Biography: Monte Ritchey President The Conformity Corporation Charlotte, NC Monte Ritchey is President of the Conformity Corp (www.conformitycorp.com)- a Charlotte NC based full service real estate company specializing in mixed use and historic preservation projects. Affiliated companies are ACCESS Property Management and Accord Construction. We are a demonstrator of best practices. Conformity Corp breaks through "known models" where necessary to discover new solutions; all while insuring feasibility. Acknowledging the pure sense of place and context that historic structures can provide to a venture, the Conformity Corporation routinely looks for opportunities to combine preservation with new infill. Mr. Ritchey is expert in the area of tax advantaged rehabilitation, having completed more than half a dozen certified projects. Conformity's most recent tax credit project is the highly lauded Rutzler building. Originally constructed in 1927, The Rutzler is one the largest of the remaining historic multifamily structures in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2009, Conformity Corp in partnership with Lowe's Companies Inc. completed Southborough, which includes Lowe's Home Centers' flagship store and a cleverly integrated mix of uses including restaurant, office and, attached directly to the store, housing. Southborough is in a Transit Oriented District and is adjacent to Dilworth, a national register historic district. Southborough is a featured case study of the Urban Land Institute. Other recent infill projects include The Williamson, The Steelhaus and Elizabeth Village; predominately residential projects with supporting retail and office components. Conformity's work enjoys a continuing stream of top honors and awards from professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Counselors of Real Estate, Preservation North Carolina and others. Conformity's work has been the subject of numerous white papers, and has been used in the classroom at both the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the MIT Department of Urban Studies. Mr. Ritchey is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Preservation North Carolina and is past President of the Board of International House, where today he is leading International House and 6 other non-profits in tenanting a surplus 50,000 SF Charlotte Mecklenburg school to create “The Midwood International and Cultural Center”, a hub of like-minded non-profits. He is President of the Elizabeth Community Association and serves on several citizen advisory committees for the City of Charlotte. Mr. Ritchey also volunteers with UNC Charlotte’s School of Architecture, working with students studying architecture and urban planning. (September, 2012)Member Directory
Explore content in Knowledge Finder from this contributor’s engagements with ULI.