CFMA Charlotte: October Program --Johnny Harris

When:  Oct 19, 2016
Associated with  Charlotte, NC

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Program:  Johnny Harris:  What makes Charlotte GREAT!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

CFMA is pleased to have Mr. Johnny Harris speak about the past, present and future of this great city. 


John W. Harris formed The Harris Group in January 1992. In 1999 they formed Lincoln Harris, an affiliate company of Lincoln Property Company. The firm is a real estate services firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. A lifetime resident of Charlotte, Mr. Harris was formerly President of The Bissell Companies, Inc., a major commercial real estate and investment management company. During his twenty years with Bissell he held many titles including:

President - The Bissell Companies
Vice President - The Bissell Companies
Building Manager - The Bissell Companies

Public Board Affiliations - Dominion Resource, Inc. – Richmond, VA.
Piedmont Natural Gas
USAir, Inc. – Director Emeritus
National Collegiate Athletic Foundation (NCAA)

Honors and Awards

Responsible for development and management of over 20 million square feet of property
throughout the Southeast
Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors Cornerstone Award - 1994
Charlotte News Man of the Year award – 1984

Professional Affiliations

Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors
Real Estate Broker License in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia & Virginia
Urban Land Institute

Public Services

Mayoral Appointee – Airport Advisory Committee
Past Chairman – Charlotte Regional Partnership
Past Director – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
Past Chairman – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees
Past Chairman – NCAA Final Four Charlotte Organizing Committee
Past Chairman – Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (1990)
Past Chairman – Charlotte Sports Commission
Former Member – North Carolina Department of Transportation


Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, UNC - Chapel Hill
Real Estate/Urban Development, American University


Schedule for Program

Registration and networking:  11:15am to 11:45am

Lunch:  11:45am to 12:15pm

Program:  12:15pm to 1:15pm



If registration is received by Friday, October 14th, 2016 the cost is $30 for members and $40 for guests. 

After Friday, October 14th, the cost is $35 for members and $45 for guests. 


Session Policies

Refunds and Cancellations

Meeting registration must be paid prior to the meeting or at the door.  No-shows and cancellations after Friday, October 14th, 2016 will be invoiced.


To register please call the CFMA Charlotte Administrator at 704-609-4489; or email your registration to  Payments should be mailed to CFMA Charlotte, PO Box 31222, Charlotte, NC 28231-1222.  Please make checks payable to CFMA Charlotte.


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The meeting will be held at Byron's Southend, located at 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 180.  Byron's Southend is located in the Courtyard Building of the Design Center of the Carolinas.  The Design Center is located on the corner of W. Worthington Ave. and Camden Rd., directly behind Sullivan's on South Blvd.  For complete directions, call Byron's Southend at 704-333-9779


Parking (please note the updated parking locations—updated as of 9/1/16)

There are two parking lots for Byron’s SouthEnd and the tenants of the Design Center. 

The original parking lot is the one located at the corner of W. Worthington and Camden. 

**Please note there are spots located at the back of this lot near the brick buildings shaped in a U and you cannot park in this area.  They are reserved for residents/tenants of those buildings.**

The additional parking is now located at W. Worthington and Haskins corner.  It is a pavement and gravel lot. 

There are also metered parking spots available off Camden. 



If you have any questions regarding CFMA, meeting registrations or the cancellation policy, please contact our chapter administrator.  Jennifer Wagner by phone (704) 609-4489 or


CFMA is celebrating membership awareness month with incentives for both members and guests!


The Charlotte board of directors would like to thank our members for their continued support of the organization.  In honor of this month, the chapter will have the following opportunities for members and guests!


Members:  Any current CFMA Charlotte chapter member who brings a guest to a program meeting in October, November or December and their guest then joins the chapter between October 1st and December 31st will receive a $25 gift card! 


Guests:  All guests that attend the CFMA Charlotte chapter program meeting in October, November or December and join the chapter between October 1st and December 31st will be entered into the drawing.  At the program meeting, on Wednesday, January 18th the drawing will be held. 


Guests who are new members will be entered into a drawing to win a free second year of membership!  CFMA national is currently having a membership incentive, 12 Plus Membership!  New members receive 12 plus months of membership!  Join now and your membership is good through March 31, 2018. 


The winner from the Charlotte Chapter incentive will have membership through March 31, 2019!!!!!!



CFMA Charlotte would like to thank the following Diamond Level chapter sponsors for their support the Charlotte chapter and its activities. 





Save the Date for Upcoming Local Programs

Please check out the new events listed below in red.  Keep on the lookout future social and educational courses to be announced!



Start Time

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Monthly Program Meeting—Speaker:  Johnny Harris


Oct 26 and 27, 2016

Carolinas Construction Conference:  Greensboro, NC



Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

Monthly Program Meeting —Program:  Suicide Prevention Summit

**Please note this meeting is an extended meeting and a 4 hour CPE Event.**


Tues. Nov 15th, 2016

CFMA Charlotte and the Carolinas Surety Association will host a joint bowling event and social

5:30 pm to 7:30pm

Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Monthly Program Meeting—Speaker:  Ron Kimble, Charlotte Chamber


Wed, Jan, 18, 2017

Monthly Program Meeting


Thurs Feb 16, 2017

Charity Casino Night


Wed, March 8, 2017

Monthly Program Meeting


Wed, April 19, 2017

Monthly Program Meeting


Thurs, May 25, 2017

Annual Golf Tournament



Byron's SouthEnd
101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 180
Charlotte, NC

Pricing Information

Registration Regular Late
CFMA-Member $30.00 $35.00
Non-CFMA-Member $40.00 $45.00


Jennifer Wagner
(704) 609-4489