- Ballantyne (neighborhood)
Ballantyne is a
neighborhoodin the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.
It is a convert|2000|acre|km2|sing=on lifestyle community located in south Charlotte, adjacent to the
South Carolinaborder. This live, work, stay and play community offers upscale shopping and dining, hotel accommodations by Staybridge Suites, Courtyard By Marriott and a Mobil Four-Star Ballantyne Resort [ [http://www.ballantyneresort.com Ballantyne Resort] ] which features a luxurious Spa, Golf, Dining and boutique shopping. Premiering in 2009 an aloft by Starwoodhotels and Resorts.
Ballantyne was named after land developer Howard C. “Smoky” Bissell's aunt Barbara Ballantyne. Mr. Bissell was the visionary who predicted that Charlotte would expand toward the South Carolina border and planned an office and commercial development relative to his prediction.
Ballantyne includes a country club community, with a growing number of neighborhoods with homes that range from starter homes to estates that sell for millions of dollars. Ballantyne is a booming community, which features upscale restaurants, high-end shopping, corporate offices, homes and more [ [http://www.ballantynecenter.com Ballantyne Businesses] ] .
Ballantyne's sought-after South Charlotte location and high-performing schools have led many families to this popular community.
I-485Outerbelt runs right through the development and sees one of the highest traffic counts in North Carolina right around this section.
Bissell, the Family of Companies...The Bissell Companies was founded in 1964 by H.C. "Smoky" Bissell as a small real estate firm with only five employees. Today, the company has grown to a collection of closely affiliated organizations with over 600 employees that engage in all forms of real estate including development of office, flex and hotel product, office leasing and management, hotel management, commercial and residential brokerage and golf management and instruction.
The Bissell Companies through Bissell Development has developed over convert|11000000|sqft|m2 throughout North and South Carolina and Virginia, but is most often associated as developers of two of the Southeast's finest suburban multi-use communities; SouthPark, a dairy farm that was transformed into a world-class community that continues to be one of the finest office, retail and residential developments in the Southeast, and most recently the convert|525|acre|km2|sing=on Ballantyne Corporate Park, which boasts over convert|2000000|sqft|m2 of office space, four hotels including a luxury resort and lodge, plus a golf course and golf school.
Bissell's initial portfolio of properties in SouthPark included Class A office buildings, Specialty Shops on the Park, and The Park Hotel. Today, SouthPark includes approximately convert|4500000|sqft|m2 of office and over convert|1800000|sqft|m2 of retail development of which over convert|3400000|sqft|m2 was developed by Bissell Development. In developing properties in SouthPark, Bissell firmly established a reputation for offering companies and individuals a full range of real estate and hospitality services and products backed with outstanding personal service and attention to detail.
The Bissell Companies is the corporate parent for the Bissell Family of Companies and is headquartered in the Ballantyne Corporate Park. H.C. "Smoky" Bissell is the Chairman and Edward L. "Ned" Curran serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Utilizing "Best Practices", The Bissell Family of Companies maintains a strong commitment to delivering the highest level of quality, personal service to all its customers.
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