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From left to right: Nate Doolittle, LandDesign; Chris Cook, LandDesign; Richard Petersheim, LandDesign; Mark Crum, Pinnacle Financial Partners; David Privitera, Concorde Construction; Beau McIntosh, Catalyst Capital Partners; Christopher Gorman, URS Capital Partners; Christopher Urso, URS Capital Partners; Sink Kimmel, Selwyn Property Group; Robbie Weast, BB+M Architecture; Lee Aultman, Concorde Construction

The Exchange at Rock Hill Wins the 2023 Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Award for Best Mixed-Use Project in the Charlotte Area

Catalyst Capital Partners and URS Capital Partners are pleased to share that our Exchange at Rock Hill project has garnered the coveted Charlotte Business Journal’s 2023 Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Award in the mixed-use category. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the project team’s unwavering commitment to revitalizing downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina, and fostering a thriving community of apartments and adaptive reuse retail space.

The 2023 Heavy Hitters Awards recognized top Charlotte-area commercial real estate projects completed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 in the categories of space build-out, apartments or condominiums, hospitality/entertainment, mixed-use, retail, warehouse, flex, office, and healthcare. The Exchange at Rock Hill project team was recognized among other finalists and winners at an awards dinner on Thursday, October 12 in Uptown Charlotte.

Completed in 2022, Exchange at Rock Hill is an apartment and mixed-use community in the heart of historic downtown Rock Hill. With 219 market-rate and 10 affordable apartment units, the community more than doubled the number of existing multifamily units within a half-mile radius. Community amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, game lounge, coworking space, rooftop terrace, picnic/grilling area, dog park, pet spa, bike racks, and storage units. Each apartment unit features stylish finishes including wood-style flooring, white cabinetry, quartz counters, herringbone tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, designer lighting, washer/dryer, and a patio or balcony.

Exchange at Rock Hill also provides 28,650 square feet of onsite adaptive reuse commercial/retail space to the downtown area with tenants including The Mercantile and Jackass Café & Wine Bar. The retail space features an expansive outdoor mural by world-renown artist and muralist, Shepard Fairey. The mural’s imagery pays homage to Rock Hill’s history as a key player in the textile industry as well as the railroad industry. Additionally, the site is also home to Rock Hill’s iconic little red caboose, a popular symbol of the city’s history and heritage.

Situated in a Qualified Opportunity Zone, Exchange at Rock Hill stands as a beacon of innovation, breathing new life into a once-dormant city block. The development seamlessly blends modern living spaces with retail and commercial areas, creating a dynamic environment that caters to a diverse range of residents and businesses. With its sleek design and thoughtful amenities, Exchange at Rock Hill has become a catalyst for growth and revitalization, attracting residents and businesses alike to the heart of Rock Hill.

At the heart of this success lies the joint venture of Catalyst Capital Partners and URS Capital Partners, with the expertise of key project partners including Pinnacle Financial Partners, Concorde Construction, BB+M Architecture, LandDesign, Selwyn Property Group, and Morton & Gettys. These industry stalwarts brought together their expertise and resources to create a development that sets a new standard for mixed-use projects. The team’s collaborative approach has resulted in a project that not only exceeds aesthetic expectations but also delivers tangible economic benefits to the community.

The Heavy Hitters Award is a fitting tribute to the vision and dedication of Catalyst Capital Partners and URS Capital Partners. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of Exchange at Rock Hill, from the thoughtfully curated living spaces to the vibrant retail and commercial areas. This award serves as a testament to our ability to transform urban landscapes and create thriving communities that enrich the lives of those who call them home.