The Charlotte Development tour for MRED 1st year students is an annual Clemson MRED program tradition. Over two mild February days, MRED students visited several projects under construction and had walking tours at many of the stops. The tour itinerary included visits to over 15 developments as well as presentations by some of the region’s leading developers, planning officials and institutional investors. The two-day trip covered a full array of developments including tours by Bissell Companies, Crescent Resources, Faison & Associates, Grubb Properties, City of Huntersville, Pappas Properties, Shook Kelley Architects, Spectrum Properties, Warren and Associates and Wells Fargo. Students were also invited to a reception and dinner as part of the annual meeting of the Carolinas SIOR chapter. This event was a great networking opportunity and enabled students to make new contacts for internships and permanent positions. Tour hosts conveyed a cautiously optimistic tone and the students gained a firsthand look at how the Charlotte market is in a recovery mode compared with most sectors.
Photographs from the 2012 Charlotte Tour