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Kimley-Horn was recently named one of FORTUNE’s and Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Women! This recognition is based entirely on the employee feedback that Great Place to Work receives from the survey distributed each spring. The list was identified by analyzing how positively women rated their organizations on metrics including ethical leadership, respectful and fair workplace interactions, great benefits and development, and strong and caring personal support. Congratulations on this stellar achievement! Find more information and read their company profile here.

North Carolina Limits Commercial and Residential Evictions and Other Lease Remedies

June 2, 2020 – AlertsBy Elizabeth Sims Hedrick, Jessica Lyn Green and Catherine B. Mitchell
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 142 on May 30, 2020, placing temporary restrictions on residential and commercial evictions for monetary defaults related to COVID-19 and extending the prohibition on utility shut-offs. In response to the Executive Order, North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley issued an order that extends the statewide stay on all eviction hearings through June 21, 2020 and establishes a voluntary mediation program for summary ejectment actions.
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FORTUNE has named Kimley-Horn to the top 100 Best Companies to Work For for the 13th time!

One of just 12 companies on the list that pay for 100% of employee health care costs, this engineering and design consultancy leverages a tradition of rewarding new hires as much as 20-year veterans with profit sharing and new opportunities. Some examples include generous year-end bonuses (in 2018, 89% of staff received a minimum bonus of one month’s pay), an in-house MBA-like training program and Red Envelope Day (surprise bonuses or gift cards all around), and Teamwork Awards (on-the-spot $50 rewards for hard work). “There is a strong emphasis on making this your workplace for the remainder of your career,” says one employee.

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Holly Alexander Announced as the Top Producer of 2019 for New South Properties

Charlotte, North Carolina – January 28, 2020 – The deals have been counted and New South Properties of the Carolinas is proud to announce Holly Alexander as the company’s Top Producer of 2019! This is a ground-breaking and well-earned achievement as Holly is the first female to ever hold the title of Top Producer in the twenty-five-year history of the company. 

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Acquisition of Unified Technology Systems expands Solutionz’ large market share in the Southeastern US and the company’s breadth of expertise with the addition of top talent, resources and physical locations.

LOS ANGELES – December 9, 2019: Solutionz, Inc. (“Solutionz”), a Fernandez Holdings (“FHI”) portfolio company announces the purchase of Unified Technology Systems (“Unified”).  Solutionz is a top audio-visual integrator, support services and cyber security provider. Unified Technology Systems’ prominent position in the Southeast will help expand the company’s ability to design, build, and manage A/V, network, security and infrastructure deployments throughout the region.

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Growth Inspires Company Name Change

(Charlotte, NC, August 2019)… For nearly 25 years, Charlotte-based Development Advisors (DAI) has provided site selection and incentive negotiation expertise to clients worldwide, directly offsetting capital costs while optimizing business locations for maximum profit and competitiveness. Now, to better reflect its considerable experience and growth in the marketplace, DAI is changing its name to Maxis Advisors.

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