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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.

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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

2020 NAIOP Charlotte Cornerstone Sponsorships are Available!

The Cornerstone Sponsorship program offers professionals and organizations an opportunity to participate in, and get more out of, our chapter activities and services. The Cornerstone Sponsorship program is an excellent way to gain visibility while supporting the commercial real estate industry in Charlotte. 

Cornerstone Sponsors are allowed to customize your benefits based on the exposure you desire.

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Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members

Posted on October 8, 2019

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since April 22, 2019:

  • Blake Bickmore, Crescent Communities LLC
  • Nathaniel Buhler, Cambridge Properties, Inc.
  • John Core, Beacon Partners
  • Dave Dabson, Beacon Partners
  • Thomas Efthimiades, Childress Klein
  • Chad Frye, Graycor Construction
  • Madelyn Furr, ECS Southeast, LLP
  • Andrew Geuss, Builtech Services, LLC
  • Paxton Hollar, SunCap Property Group
  • Greg Icenhour, Mid-Atlantic Associates, Inc.
  • Robert Jeffway, The Fallon Company
  • William Joslin, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
  • Corey Knuckles, LaBella Associates P.C.
  • Dan Mainous, BB&T
  • Derek Mathis, SunCap Property Group
  • Christopher McCain, Entinu Communications LLC
  • Chris Morgan, Walbridge
  • Rob Nanfelt, REBIC
  • Grant Oldenburg, UNC Charlotte Real Estate Club
  • Ross Pope, KDC Real Estate Development & Investments
  • Kenny Sommerkamp, Metrolina Builders
  • Seth Spears, Batson-Cook Construction
  • Madison Stewart, Builtech Services, LLC
  • Evan Synstad, Gilbane Building Company
  • Heidi Team, Batson-Cook Construction
  • David Truesdale, Choate Construction Company
  • Mike Tulini, Encompass Building Group
  • Tony Wilk, Builtech Services, LLC
  • Matt Williams, Metrolina Builders
  • Edward Wolynec, Clarion Partners
  • Kate Zawacki, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC

Earn Your ARGUS Certification through NAIOP

Posted July 1, 2019

Members save $250 by registering to complete their on-demand ARGUS Enterprise certification through NAIOP. Now is the time to invest in your career!

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Day at the State Capitol Comes to Raleigh

Posted June 26, 2019

NAIOP works with chapters to engage with state leaders on legislative proposals and policies that impact commercial real estate. A key event in many states is a “Day at the Capitol,” which gives members the opportunity to meet state policymakers and discuss important issues.

Members of NAIOP’s three North Carolina chapters (Charlotte, North Carolina Piedmont Triad and Raleigh Durham) converged in Raleigh to take part in the annual event. They discussed topics that are important to NAIOP North Carolina including economic development, tax reform and regulatory reform. For example, the state alliance is supporting a legislative effort to clarify that property management fees on service contracts (general repair and maintenance) are not subject to the sales and use tax.

NAIOP North Carolina also hosted a breakfast for more than 30 members and officials. Several state legislators attended the event to learn more about NAIOP and its legislative priorities.

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Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members

Posted on April 22, 2019

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since January 29, 2019:

  • Rob Brinkman, Bohler Engineering NC, PLLC
  • Todd Brown, Choate Construction Company
  • Andrew Culicento, Intercon Building Company, LLC
  • Ryan Doherty, Progressive AE
  • Gabriella Edmonson, ECS Southeast, LLP
  • Casey Gebhardt, Lat Purser & Associates
  • Josiah Goins, Barton Malow Company
  • Frank Greer, GreerWalker LLP
  • Daniel Mattox, JE Dunn Construction
  • Nathan Medlin, GreerWalker LLP
  • Patrick Nally, HFF
  • Anthony Phillips, Lat Purser & Associates
  • Seth Puckett, JAG Insurance Group
  • Matt Robertson, Clancy & Theys Construction Company
  • Eric Thompson, ARCO Design/Build, Inc.

Congratulations to Phil Kuttner on Being Named One of CBJ's Most Admired CEOs

Posted on April 8, 2019

This year, the Charlotte Business Journal added a new awards program to recognize established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and made significant contributions to the community. 

The Most Admired CEO Awards was held on March 29 at The Westin Charlotte hotel uptown. Thirty-nine leaders were recognized across more than a dozen industry categories.

Nominations for this program were open to the public and came from members of the business community, within the honorees' organizations and externally. The CBJ editorial team selected honorees to recognize within each industry category.

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Deadline Approaching: NAIOP/Prologis Inclusion Scholarship

Posted on February 15, 2019

NAIOP and Prologis are partnering to provide a program scholarship to up to 10 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 February 22, 2019.

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NAIOP Center for Education Courses

Posted on February 7, 2019

NAIOP Center for Education offers on-demand courses that fit into your busy schedule.

A flexible format allows you to set your own pace. Take up to three months to complete a course.