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Charlotte City Council Special Meeting at 5:00pm

This past week, we launched our campaign "Get It Right, Charlotte" to educate the public about the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Today at 5 pm, the Charlotte City Council will have a meeting to straw vote on the plan. Unfortunately, all of these meetings are still closed to in-person attendance by the public and the press. Our team has discovered numerous points of concern about the plan, including the possibility of increased taxes, increased housing costs, and added restrictions to business owners.

The latest poll states only 10% of Charlotte
citizens have heard about the plan.

Since nobody is allowed in person for these meetings still, we can’t pack the room with concerned citizens like we usually would, so we need your help to "virtually pack the room" today anytime from 5:00-6:30 pm and 8:30 pm until?

You can watch the meeting on the City's YouTube or Facebook page.

How you can help:
  1. Post on social media. You can copy and paste any of these messages, or tag council members with your own messages and concerns about the 2040 Comp Plan.

      • Still, no public or press allowed inside council meetings when the Governor has lifted restrictions? That’s crazy! Just like how the city council rolled out this plan amid the chaos of the pandemic, when citizens were more worried about their health and safety, rather than public policy. The continued lack of transparency surrounding the #2040CompPlan is unacceptable and is preventing community input. #GetItRightCLT #cltcc

      • Today at 5 pm, Charlotte City Council will be having a meeting to straw vote on the plan. Since tonight’s meeting is still being held online only, we need to virtually “pack the room.” Let’s flood social media and tag, local officials, placing our concerns front and center before policy leaders. Visit https://getitrightclt.com/ to sign the petition, contact local officials, and join the conversation. #GetItRightCLT #2040CompPlan #cltcc

      • Members of the ‘Let’s Get it Right, Charlotte’ group share a concern that many Charlotte residents are not aware of the #2040CompPlan - primarily because it was released just before pandemic shut-downs. Residents are mostly unfamiliar with the scope of the plan - which will add regulations and costs to housing across all income levels. Charlotte needs a plan - just not this one. Contact your local officials and ask them to reconsider, and rework this costly plan. Visit https://getitrightclt.com/ to get involved, and join the conversation. #GetItRightCLT #cltcc

      • ‘Let’s Get it Right, Charlotte’ believes that local residents deserve to fully understand what this plan will mean for their lives - as business owners, taxpayers, and homeowners. Local leaders owe Charlotte residents that level of transparency. Visit https://getitrightclt.com/ to get involved, and join the conversation. #GetItRightCLT #2040CompPlan #cltcc

      • ‘Let’s Get it Right, Charlotte’ is a public education campaign requesting the Charlotte City Council to slow down the process of the #2040CompPlan, address key concerns, consider the costliness and the economic impact on Charlotte residents, and be fully transparent with the public. The continued lack of transparency surrounding the #2040CompPlan is unacceptable and is preventing community input. Do better, Charlotte; and let’s get this right. Visit https://getitrightclt.com/ to get involved, and join the conversation. #GetItRightCLT #cltcc

      • Use the hashtags #GetItRightCLT #2040CompPlan #cltcc and follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @GetItRightClt
  2. Sign the petition
  3. Contact local officials
  4. Share this email with other industry leaders, so we can all work together to Get It Right.

DL Lunch & Learn with David Furman is on June 3

Join your peers virtually on June 3 to hear from Charlotte native and distinguished architect, David Furman, as he leads a discussion and talks about how he got started in the industry and what opportunities, successes, and challenges have shaped his 40+ year career. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and learn from a leader in the Charlotte community at this Developing Leader exclusive event. 

Speaker

David Furman is a Charlotte native, architect, and developer, who has specialized in creating the urban experience through unique residential and mixed-use developments over a 40-year career. His Centro CityWorks, company has designed and/or developed over 40 projects in downtown Charlotte and SouthEnd, including Charlotte’s first downtown high-rise condo, Courtside, as well as the 28 story TradeMark building where he lives and works. He is currently on the board of Charlotte Center City Partners as well as an active participant in many initiatives to advance Charlotte’s urban presence as a premier place to live, work, and play.

Registration

This is a free event, available only for NAIOP Charlotte Developing Leaders. Prior registration is required. Zoom information will be sent on June 2. 

