Asana Partners to acquire retail portion of 3 Crescent Communities projects

Source: Charlotte Business Journal, Ashley Fahey

December 6, 2017

Prolific retail real estate investment firm Asana Partners has entered an agreement with developer Crescent Communities to acquire the retail component of three of its projects. Asana, a Charlotte-based company that has acquired several high-profile properties in uptown, South End and other urban ne

Could the crush of development mean curtains for the peninsula's theaters?

Source: Charleston City Paper, Maura Hogan

November 15, 2017

Before you even crack the front door of PURE Theatre, you'll spot artful signs of the sweat equity that the company has put into creating its current home at 477 King St. Outré, framed posters from recent productions punctuate the storefront's glass façade. A smart, arched little bar beckons from in

Soby’s @ 20: Carl Sobocinski on the spot that started GVL’s transformation

Source: Greenville Journal, Ariel Turner

November 4, 2017

Two decades ago, Carl Sobocinski and David Williams saw something special in the building at 207 S. Main St. in downtown Greenville. Originally constructed in the waning days of the 19th century, the structure had been a cotton exchange, grocery store, bicycle shop, and shoe store. Sobocinski and Wi

John Gettys: ‘...We’re on a trajectory that is lights out right now’

Source: The Herald, David Thackham

November 4, 2017

John Gettys said he feels like he hasn’t yet awakened from a whirlwind since being elected as Rock Hill’s next mayor. He’s taken congratulatory calls from residents across the city, he said, all promising to work together on shared concerns. The Herald interviewed Gettys Friday morning at the Lowens

ThinSchool seeks to help South Carolina meet its future workforce needs

Source: Upstate Business Journal, Trevor Anderson

October 12, 2017

South Carolina’s talent pipeline could soon have a new feeder. Upstate entrepreneur Craig Kinley and his business partner Snowil Lopes have founded a new education platform called ThinSchool to help the region and state fill its future workforce needs. The concept aims to develop courses for 6th thr

Charleston’s New Business Services Director Takes Work Personally

Source: Charleston Chronicle, Barney Blakeney

October 11, 2017

Charleston’s Clay Middleton is a homegrown product symbolic of what’s best about the community – from humble beginnings springs the most fruitful results. Since late March, Middleton has served on Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s administration as Director of Business Services. His job is to assi