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Banking and Financial Institutions

Optimize your financial institution’s Charlotte real estate footprint to attract talent, better serve customers and uncover hidden cost savings.

With more than $2.3 trillion in assets, Charlotte is the second largest financial center in the nation, behind New York City. In fact, more than 40 percent of our CBD real estate is occupied by financial services firms.

Most area banks value the visibility and prestige of the CBD skyline for trading floors and sales offices, though they take advantage of lower rents and favorable concessions in suburban submarkets for back-office employees.

After a shaky few years following the financial crisis, the long-term banking presence in Charlotte is no longer in question. We now have more employees in the region than pre-recession. And while Bank of America and Wells Fargo still hold more than two-thirds of the local banking real estate, we’re also seeing strong growth by smaller banking institutions such as Ally, US Bank, BB&T and Fifth Third.

Furthermore, the banking center has generated the employee base necessary to foster growth in the area among start-up financial firms.

No matter your financial institution’s size, we’re here to help you with all of your real estate needs in and around Charlotte.

Through services ranging from tenant representation and workplace strategy to onsite property management, we’ve helped banks and other financial institutions achieve: 

  • 10-20 percent savings in operating expenses
  • 15-20 percent savings in energy costs
  • 5-15 percent savings on lease terms
  • 10-20 percent cuts in annual capital plans
  • 10-30 percent savings in occupancy costs

Real value. Delivered.

Over the past 20 years, JLL's banking experts have worked with more than half of the world’s top 25 banks—including HSBC and KeyCorp —managing 260 million square feet of space. 

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