2017 Six on Six Volleyball Classic is on May 11

admin-ajaxChildress Klein and Beacon Partners will host the 10th Annual Six on Six Volleyball Classic on May 11th, 2017. The event will pit teams from the Charlotte commercial real estate industry in a head to head competition that promotes camaraderie and networking while raising awareness and support for local charities.

May 11, 2017 11:am-5:00pm
VBGB 920 Hamilton Street, Charlotte NC
100% of the proceeds will benefit Charlotte Housing Authority

Click here to register and for more information.


Watch the Legislative Update Members-only Webinar

By Brielle Scott

NAIOP’s second Advantage Series webinar took place this week, providing a legislative update to members on key priorities for the association and the industry in 2017: tax reform, infrastructure, and the availability of capital and credit.

Aquiles Suarez, NAIOP’s vice president for government affairs, who led the webinar, started the discussion with a look at tax reform. Suarez explained that the overarching goal of the House GOP Blueprint for Tax Reform is to “broaden the base” by collecting taxes from more sources, which means getting rid of credits and deductions, and to “lower tax rates, particularly the corporate tax rate,” with the argument that our corporations are at a disadvantage when competing internationally. However, roadblocks to passing the plan include the recent failure to pass the Affordable Care Act repeal (which means that an additional $1 trillion in offsets must be identified to ensure the tax plan is “revenue neutral”) and pushback on the Border Adjustment Tax.

Read the full article here.

NAIOP members can hear Suarez’ responses to these questions and more insights into legislative issues affecting CRE by viewing the archived version of the full webinar online.

CALL TO ACTION – Participate Now! Market Pulse Survey

In an effort to identify re-occurring issues and collect real examples, NAIOP is asking our members to share your experience with land development permitting (e.g. City of Charlotte land development, subdivision, planning/zoning, engineering, USDG, tree ordinance, stormwater, CDOT, NCDOT, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte Water, etc.) for development that has occurred over the past two years. Through this survey, we hope to identify common successes and challenges within the system in order to better address them with officials.

Click here to participate

Thank you for your quick response.

Congratulations to Our 2017 Clay Shooting Tournament Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday, April 20, for the NAIOP Charlotte and CRCBR Annual Clay Shooting Tournament at The Fork Farm & Stables

Click here to view photos from the event.

Top Overall Team
Ed Gulledge
Cyril Gulledge
Doug Kull
Mike West

Top Overall Male Shooter
Doug Kull

Top Overall Female Shooter
Amy Sullivan Hicks

Team Flurry Contest Winners (Sponsored by InterCon)
Ed Gulledge
Cyril Gulledge
Doug Kull
Mike West

Congratulations to our White Rabbit Contest Winners, sponsored by ZGM.

NAIOP NC announces 2017 award winners at statewide conference

NAIOP North Carolina, comprised of NAIOP Charlotte, NAIOP Piedmont Triad, and NAIOP Raleigh Durham, held its annual statewide conference March 30-31 at the Pinehurst Resort where more than 250 commercial real estate professionals were in attendance. At the conference, NAIOP NC announced the 2017 award winners, recognizing individuals and companies who positively influence our community and industry.

2017 Award Winners

Large Project of the Year – The Center for Technology and Innovation, submitted by CBRE | Raleigh CTI is a $30M, mixed-use lab, production and Class A office facility with deck parking situated on an in-fill corner location at NCSU Centennial Campus in Raleigh. The building is home to the NCSU Nonwovens Institute (NWI), a global research consortium serving the textiles industry and backed by 50 of the world’s largest textile and chemical companies. Building was developed by Keystone Corporation.

Small Project of the Year – The Shevell Building submitted by DH Griffin Construction Company | A Historic restoration of 15,000-square-foot building at 532 South Elm St., in downtown Greensboro. The three-story building was completely gutted, including much of the existing framing. The original stamped tin ceilings on the first floor were restored and replaced, along with the original hardwood flooring throughout the third floor. Along with those salvaged items, the masonry repairs and restorations, new windows and the interior and exterior finishes throughout the building were period replica, as required to allow the owner, Andy Zimmerman, qualify for the Historic Tax Credits.

Developer of the Year – Highwoods Properties
This award is given to a company that demonstrates consistent excellence in the quality of projects within their portfolio; supports the commercial real estate industry through NAIOP by active participation of programs and initiatives; and has at least 15 years of quality investment and sustainable positive economic impact in North or South Carolina. This year’s winner is a NAIOP champion and a leader in N.C. development. The company has NAIOP members in both the Triad and Raleigh chapters, is a continuous financial supporter of NAIOP donating PAC and sponsorship funds, and has leadership members on NAIOP forums, boards and committees. Recent N.C. projects include PNC Tower in downtown Raleigh, CentreGreen V, Raleigh-Cary, and Enterprise Park in Greensboro.

Developing Leader of the Year – Jenny Fowler, Childress Klein
Jenny has served as the Developing Leaders chair for NAIOP Charlotte during 2016. Her efforts to initiate meaningful activities for DL members include creating DL member-only sessions with senior real estate professionals, networking meetings and community outreach. In 2016, the DL membership has moved from 23% of the chapter membership to 37% and has been the main attraction for new members.

Member of the Year (Raleigh Durham) – Paul Meyers, Fifth Third Bank
As a NAIOP member for more than 11 years, Paul has been an active board member for five years and most recently serves as the 2017 chapter treasurer. Paul Meyers is a senior vice president for Fifth Third Bank. In this role, he oversees commercial real estate relationships for markets in central/eastern North Carolina and is based in Raleigh.

Member of the Year (Piedmont Triad) – Reggie Beeson, Highwoods Properties
Reggie joined NAIOP in 2005 and was elected to the NAIOP Piedmont Triad board of directors the same year. He has been an active board member in many capacities continuously throughout the last 13 years, including chapter president, and currently serves on the board of directors and as sponsorship co-chair. Reggie has more than 17 years of experience in brokerage and real estate management. At Highwoods, he oversees leasing, new business development and client relations.

Member of the Year (Charlotte) – Chris Thomas, Childress Klein
Chris joined NAIOP in 2011 bringing a voice of retail to the organization. He served as chapter president in 2014 and presently serves as the past president’s liaison on the board. Chris was immersed in advocating for NAIOP’s position on the repeal of the Protest Petition, HB2 and funding of JDIG. Chris is the partner responsible for the development, marketing and leasing of retail and real estate projects in the Carolinas at Childress Klein.

Photography by John Gessner

NAIOP NC Urges NC Legislators to Pass HB2 Compromise Bill

A prominent real estate and development industry group threw their weight behind a proposed bill to repeal House Bill 2 on Thursday, even as advocates on the left and right decried the measure.

The repeal bill, House Bill 142, passed Thursday in the legislature. N.C. General Assembly leaders Phil Berger and Tim Moore, along with Gov. Roy Cooper, pushed for the bill’s passage.

NAIOP North Carolina, which represents developers and brokers in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Triad, said the bill under discussion “allows our state to recover from the economic damage suffered over the past year.”

In a statement, the group warned that the surge of office and industrial space that will be completed soon in major cities won’t be filled if HB2 isn’t repealed.

“Since the passage of HB2 last March, North Carolina and its commercial real estate industry has suffered millions in lost revenue from taxes, leases and fees, as dozens of economic development prospects have passed over our state because of this law,” the group said. They’re having their annual meeting Thursday in Pinehurst, with many members keeping a close eye on Raleigh. “The office and industrial sectors have been most strongly hit, and with millions of square feet coming on line over the next few quarters, net absorption will be insufficient to keep up with deliveries in Charlotte, the Triangle and the Triad.”

But groups such as the Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU are against the bill because of prohibitions against new local nondiscrimination ordinances until 2020, while groups on the right such as the Civitas Institute are against the bill because of what they say are “extortionist tactics” from HB2 opponents.

View article here.

Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since December 1st:

  • J. Austin Baker, McMillan, PLLC
  • Todd Burbank, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • David Cockey, Altus Group
  • Bret Estridge, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Chad Frye, Graycor Construction Company
  • Tom Gibbs, Landmark Builders
  • Daniel Gualtieri, Leon Capital Group
  • Barry James, Crossland Southeast
  • Matthew Jordan, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Roger Layman, LaBella Associates D.P.C.
  • Kevin Logan, Multivista
  • Trey Manning, SunTrust Bank
  • Dan Melvin, LandDesign, Inc.
  • Ron Mikels, Clancy & Theys Construction Company
  • James Mitchell, JE Dunn Construction
  • Daniel Moore, Walbridge
  • Jeff Oden, Stewart
  • Neal Porter, Landmark Builders
  • Rick Rote, LaBella Associates D.P.C.
  • Jeremy Scharpenberg, Archer Western Construction
  • Sterling Scott, McMillan, PLLC
  • Lawrence Wilson, KDC Real Estate Development & Investments