Act With Urgency

300 South Tryon Street, one of Uptown’s newest high rises, is due to make its debut any day. It’s a great location, ideal for the 25-story office tower and 217-room Kimpton hotel that will be opening later this year. It’s a location I know well. Three decades ago, I helped pick that spot and assemble some of the land for a new office tower for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. (CML). 

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Forecast the vision

Sometimes with little or no warning, the economy can crumble and ground nearly all real estate transactions. We saw that in the early years of the Great Recession, which created unexpected hold periods for investors. We were involved in a project involving a former World War II munitions depot in Charlotte that once assembled Cold War era missiles when that happened to us.

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Michelle Jones