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Northwood has partnered with renowned experts to ensure Ballantyne Reimagined establishes a new standard for place. The group’s collective creativity, prowess and penchant for designing thoughtful experiences is indicative in the detailed planning behind Ballantyne Reimagined. 

Northwood Investors is a privately-held real estate investment advisor that was founded in 2006. Northwood employs a fundamental, value-driven investment strategy with a longer-term outlook. Northwood invests alongside institutional and private clients in a broad range of real estate and real estate-related investment opportunities globally, with approximately $7.4 billion of assets under management. Northwood currently owns and manages a diverse portfolio of real estate assets including hospitality, office, retail, residential and industrial properties. With a hands-on asset management approach, the firm has established operating platforms, including Northwood Office, Northwood Hospitality, Northwood Retail and Northwood Ravin. Committed to creating and sustaining environments that inspire by focusing on quality, productivity, flexibility and community, Northwood is elevating Ballantyne’s vision to make life better.


At Sasaki, we believe in the transformative power of place. Places transcend physical spaces, becoming the context and the content of our experience of life.  
Our practice is an interdisciplinary collaborative of innovative minds, comprising planning, landscape architecture, ecology, urban design, architecture, graphic design, civil engineering and software development. We are dedicated to improving quality of life through the public realm, with expertise in planning, design and implementation. The core tenets of our work are partnerships with our clients toward shared outcomes, meaningful community outreach, data-driven analysis, transformation through visionary planning and design, and well-defined implementation strategies to see projects realized.  
Sasaki’s work, which spans disciplines, geographies and scales, has been recognized with over 700 local, regional, national and international design awards. This recognition of our work is a testament to the potential of strong partnerships with forward-looking clients and the successful collaboration among a team of innovative design thinkers. 


We dig deep into the details but are never lost in the weeds. 
LandDesign is a collaborative group of landscape architects, civil engineers, planners and urban designers that approaches projects with unique expertise and diverse perspectives, but with a shared goal to create places that matter. For 41 years, our uncompromising passion for what we do has characterized our people and our work. Headquartered in Charlotte, our organization of over 150 professionals also has offices in Washington DC; Dallas, TX; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; and Boulder, CO. All employees are fully linked to foster collaborative efforts that take advantage of the firm’s combined expertise and experience to meet each client’s individual needs through reasoned solutions.  


Charlotte-based Design Resource Group (DRG) is a fully-integrated and diverse design team composed of landscape architects, civil engineers and transportation planners. Founded in 1992, DRG has extensive experience in higher-density housing forms and integrating the technical and aesthetic aspects of complex residential and mixed-use projects into the urban fabric. DRG also works with many different typologies on the land, including commercial developments, institutional, educational, green spaces and other forms of housing. DRG’s experience and cross-collaborative approach allow it to help create a client’s vision while successfully navigating through some of the more complex design considerations and challenges of each unique project. 


Banks Engineering was incorporated by Jay Banks in October 2014 to provide hands-on senior level expertise for all site civil aspects of land development projects. His involvement with Ballantyne began in 1999 with the announcement that ESPN’s new regional headquarters would be in Ballantyne. Over the past 20 years, he has continued with that effort for many of the subsequent buildings and remains engaged with the campus to this day.