Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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A Flock of Applicants Spotted at The Ballantyne

Human Resources Coordinator Miguel Santana caught a large group rushing toward the HR office at The Ballantyne Hotel. Looks like we have some feathery friends interested in joining the Northwood team! Thank you for sharing, Miguel!

Help us Color the Park to Support Local Students in Need

Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Color the Park School Supplies Drive! Starting July 18, we will collect school supplies and monetary donations to provide essential learning tools for local students in need. In honor of the campaign’s 10-year anniversary, we are providing several ways to give back, including a Social Hour Celebration on the last day of the drive, Tuesday, August 1. Here's a list of all the ways you can support the cause:

Make a Monetary or Physical Donation
Drop new school supplies in the building lobby or make a greater impact by making an online donation with code "Color the Park Ballantyne."

Order Lunch through Foodsby
Enjoy the lunch delivery program and Foodsby will donate $1 for every meal ordered through August 1.

Flashcard Formation Volunteer Project
Stop by Sara's YMCA on Wednesday, July 19 between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to create packs of flashcards for local children in need.

Sunrise Yoga
Donate $5 and enjoy an outdoor yoga class at Knotts Green on Thursday, July 20 from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Social Hour Celebration
Celebrate the Ballantyne community's efforts for the cause with mingling, local brews, wine, live music and more on August 1 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brixham Tent. Bring any last physical or monetary donations!

Color the Park benefits Classroom Central, an organization that collects and distributes free school supplies so that students living in poverty can learn effectively. With more than 50% of our region’s students living in poverty, your donations play a major role in preparing children to be successful in the upcoming school year.

Share your photos and participation by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and using #BCPColorThePark.


DATE: June 20, 2017
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Rhonda Walcott, Vice President & Controller
RE: Brook Krzyston

Brooke Krzyston

I am pleased to share that Brooke Krzyston has joined Northwood Office as senior property accounting manager. With experience in multifamily real estate, commercial real estate and construction accounting, Brooke brings a wealth of expertise to the role.

As senior property accounting manager, Brooke will serve as the primary liaison between property accounting and property management and oversee a team of property accountants and AP/AR associates.

Most recently, Brooke was accounting manager at the David Drye Company. In this role, she led a team of accounting, human resources and payroll employees all accounting for its construction department. Brooke joined the firm as senior accountant. Prior to that, Brooke worked at Fastener Supply Company as accounts receivable manager.

Originally from Chicago, Brooke earned her MBA in accounting and finance and bachelor’s degree in accounting at Strayer University.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Brooke!


DATE: June 20, 2017
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Richard Fida, Director of Engineering
RE: Michael Bowen

Michael Bowen

I am pleased to share that Michael Bowen has joined Northwood Office as engineer. Michael has more than 17 years of maintenance experience in both residential and commercial real estate, including properties in Ballantyne Corporate Park.

Most recently, Michael was a building engineer at Lincoln Harris. He worked at 525 North Tryon and Morrocroft Centre, as well as the Betsill and Sherrill Buildings. Before that, Michael worked at Bissell supporting operations at Providence Park. He is excited to be working again in Ballantyne.

Please join me in welcoming back Michael!

Celebrating One Year with the Queen City Quints

Carolynn Bonner, wife of Mitch Bonner, assistant director of housekeeping at The Ballantyne Hotel, sat down with Charlotte Parent to discuss the Bonners' famously known quintuplets and their upcoming first birthday on July 13. We hope you enjoy the story!

Get to Know Northwood

Get to Know Northwood Office Director of Sustainability Paul Cattieu
by learning some fun facts about him. 

How long have you been with Northwood?
June 2010

What’s your favorite thing about working for Northwood?
Every day is different and new

Where is your hometown?
Buffalo, NY – Home of the Buffalo Bills!

Describe your perfect day.
95+ degrees and being at the beach/ocean.

Where is one place you would like to travel/vacation?
Travel the entire USA – all the big attractions and state parks.

What’s something someone would be surprised to
know about you?

I've never tried coffee.

What brings you joy?
My dogs Sadie Anne and Tinkerbell and spending time with family.

Favorite guilty pleasure?
Stealing dark chocolate from Renee’s candy dish at her desk.

What’s your go-to song for walking into a room?/
Favorite song to pump you up?

Allan Parsons Project – Chicago Bulls Theme Song


An Evening of Relaxation and Fun at Aloft's Sip & Stretch

Sip & Stretch at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne was a success! NC Yoga Bar led 30 people in an hour of relaxing yoga complemented with cold lavender towels. After the yoga portion, attendees flowed into Re:Mix to enjoy live music by Matt Stratford and Sip Specials from W XYZ Bar.

Groups and Events Manager Alex ReFalo organized this complimentary event to offer a unique concept to guests and create a fan following for the W XYZ Bar.

Mark your calendars for the next Sip & Stretch at Aloft on Thursday, July 6 at 6 p.m. Enjoy yoga for just $5 along with drink specials, live music and free appetizers from Blackfinn. Pay at the event or register in advance.

Ballantyne Featured in Southeast Real Estate Business

Kim Kendall's market highlight on Ballantyne’s growing office real estate was featured in the June 2017 issue of Southeast Real Estate Business. Great job, Kim!

Northwood Featured in Ballantyne Magazine's Summer Issue

Ballantyne Magazine sat down with Northwood Investors CEO John Kukral and Northwood Office President Ned Curran to discuss the future of Ballantyne. In the article, both John and Ned voiced Northwood's commitment to Ballantyne and shared exciting plans for our community. Read the story online or grab a copy of the magazine in your building.

The Gallery's New Cocktail Featured in Charlotte Five

Charlotte Five featured Gallery Restaurant’s new cocktail, French Revolution, in its list of 5 flower-infused drinks perfect for spring. French Revolution is made with violet sugar, B&B, blackberry infused Cabernet Sauvignon, peppercorn melange, burlesque bitters, and Blanc de Blanc Champagne.

Vote for The Ballantyne in Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards

Vote for The Ballantyne for the 2017 Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards! We encourage you to share the opportunity with family, friends and clients. The survey will be live until July 1. We appreciate your support.

The Spa at Ballantyne Voted Best Local Spa

The Spa at Ballantyne received a Gold Daisy Award for Best Local Spa by readers of South Charlotte Macaroni Kid, a popular weekly newsletter and website focused on fun family events and information in the greater Charlotte area. Congratulations to the Spa team!



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