It's That Time of Year - Complain or Be Thankful

The holidays can be a trying time of year, especially this year if you consider the recent turbulent, challenging and stress-filled campaign season. It’s also at this time of year that one has to make a fundamental decision: complain or be...


A Smarter Way to Work: Let the VA Do It

For the past five years, I’ve been experimenting with using virtual assistants (or VAs) for a wide range of things I want to delegate but don’t have people immediately around me to delegate to. Being a firm believer that I should stay...


The Power of a Board Appointment

Every election season talk turns to change. Those running for office promise all the ways they can improve the economy and generally make society better and people happier. And the country great, again. Sure, those who hold elected office hold a...


Broken windows and broken hearts: The stickiness of the Charlotte riots

It’s become apparent to me during the past week just how deeply I feel about Charlotte. Watching my native city take center stage on the media with the violent protests that occurred after the police officer-involved shooting on Sept. 20 made...


How can Charlotte attract a convention hotel?

Hotel development is hot in Charlotte, which is benefiting from an ongoing hotel construction boom. But the Queen City is missing one big jewel in its hospitality crown: A hotel large enough to draw mega conventions and popular events such as the...


I love learning new things...

One thing I love about being in the commercial real estate industry is you’re allowed to be a lifelong learner. In fact, I’ve found the most successful real estate professionals have an insatiably curious approach to life and an...


I'm excited to share some news...

Some of you may have heard the news already, but I’m thrilled to share that I have been engaged by Brennan Investments Group to spearhead their new efforts into acquiring and developing industrial properties in the Carolinas and the Port of...


Why Charlotte's future is bigger than its past

We’ve experienced great growth and transformation in the Queen City. Charlotte’s been a boom town for years and the rave reviews keep coming in, including being ranked as the No.15th best place to live in the U.S., according to U.S. News...


Five tips for non-writer types who want to write

Friends have noticed: I’m writing a lot more. And it’s fun. I’m contributing to online news sites (www.Charlotteagenda.com) and writing as a featured guest columnist for a new commercial real estate blog (www.DevelopCLT.com), in...


Don't fall in love with the Brooklyn Village plan

Don’t fall in love with the Brooklyn Village plan proposed by BK Partners, the respected developer team chosen by Mecklenburg County commissioners last week to develop 17 acres of county-owned land in Uptown that is now home to Marshall Park,...