Development Opportunities

Fueled by innovation, this employment center has a daytime workforce of 80,000 with Major employers focusing on energy and finance to healthcare, technology, and back office.

If you are interested in a specific parcel or use, contact University City Partners. Detailed parcel information beyond what is provided on this website can also be found at Virtual Charlotte and POLARIS (Land Records Information System).

Commercial Real Estate

As companies look to diversify their office space, adding space outside of the city center or planning a relocation, places like University City rise to the top. Anchored by a major University and connected to the central business district by transit, the location and amenities in the University City sub-market are unparalleled. Interested in learning in-depth market knowledge as you consider your options?

Get in touch! We’re glad to show you everything University City has to offer to see if we’re the right fit for your team.

Office Space

With over 11 million square feet of office space, University City has developed business clusters in energy, finance, healthcare, insurance, and technology. We are home to several of the region’s largest employers including Allstate, AON Hewitt, Atrium Health University City, Centene, Duke Energy, Electrolux, Principal Financial, Rack Room Shoes, TIAA, UNC Charlotte and Wells Fargo.

Over 20 Fortune 500 companies have regional offices here. Business is booming in University City as industry stalwarts have remained and new companies arrive. View our Major Employers.

Retail Space

From international giants like IKEA to small owner-operated stores, University City is home to hundreds of retail stores that cater to residents, businesses, students and visitors. University City’s daytime workforce and residential communities continue to grow around the light rail corridor and in response to Charlotte’s population boom. Adding to the market size, UNC Charlotte has emerged as the second-largest institution in the UNC System with over 33,000 students, faculty and staff.

Medical Office Space

Highly graded Atrium Health University City hospital has anchored the healthcare market in University City for decades. Atrium recently added a Radiation Therapy Center ($10 million expansion) one of 13 in the region. Other leading medical providers like Novant Health and OrthoCarolina are growing in the area.

Most of the medical office space is within two miles of Atrium and includes medical office building, physician group practice clinics, rehabilitation facilities, therapy centers, laboratories, biotech research facilities, and urgent care centers.

University City is flourishing with billions in recent economic investment.

Fueled by innovation, this employment center has a daytime workforce of 80,000 in businesses that range from energy and finance to healthcare and technology. 

If you are interested in a specific parcel or use, contact University City Partners. Detailed parcel information beyond what is provided on this website can also be found at: Virtual Charlotte and POLARIS (Land Records Information System).


Local Startup Incubator Receives Grant from Jordan Brand

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City OKs 6 communities, retail center, water-treatment plant growth

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Update on University City Regional Library’s future home

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