I specialize working with buyers and sellers in downtown/uptown Charlotte. If you can tell me a little more about what your parameters are for the investment property, I can make some recommendations. Do you have a certain price range you are trying to stay within? Will this be a property you are going to rent to someone?
By the way, I firmly believe that this is one of the best areas to buy investment property. Downtown/uptown is one of the fastest appreciating areas of Charlotte and has been for the past couple of years.
I think that most in the business are concerned when we look at the Uptown area if the developement that was planned and sold today will have the same value or greater as it will when the project is completed. Its this kind of speculation that caused a glut in condo markets in Las Vegas, Florida, and elsewhere. In my humble opinion, the advantage to Charlotte is that its not all high-rise residential towers but rather a lot of it is much speculative commercial space. In fact, Charlotte is approaching a historically low commercial vacancy rate in Uptown as there's just far more demand than need. With that will come more people who will no doubt want a place to live that's close to work since parking is a bit of a nightmare. Plus, NASCAR's employees will need housing and some will most likely take up residence in uptown, mid town, and the south end.
Here's a link to the center city partners presentation, showing the 2010 vision for Charlotte and the projects currently underway. Let me know if I can help any further.