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CREW Charlotte's Adrienne Bain with Citizens Bank Named to CREW Network Foundation's Board!

LAWRENCE, KS – Six women were appointed to the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Foundation Board of Directors, which will be led by Chair Jennifer Carey in 2017. The appointment was approved at the CREW Network Board of Directors meeting, held October 17 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Carey and the other members of the 2017 board will officially take office in January.

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Charlotte, NC (October, 2016) – MPV Properties (MPV) is pleased to announce broker
Rebecca Herron as the newest addition to MPV’s office and industrial leasing team.

Prior to joining MPV, Rebecca lead business development at a geotechnical and environmental
engineering firm, where she gained experience in the processes of due diligence, rezoning,
property surveys, feasibility studies, property condition assessments, and environmental Phase 1
ESA assessments. This is in addition to the in-depth knowledge she acquired within general
construction, including permitting, tenant improvements, economic development, and build-tosuit
projects. Outside of real estate, Rebecca also has five years of experience as an advertising
consultant for print and digital projects, with expertise in both account management and sales

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Fortune ranked Holder Construction #66 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list

Fortune ranked Holder Construction #66 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list.

A Holder millennial told Fortune: “I feel that the culture at Holder is what makes the difference. We have leaders who make it their priority to develop the people, not the money. I am trusted by the leaders and given responsibility for my work. I trust that the organization will continue to be successful because of the culture and that I do not have to stress about keeping my job.”

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

Holder Construction has more than 600 associates nationwide. Holder is currently building the 615 South College Street project in uptown and will start construction on Dimensional Place in South End of at the of this year.

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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

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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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