J-Rob

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  1. Yes, yes, yes, yes. Totally agree. I was hoping the NAI Southern tower would kickstart this region, so I have been letdown by the lack of recent news on that project. There are so many surface lots here, within half a mile up the loop, that it will inevitably be developed at some point. The questions are how soon and how cohesively. I totally agree this area represents a golden opportunity as part of the streetcar corridor.
  2. Regarding post above, here is another candidate to move into a tower at some point: SunTrust. I don't know the state of their current leases, but per this CBJ article they have 500 employees and are growing in Charlotte. Why? Sports, arts, culture, accessibility, and affordability. I know that combination is part of the reason I love Charlotte too. https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/10/17/how-suntrust-is-building-up-its-presence-in.html
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

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    The RailYard SouthEnd

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    Crescent Stonewall Station

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    300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Cushman & Wakefield is consolidating some office space in 300 S. Tryon. Per article, the building is 70% leased. I sometimes worry about all of the vacant space in these new towers, but love 300 S Tryon, and glad for them to be making headway toward full occupancy. https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/10/12/national-real-estate-firm-with-charlotte-office.html Also, nice photo of 300 S Tryon in the article...
  8. The article mentioned they are marketing this as a "gateway to South End". What are the chances of something being built across the street where the Enterprise is that blocks the Spectrum property? (Hopefully I am not forgetting something already in the works). I am a big fan of the Spectrum design. While I am all for increased density, I would hate for this beautiful set of buildings to be blocked by something less becoming.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Aside from the random two town-homes that seem to be awkwardly isolated in the middle, I actually like them. From far away the EIFS is more prevalent, but up close the brick/stone is more dominant, and actually looks pretty sharp. Also, say what you want about the noise, but it is hard to beat that view or convenience. It is not an ideal project, but Camden wasn't going to build something to block their own apartments, and something about the economics of building these town-homes as infill feels very urban to me, and maybe more specifically excites me about the continued growth and urbanization of the city we all love.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I think there is a practical element that CLT is a hub, and has many pass-through (connecting) customers. Pass-through customers are often going to stick with the national brand they know. I travel for work somewhat frequently, and while I don't drink coffee, many of my coworkers will walk past an unknown coffee brand to get to something they are familiar with and trust. Coffee aside, there are a good number of locally owned restaurants, such as Whiskey River.
  11. Here is some good news about LendingTree (my favorite jersey patch sponsor in the NBA) continuing to grow. One has to wonder if they might be in play for a Center City tower. Initially they were going to move their headquarters to Southpark, but they outgrew that vision before the remodel even started. The next rumor was that they were moving to Pineville, but I haven't heard much about that recently. Last I heard, they were still considering their options. With the continued expansions they may have decided to take a leap and go Uptown. Potential sites include: 1. NAI Southern Midtown Tower 2. Spectrum SouthEnd Tower(s) 3. Lincoln Harris 2 (I think Jayvee or someone threw out a guess of "FinTech") 4. Second Anchor for DEC2 4. Back-filling space created by tenants going to new towers https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/10/05/charlottes-lendingtree-nabs-seattle-insurance.html
  12. About that Cherry/Midtown building... has anyone else been wondering if a tenant abandoned the Midtown tower for this LU2 tower? I really hope the Midtown tower is still alive, but I have been wondering... Also, can someone check on RDF? I am a little concerned we haven’t heard his input yet. Hope he is ok, lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. One of these days you might have to move back to CLT and run for local office to help rectify our struggles.
  14. Well, our skyline will now have a crown, a jukebox, a large handle, a sail, and a dunce cap, lol. What other skylines have that kind of variety?!? Seriously though, I have been concerned about the proportions of Lincoln Harris' dunce cap... I mean pyramid, for a while. I hope it turns out better than I am envisioning now.