The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome Mark Toro, Managing Partner North American Properties (NAP) and Project Leader of Lorelei, Thursday, December 1 at noon for our monthly Small Business Lunch at Halls. Lorelei is the largest community investment ever in Charleston.
NAP plans to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to develop and transform Laurel Island, now a vacant island on Charleston's Upper Peninsula, into a robust, vibrant, new community in Charleston. The property is located near Romney Street and Morrison Drive, north of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and across from Drum Island.
"A true hidden treasure, Lorelei represents not only one of the most exciting developments in Charleston’s history, but also the last premier waterfront parcel on the coveted Peninsula,” said Toro.
Lorelei's plans to offer retail, restaurants with waterfront patios, a major hotel, meeting space, creative loft offices, Class A office, parking, boat access, luxury multifamily residences, condominiums, single family homes, community gathering spaces, biking and hiking trails and an entertainment venue on the water.
Mark Toro founded NAP's Atlanta office in 1996 and now leads a team of 75 commercial real estate professionals. He has acquired, developed or redeveloped more than 70 properties totaling more than 25 million square feet in his 35-year career, creating more than $3 billion in value.
An active community builder, Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the Midtown (Atlanta) Alliance Board, the Board of Directors of City of Refuge, Urban Land Institute's Urban Development Mixed Use Council and chairs ULI Atlanta's Livable Communities Council. He was the recipient of the 2015 Henry H. Robinson Award for "outstanding contribution to the Atlanta commercial real estate community" and voted "Most Admired CEO" in commercial real estate by the readers of Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2016. Toro holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University.
Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three course meal prepared by Executive Chef Adam Jakins. Of course, there is a full-service, cash bar for your enjoyment.
Tickets are $31 per person for the luncheon. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with each speaker. Click here for ticket Information or call the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking is available at the Visitors' Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets, the Camden Exchange Garage between John and Hutson Streets, or at meters on the street.