Tag Archives: Real Data

Apartment market nears equilibrium, future uncertain (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...

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Riding the Crest: Student housing developer has found a way to grow while keeping costs low (access required)


CHARLOTTE – Campus Crest in 2004 didn’t own and hadn’t built a single residential bed. Nine years later, the Charlotte-based student housing developer is approaching 50,000 beds in 87 student-specific apartment communities, spread across 25 states. The company is also ...

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Avoiding the rush: South End apartment project finally set to break ground (access required)

1200 South Boulevard, a 331-unit project at Carson and South boulevards, has been off the drawing board for more than a year, waiting to join the list of apartment projects coming to South End. The site is soon to change, with apartment construction set to begin within the next month, according to Capstone Building Corp., the Birmingham, Ala.-based general contractor that’s working on the project.

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

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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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Amenity rich (access required)

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Amenities, such as an eighth-floor tenant lounge, aren’t reserved solely for The Vue, the 51-floor condominium-turned-apartment tower at Fifth and Pine streets. In the booming apartment construction in Charlotte, the days of a simple pool and clubhouse are over as developers are focusing on projects heavy on amenities – the more unusual, the better.

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