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Release Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016

Another peek into the 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh: An In-Depth Look at one of America’s Fastest Growing Downtowns

RALEIGH, NC (April 14, 2016) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) will share insights and analysis on market trends at the 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh event and explain how these trends will shape downtown’s future growth.



Downtown’s current building boom will add over 4 million square feet to downtown across all asset classes, including over 1 million square feet of office space.


Join us on Tuesday, April 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn more on what makes this such an exciting period for downtown Raleigh from a distinguished panel of experts and thought leaders in downtown including:



Brent Francese - Runologie, Co-Owner and General Manager

John LaPenta - Deputy Secretary of the Department of Administration

James Sauls - City of Raleigh, Economic Development Manager

Anne Stoddard - Grubb Ventures, Director of Development
Jason Widen - HQ Raleigh, Co-Founder and Executive Director; Forward Impact, Co-Founder



Each attendee will receive a free copy of the State of Downtown Raleigh report, which breaks down the economy of downtown, including demographics, data and future projections.


Pre-registration is open online now through April 19. The cost is $20 for DRA members and $30 for non-members.






Thank you to our sponsors and partners


Imprint Award Sponsor:

Dominion Realty Partners, LLC


August Construction Solutions, Inc., RDU to Paris

Student Sponsors:

Campbell University, Shaw University



AT&T North Carolina, Kimley-Horn, PointClick, Poyner Spruill Attorneys at Law, Roguemark, Stanley Martin Homes


Avison Young, CBRE Raleigh, ClarkNexsen, Colliers International, JDavis, LS3P, NAI Carolantic, North State Bank, Rodgers Builders, TradeMark Properties, York Properties


BOMA Building Owners and Managers Association International, CCIM North Carolina Chapter, NAIOP Comercial Real Estate Association, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, NCTA North Carolina Technology Association, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, TCAR Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors, Triangle Crew, TRAOBA Triangle Area Office Building Association, ULI Urban Land Institute.



About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.