James “Jim” S. Shaw is an accomplished alternative energy and commercial real estate investor based in Atlanta, GA. Recently, James S. Shaw and his firm Gvest Partners, LLC, led the development of The Yards at NoDa, a 340-unit apartment complex located in Charlotte, North Carolina’s lively NoDa neighborhood.
Short for North Davidson, NoDa is a popular Charlotte neighborhood that is conveniently located approximately one mile northeast of the city’s downtown. Originally developed as a textile mill community, the historic area is now a thriving arts and entertainment district that offers residents and visitors a mix of art galleries, theaters, boutique shops, restaurants, and live music venues.
As for the housing in NoDa, most of the homes in the area are craftsman-style bungalows that were built in the early 1900s to lodge mill workers. The neighborhood also boasts several renovated and newly constructed townhome and apartment communities that are a big draw for individuals hoping to make the eclectic arts center their home.