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Charlotte’s Premier Destination to Live, Work, Play & Thrive

Create a Thriving 8 Million SF Campus with One Owner in One of America’s Fastest Growing Cities

Why Ballantyne?
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PARTNER WITH US IN EVOLVING THE MOST REMARKABLE CITY TO LIVE, WORK, LEARN AND ENJOY ALL OF LIFE IN BALANCE AT BALLANTYNE

Join a community with character, and help build a city with us! Ballantyne already has over 40 office buildings totaling more than 4.2 million square feet of Class A office. Winner of the BOMA International Office Park of the Year designation, Ballantyne is positioned to deliver on every aspect of the requirements needed for Amazon HQ2 to be extraordinarily successful.

Earlier this year, Northwood acquired Ballantyne because of its sheer scale, how it fits into the greater Charlotte landscape and the ability to grow it dramatically. We continue to invest in Charlotte because we are bullish on its ability to attract companies and talented people, and Ballantyne will be a major part of this continuing trend.

Since its inception, the primary employment sector of this nationally recognized community has been held by one owner. Our single ownership allows for both a strategic and comprehensive approach to creating the most desirable place to live and work in the nation.

We invite Amazon to participate in the planning and execution of designing the HQ2 campus within Ballantyne, recognizing that our control of almost 500 acres offers unparalleled flexibility in design approach including:

  • Total inventory control. If additional space is needed, we can look to any of the 40+ office buildings we already own to see if that space can first be used to accommodate Amazon before creating additional product.
  • Commitment to consistent quality that ensures control and protection of your corporate image. There should be no concerns about adjacent properties being adequately maintained or subject to a change in use that would diminish the image and positive environment essential to the HQ2 campus.
  • Ability to capture and control big data related to the entire small city to ensure quality of life, proper movement of people and vehicles, adaptability to future mobility choices, commitment to sustainability and a thriving environment for wildlife, botanical health, wellness activities, fitness options and engaging charitable and civic participation. Such coordination can only best be achieved when a single owner of essentially an entire submarket exists, such as in Ballantyne.

Northwood is on the cusp of starting a 100% speculative Class A office product that was programmed for just under 300,000 square feet but can easily be adapted to accommodate 500,000 square feet for delivery in 2019. As Ballantyne has almost two million square feet of entitlements for additional office space, expanding the building size requires no local government approvals.

Grow with us. With Northwood’s control over approximately 500 acres in a highly successful, established community environment, Amazon can create its ideal HQ2 in Ballantyne.

We engaged internationally renowned firm Sasaki to create some inspiring site designs to explore the evolution of Amazon’s HQ2.

Project Vision

Providing an established live, work and play setting, Ballantyne is the definitive choice for more than 300 companies.

  • 2 million SF of existing Class A office space
  • Home to 30+ Fortune 500 Companies
  • 600 Northwood-owned hotel rooms
  • 500,000 SF of retail space
  • 5,200 residential units
  • 16 miles of biking paths and walking trails
  • Full array of on-campus medical offices
  • Productivity benefits of on-campus Northwood-owned hotels, event space, golf, spa and dining
  • One majority owner instills trust and offers unparalleled flexibility
  • Selected as International Office Park of the Year by BOMA
  • In the center of Charlotte’s talented, educated workforce
  • Convenient location with abundant amenities within a one-mile radius
  • Largest concentration of LEED® Gold-certified, Class A buildings in Southeast
  • One of America’s Top 5 residential searches
  • Lifestyle accents such as parks, fitness trails and putting greens
Destination
Ballantyne
Northwood’s Plans for Ballantyne

People enjoy living in Charlotte. With a population of more than 2.4 million, metropolitan Charlotte provides all the advantages and amenities of a major urban area. Learn more about the region.

  • Low cost of living
  • Excellent quality of life
  • Convenient geographic location
  • Major international hub airport
  • Ease of doing business
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Top rated schools
  • Variety of thriving industries such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing and energy
  • Mild climate offers year-round recreation options
Demographics

Because of its proximity to the greatest concentration of college-educated people in the city, Ballantyne has proven time and again to be extraordinarily effective in talent recruitment, which in part explains why over 30 Fortune 500 companies are located here. Ballantyne features the largest concentration of STEM graduates in Charlotte and is adjacent to three of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Ballantyne is universally appealing to all ages but particularly attractive when considering the millennial migration that has started as family formation begins. Outstanding schools, a broad inventory of housing options, greenway access, abundant fitness and wellness options, numerous vibrant restaurants and convenient retail are all what make Ballantyne one of the most enticing places to live, work, play and stay in the country.

Ballantyne’s proximity to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is one of the top benefits of working here.

  • 6th nationwide in operations
  • 11th nationwide in passengers
  • 32nd nationwide in cargo
  • 744 daily departures
  • Nonstop services to 166 destinations
  • American Airlines Hub

The airport is undergoing an expansion to ensure the facilities and airfield will meet future growth. Plans include an ​elevated roadway and terminal curb front​​​​, concourse expansions, terminal renovations, fourth parallel run way and more. View additional details on the scope of the expansion.

Currently served by bus service, Ballantyne is poised by the end of 2020 to additionally be served by express bus service originating from the Pineville Blue Line rail station and connecting to our project using a managed lane on the interstate highway immediately adjacent to our project. In the future, Ballantyne will also be served by an express bus also using a managed lane originating from the proposed Silver Line light rail service. As Charlotte strategizes for expansion of its light rail system, Ballantyne is considered a desirable location for stops and a station.

Future Expansion

From the beginning, the developers of Ballantyne have recognized the importance of creating environmental sustainability within our office environment as well as among customers and the community.

  • 2 Million SF of LEED® Gold space
  • 4 LEED Accredited Professionals
  • 30+ ENERGY STAR® Certified buildings
  • 85% suspended solids eliminated from storm water runoff
  • 2% recycling recovery rate
  • 16 electric vehicle charging stations
  • 9 parking decks with T-8 high efficiency lighting to be converted to LED
  • 60 eastern bluebird nesting boxes for safe nesting environment
Sustainability

Ballantyne is already one of the most attractive places to live, work, play and thrive in the nation. We want to partner with Amazon to elevate an established area as the best place in the country for HQ2. What is your vision? Join us in making it a reality.

Envision your workforce at a new campus in Charlotte, North Carolina in the middle of Ballantynea 2,000-acre, nationally recognized community. Top differentiators include:

  • Selected as International Office Park of the Year by BOMA
  • In the center of Charlotte’s talented, educated workforce
  • Convenient location with abundant amenities within a one-mile radius
  • Home to 30+ Fortune 500 Companies
  • One majority owner instills trust and offers unparalleled flexibility
  • Full array of on-campus medical offices
  • Largest concentration of LEED® Gold-certified, Class A buildings in Southeast
  • One of America’s Top 5 residential searches
  • Productivity benefits of on-campus Northwood-owned hotels, event space, golf, spa and dining
  • Lifestyle accents such as parks, fitness trails and putting greens
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Testimonials

“It’s like Disney World for business people. It’s got everything you’d possibly need here. From after-hour entertainment to great lunch meetings, office space, hotel space – so we were really pleased when we looked at Ballantyne.”

XPO Logistics

“Ballantyne is a place where we can live our company’s core values.”

Premier Inc.

“With your focus on customer service, attention to the total experience and detail, you have truly created an impressive place at Ballantyne.”

CBRE

“Northwood has been fantastic to work with and continues to provide support every step of the way. Ballantyne gave us the ideal place to bring our team together in a professional, beautiful setting.”

Brighthouse Financial (Established by MetLife)

“Ballantyne is about access to talent.”

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