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Oct 10, 2016

ON THE LEVEL: Founder of pioneering company at home in Charlotte

When New Yorker Greg Rand sold his real estate brokerage firm and started a national web-based real estate business that could be headquartered anywhere, he and his wife decided to […]

Oct 2, 2015

ON THE LEVEL: Bobby Speir: Crosland Southeast’s new go-to guy for acquiring commercial properties

Crosland Southeast’s new vice president of acquisitions, Bobby Speir, describes his job as a way to combine two aspects of real estate he loves: finance and development. The company added […]

Jul 2, 2015

ON THE LEVEL: Mike McElroy: New Mattamy Homes Charlotte president likes a challenge

Not only does Mike McElroy not back down from a professional challenge. He seeks it out. The new president at Mattamy Homes Charlotte Division went straight to work at Centex […]

Apr 6, 2015

ON THE LEVEL: Greg Shelton: Building a law career in construction

Greg Shelton, an attorney with Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, has litigated a wide array of construction disputes involving high-rise hotels, condominium projects, wastewater treatment facilities, nuclear power plants, highway […]

Sep 16, 2014

ON THE LEVEL: Charles Lindsey McAlpine: His name is affixed to many development projects – including a sewage treatment plant

Charles Lindsey McAlpine, who goes by Lindsey, knew from a young age that he wanted to be a real estate developer, starting his first brokerage while still a student at […]

Jun 17, 2014

Julianne McCollum: A tree-loving, MBA-holding, Internet-savvy geeky-hippie with her marketing mojo on

CHARLOTTE – Some good PR people don’t like marketing themselves; they’re all about their clients. So it took about two months of cajoling, hounding, and email-stalking – everything short of […]

May 20, 2014

On the Level: 42 minutes, 28 seconds and 17 laughs with Mike Wiggins

CHARLOTTE – Mike Wiggins is that rare commercial real estate guy who is not only good at what he does but can explain why, both clearly and – bonus – […]

Jun 25, 2013

On The Level: Hoss Hinson – yes, the name is real. So is he.

Hoss Hinson is a cool name, and the guy who has it has the cool to back it up, too. The wrap-around-sunglasses-sporting, pickup-truck-driving, beard-wearing, hard-hatted and safety-vested vice president of the Monroe-based Godfrey Construction Co. showed up at East Mecklenburg High School taking swigs through a straw in a Big Gulp cup full of Mountain Dew.

Jun 18, 2013

On the Level with Todd Williams, shiny-headed senior VP for investments at Grubb Properties

Let’s get this straight: On the Level is not bald. The mugshot might make it look that way. But OtL shaves.

May 6, 2013

On The Level: No Penny Arcadia with Jeff Ecleberry

Driving through this posh neighborhood – and posh is the only word for it – is like driving through the making of a Lexus commercial. Past the guardhouse, which is as big as 1950s tract house and a lot nicer, the gently curving streets undulate over “speed tables” (not speed bumps) made of pavers (not pavement).

Apr 22, 2013

On the Level: Jonathan Bahr, architect and Saab owner

He was the one being interviewed, but architect Jonathan Bahr brought his own notebook and pen to the sleek conference table of the industrial-chic office of his firm, Urbana.

Apr 10, 2013

On the Level: Logan Brafford, switch to my Niche

Logan Brafford is all over the place, both for her job and in conversation. Either way, it's hard to keep up. Brafford works as the property manager for Lat Purser's My Niche Apartments division, the developer, builder and leaser of two boutique apartment buildings in NoDa and a third in Plaza Midwood that is in the final stages of construction and scheduled to open in May.

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