Register Here

Questions

If you have questions, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected]

2021 Developing Leaders Award

On April 26, we will open nominations for the 2021 NAIOP Developing Leaders Award. Please encourage Developing Leaders in your chapter to apply for this annual honor. It is an excellent resumé booster. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 25.

Applications will be submitted online (link coming soon). Each applicant must submit a form completed by either the chapter executive director or a board member supporting the DL’s nomination (Chapter Support Form) as well as a Supervisor Consent and Recommendation form. Both forms will be available for download from the application website. Chapter executives will be notified of their chapter’s applicants once nominations are closed.

Recipients of NAIOP’s 2021 Developing Leaders Awards will be recognized at CRE.Converge, which will be held Sept. 26-29 in Miami Beach, Florida. Each award winner and his/her immediate supervisor will receive complimentary registration to attend the conference – a combined $2,290 value.

Submit Today!

Congratulations to our Spring Golf Winners!


A few spots left! Spring Social is this Thursday

A few spots are still available to attend the Spring Social at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery! We will be gathering in an outdoor space and request that each attendee self-certifies they are symptom-free and sign a waiver in advance. This is a NAIOP Charlotte Member Only Event.

Registration
Registration is $15 for members. 

Register Here

Location
This event will be held at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 4150 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.

Questions
If you have questions, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected]

Legislative Issues in the Southwest: Working With Policymakers to Make a Difference for CRE Webinar (exclusive DL program)

Exclusive NAIOP Developing Leaders Program for Members in our Southwest Chapters

What are the big legislative issues facing businesses in your market? NAIOP Developing Leaders from our Southwest chapters are invited to an exclusive program to hear from industry and legislative leaders on these pressing issues:

  • Increasing revenue sources through higher commercial real estate taxes. California defeated this issue in 2020, but as states face declining revenues, CRE could be targeted.
  • Barriers to economic growth and CRE development. Our industry contributed $1 trillion in 2020, and the impact on state economies is invaluable. 
  • Environment and sustainability. Hear strategies for working with local policymakers on green roof requirements, energy benchmarking mandates, net-zero buildings, and more.
  • Business and community topics. From affordable housing to impact fees to supporting businesses as we emerge from the pandemic, how can NAIOP engage with the government to support the industry and the communities in which we operate?

Engage in a discussion with both CRE practitioners and lobbyists who work with chapters in your market, then break into smaller groups for deeper discussions and networking.


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Webinar March 31: The Era of Omnichannel Real Estate

The disruption caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the blending of brick-and-mortar retail and logistics real estate. This has resulted in the emergence of a new hybrid store model – one that takes omnichannel strategies to the next level and promises to revolutionize the retail, industrial and logistics industries. In this webinar, speakers from CBRE will share their vision for a hybrid store that allows consumers to engage and purchase seamlessly in store and online across a wide range of retail categories and product lines. This new model will preserve the store experience for physical shopping while leveraging logistics capabilities for the fulfillment of online sales.

Speakers:
John Morris, Head of Industrial and Retail, CBRE
Andres Rodriquez, Senior Research Analyst, CBRE

This webinar is part of a six-part series on industrial-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

Register Here

Spring Golf Player Registration is Now Open!

 Individual Player Registration is Open! 

The Spring Golf event hosted by NAIOP Charlotte & CRCBR is on April 26 at Providence Country Club. Individual player registration is now open!

You may register up to four (4) individual players. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and they will sell out so act fast! 

 

Register Today

Questions? Contact the CRCBR/NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected]or 704.940.7383. 

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

Beverage Cart Sponsor
Ranger Construction
Closest to the Pin Contest Sponsors
Clancy & Theys
SeamonWhiteside
Scoreboard Sponsor
Poettker SouthEast
Golf Cart & Bag Sponsor
Dominion Realty Partners
Longest Drive Contest Sponsor (Female)
Cenero
Putting Contest Sponsor
The Beck Group
Longest Drive Contest Sponsor (Male)
Landmark Builders

Driving Range Sponsors
InterCon
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Still Time to Register! Political Insights Event is Wed

Insights from Both Sides of the Aisle
March 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

This Wednesday!


Hear insights on the current political climate on Wednesday from renowned political strategy consultants, Brad Crone (“The Democrat”) and Chris Sinclair (“The Republican”). Find out what both sides have to say about the changing real estate landscape, the new administration, and what key issues are impacting our state and industry. Submit questions for the speakers in advance here

This event is hosted by NAIOP Charlotte. All NAIOP NC members as well as non-members are invited to participate. 

