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North Carolina Directory of Professional Services for Capital Investment Projects

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The professional service providers in the directory below support business development in North Carolina.  Refer also to our global or national Directories and the US Mid-Atlantic regional directory.    Explanation below.

Service providers : see how to request a relevant directory listing.   We welcome reciprocal links from relevant professional service organizations.   TEL 847-304-4655

Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into North Carolina. 

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful to us as background to support your project plans in confidence through our experience and extensive contacts.

Business location consultants Architects / Engineers Construction Banks and Project Finance Government trade promotion
Corporate real estate firms Real Estate Investment Trusts Industrial and Office Developers Tax and Legal Advisors Professional Associations
Angel and Venture Capital Business Incubators / Mentors Research and technology parks Accounting, Advisory Services Business news media
Chamber of Commerce services Convention & Tourism Bureaus Hotels & Conference Centers Residential Real Estate Other Resources
North Carolina Directory of Professional Service Providers
Corporate Real Estate Firms
Search global commercial real estate services

This section is for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms which provide services in North Carolina.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We also provide a selective list of available commercial real estate listing services and major developments or properties.

We also list recent project announcements, with potential links to the real estate or other firms involved.

Binswanger (Charlotte, Philadelphia, New Jersey)
Colliers International - Colliers Pinkard (Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte)   
Grubb & Ellis - Thomas Linderman (Raleigh-Durham), Bissell Patrick (Charlotte)
NAI - Carolantic Realty, Inc (Raleigh-Durham), NAI Southern Real Estate (Charlotte)
Oncor International - Anthony/Allenton (Raleigh-Durham)
Trinity Partners LLC (Charlotte) no network affiliation, focus on local market  
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)  
Corporate Real Estate Developers, Industrial Parks and Office Buildings  
Temporary office space, managed facilities  
Business Location Consultants, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to highlight major firms within North Carolina, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services (architects, engineers, design-build construction, plant equipment relocation, etc.).

CM Black Construction Co., Inc., Concord NC - general contractors
RT Dooley - commercial construction
The East Group - North Carolina project development, implementation
Legal Services and Tax Consultants

This section will be used to highlight major firms within North Carolina, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global list of international legal advisors.

Adams Kleemeier Hagan Hannah & Fouts PLLC
Alston + Bird LLP - Charlotte, Research Triangle, Atlanta, New York, Washington DC
Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. - Winston-Salem NC
Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP - Greensboro, Raleigh NC
Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, LLP - Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington - employment practices
Ellis & Winters - Raleigh NC
Enns & Archer - Winston-Salem NC - antitrust and intellectual property  
Hamilton Gaskins Fay & Moon, PLLC - Charlotte
Hunton & Williams - Raleigh NC Charlotte  McLean VA  Washington DC  Atlanta Austin Dallas Knoxville Miami New York Norfolk  Richmond - Bangkok Brussels Hong Kong London Singapore
Johnston Allison & Hord - Charlotte - construction law
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - Atlanta Augusta Charlotte Raleigh Winston-Salem Washington DC London Stockholm
Lewis & Roberts PLLC - Raleigh NC - construction and commercial trial lawyers
Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA - Raleigh NC  
Maupin Taylor PA - Raleigh, Wilmington, Research Triangle Park
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP - Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC, Brussels Cologne  Frankfurt  London  Manchester  Paris
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA - Raleigh NC - intellectual property / patents  
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP - Charlotte Columbia SC Spartanburg  Raleigh
Poyner & Spruill LLP - Charlotte, Raleigh, Rocky Mount - employment law, benefits
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson - Charlotte NC, Rock Hill SC
Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston PLLC - Greensboro NC
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP - Charlotte  Atlanta  Tallahassee  Ft. Lauderdale - construction law
Smith Moore LLP - Greensboro  Raleigh  Atlanta
Tate, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor LLP - Hickory NC
Ward and Smith PA - Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington - corporate counsel
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice  
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP - Raleigh, Charlotte
Corporate tax, accounting, audit and related advisory services  - See also the selective global list of tax advisors
North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (ncaCPA)  
Banks, Project Finance   
This section will be used to highlight contacts relevant to direct investment projects.  Commercial banks, investment banks, etc.
North Carolina Bankers Association  
First Citizens Bank
Certified Development Companies - can arrange small company financing of fixed assets, working with the US Small Business Administration and private-sector lenders
Venture Capital - including "angel" investor groups, venture capitalists, mezzanine finance, and other early stage finance and venture capital resources for entrepreneurs in the region
Venture capital firms do not work exclusively with companies in the locations where they are based, but often concentrate on investments within their region.  This makes it easier to look after their investment interests, add value through local networks of business contacts, participate in management as appropriate, and identify relevant opportunities according to their interests.  "Angel" and other early stage investors may be even more narrowly focused on a specific business community or industry specialty to identify good opportunities and monitor their risks.
North Carolina - Angel investors, venture capital firms, small business investment companies (SBIC), etc.
Business incubators, cluster development initiatives, university research and technology parks
University research, science and technology parks  
National Research Laboratories  
Trade Associations
Refer also to the global list of associations and publishers associated with economic development, or industry resources listed in our Research section
Chamber of Commerce services refer also to the state economic development directory
Government trade promotion and general business support services  
Residential Real Estate - refer also to the global list of relocation resources and contacts for residential real estate
Brokers, developers and local associations for single family and multi-family housing
Developers, major home builders - these sometimes provide useful information about the communities in which they are active, or relevant links
Bedford at Falls River, north Raleigh NC
Crossman Communities - NC  
Drees Homes - acquired Ausherman in 2003 (Maryland, West Virginia) Frederick MD, Washington DC, Raleigh NC, Nashville TN, Dayton OH, Cincinnati OH/Northern KY, Cleveland / Canton OH, Indianapolis IN, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin TX
D.R. Horton - FL, GA, NC, D/FW and Houston TX, MN, AZ, Sacramento CA,  Southern CA  
Eastwood - NC  
Firethorne Country Club - golf community southeast of Charlotte in Marvin NC
Fortis - NC  
KB Home - operates in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, NV, NM, NC, SC, TX, WI - also Kaufman & Broad S.A., France
Lennar Corp. - CA, NV, AZ, CO, TX, MO, IL, MN, MI, OH, PA, NJ, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL
Lewis - NC  
M/I Homes - NC, Orlando FL, Washington DC  
Mulvaney - NC  
Niblock - NC  
Pulte Home Corporation - operates in many states - GA, NC, FL, PA, IL, MN, TX, AZ, CO, NV, CA, DC area
River Landing - Wallace NC golf community
Ryan Homes - see also parent NVRInc - Ryan operates in NJ, NY, Philadelphia PA, DE, MD, VA, OH, NC, SC, TN, Washington DC area

