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BISSELL
Bissell is a multi-faceted organization with entities in hotel, restaurant, development and more. Mouse over the color blocks to see all of the companies under the Bissell corporate umbrella.

About Bissell

The Bissell Companies, Inc. serves as the headquarters for a full range of real estate and related operating companies located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 1964, Bissell is widely recognized as the principal developer of Ballantyne and SouthPark — two of the Southeast’s largest and most successful mixed use communities. Today, Bissell specializes in commercial development, office leasing, property management, real estate investments and hotels, with ancillary interests in golf, spa and media businesses.

“All I had in my mind was, this is
a blank canvas— don’t screw it up!”

— H.C. “Smoky” Bissell
Bissell is the corporate parent for all of the companies it owns and is headquartered in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Smoky Bissell is the Chairman and Ned Curran serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dedicated to delivering unmatched experiences to its customers, Bissell upholds the highest standards by comparing its efforts to the Top 5% of comparable service experiences in the world.


Bissell Development

Clifton S. Coble

We take great pride in the environments we have developed and are humbled to be recognized as one of Charlotte’s finest commercial developers. Ballantyne Corporate Park, our premier development, has been built on Bissell’s “Next Level” principals. We continue to raise the bar of excellence by developing only high, consistent quality buildings and focus on providing exceptional "people places" for the tenants and the community.

Clifton S. Coble
Bissell Development, President



Bissell Development History

2012

  • Gallery Restaurant’s kitchen expansion completed
  • Improvements completed at Concierge desk at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • Relocation of the Golf Shop and new grand stairway completed at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • The Carolina Room, new event space with a balcony overlooking the golf course, completed at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • The Amphitheater, new space for tenant and community entertainment use, completed along 17th pond
  • American Honda Finance Corporation building earned LEED Gold Certification
  • Bissell hosts Urban Land Institute members for a Ballantyne Mobile Workshop

2011

  • Bissell wins Sustainable Development Award from NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) for the Boyle and Harris office buildings
  • American Honda Finance Corporation building completed
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne redesigned its lobby area, including a ‘living space’ lobby, interactive guest reception and casual dining at The Bistro
  • Everett office building earned LEED Gold Certification
  • Calhoun office building earned LEED Gold Certification
  • The Spa at Ballantyne completed a substantial renovation with modern design elements, updated equipment and tranquil lounge areas
  • Everett office building completed
Total office in place: 3,488,353 sq. ft
Hotel Rooms: 594 rooms

2010

  • Irby, Harris, Boyle and Hayes office buildings earned LEED Gold Certification
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne hotel earned LEED Certification
  • Road improvements completed at Ballantyne Corporate Place and Ballantyne Commons Parkway intersection (at Harris/Boyle buildings)
  • Morrison YMCA Recreation Field completed
  • Ballantyne Hotel Outdoor Pool Gazebo Bar completed
  • Pedestrian walking paths added from North Community House Road to Harris/Boyle complex
  • Everett office building and parking deck completed
Total office in place: 3,322,300 sq. ft
Hotel Rooms: 594 rooms

2009

  • The Cottage at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge completed, 4 bedroom cottage
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne hotel completed
Total office in place:  3,173,300 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 594 rooms

2008

  • Bissell Property Services wins 2008 "A" List Award for Customer Service by CEL & Associates, Inc.
  • Groundbreaking July 29, 2008 for the aloft Charlotte Ballantyne hotel
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne undergoes 10-year renovation and addition of Event Pavilion
  • Dana Rader Golf School 10-year anniversary renovations
  • Construction begins at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge adding a new outdoor pool and tennis court
  • Irby office building and parking deck completed
  • Hayes office building and parking deck completed
  • Harris office building and parking deck completed
  • Boyle office building and parking deck completed
Total office in place:  3,173,300 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2007

  • Groundbreaking March 13, 2007 for 800,000 sq. ft. LEED-Registered office space in Ballantyne Corporate Park East, including two six-story buildings and two ten-story buildings, the tallest in Ballantyne Corporate Park, and three structured parking decks - the first structured parking in the Ballantyne Corporate Park.
Total office in place: 2,365,400 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2006

  • Sherrill office building completed
  • Betsill office building completed
  • Crawford office building completes commercial office development on west side of Ballantyne Corporate Park
Total office in place: 2,365,400 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2005

  • “The Bulls” arrive at Our Park
  • The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge becomes a member of Starwood Hotels Luxury Collection
  • Goddard School opened
  • Restaurant/retail complex completed inviting more than 30 dining options to the area
  • Harper office building completed
  • Winslow office building completed
Total office in place: 1,960,400 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2004

