Goodmon Honored for CREative Thinking for American Tobacco Project

Jim Goodmon

Loren Kennedy presents CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon with a 2016 CREative Thinker Award on behalf of the Carolinas Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate in Charlotte on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon has once again been recognized for the transformation of the American Tobacco Historic District in downtown Durham.  The Counselors of Real Estate Carolinas Chapter (CRE) recently honored Goodmon with a CREative Thinkers Award for the revitalization of American Tobacco and the positive effect it continues to have on the Bull City.

The CREative Thinkers Awards annual event is the signature event of the Carolinas Chapter of CRE and has won national recognition.

“These awards are aimed at honoring leaders who touch commercial real estate by exhibiting out-of-the-box thinking; viewing obstacles and risks as opportunities for novel solutions; making cutting-edge decisions or deciding something that resulted in a paradigm shift on a subject with a local, regional, or global impact,” said Loren Kennedy, past Chair of the CRE Carolinas Chapter.

Goodmon received the award at the 8th Annual CREative Thinkers Awards luncheon on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.

During the CRE presentation, Goodmon’s American Tobacco project was described as, “An edgy blend of startups, restaurants, creative companies, baseball and even a craft brewery.. all in a building that was so decrepit the swat team used it for target practice.”

Thanks to CRE’s Ava Gritzuk for these capcom photos.

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