Monday, December 8, 2008

Nothing Better Than Comparision Shopping

Late last week I learned that 202 Stroupe Rd was being marketed. That is a 5005 SF Building in my 2T Park. Building is open and industrial in nature. HVAC is heat and fans. There is no A/C. Current annual triple net lease, tenant pays property tax, storm water fees, trash, insurance and all maintenance on the property, is $9.42 per sf.

To compare Unit 4475 is available from me for $9.60 per sf annual rent for a smaller 1,500 SF space which is fully air conditioned and 2/3 up fit as office. Plus landlord pays property tax, insurance, storm water fees, trash and common area and exterior maintenance.

Just click the highlighted address above to see for yourself.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Focus On 4475 Unit









Unit 4475 is 1,500 SF Unit with 1000 SF Office and 500SF Storage with some Storage within Wire Security Cage. Office has Entry, Bath, (2) Private Offices, Conference Room and Double Size Hall for copier, files, work table for mailing. Total Unit has A/C $1,200.00/mo.

We include all City Utilties. Water, sewer, storm water and trash. Tenants pay for Duke Power, Public Service, Phone, Internet and Security if desired. No separate Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment (CAMRA). We cut the grass, maintain the plants, repair the parking and paint the building exterior. Tenants are responsible for interior repairs like light bulbs, ballasts, HVAC Filters, HVAC Maintaince and Repairs and general up keep. No Gross Sales Rent Percentages. Management is on-site with offices in the Park.
Through our various companies we are the Developer, Builder and Broker.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Control Costs and Improve Efficiencies

We offer Flex-Space for Offices, Warehousing, Showrooms, Studio's and Light Manufacturing. These are spaces designed for commercial use and not rehabbed houses or old Mills. They provide a professional environment which increases your ability to focus on doing business.

Buildings are designed with 60' or 70' of depth. In the rear every 25 lf contains a minimum size 10x10 overhead door and a walkdoor. The fronts have glass entry doors and windows every 25 lf. Each building has adequate parking and because of common ownership of four buildings special event overflow parking is available.

Currently there are two existing units, one 25x60=1,500 and one 50x60=3,000, available and 13,500 square feet of new customizeable space. For simplification these opportunities are described in detail below in previous posts or call/email me.


To help you control costs and trim overhead we provide the following:
  1. Our lease for existing and standard up fit units can be month to month. We have found responsible tenants stay and with a month to month lease any problems can be quickly eliminated. Of course custom up fits require a lease to assure a payback period.
  2. We include all City Utilties. Water, sewer, storm water and trash. Tenants pay for Duke Power, Public Service, Phone, Internet and Security if desired.
  3. No separate Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment (CAMRA). We cut the grass, maintain the plants, repair the parking and paint the building exterior. Tenants are responsible for interior repairs like light bulbs, ballasts, HVAC Filters, HVAC Maintaince and Repairs and general up keep.
  4. No Gross Sales Rent Percentages
  5. Management is on-site with offices in the Park
  6. Through our various companies we are the Developer, Builder and Broker so you have a direct and streamlined relationship with decision makers.

Units are located in 2T Business Park located in SE Gastonia just off South New Hope Rd. providing easy access to I-85 and Hwy 29/74 . Closer to the Airport than most of Charlotte - 15 minutes.

Monday, November 3, 2008

If Sizzle Attracts You Still Gotta Have Steak To Sell

Advertising courses always say you need sizzle to attract potential clients. In commercial real estate it gets down to the steak pretty quick. So if steak equals the benefits of renting from us then the benefits are:

  1. Our lease for existing and standard up fit units can be month to month. We have found good tenants stay and with a month to month lease any problems can be quickly removed. Of course custom up fits where we spend money specifically on your individual requirements require a lease to assure a payback period.
  2. We include all City Utilties. We pay water, sewer, storm water and trash. Tenants pay for Duke Power, Public Service, Phone, Internet and Security if desired.
  3. There is no separate Comman Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment (CAMRA). Your monthly payment means we cut the grass, maintain the plants, repair the parking and paint the building exterior. Tenants are responsible for interior repairs like light bulbs, ballasts, HVAC Filters, HVAC Maintaince and Repairs and general up keep.
  4. We are located in a business park.
  5. Park is located in SE Gastonia just off South New Hope Rd.
  6. Easy access to I-85 and Hwy 29/74
  7. Closer to Airport than most of Charlotte - 15 minutes.

Compare these benefits to the benefits of comparable space.

We have an existing 1500 SF Unit and an existing 3,000 SF Unit and despite extensive upfit into mostly office space they are available month to month. In addition we have 10,500 SF available in 1,750 SF multiples in a new building. In my campaign to Keep It Simple the details can be found in posts below rather than repeated here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hit a Nerve

Almost everyone who called about leasing space this week mentioned the Simplfy Blog Posting as hitting the mark. So we will KISS this post as well.

Successful Companies buy or rent from us because our properties and services are tailored to commercial clients. We pride ourselves on affordable rates for space in secure locations with reliability in construction and property management services.

The Simple List

If you want details and pictures they are below in other postings

4475 Posterity Court - 1000 SF Office w/500 SF Storage 1500 Total SF all A/C$1,200/mo.

4478 and 4480 Posterity Court - 3,000 SF of Class A interior office space. $3,050/mo.

