Many and perhaps most of the 2,600 MetLife insurance company jobs headed to North Carolina -- roughly half of them to Charlotte -- will be local hires, a top executive with the insurance giant said late Thursday afternoon.
Although the two towers reaching toward the sky in Ballantyne Corporate Park are the latest jewels in the crown of the Bissell Cos., observers say the huge increase in office space poses a risk for the developer.
Balfour Beatty celebrated the topping out of the future SPX headquarters Tuesday in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The nine-story Class A office building, which is owned by Charlotte-based The Bissell Co., includes 230,000 square feet of space and a four-story, 640-space parking garage. LS3P, an architectural firm founded in Charleston, S.C., with an office in Charlotte, designed the building.
Already skeptical of SouthPark Mall, a big, new complex built in the middle of pastureland, residents weren’t happy when they learned that Charlotte developer Johnny Harris planned to build offices and retail shops around it. It was the early 1970s, and Harris, then a partner at The Bissell Cos., said his family had sold the [...]
The Bissell Cos. has broken ground on two office buildings at Ballantyne Corporate Park. Construction began Thursday on the 10-story speculative buildings that will feature a total of 550,000 square feet. Charlotte-based Bissell called it the largest speculative office project in the U.S. Company President Ned Curran said the project will total about $100 million. The [...]
A plan by Bissell Cos. to improve roadway infrastructure in the Ballantyne Corporate Park area in exchange for synthetic tax increment financing has been sent to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners’ economic development committee. Commissioners voted Tuesday to forward the plan to the committee. Bissell is proposing a public-private partnership to complete $11 million in road improvements [...]
The Bissell Cos. is expected to make a presentation to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners tonight on its proposal to improve roadway infrastructure in the Ballantyne Corporate Park area in exchange for synthetic tax increment financing. On Monday, the Charlotte City Council heard about the proposal from Bissell. Bissell is proposing a public-private partnership to complete [...]
Honda broke ground today on its new 25,000-square-foot North Carolina regional office in Charlotte. The facility will be in Ballantyne Corporate Park. It will service North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Honda plans to seek U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy Efficient Design, or LEED, certification for the office. Charlotte is already home to American [...]
The Bissell Cos. is almost finished construction on an office building in Ballantyne in south Charlotte, one of the city’s fastest growing markets. Bissell, a Charlotte real estate firm, expects to be done in April on the Calhoun Building, a speculative, 140,000-square-foot project, said Barry Fabyan, senior vice president and manager of office leasing services. [...]