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Have niche, will target (access required)

Just like in any business, Raphael Goldstein needed to build his clientele when he became a real estate agent 12 years ago. So, the Venezuela native decided to reach out to a niche group, one that he was familiar with: ...

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Proposal would allow 
languishing Charlotte sites 
to generate income (access required)

Charlotte Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski has homerun-sized plans for an empty, underutilized piece of property in uptown. The Knights lease a lot on South Mint Street from Mecklenburg County. For now, it’s just an open, grassy field with security ...

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They’re behind the latest company upping 
the Charlotte area’s apartment inventory (access required)

After successful careers in the real estate industry, Stuart Proffitt and Wyatt Dixon found themselves at a crossroads. The economy was in the crapper, their once-lucrative jobs at big Charlotte firms were either in a state of flux or being ...

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Diane Rivers on how 
the health care overhaul has 
hurt construction, leasing (access required)

Brackett Flagship Properties is one of the major players in Charlotte’s medical office building development, management and leasing game. Typically, the company’s biggest competitor in Charlotte is Cogdell Spencer Erdman. But BFP’s main nemesis during the downturn, arguably, has been ...

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Business opportunities pile up 
for those who clean hoarder homes (access required)

Anne Steppe had never seen anything like it. As an employee at Simplicity Consultants in Charlotte, a company that helps people and businesses get organized and eliminate clutter, she had encountered plenty of messy homes and offices. But none of ...

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aren’t new (access required)

There is precedent in North Carolina for homebuilders associations to combine into a larger group or secede from another. In February 2007, the Brunswick County Homebuilders Association was formed following a merger between the Homebuilders Association of Brunswick County, which ...

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Why it’s so tough to form a regional HBA (access required)

In the Charlotte metro area, there are nine homebuilders associations. Many of them are suffering from lower membership numbers, a side effect of the housing market’s troubles. For some HBAs, memberships are down by more than 50 percent, which means ...

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