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BB&T-SunTrust - New Charlotte Headquarters

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3 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

From Business NC twitter feed

Fast Fact: BB&T had $10B and was based in Wilson when it did merger of equals with Lumberton's Southern National Bank in 1994 and moved to WinstonSalem. Pending approval, it will have $442B and be based in Charlotte. A lot of great stuff comes out of leaves eastern #NorthCarolina

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14 minutes ago, CLT704 said:

This bodes well for Uptown!

That sounds almost definitively like Uptown.

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Texcitement, on SSP, says he’s quite familiar with this deal, that a permanent headquarters will likely be announced, in 2 to 3 years, and that Charlotte will likely have to fight for it.

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One more thing about this merger their footprint is one of the best in the country top 3 market share in most states in the southeast the fastest growing region in the country.  

Look at this map of just their DC area branches.  My mom worked for United VA Bank long bought out by SunTrust 

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2019/02/07/suntrust-and-bb-t-bank-are-merging-here-are-all.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2019-02-07&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1549584708&j=86535711

and a huge number of wealthy counties surround DC of course. 

From one of the many articles about the merger in the Business Journal today is this:

8th Fortune 500 HQ for the Charlotte region

""The addition of the BB&T-SunTrust bank to the Charlotte region's list of Fortune 500 corporations with headquarters here would bring the total to eight. Already based in the region are Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH) and Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE). Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), which announced about three months ago that it would bring its headquarters to Charlotte in the near future, will be No. 7. And the soon-to-be-merged bank would be No. 8.""

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/02/07/why-transformational-bb-t-suntrust-deal-is-a-big.html?iana=hpmvp_clt_news_headline

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Bank mergers:   Consolidation eliminates duplicate branches and functions, thousands of employees are terminated to achieve expense reductions, senior management receives stock options and cash bonuses, and customers of the combined banking organization are charged increased fees for services.

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1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

One more thing about this merger their footprint is one of the best in the country top 3 market share in most states in the southeast the fastest growing region in the country.  

Look at this map of just their DC area branches.  My mom worked for United VA Bank long bought out by SunTrust 

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2019/02/07/suntrust-and-bb-t-bank-are-merging-here-are-all.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2019-02-07&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1549584708&j=86535711

and a huge number of wealthy counties surround DC of course. 

From one of the many articles about the merger in the Business Journal today is this:

8th Fortune 500 HQ for the Charlotte region

""The addition of the BB&T-SunTrust bank to the Charlotte region's list of Fortune 500 corporations with headquarters here would bring the total to eight. Already based in the region are Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH) and Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE). Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), which announced about three months ago that it would bring its headquarters to Charlotte in the near future, will be No. 7. And the soon-to-be-merged bank would be No. 8.""

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/02/07/why-transformational-bb-t-suntrust-deal-is-a-big.html?iana=hpmvp_clt_news_headline

When is Brighthouse being added to that list?

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Just now, NYCLT said:

When is Brighthouse being added to that list?

Good question.  someone mentioned on here it should be on the list this year I think.  That could be #9. 

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^ It just seems really illogical to say we'll have our HQ here and then to move it 2-3 years later. What is the point? I really hope that's not what's going to happen

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9 hours ago, KJHburg said:

They really seem upset in Atlanta if you look at this headline it is as if we stole Coca Cola from them.  

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/suntrust-merger-with-means-another-bank-leaving-for-charlotte/YN1k8G53eaX3Kl08MT4FEI/

Perhaps more than any bank that's ever been in Atlanta, Trust Company was part of the civic fabric so I feel their pain. It's very much like when Sun Banks got spirited away to Atlanta from Orlando...

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10 hours ago, KJHburg said:

They really seem upset in Atlanta if you look at this headline it is as if we stole Coca Cola from them.  

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/suntrust-merger-with-means-another-bank-leaving-for-charlotte/YN1k8G53eaX3Kl08MT4FEI/

Is stealing  Coca Cola an option? I'd gladly take that from the ATL too

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Just let you know how much space Sun Trust and BB&T have in Atlanta (hint they are one of the biggest office tenants in town)  Not saying they would need this much space in Charlotte by any stretch as much of this space in the ATL will be retained but some consolidation  will occur.  

""SunTrust will maintain a large presence in Atlanta, but it's possible the bank will consolidate much of its office space across the city.

There's a lot of it, according to market data.

About 675,000 square feet at the 303 Peachtree Street headquarters.
About 400,000 square feet in the tower's Garden Offices.
Almost 200,000 square feet for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's offices in Buckhead's Atlanta Financial Center.
Just under 100,000 in Midtown's Campanile building.
Another 50,000 at Peachtree Center.
By comparison, BB&T's Atlanta office footprint is a fraction of that size. It has multiple floors at its regional office in Midtown's 271 17th tower overlooking Atlantic Station. Overall across metro Atlanta, BB&T occupies just over 100,000 square feet.""

source Atlanta Business Chronicle https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/02/08/suntrust-is-one-of-atlantas-largest-office-tenants.html?ana=e_mc_prem&s=newsletter&ed=2019-02-08&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1549634012&j=86548031

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4 minutes ago, AirNostrumMAD said:

I’m,  for a second, am going to be a yuge Charlotte fanboy for a second. 

If SunTrust did build a nice 900+ ft. Tower, Duke builds their tower and after the Legacy projects and Crescents projects, Charlotte will hit the next level. I know they’re just office towers - but high paying office towers will draw roofs and retail and more entertainment venues. That, and our skyline will definitely be amongst the best of any city of any size in the US. Not the biggest, but definitely one of the prettiest. 

I also think it would be pretty impressive given how Charlotte has already hit the “next level” twice - imo - since 2005. 

The first being the pre-recession when we got light rail, Vue, Epicenter, NASCAR HoF, Wachovia (Aka Duke Tower) and the 2nd time which has seen Romare Park, BBT stadium, 3rd Ward in general, Light rail extension, Streetcar, Stonewall Corridor. 

I agree completely.  I can definitely say that when I was deciding to move out of Boston in 2011/2012 and visiting CLT, Atlanta, Austin trying to decide where to go that if CLT did not have what you listed for pre-recession developments finished  that I definitely would have ended up in ATL.   

Not because I would use all those developments, still have never been to NASCAR HOF, but that wasn't the point to me.  To me it came down to how did the city feel, the vibe, the concentration, the growth.  I wanted something that felt like a city.

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