Expectations on Retail Development for 2013-2014

According to RetailTraffic, there will be noticeable growth in the retail development sector by 2014, but there will still be some growth in 2013.

For the entire article, including more detailed projections from companies such as Reis Inc., the CoStar Group, and Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, please click here.


Forgot to Register to Vote? You Are Not Too Late – See Below!

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The deadline to register to vote is 25 days before the day of the election; however, anyone who missed the deadline, may register in person and vote at an one-stop absentee voting site in their county of residence, during the one-stop absentee voting period.

Click here to go to learn about One-stop voting.


Don’t Forget to Register to Vote.  Below are a few links you might find of interest for this election year.

  • As a reminder, here are important dates leading to the November Election for both North and South Carolina.

Registered to vote?

  • If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote in North Carolina, clickhere.

Information on Candidates:

  • Interested in learning about the candidates?  Shelter Providers Political Action Committee Enterprise (SPPACE) sends questionnaires to candidates on topics that are most pertinent to real estate professionals.  To see the candidates’ responses, click here.
  • For a list of the Democrat candidates (State and Congressional), and their websites, for North Carolina, click here.
  • For a list of the Republican candidates, and their websites, for North Carolina, click here for State candidates, and here for Congressional candidates.

North Carolina receives $15 Million in funding for Small Businesses

Governor Beverly Perdue’s office announced recently that North Carolina has recently received $15.2 Million in funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).

According to the Press Release created by the Governor’s Office“The SSBCI program, an important component of the Small Business Jobs Act that President Obama signed into law in 2010, funds the North Carolina Capital Access Program (NC-CAP), the North Carolina Loan Participation Program (NC-LPP) and the North Carolina Fund of Funds Program. These programs work primarily through traditional lenders, such as banks and credit unions, by reducing the risks to lenders and allowing lenders to approve some business loans they otherwise could not.”

  • An Article from the Triangle Business Journal on the funding can be found here.
  • The Full Press Release from Governor Perdue’s office can be found here.

Invitation to ULI Real Estate Trends

November 2, 2012
11:00am – 1:00pm
Westin Charlotte

ULI Charlotte would like to extend an invitation to NAIOP members for the Real Estate Trends on Friday, November 2nd. This year’s event will feature a synopsis of the 2013 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report along with insights on the local real estate market and potential political impact of the upcoming elections.



The cost to attend is $55 if you register by October 31st.  After 10/31, the cost increases by $10. For large groups, table registrations are available for $500.  For this price, you receive 10 registrations.

  • To register for the event, click here.
  • Reserve a table for 10 at $500 by clicking here.

About the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Report

The 2013 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report has a 33-year history and is the most highly regarded and widely-read forecast report for the North American real estate market. Undertaken by PwC and ULI, the 2013 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report provides an outlook on U.S. investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues.

  • Click here to take part in our  local Real Estate Trends survey.

Have you Registered for the 2012 Annual Meeting?

Join us December 13th at Bank of America Corporate Center’s 60th Floor for our Annual Meeting.  We will be electing our 2013 slate of officers and recognizing one of our industry’s brightest stars with our Award of Excellence.  Sign up today and join us for our last event of 2012!

To register for the event, please click here.

SPPACE Election Guide

Are you interested in learning more about the candidates and whether they will represent the real estate industry?  The SPPACE Election Guide is now out!

What is SPPACE?

According to the SPPACE website – SPPACE is a non-partisan PAC registered with the state of North Carolina.  SPPACE raises money for and contributes money to political candidates who are supportive of continued economic growth and the interests of the real estate and building industry in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.  In addition to fundraising, SPPACE is strongly committed to the education of the voters of Mecklenburg County in order to heighten political awareness in the community. 

This year, SPPACE has created an election guide, based on the SPPACE Questionnaires and public information provided by the candidates.  The candidates chosen by SPPACE are believed to support the real estate industry.

  • To look at the election guide, please click here.
  • To learn which candidates are on your ballot, please click here.
  • Candidate Questionnaires can be found here.


ACC Football: Touchdown NAIOP!

ACC Football:  Touchdown NAIOP!

Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Belle Acres

Florida State at Virginia Tech — burgers, beverages and networking! Join us at Belle Acres for an evening out to catch up with old friends, make some new connections, and watch some ACC football on the big screens.

The cost is $25 per person and includes food and beverages. Registration cutoff for this event is Monday, November 5, 2012.

To register, please click here.

Belle Acres
3303 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28209


If you have any questions about the NAIOP Social, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at 704-940-7383; or email us at info@naiopcharlotte.org.