Friday, February 23, 2018

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Dee Wood Featured on Bustld

Bustld featured Dee Wood, senior catering manager of The Ballantyne, in its Know Your Pro section on February 21. Dee discussed the experience of planning a wedding at The Ballantyne including the exceptional service and the opportunity to make each wedding unique with different menus, décor and ceremony spaces.

The Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant Win Forbes Travel Guide 2018 Star Award

The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte, and Gallery Restaurant were named winners in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2018 Star Awards, which recognizes the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas. Congratulations!

Play for $1 per Hole During the Month of March

Take advantage of a great employee offer at The Golf Club at Ballantyne! All employees are invited to play golf for $1 per hole Mondays through Wednesdays beginning at 3 p.m. during the month of March. Reserve your tee time at 704-248-4383.

Ballantyne Breakfast Club Leadership & Ballantyne Meeting

Join Ballantyne Breakfast Club for its Business Leadership & Ballantyne Meeting with Charlotte Chamber President Bob Morgan and Northwood Office President Ned Curran on Wednesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m., at The Ballantyne. Morgan will share the vision for the changes happening at the Chamber, and Curran will share how economic development efforts affect Ballantyne. City Council Member Ed Driggs will also share updates regarding the city. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.


DATE: February 20, 2018
TO:  Northwood Office Employees
FROM: Tom Pizzo, Executive Vice President
RE: Elizabeth Grove

Elizabeth Grove

I am pleased to share that Elizabeth Grove has been promoted to property manager. With over four years of industry experience, Elizabeth brings strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills to her new role, complemented by her natural ability to deliver exceptional service and build strong relationships with our tenants.

Elizabeth joined Property Management in August 2013 as a property assistant and was promoted to assistant property manager in September 2017. As an assistant property manager, Elizabeth assisted in the management of a large portfolio of buildings and took on management responsibilities for several of these buildings. Elizabeth has become an integral part of the department and has demonstrated leadership through being the go-to person for the property assistants and taking on additional responsibilities within the department.

It is exciting to have Elizabeth as a part of the Northwood team, and I look forward to her continued growth in this new role.

Please join me in congratulating Elizabeth on her promotion!

Vote for Gallery Restaurant – Charlotte Magazine’s Best of the Best

Please vote for Gallery Restaurant in Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Awards! The Dining ballot is up, and we encourage you to vote for Gallery Restaurant in as many applicable categories as possible.

Please complete at least 25% of the fields; otherwise, your ballot will not count. Please use a personal email address if possible. Voting is available through Friday, March 2. We encourage you to share this opportunity with family, friends and loyal customers.

Ned Curran Moderates REBIC Panel with Mayor Vi Lyles

Northwood Office President Ned Curran moderated a Real Estate & Building Industry Coalition (REBIC) luncheon with Mayor Vi Lyles on February 13 discussing the real estate industry and our efforts to continue making Charlotte a great place to live and work.

Northwood Retail Launches Website Redesign

Northwood Retail has launched the redesign of its website, We hope you enjoy the new look!

Gallery Restaurant Featured on Wilson's World

Wilson visited The Ballantyne on February 9 to highlight Gallery Restaurant’s Girl Scout cookie-inspired desserts and promote the prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. View the segments.


DATE: February 13, 2018
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Richard Fida, Director of Engineering
RE: Mark Vincent

Mark Vincent

I am pleased to announce that Mark Vincent has been named HVAC Engineer II for Northwood Office. Mark has more than 11 years of experience in service and maintenance, including facility operations, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.

Most recently, Mark worked as a facilities technician at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Previously, Mark served as HVAC mechanic at Carolinas Medical Center where he led a team of technicians and handled the maintenance of air handlers, chilled water pumps, controlled air compressors, air dryers for pneumatic controls and building automation.

When he is not working, Mark enjoys camping at Chimney Rock with his wife, Stacy, and racing his dragster. Welcome to the team, Mark!


DATE: February 12, 2018
TO:  Employees of The Ballantyne
FROM: Raj Radke, General Manager
RE: Selena Talbert

Selena Talbert

I am pleased to announce that Selena Talbert has been elevated as a member of our Executive Committee. Selena will continue to serve as director of e-commerce & revenue management and will report to me. She has shown a great deal of passion and pride in her role, and this is the next step in her personal development. Selena will strengthen us and provide a greater perspective on our hotel and planning initiatives. role.

While I have only worked with Selena for several weeks, it has been quite apparent that Selena provides invaluable input in strategic rate positioning and creative thinking. Selena plays an integral role in our property’s success, and I am excited for her to share her insight as a member of our Executive Committee.

Please join me in congratulating Selena on her expanded role.


DATE: February 12, 2018
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Clifton Coble, President, Northwood Development
RE: Dave Figgins

Dave Figgins

I am pleased to share that David “Dave” Figgins II has joined Northwood Office’s development team as construction/project manager. With nearly ten years of experience in the construction and development industry, Dave brings strong leadership and project management skills to the role.

As construction/project manager, Dave will assist on all construction and development-related projects in the Boston market. Projects include interior construction projects, redevelopment of current assets and new ground-up construction projects, as well as working with our current development partners on managing everyday development responsibilities on all Northwood assets. He is based in Boston.

Most recently, Dave was a project engineer at Turner Construction Company. In this role, he led engineers through the planning and fabrication phases of all construction trades on the Pier 4 Office Building Project in downtown Boston. Dave also served as superintendent and engineer for the 888 Bolyston Project, a 19-story, mixed-use development property in downtown Boston.

Before that, Dave was a senior cost engineer supporting 80+ projects in the New England Region. Earlier in his career with Turner, Dave worked as an estimator and field engineer.

Originally from Pittsburgh (and raised properly as a Steelers fan), Dave earned a degree in civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dave is a LEED Green Associate.

In his free time, Dave enjoys anything outdoors, especially hiking, camping, rock climbing, rowing and skiing. His bucket list items include visiting all the national parks, as well as ascending the tallest peak in each of the 50 states (completed 17 so far!). He also loves photography.

Dave will be visiting our Charlotte office this week, and please join me in extending a warm welcome to him!

The Peloton Bike Now Available at Aloft

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne has added The Peloton Bike to Re:Charge, its 24/7 fitness center. The Peloton allows in-house guests to enjoy live studio cycling with world class instructors and live on-demand classes. It offers a total immersive experience with an interactive touchscreen.

Vote for Northwood's Hotels in Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards

Voting is open for Travel+Leisure 2018 World's Best Awards Survey. We would appreciate your vote for Northwood's properties, including The Ballantyne, The London and Cheeca Lodge & Spa. The survey is live through March 5, 2018. Thanks in advance for your support!  

Dana Rader Makes List of 2017 Biggest Newsmakers

South Charlotte Weekly listed Charlotte's biggest newsmakers from 2017, and among that list was Dana Rader for her induction into the LPGA Teach and Club Professional Hall of Fame and Mr. Bissell for the sale of Ballantyne to Northwood Investors.

Ballantyne in Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte Business Journal featured Marshall Nevins in its "Who to Watch" section and Ballantyne's sale to Northwood Investors as one of the biggest stories of 2017. Mr. Bissell was also listed among the top newsmakers of the year.

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