Innovative in Development

New Forum is a Charlotte-based developer with an established track record of successful projects that benefit both the community and shareholders alike.  With over $290 Million of office, retail, residential and special use projects, New Forum has become Charlotte’s leading provider of sustainable master-planned developments, focusing on urban mixed-use and retirement communities.  New Forum’s portfolio consists of 20+ projects, each exhibiting an efficient use of resources and sensitivity to the issues of maintenance and management.  It has a track record of delivering projects on-time and within budget with financial returns that meet or exceed projections.

New Forum has extensive experience in developing complex, community-based projects.  Its expertise in up-zoning and master planning and its ability to select the right project at the right time has created strong investor returns despite the recent economic downturn.  Over the past 12 years, New Forum projects have produced more than 20% IRR for its investors.

New Forum’s high-density developments create synergistic communities that turn strangers into neighbors.  At the core of each project is the concept that each development should encourage and facilitate community interaction.  This added benefit leads to higher worker productivity, increased tenant occupancy percentage and greater leasing demand.  The Town of Ayrsley, for example, currently maintains retail occupancy of 80% and office occupancy of greater than 90%.     

Exceptional in Operations

New Forum is not just a real estate development company but doubles as a powerhouse in operations. New Forum is the on-site Property Manager for The Town of Ayrsley - New Forum’s most ambitious project to date.  Arguably the most sustainable community in Mecklenburg County outside of downtown Charlotte, Ayrsley currently houses over 2,000,000 square feet of office and retail space, 1,200 residential units, a 14-screen movie theater (voted best in Charlotte by AOL), 12 restaurants, 242 hotel rooms and a variety of outdoor leisure and activity spaces.  When completed, Ayrsley will be roughly double its current size and will be a community of more than 15,000 residents, workers and daily visitors.

Success in operations is  also evident in New Forum’s management of the Village at Carolina Place, which is listed as the largest retirement community in Mecklenburg County by the Charlotte Business Journal.  Breaking ground in 1998, the Village is home to The Cottages single family detached homes, The Dorchester (dorchestercharlotte.com) apartment homes, and The Manor luxury apartments (manorcharlotte.com).  With 455 units in place and additional growth planned, the Village offers its residents a wide variety of amenities and activities that foster community and interaction.  This has made the Village at Carolina Place one of the most successful independent living communities in North Carolina.  New Forum has also developed and manages The Carillon, a 150 unit retirement community in Greensboro, North Carolina (thecarillongreensboro.com). New Forum has worked with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency on two of the properties, The Dorchester and The Carillon, to provide  low income seniors safe and affordable housing.