Category Archives: Member Profile

ULI Member Profile – David Malcolm

As director of planning and design at McAdams, David Malcolm takes pride in helping clients and colleagues find the balance among “the sweet spot of creativity, design functionality, cost-effectiveness and customer experience.” Working with ambitious clients, end users and talented co-workers is the most satisfying aspect of his work, he says. He draws inspiration from the works of James Corner, the landscape architect behind notable public projects in New York City, including the High Line in Manhattan, Domino Park in Brooklyn and Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island. David also … Read More

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ULI Member Profile – Andrew Rosti

Andrew Rosti is director of investments at Grubb Properties in Charlotte. The most satisfying part of his job, he says, is “working through unique capital structures and working creatively to attract new capital.” What helps him do his job well is also what he considers his greatest leadership strength: a well-developed sense of patience. Patience and a determination to overcome obstacles are two traits that served Andrew well recently, while working on the Park at Perimeter Center East in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody. Grubb Properties had been working with … Read More

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Member Profile: Sayer Nixon

As a lawyer, Sayer Nixon may not design the building or fund the real estate venture, but he plays an essential role in his clients’ success. He takes great satisfaction in drafting the paperwork that defines the terms “around real property or tenant-related issues” and he enjoys advising clients on business decisions that minimize risk. Sayer is a shareholder (partner) at the Winstead law firm, where he says he has the opportunity to work on interesting and high-profile projects and financings all over the country. “It feels good to close … Read More

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Member Profile: Jim Gamble

Jim Gamble has been a director at Bohler Engineering for almost four years, but his participation in Charlotte’s development scene dates back to the early 1990s, where he worked in land development at the Little architecture firm. After 15 years at Little, Jim transitioned to the deal-making side of commercial real estate as a broker and developer at Collett & Associates. A career highlight was the First Union Customer Information Center (now a Wells Fargo operation) in the University City area of Charlotte. The complex houses thousands of bank employees … Read More

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ULI Member Profile – Craig Lewis

ULI member Craig Lewis cites a Bible verse to demonstrate his belief in how Charlotte, or any city, should develop: “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” (Proverbs 29:18). An urban place principal at Stantec, Craig says the most satisfying part of his job is “creating great places where people love to be.” He has consulted on countless planning projects since earning a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Charlotte in 1995. A key element in his vision for urbanism is equality, where new developments accommodate people from … Read More

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Member Profile: T.B. “Skeet” Harris Jr.

Ask T.B. “Skeet” Harris Jr. how long he’s been in the real estate business, and he’ll likely answer “forever.” It may well seem that way given all the change in the local market that the Charlotte native has witnessed. Skeet got into the business in 1973, shortly after graduating from Duke University. He went out on his own six years later to form T.B. Harris Jr. & Associates Inc. The firm offers a variety of services, including appraisals, consulting on development and sales, tax-appeal advice and real estate-related litigation. The … Read More

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Member Profile: Debra Campbell

Debra Campbell, 2018-2020 ULI Charlotte Chair, knows the importance of building strong, vibrant communities. A long-time city planner and now Assistant City Manager for the City of Charlotte, Debra has spent her career bringing residents and businesses together in the urban space. Prior to assuming her current position in 2014, Debra was the Director of a joint City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County agency that provided a range of land-use planning and economic development services to both entities. She brings nearly four decades of experience to her role at ULI, with an … Read More

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ULI Member Profile – Dave Chandler

Loyalty may be the defining characteristic of Dave Chandler’s life. For instance, he has worked in finance at Faison since 1992. He’s been married to his wife, Deb, for 32 years. And, growing up in Madison, Wisc., he chose to earn both his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the city’s famed state university. Dave cites his firm’s loyalty to ULI to explain why he’s part of the organization. “Our firm has a long history of involvement that began with (founder) Henry Faison.” His training in finance served him well as … Read More

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Member Profile: Elizabeth McMillan

In the 14 years ULI member Elizabeth McMillan has been with Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, her focus has largely been on commercial projects across the Carolinas. Since 2014, Elizabeth has served as the firm’s director of development, charged with overseeing every aspect of the development process across an array of retail, office and industrial projects. One of the most challenging and rewarding projects Elizabeth has participated in is the development of Charlotte’s Tryon Place, a mixed-use development that broke ground in 2017. She says the best parts of her job are … Read More

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Member Profile: Dave Stewart

Native Charlottean and ULI member, Dave Stewart, has been vice president of Debt and Equity Placement at Northmarq Capital, LLC for three years. Dave’s favorite part of his job is when customers are satisfied with the deal they’ve made. He believes in the power of collaboration and advises, “always take a lunch or coffee with someone who has the courage to ask.” One of the most interesting land use projects Dave has been part of is a value-add research and biopharmaceutical lab in Durham. Dave says he joined ULI because, … Read More

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