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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) www.cbbi.com
Colliers International - Colliers Pinkard (Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte) www.colliers.com   
Grubb & Ellis - Thomas Linderman (Raleigh-Durham), Bissell Patrick (Charlotte) www.grubb-ellis.com
NAI - Carolantic Realty, Inc (Raleigh-Durham), NAI Southern Real Estate (Charlotte) www.naiglobal.com
Oncor International - Anthony/Allenton (Raleigh-Durham) www.oncorintl.com
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 www.cmblack.com
RT Dooley - commercial construction www.rtdooley.com
The East Group - North Carolina project development, implementation www.eastgroup.com
   
   
   
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 www.adamskleemeier.com
Alston + Bird LLP - Charlotte, Research Triangle, Atlanta, New York, Washington DC www.alston.com
Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. - Winston-Salem NC www.belldavispitt.com
Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP - Greensboro, Raleigh NC www.brookspierce.com
Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, LLP - Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington - employment practices www.cshlaw.com
Ellis & Winters - Raleigh NC www.elliswinters.com
Enns & Archer - Winston-Salem NC - antitrust and intellectual property  
Hamilton Gaskins Fay & Moon, PLLC - Charlotte www.hgfmlaw.com
Hunton & Williams - Raleigh NC Charlotte  McLean VA  Washington DC  Atlanta Austin Dallas Knoxville Miami New York Norfolk  Richmond - Bangkok Brussels Hong Kong London Singapore www.hunton.com
Johnston Allison & Hord - Charlotte - construction law www.jahlaw.com
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - Atlanta Augusta Charlotte Raleigh Winston-Salem Washington DC London Stockholm www.kilpatrickstockton.com
Lewis & Roberts PLLC - Raleigh NC - construction and commercial trial lawyers www.lewis-roberts.com
Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA - Raleigh NC  
Maupin Taylor PA - Raleigh, Wilmington, Research Triangle Park www.maupintaylor.com
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP - Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC, Brussels Cologne  Frankfurt  London  Manchester  Paris www.mayerbrownrowe.com
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA - Raleigh NC - intellectual property / patents  
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP - Charlotte Columbia SC Spartanburg  Raleigh www.parkerpoe.com
Poyner & Spruill LLP - Charlotte, Raleigh, Rocky Mount - employment law, benefits www.poynerspruill.com
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson - Charlotte NC, Rock Hill SC www.rbh.com
Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston PLLC - Greensboro NC www.sbaal.com
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP - Charlotte  Atlanta  Tallahassee  Ft. Lauderdale - construction law www.smithcurrie.com
Smith Moore LLP - Greensboro  Raleigh  Atlanta www.smithmoorelaw.com
Tate, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor LLP - Hickory NC www.tymbt.com
Ward and Smith PA - Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington - corporate counsel www.wardandsmith.com
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice  
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP - Raleigh, Charlotte www.wyrick.com
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 www.firstcitizens.com
BB&T www.bbandt.com
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 www.bedfordtradition.com
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 www.dreeshomes.com
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 www.firethornecountryclub.com
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 www.kbhome.com
Lennar Corp. - CA, NV, AZ, CO, TX, MO, IL, MN, MI, OH, PA, NJ, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL www.lennar.com
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 www.pulte.com
River Landing - Wallace NC golf community www.riverlanding.com
Ryan Homes - see also parent NVRInc - Ryan operates in NJ, NY, Philadelphia PA, DE, MD, VA, OH, NC, SC, TN, Washington DC area

www.ryanhomes.com

www.nvrinc.com

Ryland Homes - NV, AZ, CO, TX, MN, IL, IN, OH, KY, MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, Sacramento CA www.ryland.com
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 www.wakefieldplantation.com
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 www.sunnync.com  
North Carolina Coast Host www.coasthost-nc.com
Blockade Runner - Wrightsville Beach NC - meetings www.blockade-runner.com
Historic Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast www.cape-fear.nc.us
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  www.ncbbi.org
Best Hotels and Resorts - directory www.besthotelsresorts.com  
Travel & Leisure Golf - magazine, directory of "world's best" golf resorts www.travelandleisure/tlgolf/worldsbest/
Pinehurst Resort - owned by ClubResorts, division of ClubCorp (Dallas) www.pinehurst.com  www.clubcorp.com
National Golf Club, Pinehurst NC www.nationalgolfclub.com
Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Linville NC www.esseola.com
Southern Pines NC - Pine Needles Lodge and Mid-Pines Inn & Golf Club www.pineneedles-midpines.com
Ballantyne Resort - Charlotte NC www.ballantyneresort.com
Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover NC 28613 www.rockbarn.com
Outer Banks Golf - Kilmarlic Golf Club in Harbinger NC 27941 www.outerbanksgolf.com/kilmarlic-golf
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 www.business.ecu.edu
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 JournalNow.com www.journalnow.com
Charlotte Observer  
Asheville Citizen-Times  
NCCBI - North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry - North Carolina magazine www.nccbi.org
Business North Carolina www.businessnc.com
   
   
   
   
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.

Name e-mail Phone Fax and Websites

Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021

bruce@gdi-solutions.com 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

www.gdi-solutions.com

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