KARNES To Speak At TRIAD RCA Education Event

Posted on September 22, 2014 by - Commercial Property Exchange, Events, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, New Features, Subscribers, Tips & Tricks, Training, Triad CIE, Users

Andrew Jenkins, Managing Partner, KARNESAndrew Jenkins, managing partner of KARNES, will be a speaker at the TRIAD RCA Education Event, taking place Tuesday, September 23rd in Greensboro.

Attendees will hear Mr. Jenkins speak on a range of topics regarding the most recent Version 4.0 improvements to the Triad CIE system including:

  • A complete site redesign that increases usability and performance on modern browsers
  • Brochure enhancements including a new large-image format, improved default layout, and more
  • Improved text editing for comments and broadcast emails, including Spell Check
  • A redeveloped Photo Gallery View for faster image rendering
  • Improved searching for properties by address
  • Full screen map toggle
  • Improved session management
  • An updated version of the Triad CIE iPad App
  • And much, much more

The event is being held from 9am-10:30am at the High Point Realtors Association, 1830 Eastchester Drive, High Point.

For more information and registration details, please refer to the attached flyer: 9-23-14 Education Event

KARNES Tri-City North Carolina Industrial 2013 Year in Review

Posted on July 21, 2014 by - Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Commercial Property Exchange, Development, Durham, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, Industrial, KARNES Perspective, KARNES Tri-City Report, Raleigh, SiteIndex, Triad CIE, Triangle, Triangle CPE, Western NC, WNC CPE

Karnes divides the industrial market is into two categories – warehouse and flex. At the end of 2013, the Tri-City markets contained a total of 105 million square feet of warehouse space and 34.6 million square feet of flex space. With over 52 million square feet of warehouse space, the Triad market accounted for approximately 50% of the Tri-City warehouse market. The Charlotte market ranked second with 34 million square feet, while the Triangle market maintained 18.4 million square feet.

The 178,250 square feet of warehouse space completed in the Triad market during 2013 accounted for all of the new warehouse space completed among the Tri-City regions. For the Triangle market, 2013 marked the fourth year in a row where no new warehouse space was delivered. Two warehouse buildings were delivered in the Triad market during 2013 with the largest being a 134,650-square-foot speculate building at 1023 Corporate Park Drive in Mebane. A total of only 564,738 square feet of new warehouse space was delivered in the Charlotte market between 2009 and 2013, while the Triangle market reported even less at 412,940 square feet. With the additional space delivered during 2013, total warehouse construction in the Triad during the same period totaled 469,750 square feet.
KARNES Tri-City Warehouse Vacancy Trends (more…)

The Triad CIE Just Keeps Getting Better

Posted on March 28, 2014 by - Commercial Property Exchange, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, New Features, Tips & Tricks, Triad CIE

Over the past few months the KARNES team has been working diligently to enhance the Triad Commercial Information Exchange (Triad CIE) and we are pleased to provide you a with an overview of the many new features and upgrades that have been put in place.


We are continually looking for ways to improve our brochure creation process and a lot of effort went into making these even better over the past few months. Streamlining the process of creating a brochure was implemented as well as the following key upgrades:

Add Listing Flyers

Looking to create a comprehensive package to take to your client? Look no further than this new feature to Brochures. With the simple click of a button, you can now include all flyers (PDF only) attached to any listing. This works when creating a Brochure of a single listing or even a Brochure from a portfolio of listings. All listing flyers are included in the correct order allowing you to quickly email or print all information on a listing or set of listings.

Add a Flyer

Unit Details on One Page

Looking to create a Brochure for a listing that has many units? This new features allows you to include all of the unit details for any listing on a separate page. Great for those office towers!

Append Unit Page

Transaction Details on One Page

Are you looking to create a Comp Brochure for a property with multiple transactions? Then the new Transactions Details option will allow you to add one page to any Brochure that includes all of the transactions recorded on a single property.

Appending Comp Details


Mapping is crucial to commercial real estate and the Triad CIE is always seeking to improve how we view and find properties when using a map. We are please to announce that the entire mapping platform was upgraded over the past few months and has resulted in faster speeds, better support for mobile and newer bowsers, better geocoding and much more, including the following:

Street View Available on All Maps

With this latest upgrade you can now access Google’s Street View feature when viewing any map on the Triad CIE. Simply click on the Street View Man and position on the road you would like to view and that’s all there is to it!

Street View Triad
Bird’s Eye View Available on All Maps

If the satellite or street view options don’t provide enough details for you, there are now Bird’s Eye View (45 Degree) images available to you in many areas. Simple click on the Satellite option and zoom in until the 45 Degree option is activated. Please note this is only available in some areas.

Birds Eye Triad

Improved Polygon and Radii Searches

Polygon and Radii map searches are among the most powerful features of the Triad CIE and we’ve only gone and made them better! When searching, simply click on the Map tab and select from either the Polygon or Radii to begin utilizing this feature. We’ve made the creation of polygons and radii even smoother in this new version and you can even fine tune your polygon or radii after you’ve performed a search. Did you work hard to create the perfect polygon? Be sure to save your search to utilize it over and over again!