Our Speakers

Brad Crone
Campaign Connections
Brad Crone, 51, is president of Campaign Connections, a Raleigh-based consulting firm specializing in public affairs, public relations, and grassroots campaigns for trade associations, advocacy groups, and corporations. A North Carolina native, Mr. Crone has been providing governmental affairs and public relations consulting services since creating his firm in 1991. Prior to that, he was a daily newspaper publisher at The Thomasville Times in Thomasville, N.C. He was the first desktop newspaper publisher in the state with his weekly publication The Clayton Star, which he sold in 1989. Read more.






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CRCBR/NAIOP Charlotte Spring Golf Sponsorships Available

 

CRCBR and NAIOP Charlotte are partnering for our first golf event of the year on Monday, April 26 at Providence Country Club! Spring Golf is a one-flight event (PM tee time) and will accommodate 120 players.

A variety of engagement opportunities, which include additional player registrations, offers the ultimate exposure to get you and your company name in front of developers and brokers and network with industry peers this April!

Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make plans to join us as a sponsor for this fun and valuable event!

Individual, two-some, and four-some player registrations will be made available in March. More details coming soon.

To become a sponsor click the button below and complete the form or email Sandy Hower at [email protected]

View Sponsorships Here


Questions? Contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected]

CRCBR/NAIOP Charlotte staff and tournament subcommittee continue to monitor the ongoing global health pandemic and reserve the right to make necessary changes to the event based on federal, state, local, and/or club restrictions & guidelines.\

Register Today! Insights from Both Sides of the Aisle is on March 10

Insights from Both Sides of the Aisle
March 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

This event is hosted by NAIOP Charlotte. All NAIOP NC members as well as nonmembers are invited to participate.

Hear exclusive insights on the current political climate in NC and the country from renowned pollical strategy consultants, Brad Crone (“The Democrat”) and Chris Sinclair (“The Republican”). Find out what both sides have to say about the changing real estate landscape, the new administration, and what key issues are impacting the state and industry. Submit questions for the speakers in advance here

Our Speakers

Brad Crone
Campaign Connections
Brad Crone, 51, is president of Campaign Connections, a Raleigh-based consulting firm specializing in public affairs, public relations, and grassroots campaigns for trade associations, advocacy groups, and corporations. A North Carolina native, Mr. Crone has been providing governmental affairs and public relations consulting services since creating his firm in 1991. Prior to that, he was a daily newspaper publisher at The Thomasville Times in Thomasville, N.C. He was the first desktop newspaper publisher in the state with his weekly publication The Clayton Star, which he sold in 1989. Read more.

 

Chris Sinclair
Sinclair Public Affairs
Chris Sinclair has been actively involved in politics and public affairs in North Carolina for over 20 years. He has been recognized as a top influencer and strategist by multiple organizations, including Campaigns & Elections magazine who named him one of the Top 500 Influencers in American Politics (2013). He has founded multiple firms including Public Solutions, an award-winning public affairs firm, which later merged with Cornerstone Strategy & Communications to become Cornerstone Solutions. Read more









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Upcoming February & March Events | Register Today

Upcoming Opportunities

February 22
Lunch with the Leader:
Discussion with Council Member Ed Driggs

Join fellow NAIOP Charlotte members for this Lunch with a Leader to hear from Council Member Ed Driggs, District 7. Charlotte’s 2040 Comp Plan will have a dramatic impact on the future of commercial real estate development. Members will have an exclusive opportunity to meet with Council Member Ed Driggs to have an open-ended discussion, moderated by Childress Klein’s Chris Thomas, about the happenings at City Council and well as the Plan’s impacts on commercial development, our community, and our members. This is your chance to provide face to face feedback and ask questions to a key leader in our community. This event is offered to NAIOP Charlotte members only at no charge.

Ed Driggs
Charlotte City Council - District 7

This event is offered to NAIOP Charlotte members only at no charge.



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Booking Starts Feb. 3 │ Mentorship Program

Developing Leaders Mentorship Program

Booking Starts Wednesday, February 3 at 9 am ET 

The Mentorship Program provides a special forum exclusively for Developing Leaders to book 1-hour sessions with selected industry leaders.

