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Now Available! CRCBR/NAIOP Charlotte Fall Golf Sponsorships

Tournament Sponsorships Now Available!

NAIOP Charlotte & CRCBR are hosting their always sold-out industry golf tournament on Monday, September 27!

Get your company name in front of developers and brokers and catch up with your industry peers. For one price, your company will be recognized as a sponsor during this two-flight tournament! Make plans to join us as a sponsor for this fun and valuable event! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At this time, player spots are only available through sponsorship of the tournament.

To become a sponsor, click the button below and send the completed form to Sandy Hower at [email protected].

Become A Sponsor

 



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Key Takeaways from the Q2 2021 Office Space Demand Forecast

Originally published on May 2021 by Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, William & Mary and the University of Cambridge.

Office Space Absorption Projected to Stabilize by Mid-2022

The U.S. economy is experiencing a strong rebound from the COVID-19-induced recession, resulting in job growth in office-using sectors. However, tenant-safety concerns remain a drag on office leasing. The U.S. office market posted continued declines in net absorption in the fourth quarter of 2020 (-26.7 million square feet) and the first quarter of 2021 (-34.8 million square feet). Nonetheless, as coronavirus safety concerns abate and the economy continues to expand, negative net absorption is forecast to moderate over the next two quarters, with a return to positive absorption in the fourth quarter of this year (Figure 1). Quarterly net absorption in 2022 is expected to average 11.7 million square feet, in line with the 2015-2019 quarterly average of 11.6 million square feet.

At the time of this writing, more than half of eligible Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and more than one-third are fully vaccinated. As vaccination rates increase and new coronavirus cases decline, more employers are re-opening their offices. However, a widespread return to the office will likely depend on the return of K-12 schools to in-person instruction. Many schools currently rely on a full- or part-time remote schedule, requiring parents of young children to either stay home or seek alternative childcare arrangements. With vaccination rates on the rise, most schools are now planning to resume full in-person instruction in the fall. As safety concerns about returning to the office recede and schools reopen, office absorption should begin to respond to the current upswing in economic growth.

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A Few Spots Remain! Breakfast with Principals is Next Week

Breakfast with Principals
June 29 & 30 | 8:00am – 9:00am ET 

A few spots are still available to attend next week’s Breakfast with Principals. This event provides an opportunity to meet with fellow members, make connections, and discuss what is going on with NAIOP and Charlotte’s commercial real estate industry while enjoying breakfast from two of Charlotte’s local hot spots Community Matters Café and Nick’s Cafe.

Table hosts are Pete Kidwell, Beacon Partners, Pat Pierce, Selwyn Property Group, Sagar Rathie, Crescent Communities, and Chris Thomas, Childress Klein.

Space is limited to 6 people per table, with a maximum of 2 tables per location. This is a NAIOP member-only event.

There is no charge to sign up for this event. Breakfast will be on own – make sure to come hungry and help support local businesses! 

Register for Nick's Cafe on June 29
Register for Community Matters Cafe on June 30

Questions

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

Summer Networking Social on July 14 | Register Now!

Summer Social
July 14 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm | Charlotte Beer Garden

 

Network with NAIOP members and guests at the Charlotte Beer Garden! Make new connections, catch up with friends, and enjoy the Charlotte summertime!

Registration

Registration for this event is $15 for NAIOP members and $20 for non-members through July 9. Rates increase to $20 for NAIOP members and $25 for non-members on July 10.

Location

This event will be held at the Charlotte Beer Garden, 1300 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28203. 


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CREW Charlotte June Luncheon (HYBRID): The 2040 Plan with Taiwo Jaiyeoba

CREW Charlotte is excited to host its first in-person luncheon in over a year! Space is limited so do not delay.

Learn more about the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan from Assistant City Manager, Taiwo Jaiyeoba.

Charlotte has been one of the fastest-growing cities in the country in recent years. This growth has established Charlotte as a vibrant and desirable city. However, this rapid development has also contributed to and highlighted, many challenges that have faced our community for decades. The Charlotte Future 2040 comprehensive plan outlines how we address these challenges and guide our growth and development over the next 20 years. This plan is a living document that provides a policy framework that will guide our city’s decision-making and investment in both the near- and long-term. The community-driven planning process has been guided by a focus on equitable growth and Charlotte's residents coming together to prioritize what is most important to us (housing, jobs, environment, livability, etc. The plan seeks to address the inequities of the past and unite the city around a shared set of goals for our future.

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Next Week! DL Discussion with David Furman

DL Lunch & Learn with David Furman
June 3 | 12:00pm ET

Next week, join the conversation with Charlotte native and distinguished architect, David Furman, as he 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!

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

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. 


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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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