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Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since March 12, 2021:

  • Brian Taylor, Miller-Valentine Group
  • Caleb Gass, Heritage BlueFire
  • Chandler Markey, Sands Investment Group
  • Philip Elliott, Consulting Services Incorporated
  • Elsa Simaan, Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Greg Hartley, Acro Development Services, PLLC
  • HeatherMucci, Novus Architects
  • John Moscati, GTA Associates, Inc.
  • Philip Potter, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Allen McDowell, Bohler Engineering
  • AnthonyZook, Bohler Engineering

Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since January 1, 2021:

  • Kelly Anderson, Claris Construction
  • Andrew Burton, S&ME, Inc.
  • John Coleman, EastGroup Properties
  • Phoebe Dinga, Lincoln Harris
  • Michael Henry, The Beck Group
  • Daniel Hines, Bohler Engineering
  • Zachary Howze, Seedwater Engineering, Inc.
  • Eric Little, Keach Construction, Inc.
  • Jason Mari, Gilbane Building Company
  • Peter Moody, Harkins Builders, Inc.
  • John Ratliff, EastGroup Properties
  • Joseph Rhodes, Landcare Innovations
  • Nathan Walker, United Mechanical Corporation
  • Chad Wright, BB&T
  • Kate Zawacki, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC

NAIOP Charlotte Elects 2021 Board of Directors at 2020 Annual Meeting

NAIOP Charlotte, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, held its annual meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, where they elected the 2021 Board of Directors. ­­­­This year’s virtual Annual Meeting featured a panel of industry leaders including Nate Doolittle from LandDesign, Phil Kuttner from LITTLE, Brendan Pierce from Crescent Communities, and Scott Wilson from Childress Klein Properties. The panel provided market updates and overviews on commercial real estate in Charlotte and noted the 2040 Comp Plan, the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and Charlotte Moves and their impact on the future of commercial real estate development. 

2021 Board of Directors

President - Pat Pierce, Selwyn Property Group
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

*For a full list of the 2021 NAIOP Board of Directors, visit

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Members on the Move: Edifice Promotes Kormelink to Vice President

EDIFICE Promotes Kormelink To Vice President

Originally published on November 5, 2020, on Edifice Company News Blog.

CHARLOTTE, NC, November 5, 2020,  EDIFICE, the regional general contractor headquartered in Charlotte, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sloan Kormelink to Vice President of Business Development. 

Sloan has been with EDIFICE since 2016 and has been instrumental in expanding its footprint in the Carolinas. Her leadership will continue to strengthen EDIFICE’s relationships with its valued clients and partners, allowing the company to build upon the tremendous growth experienced over the past few years. 

N. Eric Laster, EDIFICE president, and CEO had this to say about this promotion, “Sloan continues to be one of the driving forces in our success.  I am confident she will continue to play a key role in our growth.  Her passion, winning attitude, and ability to form meaningful relationships are assets to EDIFICE and I couldn’t be happier to announce her expanded role.”

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Welcome 2020 NAIOP Charlotte Members

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since January 16, 2020:

  • Shaun Atkinson, The Beck Group
  • Mike Bedell, Walbridge
  • Dona Black, Bank of America
  • Paul Blake, ECS Southeast, LLP
  • Tricia Brauer, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Natalie Ceva, JLL
  • Andre Collins. Lincoln Harris
  • Robert Combs, The Keith Corporation
  • James Crippen, SOLID Surface Care, Inc.
  • Sean DeLapp, WGM Design LLP
  • Rachel Donovan, Patcraft
  • James Downs, C4 Builders, LLC
  • Jubal Early, Lincoln Harris
  • Chad Frye, Elford Inc.
  • Brian Gallagher, Graycor Construction
  • Amar Goli, Sands Investment Group
  • Thomas Hipp, Binswanger
  • Alexander Hondros, Crescent Communities, LLC
  • Teddy Hull, Collett
  • Lucas Joseph, Berkeley Capital Advisors
  • Chase Kerley, Crescent Communities, LLC
  • Chris Knight, Samet Corporation
  • Scott Kurz, Lincoln Harris
  • Gregory Laughton, Sands Investment Group
  • Bobbi Jo Lazarus, Elliott Davis
  • Tim Marsh, Shiel Sexton Company
  • Nick Matus, Bank of America
  • Thomas Planishek, Clancy & Theys Construction Company
  • Keith Poettker, Poettker Construction Company
  • Sagar Rathie, Crescent Communities, LLC
  • Meagan Rethmeier, BB&T
  • Jason Reynolds, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
  • Michelle Richards, MB Richards Engineering, PLLC
  • James Richardson, Crescent Communities, LLC
  • Jacob Schaetzel, Turner Construction Company
  • Erin Shaw, Beacon Partners
  • John Sozzi, First Bank
  • Tyler Steele, New Forum, Inc
  • Nate Stephens, Landmark Builders
  • Mary Katherine Stukes, Moore & Van Allen PLLC
  • Will Walton, Berkeley Capital
  • Andrew Webb, Redline Property Partners, LP
  • Martin Welton, Balfour Beatty
  • Joshua Wilkes, Dominion Realty Partners, LLC
  • Marshall Williamson, Lincoln Harris 
  • Andrew Zehr, First Bank

Achieve your goals in 2021 and beyond with NAIOP

Achieve your goals in 2021 and beyond with NAIOP alongside you. Enjoy continued access to our robust resources, strong network, and exceptional education. We are always here for you – through the ups and downs of the industry, and at every stage of your career. Renew your membership now to stay engaged with this powerful association.

