One Independence Center Welcomes Stays By Walker

One Independence Center Welcomes Stays By Walker
Jul 27 '22

CHARLOTTE, NC – (July 27, 2022) – Crescent Communities welcomes Stays by Walker, a Charlotte-based short term housing agency, as the newest tenant at One Independence Center. The company, which offers fully furnished condos, homes, and apartments in residential neighborhoods and buildings, moved into one of the property’s newly renovated office suites earlier this month.  

Positioned at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets, One Independence Center has undergone an extensive revamp of its lobby, atrium, and 23,000 square feet of ground level retail. Crescent Communities worked closely with Dallas-based design firm ENTOS Design to offer several fully renovated “spec suites” to appeal to potential tenants with who need high-end space quickly. The first three spec suites are leased with five more ready to start construction for a late 2022 delivery. 

“Crescent Communities is proud of the leasing momentum we have achieved through our renovations at One Independence Center,” said Alex Hondros, Director of Asset Management and Acquisitions at Crescent Communities. “We are excited to welcome new tenants and will have additional news to share regarding ground-level retail offerings in the coming weeks.”

Charlotte-based Stays by Walker operates over 100 properties across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The company caters to individuals seeking short term rentals and services groups including corporate housing, employee travel, events, weddings, and government workers.

“We’re thrilled to make One Independence Center our new headquarters,” said Stays by Walker CEO Kay Walker. “The proximity to so many of Charlotte’s major corporate players will be a huge asset to our company, and our team members will enjoy the property’s newly renovated common spaces and top-of-the-line amenities. The quality of the improvements of the office space was very high-end and consistent with the high-quality offerings we make to our clients.”

Renovated in partnership with Nuveen Real Estate, One Independence Center features a unique hospitality and design experience activated by street-level engagement. Multiple outdoor seating options will be linked together with features including a prominent front porch and a new entrance along Tryon Street; a light and airy atrium filled with a tear drop light installation; a renovated office lobby; and an expanded street with enhanced retail and restaurant offerings. The dynamic internal marketplace is then connected to the active sidewalk promenade via a unique “street extension.” Designed for employees, residents, and weekend explorers alike, the tower is a true city block destination.

Photos of the newly renovated ground floor and spec suites at One Independence Center can be viewed via this link.


About Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer and operator of mixed-use communities. We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 77 multifamily communities, 24 million square feet of commercial space and 60 single family master-planned communities. Crescent Communities has offices in Charlotte, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Our residential communities are branded NOVEL, RENDER and HARMON by Crescent Communities and our industrial developments are branded AXIAL by Crescent Communities.

About Nuveen

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with $156 billion of assets under management. Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across both public and private investments, and spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies and investment styles, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing. With over 85 years of real estate investing experience and more than 745 employees* located across 30+ cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, the platform offers unparalleled geographic reach, which is married with deep sector expertise. For further information, please visit us at

*Includes 355+ real estate investment professionals, supported by a further 385+ Nuveen employees. Source: Nuveen, 31 Mar 2022.