Polygon Search

We Didn’t Stop There!

In addition to these great new features, we also fine-tuned and upgraded many other areas of the Triad CIE. Below is a list of changes (not comprehensive) that have been made:

• Added a pagination bar to the bottom of the screen when more than 5 results per page selected

• Created a method to allow users to define default search result display (number of listings per page, etc.)

• Upgraded coding to work better with the latest browsers

• Added traffic analysis and transaction analysis to the main navigation menu

• Added option to allow for the creation of a PDF of traffic analysis

• Added ability to delete multiple portfolios

• Show Listing Details on Private Listing to Listing Owner Only

• Added option to sort a Portfolio by Sale Price Per SF or Acre

• Economic Developer Link adjustments to allow for customization of style and support for additional query parameters


And We Are Just Getting Started

These are just a sampling of the new features and upgrades to the Triad CIE over the past few months, but we are not stopping there. Expect many more things to come during 2014!

Thanks for your continued support of the Triad CIE and KARNES!

See You At The 2014 CCIM Triad Market Forecast on March 5th

Posted on February 28, 2014 by - Commercial Property Exchange, Events, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, Industrial, Land, Office, Retail, Triad CIE, Uncategorized

CCIM Market ForecastJoin Managing Partners Andrew Jenkins and Brian Reece, Wednesday, March 5th, as KARNES and local commercial real estate professionals attend the 2014 CCIM Triad Market Forecast.  KARNES is pleased to be a Statewide Bronze Sponsor of this event, as well as the Raleigh and Charlotte Market Forecasts, which will be held on March 19th and April 9th, respectively.  KARNES will be providing copies of our 3rd annual Tri-City North Carolina Commercial Real Estate Market Report at each of these events.  Be sure to attend in order order to get your copy of this report, which provides provides an overview of the office, industrial, and retail markets in Charlotte, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, and Raleigh-Durham NC during 2013.

Keynote speakers at the Triad Market Forecast include:

Capital Markets:   Mike Ortlip, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
Retail Markets:  Steven B. Tanger, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Moderator:  Robert V. Perkins, CCIM, NAI

The event will be held at The Marriott Downtown Greensboro. Registration and networking will begin at 11:10am, and the program luncheon will begin at 12pm.

Lenovo expands into 68,000 square feet in Rock Creek Center

Posted on January 17, 2014 by - Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, Industrial, Triad CIE

The Rock Creek Center in Whitsett, North Carolina reported one of the largest tenant moves within the Triad Region during the fourth quarter of 2013 when Lenovo leased an additional 68,000 square feet at 6350 Franz Warner Parkway. The building, which is now 100% leased, is located in the Guilford – Southeast submarket, where the industrial vacancy rate was 14.3% at the end of the third quarter of 2013, according to the KARNES Report. The Guilford – Southeast warehouse submarket reported strong leasing during the first nine months of 2013, with approximately 589,640 square feet of net absorption.

The growth in the Triad Market was not a first for Lenovo. In January of 2013, Lenovo began operating a new production line nearby in their 240,000 square foot building at 6540 Franz Warner Parkway where they also operate a customer solutions, logistics, and national returns center.

New KARNES Subscribers Gear Up for 2014!

Posted on November 5, 2013 by - Charlotte, Commercial Property Exchange, Durham, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, New Subscribers, Raleigh, Triangle

New KARNES MembersAs Fall has quickly arrived with cooler temperatures, things at KARNES are heating up as we welcome a new group of subscribers! Since we are now in the last quarter of 2013, we would like to reflect on the new companies and brokers across North Carolina that have joined a KARNES-powered commercial property exchange during the past few months.  The following firms and/or individuals will now be utilizing the vast tools and features of a KARNES-powered commercial property exchange:

Welcome New Members

  • Todd Harrelson at Trinity Partners
  • Bobby Stovall at Drucker & Falk
  • Angela Daniels at Drucker & Falk
  • KG/M Property Group
  • Brent Allen at Keller Williams Professionals
  • Messick Properties Group, Inc.
  • The Meridian Realty Group, Inc
  • Lou Jewell at Dan River Real Estate
  • Susie Mickey at Keller Williams Commercial Triad
  • Richard Johnson at Keller Williams Commercial Triad
  • Deborah Cross at Price Commercial Properties
  • Angela Lawrence at North Carolina Homes Realty
  • Fred Acree at The Baldwin Companies
  • Tina Dezern at StillWater Properties II
  • Kuester Real Estate Services, Inc.
  • Carl L. Kirk
  • Andrew DeLamielleure at Lat Purser & Associates, Inc.
  • Ken Charnock at Valuation Group – NC
  • Katherine Richey at Trinity Partners
  • Pappas Properties, LLC
  • James C. Blanton at Insite Properties, LLC
  • Joseph L. Johnson at Coldwell Banker Commercial-MECA
  • Nick Katopodis at CharCom Properties
  • Team Ervin Realty
  • David Doar at Magnum Realty Advisors, LLC
  • Mason Adams at Piedmont Properties of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • Drew Gulledge at Legacy Real Estate Advisors, LLC
  • Nancy Troutman at KW Commercial
  • Robert Drayton at City of Charlotte
  • Tim O’Brien at City of Charlotte
  • Dorian Carter at OnPointe Partners
  • Brandan Pierce at The Keith Corporation
  • Lynne Booth at Coldwell Banker United Realtors
  • Elliott Farmer at NAI Southern Real Estate
  • W. Reid Smith at REID Real Estate Company
  • Spencer Borders at Foothills Commercial Real Estate
  • Ed Gulledge at Universal Realty
  • Jamey Cox at Allen Tate Company
  • Kathie Day at KW Commercial
  • Betsy Gudger at FMG, Inc
  • Erik Aasland at Appalachian Realty Associates
  • Michael Figura at Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty
  • Duckett Real Estate Services
  • Andrew Burch at Ford Realty

