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Reframing Charlotte: A Challenge

The Mecklenburg Times wants residents of the Charlotte area to weigh in on 10 home designs that local architects created to represent our region.
The designs are the result of a challenge we threw out to architects in February: Design a “Charlotte-style” house.
“Reframing Charlotte: A Challenge” was inspired by comments made by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Director Debra Campbell, when she was presented with the “Real Estate Person of the Year” award by Commercial Real Estate Women Charlotte at the group’s December luncheon.

For the full press release, please click here.

Award Winning Crew Teamwork

CREW Charlotte member Ann Erickson with BB+M Architecture was recently awarded the IIDA Carolinas Chapter DesignWorks 2014 Hospitality Award for the Vue Sky Lounge in uptown Charlotte.  The project was designed by Ann and constructed by fellow CREW Charlotte member and sponsor Jennifer Yoxtheimer with J.D. Goodrum, General Contractors.  The high-end design, quality of the workmanship and attention to detail by all parties helped make the space the award winning venue that it is.  Collaborating on this project was a great experience and a true testament to the value of CREW relationships! 

Jones Lang Lasalle Is Now Calling Itself JLL.

Jones Lang LaSalle is now calling itself JLL.

Our name and logo reflect our evolution as a global company. We now serve and work alongside clients in an ever-wider range of markets and cultures.

We made the move to JLL because the name is easy to say, easy to understand, more visible and more memorable. It suits our vision for the future of our business and how we can better serve your needs. And the fact that so many people already refer to us as JLL makes it a natural choice.

Our name may be different, but what remains constant are our core business values-client service, teamwork and the highest ethical standards-and how we put them to work for you.

Wherever we work, you can count on JLL to deliver real value in all we do.

For more information, please click here.

Kimberly Kendall Achieves Sior Designation From Society Of Industrial And Office Realtors®

(January 14) – Kimberly Kendall, senior associate at Bissell, has achieved the SIOR office designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®. SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,000 commercial real estate professionals, 2,800 of whom have earned the coveted SIOR designation.
To achieve the SIOR designation, Kendall completed at least five years of creditable experience in the highly specialized field of office real estate; met stringent education requirements; and demonstrated professional ability, competency, ethical conduct, and personal integrity.
To read the full press release, please click here.

Lincoln Harris Announces Promotion Of Denise Dexter To Director Of Operations

Effective January 1, 2014, Denise Dexter will serve as Senior Vice President, Director of Operations for Lincoln Harris.  This newly-created position will focus on overseeing our various third party management services outside of the Bank of America, SunTrust and CHS accounts.   As a part of her new role, Denise joins the Lincoln Harris Operating Committee with other senior leaders of the firm.

To read the full announcement, please click here.

Beth Machen Named Women Of Influence By Real Estate Forum Magazine

Women may still be under-represented in the commercial real estate industry, but as a group, members of CREW Network are clearly making their mark. Twenty-eight members were recently showcased in Real Estate Forum magazine’s 2013 “Women of Influence” issue. The July/August special issue, with expanded coverage and individual profiles, marked the 20th anniversary of the annual report, which was started in 1993.

For more information, please click here

Harris Corners Partners With Crew Charlotte's Queen City In Pink

On October 2, 2013, Harris Corners Corporate Park partnered with CREW Charlotte’s Queen City in Pink initiative to raise breast cancer awareness. The Pink Lady Fire Truck joined us as we handed out pink glazed donuts, pink lapel pins, mints, and information. The event was very meaningful to our Tenants as we celebrated survivors and reflected on those in memory.


For more information, please click here.

Crew Charlotte Member Nancy L. Olah Presented Athena Leadership Award

(October 14, 2013) The third annual ATHENA Leadership Awards Program of Charlotte awarded CREW Charlotte member, Nancy Olah, of Parker Poe, with the 2013 Leadership Award on October 3, 2013 at the Charlotte County Club.

Olah was selected for having achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contributing her time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the Charlotte community, and for her active assistance in help others realize their full leadership potential.

“Nancy tirelessly gives of herself to the mentees she helps, as well as the organizations she is affiliated with. She is so deserving of this award and we are grateful to have her as an invested member of CREW Charlotte,” said CREW Charlotte President, Barbara Briccotto, INTEC Group, Inc.

To read the full announcement, please click here

Sandi Thorman, Cpa, With Greerwalker Llp Wins 2013 Women To Watch Awards

NCACPA, in partnership with the AICPA and its Women’s Initiatives Committee, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Women to Watch Awards. These awards recognize women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations, and to the development of women CPAs as leaders.

Members of the Professional Women’s Task Force read, reviewed, and rated each nomination based on a rubric.

The winners for this year’s awards are:

Emerging Leader – Melisa Galasso, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
Experienced Leader – Sandi Thorman, CPA, GreerWalker LLP

Recipients of the awards will be recognized at the Women to Watch Awards luncheon on October 22, 2013, at NCACPA’s Professional Women’s Conference. We encourage you to register for this outstanding conference. Or, if you would like to attend just the luncheon portion as our guest, please email Ashley Squier by October 11.

Phantom Income Triggered By Debt Transactions

By: Bobbi Jo Lazarus, CPA

Recent changes with commercial lending requirements have driven some real estate investors to develop new approaches to investing in real estate.   While these approaches may give way to significant earnings, investors should be aware of events that could also trigger phantom taxable income.

The continued increase of distressed loans on lenders’ balance sheets, matched with the increase in required equity and occupancy rates for traditional financing, some real estate investors have found that it is more beneficial to purchase these distressed loans directly from the bank at a significantly reduced price.   While the reduced price can be very appealing, future transactions or modifications can lead to unforeseen taxable income.

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