Charlotte real estate investment management firm closes on $500M debut fund

Source: The Charlotte Business Journal

January 26, 2017

A locally based real estate investment management firm that launched a little more than a year ago says it has closed on its debut fund. Asana Partners, which specializes in retail real estate investment, closed on Asana Partners Fund I with $500 million in equity commitments from state pension

Revenue chief Reames restored agency’s image

Source: Jeff Blake, The State

December 27, 2016

When outgoing Department of Revenue chief Rick Reames took over the agency in 2014, the recent hacking scandal was still fresh in the public’s mind. That 2012 scandal – which compromised the tax returns and identities of millions of current and former S.C. residents – was a “wake-up event” for


Source: Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech

December 16, 2016

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech has named Amy Love program manager of its ATDC @ initiative, which takes the incubator’s education, resources, and programming to various cities across the state. In her role as statewide coordinator, Love will work with ATDC

Kimpson to present Amos-Frazier award

Source: Lowcountry Biz

December 6, 2016

CHARLESTON, SC – State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D), announces Michelle Mapp as this year’s recipient of the Marjorie Amos-Frazier Pacesetter Award. Kimpson, chair of the selection committee, will present the award to Mapp at a special ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 15, at Charleston County

S.C. Chamber: Johnson Business Leader of Year

Source: The Times and Democrat

November 19, 2016

Cox Industries CEO Mikee Johnson has been named the 2016 Business Leader of the Year by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made at the 37th annual South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Summit at the Wild Dunes Resort on Nov. 16-17. "I have been blessed to have played a role in

Sticky Fingers returning to its roots under original ownership

Source: The Post and Courier, Hanna Raskin

October 27, 2016

Before deciding whether to buy back Sticky Fingers, Chad Walldorf toured the restaurants still bearing the brand that he and two prep school buddies invented in 1992. A decade ago, when they sold the Charleston-based company, there were 16 Sticky Fingers across the Southeast, and at least that many

GHS doctor wins international prize for reducing premature births

Source: Upstate Business Journal, Melinda Young

October 26, 2016

An international prize committee has recognized a local doctor who spearheaded a state program that helps prevent premature births, saving South Carolina’s Medicaid program more than $7 million in medical costs. Dr. Amy H. Crockett received the John P. McNulty Prize of $100,000 from the Aspen