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Ensure Your Voice is Heard

Advocacy matters. Whether it’s an election year or not, it’s always important to have the interests of commercial real estate represented on federal, local, and provincial levels. Renew with NAIOP today for 2021 to ensure your voice is being heard: 

Renew Your Membership

NAIOP Membership Renewal

NAIOP continues to get new members this year as we navigate the current crisis. Why? Commercial real estate professionals know that more than ever, NAIOP Charlotte is what they need to stay competitive during challenging times. #NAIOPcharlotte

Renew Now for 2021

Join NAIOP & Receive FREE On-Demand Courses Through August 1

NAIOP provides critical commercial real estate education, connections and advocacy that help our members’ businesses and the industry advance. Members benefit from the resources and networking provided by both NAIOP Charlotte and the 20,000-member-strong North American association. Take advantage of the full scope of member benefits, including FREE on-demand courses through Aug. 1!

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NAIOP Survey: Your Outlook on Events

NAIOP would like to hear from its members on your outlook for NAIOP events in 2020, both those hosted by NAIOP Corporate and those presented locally by chapters. Check your email for the survey invitation (sent May 27 and May 31) and complete the survey by Friday, June 5.

NAIOP's Pledge to Its Members during COVID-19

The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented and far-reaching. During this time of crisis, NAIOP is focused on delivering the invaluable education, advocacy, and research that you expect – and that your business depends on. This is NAIOP's pledge to help its members during this crisis, as we all work toward a time of good health and prosperity.

Uninterrupted Membership Guarantee: We've Got You Covered

  • Extension of your NAIOP membership if you lose your job. Current members and those who join before September 30 will have membership extended up to one year or until you're reemployed. Even if your dues were paid by your company, your benefits won't stop.
  • Access to our online job bank where you can search for your next position, browse candidates, and find career guidance, salary resources, and hiring trends.
  • Chapter support that provides tools and resources to continue programming and deliver strong member value in your local market.
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Update from NAIOP Charlotte

Good morning,
Scott HArrisI want to take a moment to reach out to see how you are doing. During these challenging times, I want you to consider NAIOP Charlotte as part of your team, helping each other get through things together.
If you haven't already seen some of the great work NAIOP is doing to keep commercial real estate flowing, I am happy to share some quick items, all offered to NAIOP members at no cost:
The topics are broad and a great resource. Additionally, we have a COVID-19 resource page available on our website, which includes some insights from some board members on the present status of their business. These are being offered to support our members during these challenging times. Check it out and let us know if you think something should be added. It is the time to brush up on your skills.
We are here for you and your business. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if we can be of more assistance. Best wishes to your entire team and family. Stay healthy and I hope to see you in person real soon.
Scott HArris
Scott Harris
2020 NAIOP Charlotte President

NAIOP’s Pledge to Its Members during COVID-19

Originally published on Tuesday, April 6, 2020.

The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented and far-reaching. During this time of crisis, NAIOP is focused on delivering the invaluable education, advocacy, and research that you expect – and that your business depends on. This is NAIOP's pledge to help its members during this crisis, as we all work toward a time of good health and prosperity.

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Stuck at Home? Take Advantage of On-demand Courses

Hone your professional skills and gain new insights with NAIOP's on-demand courses. These online courses provide maximum flexibility for commercial real estate professionals to learn from home from the best in the business.

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Letter from Leadership

The NAIOP Charlotte leadership is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. The health and well-being of our members is our top priority, and we are taking the threat of this virus seriously. After continued monitoring of events and reviewing protocol of other similar organizations, we have decided the responsible course is to adopt social distancing protocol for all NAIOP Charlotte activities through mid-April. We are doing this not only to protect you, your colleagues and our community. We are looking at manners to deliver programs remotely and encouraging small groups to meet virtually. The specific steps we are taking:

  • Programs and Events — All public events during this time, and some larger events that are scheduled to occur later, are postponed or provided with remote access, where is practical. As updates are available, we will post it to our website at
  • Committee and Board Meetings — All internal NAIOP meetings during this time will take place over video/ conference. NAIOP will provide group conferencing capability. If you determine that a virtual platform is not appropriate for your meeting, we will reschedule.
  • Stay Connected — During this difficult time, we will explore other ways to continue to do what NAIOP does: allow members to connect and share insights. If you have any ideas for online platforms, webinars, etc. please feel free to share with us.
  • And finally — Events and activities the middle of April will proceed with planning efforts, as this is a fluid situation.