There are 100+ sessions between 22 Mentors for the 2021 program.

Note: You must check the box indicating you have read and agree to the Mentee's Terms & Conditions. If this box is unchecked, you will not be able to book meetings with Mentors.

Important Reminders:

  • Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • You may book meetings with up to three (3) Mentors.
  • Each session must be booked with a different Mentor, you may not book multiple sessions with the same Mentor.
  • Mentees and Mentors will be responsible for deciding to meet in person or virtually. Both parties must agree to meet in person.
  • The system does not send booking notices to you or the Mentors. Instead, click 'My Sessions' in the top menu. This personalized page stores everything about the Mentors and session dates you chose.
  • You are responsible for directly contacting your selected Mentors to finalize meeting arrangements (time and location).
  • Use the authorized contact information on your 'My Sessions' page. You may not contact Mentors other than your selected Mentors listed in 'My Sessions'.
  • Be sure to read the 'Mentoring Matches' and 'How Mentees & Mentors Connect' pages on the mentorship site for tips to optimize the experience and help you understand how this program works.

Not Registered Yet As A Mentee? You are still able to register and participate as a mentee, but please note that sessions are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Go to the program website to register and start participating today. Reminder: You must check the box indicating you have read and agree to the Mentee's Terms & Conditions.

Mentees and Mentors will be responsible for deciding to meet in person or virtually. Both parties must agree to meet in person. By registering and participating in the 2021 DL Mentorship Program, the participant hereby accepts the terms and conditions in the Participant Liability Waiver. NAIOP Charlotte reserves the right to make necessary changes to the DL Mentorship Program at any time based on national, state, and local COVID restrictions & guidelines.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Member Engagement and Activities Remained Strong in 2020

While 2020 didn’t go as planned, it didn’t stop NAIOP Charlotte members from continuing to connect and engage with each other and industry experts in the CRE community. Check out the many highlights from our events this past year. In addition, the Chapter thanked the 2020 Cornerstone Sponsors during an appreciation event and held a special event to welcome new members.

June LWAL: Update from Elected Leadership

During this LWAL, members received updates at the federal and state levels about the current society and commercial real estate development issues and heard the efforts being made to get the economy moving again. Our special guests included: Congressman Dan Bishop, US House 9th District; Speaker Tim Moore, NC House 111th District; and Representative Jason Saine, NC House 9thth District. Click here to access the recording.

June LWALEconomic Development Pipeline

In the middle of June, industry experts provided an update on what our economic development organizations are doing today. Our speakers included: Tracy Dodson, City of Charlotte; Donny Hicks, CEcD, CCIM, Gaston Country Economic Development Corporation; and Robby Carney, Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation. Click here to access the recording.

August Virtual PanelAre Lenders Lending?

Members and nonmembers engaged with industry leaders discussing the present state of lending and found out where we are in the course of this hurricane. We heard perspectives on the present state of lending in the commercial lending environment from Scott Cook, TD Bank; Anthony Fertitta, JLL; and Brad Smith, Bank of America.

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Reg Rates Increase Dec. 8 | Register Today for the Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

December 15 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Registration Rates Increase Tuesday, December 8

At this year's Annual Meeting, hear market updates and overviews on CRE in Charlotte from a panel of industry leaders. How is 2020 ending? What is next year shaping up to look like?

Come celebrate this unusual year, connect with friends and colleagues, and elect the 2021 NAIOP Charlotte Board!

Our Panelists


Board Nominations

Below is the Nominating Committee's recommendation for the 2021 Board of Directors.

 

Executive Committee

President: Pat Pierce, Selwyn Properties
President-Elect: Welch Liles,
Asana Partners
Secretary: Alyson Craig,
City of Charlotte

Treasurer: Steve McClure, The Spectrum Companies
Immediate Past President: Scott Harris,
Choate Construction
Past President: Tracy Dodson,
City of Charlotte
  Directors (two-year terms)

Paxton Hollar, SunCap Property Group
(1-year term)
Brian Kreefer, The Keith Corporation
(renewing)
Phil Kuttner, LITTLE
Bobbie Jo Lazarus, Elliott Davis
Dan Melvin, LandDesign
Mary Katherine Stukes, Moore & Van Allen



     
Directors (remaining on the Board)

Rad Hudson, Metromont
Ken Jonmaire, Crescent Communities
Pete Kidwell, Beacon Partners
Mike Kramer, Bank of America
  Non-Voting Liaisons

National Board Liaison: Pat Pierce, Selwyn Properties
REBIC Liaison: Madeline Keeter, REBIC
UNCC Liaison: Dr. Yongqiang Chu, UNC Charlotte Childress Klein Center for Real Estate

 

Registration

Registration for members will be free and $15 for non-members through December 7. Beginning December 8, the registration fee will increase to $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Prior registration is required. Zoom details will be sent two (2) hours prior to the event.

