Tag Archives: Mark Vitner

Commercial outlook 2015: Population and job growth expected to support apartments, offices, industrial space (access required)

The first of two 10-story office towners being constructed near SouthPark Mall as part of Lincoln Harris' Capitol Towers project. Photo by Eric Dinkins

While the rapid growth of apartments in the Charlotte region has some industry professionals concerned that vacancy rates could rise in the near future, they believe job growth and projected population growth will fill the supply in the long run. ...

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Development leaders discuss city’s future (access required)


Some 150 people from the Charlotte-area business community attended The Mecklenburg Times’ “Future Charlotte – Building a Vision” inaugural breakfast forum at Byron’s South End on Wednesday morning. The event, sponsored by CREW Charlotte, featured a panel of community leaders ...

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Commercial real estate bottoms out (access required)

Commercial real estate prices have hit their bottom. That’s according to Mark Vitner, chief economist for Wells Fargo, who spoke Wednesday in Charlotte during a “State of the Charlotte Commercial Real Estate Market and Outlook” forum. Commercial construction has seen ...

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The Queen City tries to extinguish the Cigar City’s allure (access required)

(Editor’s note: Part four of a five-part occasional series on the top cities that Charlotte competes with.) This year, Charlotte and Tampa, Fla., got some major convention news. The Queen City found out that it is going to be the ...

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When it comes to cities Charlotte competes with, Atlanta is high on the list (access required)

(Part one of a five-part occasional series on the top cities Charlotte competes with) Shortly after moving to Charlotte in 1993, Mark Vitner was talking to a female friend when he mentioned that he was originally from Atlanta and had ...

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