THINK BEYOND WALLS
LPA Urban is a real estate team that creates one of a kind places in the city.
Through adaptive reuse and new construction, we build unique places that benefit businesses and the surrounding community. We create value by resolving inefficiencies in the market, creatively.
We utilize macroeconomic trends, local relationships and market knowledge to pinpoint unique opportunities in the market. Our entrepreneurial approach identifies ways to improve the NOI and attract highest and best uses.
We leverage our experience as owners to create a tailored approach for leasing, acquisition and disposition strategies, and share our clients’ passion for improving the urban market.
LPA Urban is a boutique retail arm of Lat Purser & Associates that specializes in creative office and retail properties throughout the Southeast.
We leverage concentrated market knowledge, homegrown relationships and sixty years of experience to create unique investment opportunities, particularly in high growth areas of the region’s top cities for job creation and population growth.
We believe in earned integrity, long term investment perspectives and design first development, which influence every opportunity we approach.
Mark leads acquisitions and development for LPA Urban. He works directly with the leasing, construction management and property managers for each asset. Mark has worked with Lat Purser & Associates since 2006 and specializes in urban infill markets for the company.
Mark graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in psychology and was a four year letterman on the Virginia football team. He’s actively involved with the Urban Land Institute and serves on the board of Preserve Mecklenburg, Arts+ and Freemore West Partners. He lives in the historic district of Wesley Heights with his wife, Alyson, his daughter, Tatum and his dog, Chief.
Lat oversees financing and investor relations for LPA Urban. As the president of Lat Purser & Associates, Lat assists with company operations and asset management decisions. He also works with investment sales teams on exit strategies.
Lat graduated from Washington & Lee with a degree in Biology. He is active in the Urban Land Institute and serves on the board of the University Center Partners. He lives in Sedgefield with his wife Alice and his daughter Marloe.
In his role as Construction Manager, Austin oversees all aspects of project development and redevelopment for LPA Urban. He is also responsible for providing assistance with pricing, tenant improvement oversight, and move-in of office and retail tenants.
Austin has been in the Charlotte construction industry since 2010 with experience in managing new construction, tenant up-fits and renovations. He has managed and overseen close to $1.6 billion in construction throughout the southeast and joined LPA after gaining experience in managing construction as a general contractor, sub-contractor, representing owner groups and consulting for the railroad.
He is a licensed General Contractor and lives in the heart of Charlotte’s North Davidson district.
James handles leasing and brokerage for LPA Urban. He joined the company in 2017 after working as a tire changer for Hendrick Motor Sports’ pit crew team for five years. James graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Kinesiology and was a four year letterman on the East Carolina football team. He’s a member of the Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors and lives in Charlotte’s rapidly growing district of Southend.
Alisse is responsible for providing assistance to LPA Urban’s marketing and communication efforts. Additionally, She handles lease administration and tenant prospecting for current assets. She’s a licensed broker in North Carolina and is a member of the Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors. She earned a Business Administration degree from North Carolina State University.
LPA URBAN INVESTMENTS
8,882 SF retail acquisition
20,000 SF retail acquisition
15,348 SF retail acquisition
27,000 SF retail development (in partnership with Lischerong Development)
53,000 SF mill redevelopment
76,000 SF warehouse acquisition
4,701 SF located in Montford Park, Charlotte, NC