About Us

Thrift Commercial Real Estate is a Charlotte, NC, based boutique firm specializing in retail leasing. Our key services include tenant representation, landlord representation/tenant-mix consulting, project development, property sales and acquisitions.

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Experience & Reputation

We have partnered with some of the premier developers and owners in the country and understand expectations that make a project unique and profitable. Our team has been involved in the forefront of the transformation of one of the most unique neighborhoods in the country. South End was anchored by a mix of industrial buildings and a smattering of wood-framed apartments.

Our Mission

Thrift Commercial Real Estate Charlotte was created with the desire to provide exceptional, personalized service to established and new Charlotte business.

Our team has been created to bring you the best in class experience, through a true partnership. We strive to provide exceptional service through intentional follow ups, extensive relationships and intimate market knowledge. Our business and team have grown quickly as a result of superior results and the opportunity for repeat business.

Our Team

Charles Thrift

Charles Thrift


(704) 622-1795

Charles started Thrift CRES in 2016 to provide local commercial landlord’s a boutique firm primarily focused on the Charlotte MSA.

Over the past 20 years, Charles has worked in a number of roles in Charlotte firms, all of which included some form of leasing. Charles takes great pride in providing landlord’s and developers superior service, deep market knowledge, all with an owner’s mentality.

Charles worked in retail leasing and brokerage with Collett and also with Crosland where he was responsible for leasing a multitude of projects for an array of partners and third party owners.

Charles is a Charlotte native and continues to live in the city he loves with wife, Lauren, and two teenage boys Payne and Wilson.

Charles is a licensed broker in North Carolina and South Carolina.