Category Archives: Member Profile

Member Profile: Ambrose W. Dittloff

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Member Profile:  Ambrose W. Dittloff In his 16 years as president of the Charlotte-based real estate and construction firm, Carocon Corporation, Ambrose has strived to create a culture of empowerment for employees. To him, the most satisfying part of serving in a leadership role is helping others step out of their comfort zones and find success in unexpected ways. When sharing words of encouragement to those starting out in his or any other field, he often shares two favorite quotes: “Bide your time, for success is near,” and “Hold fast.” … Read More

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Member Profile – John Scott Trotter

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As Vice President of Acquisitions & Dispositions for Charlotte-based Charter Properties, Inc., John Scott Trotter helps manage the firm’s capital market activities, which includes identifying and executing acquisitions and asset sales, as well as building relationships with financial partners. Among the most satisfying aspects of his job, he says, is the ability to participate in the full “life cycle of a real estate project, engaging with all of the inherent challenges and opportunities along the way.” He cites his recent involvement in the Kingsley Village project in Fort Mill, SC … Read More

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Member Profile: Bird Anderson

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“I enjoy hearing industry professionals, often ‘gurus,’ speak formally about their craft, as well as the more casual interaction and information sharing,” noted Bird about ULI.  Bird Anderson is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo, where he’s worked in Commercial Real Estate and Homebuilder Banking for 31 years. One of the most satisfying parts of his job is interacting with creative and entrepreneurial builders and developers, with his strongest leadership quality being his communication skills. Originally born in Atlanta, GA and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Bird’s favorite vacation … Read More

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Member Profile: Amanda Gardner

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After last night’s Panthers football game, we have a long way to go before Amanda achieves her goal of seeing them win a super bowl, but she is optimistic.  Amanda Gardner is the Executive Vice President – Controller at New Forum, Inc. and a member of the ULI Charlotte Advisory Board.  Originally from Utica, NY and a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she loves to vacation in Wild Dunes, runs, supports Muscular Dystrophy Association, and enjoys time with her husband and four teenagers. When asked what the coolest … Read More

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Member Profile: Phil Payne

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Every so often, we look at when Phil became a ULI member and shake our head.  Phil Payne, CEO of Ginkgo Residential (and Babcock & Brown before 2007), joined ULI in October 2000 and was fully immersed from day one.  He is such a strong believer of the ULI mission, you would think he has been a member for more than just 15 years. A native of Petersburg, Virginia and a graduate of the College of William and Mary (both a BS and JD), he is dedicated to providing high-quality … Read More

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Member Profile: Hal Kempson

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With 20 years of experience in sourcing capital for commercial real estate deals, Hal Kempson, First Vice President at CBRE, knows a thing or two about the mortgage banking industry. In fact, one of his self-proclaimed “coolest deals” was sourcing bridge financing for the EpiCentre.  Hal was born in Asheville, NC and is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. When talking about leadership, Hal’s advice is to listen, work hard and ask questions. When asked who he most admires, Hal answered Dean Smith, former UNC Chapel Hill basketball coach, as … Read More

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Member Profile: Jared Londry

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A Charlotte native, Jared Londry attended North Carolina State as an undergraduate and Georgia – Terry College of Business for his MBA.  An associate vice president – investment sales broker for Cushman & Wakefield, he finds the most satisfying part of his job is “talking to people for a living.  What’s more satisfying than that?” One goal he would like to achieve is to be the top producer in the Carolinas. Jared belongs to ULI to “stay better connected to those in my industry that I wouldn’t otherwise interact with … Read More

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Member Profile: Tracy Dodson

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From real estate development and ULI Charlotte leadership to NCDOT to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, Tracy Dodson’s free (and professional) time is immersed in land use and our community.  Ask anyone that has met Tracy, you will hear them describe her as committed, driven and passionate. Tracy was first exposed to ULI and the broad network as an UNC Charlotte undergraduate in architecture.  Later in her professional life, and as a graduate student at Harvard, she integrated ULI into her life.  Tracy is currently the Vice President of Brokerage and … Read More

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Member Profile: Dan Warren

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With more than 30 years of public accounting experience, Dan Warren has helped in strengthening the backbone of ULI Charlotte.  Dan is Treasurer of our District Council, providing guidance helps build a stronger organization.  As a stakeholder and real estate practice leader for Elliott Davis Decosimo, PLLC, Dan understands that building strong and last relationships is a key leadership quality. Dan is a UNC Chapel Hill graduate and a Charlotte, NC native.  He is married to Sylvia; has two daughters, Blair and Mary Blake; and two stepsons, Reynolds and Ryan … Read More

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Member Profile: Ron Kimble

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Ron wears many hats personally and professionally. He is the ULI Charlotte Chair for 2014-2016, Deputy City Manager of the City of Charlotte (recently completing 40 years of service in 3 cities), and an advocate for stopping domestic violence. Undertaking each role with passion and foresight, Ron says the most satisfying part of his job is building a community with over 7,000 City of Charlotte teammates. As a youngster growing up in Chicago (actually his hometown is Galesburg, IL), Ron’s father taught him about being a servant leader. Ron’s leadership … Read More

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