Northwood Investors’ $1.2 Billion Bet on a North Carolina Office Park

In 2017, the New York–based Northwood Investors spent $1.2 billion to purchase Ballantyne Corporate Park, a highly successful office property in Charlotte—the single-largest real estate transaction in North Carolina’s history at the time.

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  • Bringing More Mixed-Use Residential to Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    March 15, 2019

    In 2018, downtown Fort Lauderdale added just over 1,000 residential units. An additional 3,000 units have already come to market so far in 2019, with more underway. While speakers at ULI Southeast Florida’s “Fort Lauderdale Emerges” event acknowledged the risk of overbuilding, they were also confident that a blockbuster mixed-use project will attract interest for decades to come.

  • ULX: Multifaceted Mixed Use

    January 14, 2019

    Ten projects create synergy among different uses.

  • Financial Crisis Helped Highlight Advantages of Mixed-Use Development for Investors

    October 1, 2018

    A panel discussion at the recent ULI Europe Real Estate Forum in Dublin examined how investors are driving demand for and managing mixed-use districts and buildings. Speakers said that rather than many small and varied projects, they have concentrated on fewer and larger high-return projects.

  • A Mixed-Use Vertical Village Revives a Retail Ruin in Memphis

    September 17, 2018

    A former Sears, Roebuck & Company distribution center and retail location in the Crosstown neighborhood of Memphis with historic landmark status has evolved into a mixed-use project with retail, health and educational space, plus apartments.

  • Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood and Longwood Medical Area

    The area surrounding the historic baseball stadium has been transfigured by new residential skyscrapers where fast-food restaurants once stood, in addition to high-tech health companies and a market concept popular in Portugal.

  • Urbanizing the Town Center of Columbia, Maryland

    March 12, 2018

    James Rouse’s visionary development is 50 years old. The process of urbanizing its town center may create a model for other suburban developments.

  • The $3 Billion Project Transforming Downtown Tampa

    February 28, 2018

    With roughly 58,000 people moving to the city of Tampa in 2016 alone, the region stands out as an example of accelerating U.S. growth. Water Street Tampa will give an urban facelift to Tampa’s skyline and double the downtown area in size.

  • Costs, Resistance to Denser Development Holding Markets Like San Diego Back

    January 22, 2018

    In many ways, San Diego illustrates the challenges facing many attractive U.S. cities, including the demand for affordable housing, struggling retail, and the need for more senior housing. At the top of the list is a strong community wariness of any new development, which has made it difficult to build meaningful mixed-use projects, said speakers during a January panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana.

  • Public/Private Partnerships Driving Growth in Cincinnati

    January 2, 2018

    At a recent ULI Cincinnati event, panelists agreed that a midsize market like Cincinnati needs cooperation between the public and private sectors to move things forward.

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