Jun 13, 2018
Daniel Levine is president
of Levine Properties, a family-owned property investment
company that develops, owns and operates commercial and residential
properties in Charlotte, North Carolina and in select urban
locations throughout the United States. Levine Properties owns
over 20 acres on nine square blocks of largely undeveloped property
in the First Ward district in the center of the City of
Charlotte. As president, Daniel is responsible for the
development, leasing, property management and asset management of
all properties owned. He earned a B.A in City & Regional
Planning and Development from the University of North Carolina at
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in real
estate investment, property development, and the challenge and
responsibility of creating a neighborhood in the center of a
IN THIS EPISODE
- Daniel explains the
challenges to developing nine blocks of First Ward
in the center of the City of Charlotte.
- He reveals what he is committed to building in
- He imagines First Ward in the year 2030.
- He describes what he is building now and how it is
setting the stage for a different building pattern in
- Daniel explains how his master plan for First Ward works in
concert with the City of Charlotte North Tryon Vision
- He considers the weight and consequence of his
- He answers whether he feels overwhelmed by the
responsibility of developing a new neighborhood in
the center of a city.
- He responds to whether any one person or
family should control so much land in the center of a
- Daniel shares how he goes about his work and what
informs his vision of development.
- He reveals what neighborhood in the United States is
the model for the neighborhood he wants to develop in
- He outlines his philosophy of real estate
- He tells the story of the Levine
family, the retail stores they built, and how he came
to study city and regional planning.
- Daniel talks about the influence of Walt
Disney and EPCOT on in his ambitions.
- He shares the 'pearls of wisdom' that guide
- He discusses a recent change in his development approach and
whether he thinks about the time he has left to
realize his vision for First Ward.
- He identifies the two developers in Charlotte
that seeks to emulate.
- Daniel answers how he wants to be
plus Mark Peres' Personal Word Essay: Imagining First
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