The NAIOP State Conference in Pinehurst is postponed. We are working to gather more details about the new dates, transferring room reservations, and registrations. When we have more information, we will notify you as soon as possible. Updates will be available at

During these times, our NAIOP staff may choose to work remotely as well. You may call our offices at 704-940-7383 and leave a message and our team will return calls within 2-4 business hours, or reach out via email at [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding as we all cope with this difficult situation. You are what makes NAIOP a great organization and we are so very grateful for your support. If you have any questions, please reach out to the NAIOP staff and leadership team directly.

Developer of the Year: NAIOP’s Highest Honor

Presented annually since 1979, the Developer of the Year Award is given annually to one developer that best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the commercial real estate industry.

Nominations for 2020 are now open!

Nominate your company for NAIOP's highest honor using our online nomination tool. Nominations close on Friday, February 28.

Click here to read the criteria

Watch What NAIOP is Doing for You: Vision 2020 (video)

NAIOP and its 20,000 members are working together to advance the commercial real estate industry. With both our association and the industry experiencing record growth and unprecedented opportunities, the year 2020 is expected to be one that is exciting and successful.

Throughout it all, NAIOP will be hard at work to deliver our members with the connections, advocacy, and knowledge that boost their careers, promote the industry and ensure that their businesses stay ahead of the competition.

Watch our annual report video to learn about our recent accomplishments and what's ahead for 2020.

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Meet Larry Lance, 2020 Chairman

Posted on January 24, 2020

Watch a short video and get to know Larry Lance, 2020 NAIOP Chairman.

As he visits chapters and represents NAIOP throughout the year, Lance says he plans to emphasize the relationships and partnerships that come from NAIOP membership. “NAIOP has always strived to serve our members at every stage of their careers. Over the next year, I’d like to focus on helping our CEOs and Developing Leaders in particular to deepen their engagement with NAIOP and with each other,” he said during comments at CRE. Converge 2019. “My challenge to CEOs is to not wait until retirement to give back, and to get more involved with NAIOP through the Forums program or the Research Foundation.”

Lance is a 33-year NAIOP member, having joined the organization in 1987. Throughout his long membership, he has given his time as a member of the board, where he has led the government affairs committee, served on the Developer of the Year selection committee and Development magazine editorial board, and been a NAIOP-PAC Trustee.

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Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members

Posted on January 21, 2020.

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since January 16, 2020:

  • Timothy Boggs, Cenero
  • John Coleman, Northwood Office
  • Cameron Coughlin, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Jacob Hart, Schneider Electric
  • Scott Hinson, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
  • Chris Kerr, Batson-Cook Construction
  • Sloan Kormelink, EDIFICE
  • Brian Landes, JLL
  • Elizabeth McMillan, Crescent Communities, LLC
  • Jason Munday, SeamonWhiteside
  • Scott Rigsby, IA Interior Architects
  • Rick Schroder, SeamonWhiteside
  • Matthew Vranjes, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc

NAIOP Charlotte Elects 2020 Board of Directors and Recognizes the Award of Excellence Winner at 2019 Annual Meeting

NAIOP Charlotte, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, held its annual meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Charlotte City Club, where they elected the 2020 Board of Directors and announced the winner of their Award of Excellence. This award recognizes an individual who positively influences our community and industry. ­­­­Attendees also heard from Ron Kaufman, RNC National Committee; John Lassiter, Charlotte 2020 Host Committee; and Walter Price, Moore & Van Allen on the Republican National Convention coming to Charlotte in 2020 and its impact on the city’s economy.

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2020 Board of Directors

President – Scott Harris, Choate Construction
President-Elect – Patrick Pierce, Selwyn Properties Secretary – Jason Moore, Rodgers Builders
Treasurer – Welch Lyles, Asana Partners
Immediate Past President – Tracy Dodson, City of Charlotte
Past President – Cheryl Steele, Offit Kurman, P.A.
*For a full list of the 2020 NAIOP Board of Directors, visit our website at

Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence was given to Jason Moore of Rodgers Builders, Inc. The award is presented to an individual that dutifully gives time and energy to a focused non-profit organization or community cause and humbly serves others in the community without concern for recognition or compensation. He or she champions the commercial real estate industry on a national, state and/or local level and passionately seeks to be an agent for change, even in the face of diversity. This person is seen as a real estate industry ambassador at any level of government or community.

Photo (L-R): 2019 NAIOP Charlotte President Tracy Dodson, City of Charlotte, and incoming 2020 NAIOP Charlotte President, Scott Harris, Choate Construction Company