  • BB&T branch bank opened
  • Simmons office building completed
  • Hixon office building completed
  • CVS Pharmacy opened
  • Hall office building completed
  • Frenette office building completed
  • Gibson office building completed
Total office in place: 1,864,400 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2003

  • Chandler office building completed
  • Medical One office building completed
  • Medical Two office building completed
  • Allen Tate office building completed
Total office in place: 1,386,400 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2002

  • Ballantyne Three office building completed
  • The Lodge at Ballantyne opens, 35 room executive retreat
  • The Spa at Ballantyne Hotel completed
  • (Bank of America branch bank opens)
Total office in place: 1,161,300 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 457 rooms

2001

  • Staybridge Suites completed, 118 room hotel
  • Brixham Green Three office building completed
  • The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge completed, 214 room resort hotel
Total office in place: 1,056,600 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 422 rooms

2000

  • Cullman office building completed
  • Richardson building completed
Total office in place: 954,600 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 90 rooms

1999

  • Petro Express gasoline opened
  • Brixham Green One office building completed 
  • Corporate Villas, six office buildings, completed
  • ESPN office building completed
  • Lending Tree I office building completed
  • Brixham Green Two office building completed
  • Lending Tree II office building completed
  • Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge groundbreaking
Total office in place: 759,600 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 90 rooms

1998

  • AXA/Equitable office building completed
  • Ballantyne Two office building completed
  • Conlan office building completed
  • Courtyard Marriott completed, 90 room hotel
  • Golf Club at Ballantyne clubhouse completed
  • Golf Club at Ballantyne named "Best New Course in NC"
Total office in place: 402,400 sq. ft.
Hotel Rooms: 90 rooms

1997

  • Ballantyne One office building is completed
  • Dana Rader Golf School groundbreaking in August; building completed in October
  • Phase 1 Ballantyne Resort Clubhouse groundbreaking
Total office in place: 100,500 sq. ft.

1996

  • Bissell acquires from Harris 414 acres designated for commercial development
  • August 15, groundbreaking for Ballantyne One, first commercial office building in the Ballantyne Corporate Park
  • In November, clearing for golf course construction began

pre 1996

  • Harris/Bissell inherited 1,500 acres and purchased 700 acres of wooded lands
  • Johnny Harris and Terry Knotts developed Ballantyne Community Master Plan
  • Four corner monuments constructed to make a statement for the new Ballantyne Community

Bissell In The News

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“Smoky” and his Dog at the Future Ballantyne Corporate Park Site
“Smoky” and his Dog at the Future
Ballantyne Corporate Park Site

Ballantyne Corporate Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
Ballantyne Corporate Park Groundbreaking Ceremony, 1996
 

Learn our history in
THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF
BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PARK

Bissell Development Announcements

 2011 at Ballantyne Corporate Park
 
December 2010 marked completion of the new Everett Building and 3-story parking deck on North Community House Road, with Calhoun Building scheduled for early Spring 2011. These two office buildings, with Irby and Hayes, complete the four building set originally planned for this section of Ballantyne Corporate Park. Square footage of Class A office space in the Park is around 3.5 million, of which almost one third has achieved LEED Gold certification.

The central outdoor feature for this 4 building set is Kosonen Park, tucked between Hayes and Everett, and includes 3 bronze Raven sculptures by New Mexico artist Peter Woytuk, whose work is featured throughout the Corporate Park's 535 acres. Originally known as Raven Park, the area was recently renamed by Smoky Bissell in honor of Margaret Oseland Kosonen. Through Bissell's Land Services department, Kosonen Park has been transformed recently with additional trees, flowers and benches, offering a beautiful view and a more serene, enjoyable setting. 
 Everett Building is LEED® Gold Certified USGBC LEED Gold Certification
 
USGBCBissell Development has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification for the Everett Building. Everett joins the LEED Gold Certified Irby, Hayes, Harris and Boyle Buildings and the Calhoun Building, currently under construction, in Bissell Development’s over 1 million square foot LEED Gold commitment. The Everett Building has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s most preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Everett Building achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified building saves money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and contributes to a healthier environment for residents, workers and a larger community. LEED Certification of the Everett Building was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:
  • Expansive views and natural light enhance employee morale and productivity
  • Higher levels of indoor air quality
  • Exposure to natural light
  • Reflective roof to reduce heat absorption
  • Low flow water fixtures throughout the building
  • Use of native & adaptable landscaping
  • Innovative water technologies capture rainwater for future
  • Use of 100% recycled steel materials
  • Non-VOC materials
 
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