NC TECH ROAD: Future Foward.

We are not a stretch of highway. We are not a collection of buildings, or marks on a map. We are a catalyst for innovation. A conduit for collaboration, driven by growth and opportunity. And the most important assets we create are not architectural spaces, but the potential for ideas realized inside them.

Across the world, cities are looking for ways to safeguard their economic futures. The innovation economy is emerging with stunning pace and requiring new, advanced skills with more dynamic and collaborative environments. Tech Road represents a unified vision for North Carolina’s dense network of Universities, Research Institutions, Science & Technology Parks, Industrial Zones and Innovation Districts along the I-85/40 Corridor. Tech Road – a play on North Carolina’s Tobacco Road – is underpinned by deep, authentic public-private partnerships and specialized venture funds that aim to fuel the state’s transition to a more balanced economy that incorporates technology and innovation.

The North Carolina Tech Road Alliance is a growing Public-Private Partnership dedicated to helping make North Carolina a global leader in the innovation economy

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Tech Road Ventures represents a diverse pipeline of off-market investment opportunities, underpinned by deep relationships within some of the fastest-growing submarkets in the nation.

The Strategy

  • North Carolina is uniquely positioned on the Eastern U.S. border and poised to strengthen its status as a global center for trade, commerce, and innovation
  • Led by Charlotte and Raleigh, more than 90% of North Carolina’s GDP stems from five core Hubs which we identify as our target market
  • Tech Road Ventures (TRV) seeks competitive risk-adjusted returns that reflect the risks and rewards of each Hub and individual project. We focus on development opportunities in and around the geographic areas of each Hub, that have strong job growth, particularly in regions with specialized zones
  • TRV strategy is rooted in anchor-institution based development principals and focuses primarily on real estate and infrastructure projects that optimize connectivity and productivity

The Opportunity

  • TRV invests in and develops multiple assets classes. We seek to develop or acquire multifamily property types of 100+ units, from affordable housing and workforce to market rate housing. We will consider smaller properties if they are part of a portfolio purchase
  • For market rate, student, and senior housing properties, we prefer construction from 2000 or newer and purchase affordable properties of all ages
  • For office, we seek to develop properties that can be part of our flagship brand, with a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft. of office and incorporates key educational systems and related business services
  • We purchase land for new construction in areas in and around specialized zones and districts that are supported by healthy anchor-institutions
  • We also consider opportunities to invest in intellectual property that stems from anchor- institution based research and development

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NC Tech Road and Tech Road Ventures is the investment affiliate of Liberty Atlantic Group.