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    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
  • What's This?
    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


State of Downtown Raleigh 2017


  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8 am - 10 am

LOCATION: Raleigh Convention Center - 500 S Salisbury St


Discover market trends impacting the economy of downtown, including demographics, data, and future projections. View or download the newly released 2017 State of Downtown report here.


Each year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) hosts the State of Downtown Raleigh to provide a comprehensive market analysis of Raleigh's Central Business District (CBD) with the intention of informing and exploring new partnerships with the investor and real estate community. This is the premier event for developers, brokers, realtors, urban planners, and economic developers whose clients would benefit from learning more about Raleigh's CBD.

The event will feature an awards ceremony recognizing new construction and rehabilitation projects completed in 2016 that significantly contributed to the identity of downtown Raleigh.  Following the awards ceremony, Bill King, DRA Senior Director of Economic Development and Planning, will unveil the findings from the 2017 State of Downtown Raleigh report. The event will conclude with a panel of experts and thought leaders in downtown from various asset classes discussing the economy and dynamics of downtown Raleigh's rapid growth.

Members of our distinguished panel include:

Moderated by:  Trish Healy - Hyde Street Holdings

Van Nolintha - Founder of Bida Manda/Brewery Bhavana

Roberta Fox - Assistant Director, Design + Planning, City of Raleigh

John Kane - CEO, Kane Realty

Michael Cunningham - Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Red Hat

Steve Young - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer , Duke Energy


The Imprint Awards:

Click here for a video highlighting our Imprint Award winners.

The Edison Lofts, developed by Gregg Sandreuter

Elan City Center, developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners

Link Apartments, developed by Grubb Properties

227 Fayetteville, developed by LRC Properties

Blount Street Commons, developed by Stanley Martin Homes

The Gramercy, developed by Blue Ridge Realty of Raleigh in partnership with Lowe Enterprise Investors

Dr. Pepper Warehouse, developed by Empire Properties

Christ Church Addition, self-financed 

N. West Street Development, developed by Lundy Group and August Construction Solutions



Thank you to our sponsors:

Imprint Awards  Sponsor:


Platinum Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:



State of Downtown Report Sponsor:

Media Sponsor:


Student Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:

AT&T North Carolina

Avison Young

CBRE | Raleigh

Clark Nexsen

Colliers International

Greene Resources



NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc.

North State Bank

Raleigh Marriott City Center

TradeMark Properties

York Properties


Thank you to our event partners: