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Bruce W. Knott

Mr. Knott is the President of Pinpoint Properties, a full service commercial real estate firm located in Durham, North Carolina. Mr Knott founded the firm in 2000 and later merged his firm with The Dilweg Companies from May 2011 until September of 2013. Mr. Knott returned to Pinpoint Properties in order to focus on development opportunities in the greater Triangle area.

While at The Dilweg Companies, Mr. Knott served as the Chief Operating Officer / Senior Asset Manager and was responsible for the acquisition of 230,000 square feet of office and retail projects in the Triangle and almost 1 million square feet of Class A office in Atlanta and Charlotte.

Mr. Knott has directly overseen the development and construction of a variety of commercial real estate projects in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. Mr. Knott has extensive experience in the ground-up development process and is effective at converting raw land into entitled property through his knowledge of the rezoning and site plan approval processes Prior to entering the commercial real estate field, Mr Knott was employed by IBM at its Research Triangle Park location where he held a variety of engineering and management positions in the PC Manufacturing division, including the Site Manufacturing Manager and the North American Materials Managers positions. As Site Manufacturing Manager he directly supervised 46 managers and 1400 employees and was responsible for over 30% of IBM’s global PC Production. As NA Materials Manager, he supported the procurement, production control, scheduling and inventory management of $2 Billion annually. He provided dotted line management to Guadalajara, Mexico and Toronto, Canada production facilities.

Mr. Knott graduated from Duke University in December 1988 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and in August of 1999 with an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

On a personal note, Mr. Knott is actively engaged with Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church and participates on several committees – including Finance (Chairman), Long-Range Planning (Chairman), Office and is a past vice-chairman of the Board of Deacons. Mr. Knott has been actively involved in the Parkwood Athletic Association and South Durham Little League, and has a number of years of head coaching experience in Tee-Ball, Baseball and Soccer. Mr. Knott had served as the President of Save Historic Lowe’s Grove, a non-profit group working to save the hundred year old Lowe’s Grove Elementary School for adaptive reuse.

Mr. Knott lives in Durham with his wife, Lisa, and three children, Jordan, Lauren and Alex.

Joni Barnes

Joni Barnes has over 12 years of commercial real estate experience in a variety of responsibilities ranging from acquisition and due diligence analysis to sales and marketing management. At Pinpoint Properties, Ms. Barnes is Director of Sales and Leasing. She performs general brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, and has developed a niche in the area of office condominium sales and leasing.

Ms. Barnes is currently serving her second stint on the Board of Directors of TCAR (Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors) as Past-President 2013. Additionally, she was a founding board member of Tacquire, a real-time total access commercial real estate exchange. Ms. Barnes is also an active member of TCREW (Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women). She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina. 

Honors and Awards:

2005 Rising Star Award – TCAR
2008, 2010 - 2013 Trailblazer Award – TCAR


2011 – 2014: Board of Directors Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR)
2007 – 2014: Joint Networking Fundraiser Committee Member
2010: Board of Directors Tacquire
2009 – 2010: Cary Leadership Program member
2008 – 2009: Sunrise United Methodist Church Blood Drive Coordinator
2006 – 2008: Board of Directors TCAR
2007 & 2008: TCAR Networking Committee Chair
2006: TCAR Community Service Chair

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