Welcome to Charlotte
Local Market Leadership
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory.
The Charlotte office provides a full suite of services to meet any commercial real estate need – including Office and Industrial Tenant Representation, Corporate Services, Industrial Leasing and Sales, Land Acquisition and Disposition, Project and Development Services, Office Project Leasing and Property Management. The office is also a local leader in Capital Markets – in 2014 it completed 14 investment sales transactions, closing 3.8 million square feet in the Carolinas, working with the Raleigh office. In addition, the leader of the office, Steve Gassaway, is a highly respected industry professional with over 30 years of experience.
About the Charlotte Commercial Real Estate Market
Charlotte’s economy continued to grow in 2014 as evidenced by increases to the labor force and numerous business relocations and expansions within the market. As market fundamentals strengthen, new construction is breaking ground and being proposed in class A locations. In December 2014, Charlotte was ranked second in big-city growth by the U.S. Census Bureau with 11,000 new jobs having been created in 2014. Unemployment ended the year at 5.6%, down nearly 1.8% year on year. Charlotte has benefited primarily from a constant inflow of major corporate expansions and relocations such as Fortune 500 Company, Sealed Air Corporation’s announcement of relocating its headquarters and 1300 jobs to the Queen City. Charlotte’s economy will continue to grow at a healthy pace in 2015 with the expansion of professional and business service sectors and as cranes return to the skyline.