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Vacancy down, rents up in Charlotte office and industrial markets: Second-quarter Karnes report shows improving markets (access required)

Vacancy down, rents up in Charlotte office and industrial markets: Second-quarter Karnes report shows improving markets <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Office and industrial insiders for months have been noting what they call a “tightening” of the markets in Charlotte. Last week, Charlotte-based Karnes Co., an area analytics firm, released its second-quarter reports; time to see if the numbers back up the talk

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Supreme Court ruling hobbles government’s ability to impose demands on developers (access required)

Supreme Court ruling hobbles government’s ability to impose demands on developers <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Land use attorneys across the state are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that greatly reduces the amount of leverage municipalities can wield in granting developers permits. A 5-4 majority in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District held that the U.S. Constitution’s takings clause not only applies to cases in which a project is approved with “extortionate” conditions, but also to those denied when a developer refuses to agree to the coercive demands of the government.

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Tenant-acity In the complicated sphere of tenant-owner relationships, tenants are demanding more (access required)

Tenant-acity In the complicated sphere of tenant-owner relationships, tenants are demanding more <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Not long ago, when potential tenants were seeking office space across the city, they were at the mercy of the landlord or owner.Those conversations changed during the recession, when vacancy rates were climbing and landlords were grasping for tenants. But as Charlotte moves back toward a landlord’s market, tenants aren’t relinquishing all the cards they’ve been handed.

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A pocket off Little Hope: Subdivision honoring daughter seeks more traditional style (access required)

A pocket off Little Hope: Subdivision honoring daughter seeks more traditional style <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

It would be off Little Hope Road, but developer Matt Ewers has a far sunnier ─ and heartfelt ─ vision for a 15-home pocket subdivision called the Villas at Mattie Rose in the heart of this neighborhood not far from the pricier Dilworth and Myers Park.

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