David Furman calls on industry to continue building ‘a great city’ at Heavy Hitters awards event

Thursday night revealed a lot of winners — and a lot of ties — at the Charlotte Business Journal‘s fifth annual event honoring commercial real estate projects completed over the past year in the Charlotte region.

Twenty-five regional real estate developments across eight categories — ranging from corporate office buildings to amenity-rich multifamily communities to nonprofit and civic projects — substantially completed between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, were honored at The Westin Charlotte in uptown.

Among the winners was 2018 Pillar Award recipient David Furman, whose architecture and development has helped transform the urban landscape of center city Charlotte for more than three decades.

Furman has been a pioneer and leader in creative, cool and funky real estate projects — primarily in the residential space but more recently in commercial and mixed-use deals in South End and uptown — as well as a civic leader. He serves on the board of Charlotte Center City Partners as a driving force behind Rail Trail projects and doing pro-bono design work for local nonprofits like the Crisis Assistance Ministry, the Urban Ministry Center and the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.

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