CRCBR Wins 2017 Local RPAC Triple Crown

Thanks to all of the RPAC contributions we received this year, CRCBR has been named one of the winners of the 2017 Local RPAC Triple Crown. This is a new award category for 2017 and the criteria includes:

  1. Meet or exceed local’s share of their state’s National RPAC Fundraising Goal
  2. Meet or exceed local’s Participation criteria

Thank you to everyone who contributed to RPAC this year!

Click here to view the certificate.
Click here to view all winners.

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Members on the Move

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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:

Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA – Sam Kline
Soma Properties LLC has purchased a signature historic building at 117 North Main Street in Downtown Mount Holly, continuing the trend of downtown redevelopment in one of the closest municipalities (13 miles) to uptown Charlotte. The building’s new owners will up fit approximately 4,000 square feet of previously unoccupied space for a state of the art Pilates Studio, which will focus on children and adults with Scoliosis. The remaining 12,000 square feet of space is already leased to several small businesses, including H&M Catering and Catawba Coffee and Talent, Inc. In addition, the second floor features several office suites. Sam Kline, broker for Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA in Belmont, assisted with the property search.

Commercial Carolina – Robert Settle
Commercial Carolina announced the sale of a 53,000 SF property at 3000 Tilley Morris Rd in Matthews, NC. The buyer was Union Day Charter School and the seller was represented by Robert Settle.

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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 February 21st:

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Charlotte Water Lengthening Sanitary Sewer Capacity Reservations

With capacity challenges mounting in numerous basins across the City, Charlotte Water is taking steps to assure developers they’ll have the sewer taps for their projects when the need arises.

Charlotte Water announced this week that it will now be extending its capacity reservations from 12 to 24 months, effective for all connection applications approved on or after January 1st, 2017.  As a result, there will be no expiring capacity reservations for 2018.

The Capacity Assurance Program (CAP) started in 2017, as a way for developers to reserve sanitary sewer capacity after a capacity review is completed and a connection is approved. The program reviews the capacity of the system from the point of connection through the local gravity system, through trunk lines and eventually to the wastewater treatment plants. It ensures that new connections to wastewater treatment system won’t overwhelming existing pipes and plants. 

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Congratulations to Our Deal Makers Award Winners!

CRCBR is proud to recognize over 142 top producers from 2017. This year there were 51 platinum level winners whose individual production credit was over $15 million. Additionally, we had 19 gold award winners who individually produced between $10 million and $14.9 million in individual broker volume credit, 43 silver award winners who produced between $5 million and $9.9 million in individual broker volume credit, and 29 bronze level winners who produced between $2 million and $4.9 million in individual broker volume credit.

Some interesting facts about this years winners:

  • Over 4,075 transactions were submitted for a combined broker total volume credit of over 4.3 billion dollars (the highest we’ve ever seen)!
  • We had 20 first-time applicants this year.

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Charlotte Hosting Unified Development Ordinance Summit on March 24th




The City of Charlotte is a little more than a year into a multi-year effort to draft a comprehensive Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which will update the policies and regulations that guide land use and development in Charlotte. When finished, the UDO will combine zoning districts and development ordinances in a single document that should allow for more a streamlined regulatory process.

The two major components of the UDO will include:

  • Policies: Place Types are a classification of land that provides guidance for how future development should look and function. They describe types and intensities of land use as well as important characteristics such as scale, site design, and accessibility.
  • Regulations: The UDO will be the primary tool to implement Place Types and Charlotte’s other plans and policies through development regulations. It will combine multiple development ordinances, including the Zoning Ordinance, into one set of regulations.

REBIC has been working closely with City staff over the past year to provide feedback on the effort, and the real estate development industry is well represented on the UDO Advisory Committee.

To help community members understand the UDO process and broaden the opportunities for stakeholder input, the City will host a half-day Community Summit later in March. Realtors®, home builders, developers, and others in the real estate industry are encouraged to attend.

What Can UDO Summit

Saturday, March 24th

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street

The summit will give participants a chance to meet the City’s new Planning Director, Taiwo Jaiyeaba, and hear from keynote speaker Mitchell Silver, FAICP. Mitch Silver was previously the Chief Planning & Development Officer for the City of Raleigh and the President of the American Planning Association. He now serves as the New York City Parks Commissioner and is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to today’s planning issues.

The summit will also include two interactive workshops, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, which are focused on “Living and Thriving in Charlotte.” The summit provides an important opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions about the project and share input regarding key issues such as how we’ll accommodate future growth in our community and respect established neighborhood character.

Please register at:

Lunch will be provided for all registered guests. 

For more information on the UDO process, visit the City’s UDO website.

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City Releases TOD Ordinance Draft, Seeks Feedback from Development Industry

The City of Charlotte has released a draft of its Transit-Oriented Development A (TOD-A) ordinance, which would allow higher-density, mixed-used development within a quarter-mile of transit stations like the CATS Blue Line.

TOD-A is the first of at least 4 transit-oriented zoning districts that the Planning Department plans to unveil in the next few months, and is intended to accommodate the highest-intensity development along the transit corridor, with allowable building heights as tall as 250′.

After setting base densities and building standards, the ordinance uses a voluntary points system to incentivize developers to meet aesthetic design, open space and affordable housing objectives through allowances for greater building heights.

City Planning is looking for feedback on the draft from the development community, before moving it though Council for adoption in early summer. Comments can be submitted online through the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) website, which also contains the full text of the ordinance.

If you have any questions in the meantime regarding the TOD Districts, please reach out to Monica Holmes in the Planning Department:

Comments are due to the City by Friday, March 23rd.

REBIC is in the process of reviewing the draft TOD-A ordinance, and will work with our partner organizations to submit formal comments before the deadline.

Originally posted on REBIC’s In the Loop blog.

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