Welcome New CPE Weblink Organizations

  • Alpha Commercial Real Estate
  • Landvestors Group, LLC

Are you ready to be the latest organization or subscriber to harness the tools and features of a KARNES-powered commercial property exchange ? Contact our sales team today!

Cool Spring Temperatures, Hot New KARNES Subscribers!

Posted on May 1, 2013 by - Charlotte, Commercial Property Exchange, CPE Weblink, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, Online Training, Raleigh, Retail, Triangle, Webinar, Western NC

New KARNES MembersAs Spring welcomed us with cool temperatures here in North Carolina, KARNES heated up April by adding new organizations, subscribers and completing our first series of webinar trainings! Since we are now in a new month in 2013, we would like to reflect on new companies and brokers across North Carolina that have joined in April.  We would like to welcome the following organizations and subscribers, who will be utilizing the power of a KARNES-powered commercial property exchange.

Welcome New Members
  • General Realty Partners
  • Daryl Hayes at KW Commercial
  • Knox Campbell at The Keith Corporation
  • Arey Properties
  • The Liberty Solution, LLC
  • Atlantic Commercial Concepts
  • Prudential Carolinas Realty – Gastonia
  • O’Shaughnessy Realty and Development
  • Craig Upshaw at Piedmont Realty Associates
  • Christopher Hull, Appraiser
  • The Marquardt Group, LLC
  • Clayton Commercial Realty
Welcome New CPE Weblink Organizations
  • RL West
  • SouthMark Properties, Inc

Not a subscriber? Contact our sales team today!

The KARNES Tri-City Market Overview for the Appraisal Institute 2013 Real Estate Valuation Conference

Posted on April 18, 2013 by - Charlotte, Commercial Property Exchange, Construction Update, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, In the News, Industrial, KARNES Perspective, Office, Raleigh, Retail, Triangle

2013 Tri City Market Overview

Andrew Jenkins, managing partner of KARNES, was a speaker today at the Appraisal Institute 2013 Real Estate Valuation Conference, which took place in Charlotte. The panel event featured various industry experts including Mark Vitner (Senior Economist, Wells Fargo), Roger Cobb ( Broker, Selwyn Property Group), Jon Morris (Broker, Beacon Partners), and Henry Breaux (Broker, The Providence Group).

Mr. Jenkins’s discussion provided an insight into commercial market data, analysis and trends, from the largest regions across North Carolina.

Click here to download a PDF version of the presentation and read on for a transcript of the presentation’s key points:

Andrew Jenkins, Managing Partner

Tri-City Market Overview

April 18, 2013
Presented by Andrew Jenkins, Managing Partner, KARNES

Tri-City Market Overview Introduction

  • KARNES began producing the Tri-City Commercial Real Estate Market Report in 2012 in an effort to bring a standardized analysis method across the state.
  • The intention of the report is to provide an annual review, at a high level, of the commercial markets in the three major NC regions.


KARNES To Attend NAIOP Luncheon Tomorrow Featuring CEO of The Fresh Market

Posted on April 16, 2013 by - Commercial Property Exchange, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point

RobertRobert Kropp, Research Assistant at KARNES, will be in attendance at the NAIOP Piedmont Triad Chapter April Luncheon.

The luncheon will feature guest speaker CEO & President of The Fresh Market Inc., Craig Carlock, who will discuss the history of The Fresh Market.

The event will be Wednesday, April 17th from 11:30am-1:15pm at the Starmount Country Club, located at 1 Sam Snead Dr.

Please visit the Triad NAIOP website for registration details.

REMINDER: Introduction to the Triad CIE and Triangle CPE iPad App Webinars Today at 2PM & 3PM

Posted on April 10, 2013 by - Commercial Property Exchange, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, Industrial, Land, Office, Online Training, Retail, Training, Triangle, Webinar

Online WebinarLooking to get started using the new Triad CIE and Triangle CPE iPad Apps?

KARNES is providing two free webinars today, April  10th 2013 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Triad CIE) and 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Triangle CPE).  These 30 minute webinars will provide a brief overview of the new CIE/CPE iPad app and its many useful features that will allow you to showcase your knowledge of the local commercial real estate market while out in the field.

Limited space is available for the Triad CIE online webinar, register now to reserve your spot. (Open to Triad CIE subscribers only)

Limited space is available for the Triangle CPE online webinar, register now to reserve your spot. (Open to Triangle CPE subscribers only)