Battle of the Broker Bands 10/04/2018

What a phenomenal 4th Annual Nelson Mullins Battle of the Broker Bands on October 4 (Rocktober 4) at the Lincoln Theatre! This was our 4th annual Battle of the Broker Bands for TRAOBA. It was the largest attendance yet with around 500 people there to hear six great bands and support causes close to the commercial real estate community. We were fortunate to have 26 sponsors this year for the event, including Nelson Mullins, CoStar, NAI Carolantic, iS design, PMC Commercial Interiors, Riley Lewis, Criterium Giles, TCAR, TCREW, NAIOP, BOMA, Bohler Engineering, Barringer Construction, Capital Associates, HM Partners, Shelco, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Highwoods Properties, HFF, Access Office Business Center, Longfellow, Trademark Properties, Trinity Partners, Tri Properties, and special food sponsor, Empire Eats.

At the event, TRAOBA pledged to donate $7,000 to Triangle Down Syndrome Network in memory of Guy Harvey and to the NC/SC Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on behalf of Don Shupe and Laura (Shupe) Holt's "Shupe Troop." After tallying the numbers, TRAOBA was able to present checks to each organization for $8,816.52, a 51% increase over our charitable donations at the BOBB event in 2017!

All six bands, including The Clifton Brothers, Attractive Nuisance, Steam Room Etiquette, Torn and Frayed, Velvet Hammer, and Low Bröw were amazing! Congratulations to the winner – Steam Room Etiquette, including the following talented members: John Mikels – HFF; Battle Smith – Cushman & Wakefield; Garrett McQueen – Curtis Media Group; Ryan Clayton – United Community Bank; and Lucian Crockett – Citrix.