Ryland Homes - NV, AZ, CO, TX, MN, IL, IN, OH, KY, MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, Sacramento CA
Saussy Burbank/Arvida - NC  
Shea - NC, CO, AZ, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA  
St. Lawrence - NC  
Wakefield Development Co. - Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh NC golf community
Westminster - NC  
Tourism, Hospitality, Recreation and Business Conventions or Conferences
The tourism and hospitality sector includes hotels, restaurants, recreation, entertainment and business conventions.
General Tourism, Travel, Convention and Meeting Planning Resources
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau  
Resorts - beach  
North Carolina's "Crystal Coast", southern Outer Banks - Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Down East  
North Carolina Coast Host
Blockade Runner - Wrightsville Beach NC - meetings
Historic Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast
Resorts - golf resorts, executive retreats and meetings Refer to NCCBI's annual ratings by a local panel of experts for roughly 90 North Carolina golf courses in their March issue of North Carolina magazine
Best Hotels and Resorts - directory  
Travel & Leisure Golf - magazine, directory of "world's best" golf resorts www.travelandleisure/tlgolf/worldsbest/
Pinehurst Resort - owned by ClubResorts, division of ClubCorp (Dallas)
National Golf Club, Pinehurst NC
Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Linville NC
Southern Pines NC - Pine Needles Lodge and Mid-Pines Inn & Golf Club
Ballantyne Resort - Charlotte NC
Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover NC 28613
Outer Banks Golf - Kilmarlic Golf Club in Harbinger NC 27941
Universities and colleges including technical colleges, vocational programs, community colleges
In addition to the major universities, there are roughly 60 community college campuses  
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC  
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC  
Duke University, Durham NC  
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem  
Bennett College, Greensboro NC  
Davidson University, Davidson NC  
East Carolina University College of Business
Guilford College, Greensboro NC  
Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory NC  
Shaw University, Raleigh NC  
Other sources of information  
Business Information, Associations, and Federal Government Services Website
Business news or sponsored media Website  - see also Research sources for article searches
Triangle Business Journal (NC)  
Winston-Salem Journal (northwest North Carolina) - online partner is
Charlotte Observer  
Asheville Citizen-Times  
NCCBI - North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry - North Carolina magazine
Business North Carolina
Explanation of the above North Carolina Professionals Directory  
The directory above links to many North Carolina local and regional professional service providers as an extension of our directory for the larger US Mid Atlantic region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.  Our regional directories also include economic development organizations and government offices related to this field, such as our North Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

The organizations relevant to this selective directory include :

  •  corporate real estate firms, REIT's, and commercial project developers
  •  architects, engineers, design build, construction and project management firms
  •  business location or "site selection consultants" and incentives consultants
  •  tax and legal professionals
  •  banks, project finance specialists, and venture capitalists
  •  logistics specialists and industrial or office relocation services
  •  human resources specialists - executive search, recruitment, training, etc.
  •  international language specialists - translation services and interpreters
  •  business incubators, university research and technology parks
  •  local trade associations and major conventions or meetings held in the state
  •  residential real estate brokers and developers
  •  convention services, meetings, tourism and hospitality resources for business
  •  federal governmental services, such as for small business support
  •  business news media and promotional media (chambers of commerce, etc.)
This is a "long list" of many firms which may be involved in the planning, development, and ongoing support of business investment projects in their specialties, including the support of foreign direct investment projects (FDI) into the area.  The focus of our work relates to major offices, factories, and distribution centers rather than retail and residential projects.

We provide personal introductory referrals to such contacts and other assistance according to the direct investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve. 

Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for any firm.

Suggestions are welcome, and please report any broken links.  Please let us know how we can improve our capabilities to support your interests.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions (GDI Solutions)

Please contact us for project assistance We develop and maintain working relationships among more economic development organizations, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

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Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

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