Janet Caponi, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designer at LS3P, was a panel member at the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and Carolina Connection April conference presenting “Peeling the Banana: The Anatomy of the Chiquita Transaction.”  The breakout session chronicled the efforts of local real estate experts at Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, the Charlotte Chamber, CB Richard Ellis, and LS3P as architect to help effect the corporate relocation of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. to Charlotte.  The combined strengths of the CREW team members from the initial inquiry, private meetings, search for suitable properties and test-fit space plans added momentum to the favorable decision.  LS3P is designing the interior upfit of 130,000 SF of space on six floors in the NASCAR Plaza Tower.  Chiquita is expected to occupy its global headquarters in October 2012.

Janet Caponi is an active member and past co-chair of the Membership Committee of CREW Charlotte and Associate Principal of LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. CREW Charlotte strives to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women.