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AI DESIGN GROUP AND PROGRESSIVE AE ANNOUNCE MERGER

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. РJuly 27, 2016 РCharlotte, North Carolina‐based ai Design Group and Grand Rapids,
Michigan‐based Progressive AE today announced they are merging to create a stronger, more diverse fullservice
architectural and design firm. The combined organization will have active work in all 48 contiguous
states, a team of 200 professionals and over 65 years combined history as leaders in architecture and
design.

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OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS ACQUIRES LOCAL OFFICE FURNITURE COMPANY SECOND EXPANSION IN TWO YEARS

Charlotte, NC (July 18, 2016) – Office Environments, Inc. (OE), a Charlotte-based commercial furniture dealer, announces its second acquisition in two years. They are now expanding to Rock Hill, South Carolina through the procurement of White Office Furniture, an established Steelcase dealer in South Carolina for over 70 years. Both Office Environments and White Office Furniture are uniting under the Office Environments name and will continue their shared mission to provide a single source for workplace solutions through high quality products and services.

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New York real estate firm acquires Cresa Carolinas

A New York commercial real estate company recently acquired Cresa Carolinas, a tenant representation firm with offices in Charlotte and Durham.

Savills Studley, which also specializes in tenant representation, purchased Cresa Carolinas for an undisclosed amount. The newly-acquired North Carolina offices will continue to provide tenant representation, transaction management and project management to companies, particularly ones in the high-tech and life-science sectors.

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Carolina Site Celebrates 20 Years!

Carolina Site, a Gold Sponsor and active partner of CREW Charlotte, is proudly celebrating 20 Years in business.  The company specializes in parking lot repair, construction and maintenance.  President of the company, Sclater Heindl who is also a member of CREW, recently answered several questions about the past, present and future plans for Carolina Site which was featured on Page 5 of the Business Journal.  Click here to take a look!

Kimley-Horn Named Best Workplace for Millennials and Gen X’ers

Fortune ranked Kimley-Horn #3 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list and #2 on its 20 Best Workplaces for Gen X’ers list.

A Kimley-Horn millennial told Fortune: “Although I have only been here a few years, my ideas, thoughts, issues, and solutions are always taken seriously.

Both rankings are based entirely upon employees’ own feedback and winners were selected from a database of some 620 Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations.

You have the feeling that you are truly valued and that people care about you on a more personal level,” says one of Kimley-Horn’s Gen X employees.

Kimley-Horn has 291 employees in the Carolinas, with 69 in its uptown Charlotte office. Learn more about the firm here

JLL Named a Top Attractor Company by LinkedIn

CHICAGO, IL, June 21, 2016 – The 433+ million members of LinkedIn have voted with their actions and selected JLL (NYSE:JLL) as one of the top companies in the world at attracting and keeping top talent. The Top Attractors list is the first ranking of its kind based entirely on user activity such as job applications, career website engagement and employee retention.  JLL is the only real estate company on the list.

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CHARLOTTE-BASED Firm Names CHENEY AS New Co-Managing Partner

Charlotte, June 2, 2016 – Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, PLLC (HSSM) has named a new co-managing Partner, Becky Cheney, to help lead the firm into the future.

The firm elected Becky Cheney to serve alongside George Sistrunk as the firm’s co-managing partner.  Cheney takes on the role that David Hamilton, firm founder, filled previously. She will play a key role in the firm’s operations and management functions.  Cheney has been a partner with the firm for the past 8 years, previously serving as counsel for Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  

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ONE Global Design Summit meets in Mexico to recap 2015, plan growth for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONE Global Design Summit meets in Mexico to recap 2015, plan growth for 2016
March 23, 2016

ONE Global Design announced exceptional growth at their semi-annual executive meeting in February. Wes Jones and Kim Marks of ai Design Group — along with 31 principals representing 18 firms across the United States, Mexico, and Canada — met in Cancun, Mexico for a two-day conference. The event was hosted by ONE Global Design member, ZVA of Mexico City, Mexico. 

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BRG's Amy Davis Receives '40 Under 40' Award

BRG's Amy Davis Receives '40 Under 40' Award
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2016

BRG is pleased to announce that Senior Strategic Planner, Amy Davis, has been recognized as one of the Charlotte Business Journal's “40 Under 40” award recipients. Based out of BRG’s Charlotte, North Carolina office, Amy works with BRG clients to develop strategic solutions that provide the business intelligence to achieve their real estate objectives and goals.

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