 

Register Here

Register Today! Annual Meeting is on Dec. 15

2020 Annual Meeting

December 15 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

This year’s Annual Meeting will feature a panel of industry leaders providing market updates and overviews on commercial real estate in Charlotte. How are we ending the year? What is 2021 shaping up to look like?

Come wrap up and celebrate this unusual year, elect the 2021 NAIOP Charlotte Board, and connect with friends and colleagues!

Our Panelists

  

Registration

Registration for members will be free and $15 for non-members through December 7. Beginning December 8, the registration fee will increase to $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Prior registration is required. Zoom details will be sent two (2) hours prior to the event.


Register Here

 

Questions

If you have questions, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

Registration Now Open - 2021 DL Mentorship Program

2021 Developing Leaders Mentorship Program

Registration is now open for the 2021 DL Mentorship Program! This program provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth through focused, one-on-one sessions with accomplished professionals in the CRE industry. You may book a session with Mentors in February 2021. Meetings will take place from March through June 2021.

NOTE: Mentors are still being added to the program & updating their profiles

How to Register:

  • Go to the program website: https://mentoring.naiop.org/B5CEkQt7
  • In the menu at the top of the page, click MENTEE REGISTRATION FORM
  • Enter the email address to which this message has been sent
  • One of the following will apply to you:
    1. If you were a mentee before and your email address is the same, use the password you created before to finish logging in. The "forgot password" feature is available if needed
    2. If you were a mentee before but your email address has changed, you will need a new Login – please follow the prompts to register and set a password
    3. If you were not a mentee in a previous program, please follow the prompts to register and set a password

If 2 or 3 above applies to you:

  • A verification email will be sent to you (security protocol) so please watch your spam folder. It is important to click the link in this verification email to finalize and login for access to your registration form
  • Lastly, return to the mentorship site, click MENTEE REGISTRATION FORM again...log in with your email address and password...then you will find your form ready for you to complete

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2021

The mentorship session-booking process will be activated in February 2021.

Mentees and Mentors will be responsible for deciding to meet in person or virtually. Both parties must agree to meet in person. By registering and participating in the 2021 DL Mentorship Program, the participant hereby accepts the terms and conditions in the Participant Liability Waiver. NAIOP Charlotte reserves the right to make necessary changes to the DL Mentorship Program at any time based on national, state, and local COVID restrictions & guidelines.




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[Video] Meet 2020 Developer of the Year: Kilroy Realty Corporation

Originally published on October 12, 2020 in NAIOP News.

 

 

The Developer of the Year is NAIOP’s highest honor and is given annually to a developer that best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the commercial real estate industry. The 2020 recipient is Kilroy Realty Corporation.

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Support NAIOP and CRE in Charlotte

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The Cornerstone Sponsorship program was created to support and enrich our chapter, while offering professionals and organizations an opportunity to participate in, and get more out of, our chapter activities and services.

The program is an excellent way to gain visibility while supporting the commercial real estate development industry in Charlotte. Sponsors are allowed to customize benefits based on the exposure you desire. Learn more or commit today by clicking on the button below.

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Questions
If you have questions, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

Apply Now for the Inclusion in CRE Scholarship

Originally published on November 10, 2020 by NAIOP Source Weekly E-News.

NAIOP and Prologis continue their partnership to provide a program scholarship to up to 20 individuals, helping prepare a pipeline of women and minorities for development and operations positions in commercial real estate.

Women or other underrepresented minorities who are demonstrating leadership and responsibility in the CRE profession are invited to apply for this program that will advance your industry knowledge and connect you with leaders across North America.

Applications for the scholarship are accepted online. The deadline to apply is December 28, 2020.

Click Here to Learn More