Monthly Archives: December 2014

Charlotte CEOs ‘more optimistic’ about 2015 economic growth

For years, the Charlotte Chamber’s annual economic forecast luncheon has delivered the same theme: Expect another year of slow, unimpressive growth. Some of Charlotte’s top-ranking corporate executives seemed to agree that 2015 looks better than recent years. Businesses are growing. … Continue reading

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The 10 Naughtiest and Nicest Housing Markets

For our obligatory holiday-themed housing report, RealtyTrac took a look at some important factors that impact the value of a home and neighborhoods through the lens of the Naughty and Nice lists kept by a certain Saint Nick. Those important … Continue reading

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Non-negotiable: Tighter Market Means Few, if Any, Concessions

When the economic crash sent managers into a frenzy to keep occupancies from falling further, concessions were flying fast and furious. Jeff Barnum says the market forced most managers to offer discounts on rent and keep people coming through the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Companies Leading the Industrial Real Estate Recovery

10. Skechers, Moreno Valley Calif., distribution center, 1.82 million sq. ft. Skechers is the United States’ No. 2 footwear company. This warehouse, opened in 2012, allowed Skechers to consolidate six different centers into one in SoCal that’s so big it … Continue reading

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Former NBA star Antoine Walker: Life after losing $110 million

Former NBA player, Antoine Walker, 38, earned over $110 million throughout his NBA career, more than four times the average player in the league. All that money, though, didn’t stop this All-Star from going broke. Walker’s financial problems began his … Continue reading

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