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5-story development is the first building to be erected at RTP’s new downtown project

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (May 15, 2023) – White Point and the Research Triangle Foundation announce the topping out of Horseshoe at Hub RTP, hitting another milestone for the highly anticipated Hub RTP downtown project. The erection of the structural steel is now complete for the $75M mixed-use project, set to open in the Summer of 2024.

During the ceremony, the final beam was lifted to the top of the building, marking a significant milestone in the construction process.

Horseshoe is being developed as Hub RTP’s gathering place, where the next generation of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and members of the Triangle Region can socialize and be enriched by the promise of the Research Triangle Park (RTP), where living history, people and ideas converge. With Hub RTP, the Park enters a new chapter of social vibrancy and progress

Upon final completion, Horseshoe will offer up to 40,000 square feet of food and beverage options, public art, amenities and programming. The 158,000 square foot trio of buildings will wrap around a central outdoor courtyard, overlooking 16 acres of greenspace, connecting to streamside boardwalks and the central convergence of RTP’s existing 20+ mile trail system. The hope is that Horseshoe will not just be the gathering place for Hub RTP, but it will also help attract talent for RTP’s 400+ companies and promoting a collaborative, inspiring environment. Plans for programming and public art are underway.

Horseshoe’s brand identity is two-fold, taking inspiration from the shape of the buildings and leaning into the symbol of attraction and magnets. As the entryway to Hub RTP, it takes shape as the focal point that orients the community in coming together.

In October 2022, Horseshoe broke ground with a groundbreaking ceremony with stakeholders and partners of the Research Triangle Foundation, stewards of RTP.

JLL is the leasing agent for the office component while CBRE is the leasing agent for the retail component.

At full build out, Hub RTP boasts of one million square feet of custom office and lab space, 50,000 square feet of retail, 1,200 residential apartments, 250 hotel rooms, and more. Hub RTP is the first mixed-use development and downtown core for America’s largest research park.

The topping-out ceremony is a time-honored tradition in the construction industry, signifying the completion of the structural work on a building. Held on May 12, 2023, the ceremony was attended by representatives from the building’s developers, construction partners, and key stakeholders in a hybrid setting.

About Hub RTP
Hub RTP is Research Triangle Park’s vibrant downtown. At full build out, the $2 billion mixed-use development will be a central, walkable urban district including up to one million square feet of office and life sciences, 1,200 multifamily residential units, 250 hotel rooms, and more. Located at the heart of the Triangle Region (Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill), the 100-acre project includes the existing Frontier RTP startup community and the shipping container food hall and venue, Boxyard RTP. For more information, visit

About White Point
White Point is a real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and development of mixed-use, office, retail, and multifamily properties across the Southeastern U.S. We apply a diligent and deliberate approach to pinpoint unique investment opportunities and utilize in-house expertise to execute across multiple asset classes. Since inception in 2014, White Point has invested in over $1.1 billion of real estate assets, receiving numerous design and historic preservation awards. For more information, visit

About Research Triangle Foundation
Since 1959, the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina has served Research Triangle Park (RTP) in its mission to facilitate collaboration among the region’s industries, academic institutions, and workforce to create economic impact for North Carolina. Situated centrally among Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, RTP makes up of 7,000 acres, 60,000 employees, and over 400 companies and national labs. For more information, visit

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Media Contact for RTF:
Jan Mactal
Research Triangle Foundation of NC