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    North Carolina State Capitol
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    Catch 22
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    Dos TaQuitos Centro
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    Father and Son Antiques
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
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    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
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State of Downtown Raleigh


  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8am - 10am

LOCATION: Raleigh Convention Center - 500 S Salisbury St

The State of Downtown Raleigh: An In Depth Look at One of America's Fastest Growing Downtowns

8am - 8:30am: Registration/Networking/Light Breakfast
8:30am - 10am:  Imprint Awards/State of Downtown Report Overview/Panel Discussion



Each year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) hosts the State of Downtown Raleigh to provide a comprehensive market analysis of Raleigh's Central Business District (CBD) with the intention of informing and exploring new partnerships with the investor and real estate community. This is the premier event for developers, brokers, realtors, urban planners, and economic developers whose clients would benefit from learning more about Raleigh's CBD—an amenity-rich location and one of America's fastest growing downtowns.  Its tax valuation in the billions provides surplus revenues for Raleigh and Wake County making it a great asset to the area.

The event will feature an awards ceremony recognizing new construction and rehabilitation projects completed in 2015 that significantly contributed to the identity of downtown Raleigh.  Following the awards ceremony, Bill King, DRA Planning and Development Manager, will unveil the findings from the 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh report. The event will conclude with a panel of experts and thought leaders in downtown from various asset classes discussing the economy and dynamics of Raleigh’s rapidly growing CBD.  David Diaz, DRA President & CEO, will moderate the panel discussion. 

Members of our distinguished panel include:   

James Sauls - City of Raleigh, Economic Development Manager
Brent Francese - Runologie, Co-Owner and General Manager 
Jason Widen - HQ Raleigh, Co-Founder
Anne Stoddard - Grubb Ventures, Director of Development
John LaPenta - NC Department of Administration, Deputy Secretary

Read more about our panelists

The Imprint Awards will be presented to:

Project:  107 Fayetteville St.
Developer:  Michael D. Olander Jr.

Project:  421 Fayetteville Street Building Redevelopment/Bank of America
Developer:  Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Project:  Charter Square
Developer:  Dominion Realty Partners, LLC

Project:  Death & Taxes
Developer:  James A. Goodnight

Project:  Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Developer:  The Building Committee of Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Dr. John W Yates III Rector

Project:  The L
Developer:  Empire Properties and Concord Eastridge   
Project:  The Lincoln
Developer:  Banner Developments

Project:  Peace Street Townes
Developer:  White Oak Properties, Inc. & Glenwood Agency Real Estate

Project:  The Raleigh Beer Garden
Developer:  Hibernian Company, Inc.       

Project:  SkyHouse
Developer:  Edison Land LLC and Novare Group

Project:  Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar
Developer:  LM Restaurants, Inc. and Affiliates       

Project:  The Ten at South Person
Developer:  DHIC, Inc.





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