-12pm CE Day: GenUp – Commercial Version (Dunklin)
3/4/20 1-5pm CE Day Elective: Due Diligence Issues in Commercial Real Estate – (Dunklin)
3/25/20 9am-1pm GenUp – Commercial Version (Chandler)
3/25/20 2-6pm Elective – 19 Mistakes Commercial Brokers Make – (Chandler)
4/8/20 8am-12pm CE Day: Elective – Material Facts in Commercial Real Estate(Chandler)
4/8/20 1-5pm CE Day: GenUp – Commercial Version (Chandler)
4/8/20 1-5pm CE Day: BICUP – Commercial Version (Dunklin)

Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

Click here for more information.

Posted in Education, Local

Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance Changes Proposed by City of Charlotte

The City of Charlotte is considering several changes to the Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance (SWPCO). They include the following:

  • Makes “Improper Storage, Handling, and Processing of Materials” a new and separate enforceable violation in cases where this can cause stormwater pollution;
  • Makes “Failure to Comply” with requirements and directives set forth by the Director in an enforcement remedy a new and separate enforceable violation;
  • Makes “Violation of Non-Municipal NPDES Discharge Permit Limitation(s)” a new and separate enforceable violation in cases where a permittee’s discharge violates a permitted numeric discharge effluent limitation;
  • Makes the use, distribution, and sale of “Coal Tar” and “High PAH” pavement sealants a new and separate enforceable violation;
  • Increases the maximum potential civil penalty for each violation from $5,000 to $10,000;
  • Authorizes the City to place a lien on real or personal property owned by a violator for unpaid civil penalties, administrative costs, and/or abatement costs associated with an enforcement remedy.
  • Formally authorizes the Director of the department over the City’s NPDES MS4 stormwater permit to administer the SWPCO and defines responsibilities, delegates authority, and requires development of administrative policies and procedures; and
  • Makes several minor wording changes to better define the meaning of terms and phrases

You can find a link to the full text here.

We are looking for input regarding the proposed changes. Please contact us directly with any concerns you may have. The initial public hearing is scheduled for March 23, 2020.

Posted in Industry, Legislative, Local

2020 Summit on the State of Housing in Charlotte is on March 26

Join UNC Charlotte for the second annual Summit on the State of Housing in Charlotte on March 26, 2020. This new event will address the analysis of the State of Housing in Charlotte report and include a comprehensive inventory of the current housing stock, an analysis of housing affordability across all income levels and a higher-level comparison of the Charlotte regional housing market. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and a networking reception.  For more information, read: UNC Charlotte Developing Regional Five-Year Housing Study and The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Presents Analysis of “The State of Housing in Charlotte”.

SCHEDULE
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.   Check-in and networking
  • 1–2 p.m.   State of Housing in Charlotte Presentation
  • 2–2:30 p.m.   Break
  • 2:30–3:15 p.m.   Panel Discussion
  • 3:15–4 p.m.   Reception

Learn more and register here.

Posted in Events, Industry, Local