4459 Posterity Court - 150x70 or 10,500 SF can be divided by 1750 SF increments (25 lf of frontage). Custom Up Fit Available. New Under Construction

All include water/sewer/storm water/trash/Property Tax on Bldg and common area maintenance in rates.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

SIMPLIFY MY LIFE - PLEASE

I looked around today and realized my office has 4 phone lines. My Nextel has 2 phone lines and a Talk-Direct plus text message. I have laptop email. I realized all this because I thought I wanted cell phone email. Frankly I am too available because when I am sitting in the office there are enough communication lines to tie up and suspend communication. So I am on a simplify binge.

So if you want details and pictures of available rental units they are below but a quick list is:

4475 Posterity Court - 1000 SF Office w/500 SF Storage 1500 Total SF all A/C$1,200/mo.

4478 and 4480 Posterity Court - 3,000 SF of Class A interior office space. $3,050/mo.

4459 Posterity Court - 150x70 or 10,500 SF can be divided by 1750 SF increments (25 lf of frontage). Custom Up Fit Available. New Under Construction

All include water/sewer/storm water/trash/Property Tax on Bldg and common area maintenance in rates.

Friday, October 10, 2008

LEASING OPPORTUNITIES

Unit 4478/4480
Front Entry
Unit 4478/4480
Breakroom





Unit 4478/4480
Front Office




Unit 4475
Entry

Unit 4475
Rear Storage Area
Unit 4478/4480 is 3,000 SF of Office. Grade A Finishes. Entry, (2) Private Offices, Conference Room, Breakroom with Mens and Womans Bath, Computer Room and Bull Pen Style Large Office.

Unit 4475 is 1,500 SF Unit with 2/3's Office and 1/3 Storage with some Storage within Wire Security Cage. Office has Entry, Bath, (2) Private Offices, Conference Room and Double Size Hall for copier, files, work table for mailing.

BUILDING 4459 - 13,500 SF of under construction flex space ready for interior customization.

Opportunities are located on Posterity Court just off South New Hope Rd. in Gastonia. Rent rates include water, sewer, storm water and common area maintenance. You pay Duke Power, Public Service and Phone.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sales and Leasing

Wild week! But a good week. While politicians from both parties were doing the Chicken Little Dance here on Main St.

1) Signed A Sales Contract For the Kings Mountain Property. This was a value buy with (3) Buildings totaling about 12,000 SF and 5 acres of land.Hope I can find and offer this type deal again.

2) Leased the 4474/4476 Unit in 2T Park.


Still in 2T Park is space, up to 10,500 sf continous, in the under construction 4459 Building, Unit 4475 is a 1500 SF of about 75% Office with 25% air conditioned storage available soon and Unit 4478/4480 3000 sf of office available now (see pictures below).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

SPACE AVAILABLE 4474 BLDG 2T PARK

Available as one 6,000 SF Unit (4474-4476-4478-4480)Approximately 3,600 SF of Office and 2,400 SF of Warehouse ($4,750.00/mo) or 4478-4480 can be made into 3,000 SF of office only ($3,050.00/mo) and 4474-4476 can be made into a 600 SF office/2400 SF warehouse unit ($1,800.00/mo). Rent includes water/sewer/stormwater fee and common area maintenance.


ENTRY 4478-4480
Large Multi-Person Office 4478-4480 Breakroom 4478-4480
Computer Room 4478-4480


UNIT 4474-4476 BELOW

Unit 4474-4476 Interior

ENTRY FRONT OFFICES
FROM REAR OH DOORS TO BACKSIDE OF OFFICES
FROM BACKSIDE OF OFFICES TO OH DOORS

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Now You Can Have Existing Flex Space in 2T Park for Quick Occupancy

For the first time in a long time space is becoming available in Building 4474 Posterity Court. As currently configured there is 2,400 Sq Ft of Warehouse and 3,600 Sq Ft of Office.

Simple Alteration can split the existing configuration into a 3,000 Sq Ft Office Unit or an Office Warehouse Unit with 600 Sq Ft of Office and 2,400 Sq Ft. of Warehouse.

This opportunity is so new I do not even have pictures to post yet.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Financing Now Adds To Construction Issues

In the post of August 11th I warned of very aggressive material cost increases being announced for the Fall. This was not good for construction or development of new projects.

Now financing is continuing to tighten. Some Lenders are leaving the market. The Lenders that remain are asking for additional equity. Bottom line is new Development is being funded only for a rising price and under terms and conditions where they can greatly lower their risk.

What does it mean? The short term outlook for new construction and development is slow. Perhaps for 18 to 36 months. The outlook for Landlords is bullish. There will be little new space coming on the market for sale or lease. When supply lessens even if demand remains the same prices rise.

This makes properties like S Church St in Lowell and the Property in Kings Mountain attractive. The Kings Mountain Property is especially attractive because it has existing buildings for current income and undeveloped acreage for growth when the timing is right.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sky Rocketing Material Cost Increases

Procrastnation is going to prove costly if you need to expand your business space. Last week we received a notice from CEMEX that concrete was going up $25.00 per CY. That is serious on a $100.00 item. The increase is not going to incorporate fuel surcharges, evironmental fees, etc... Today we received notice of a 10% price increase on insulation from Service Partners.

If you have a need for a new facility, to expand an existing facility or locate new space quick decisive action will pay dividends. These price increases make especially attractive the property in Kings Mountain and the 831 South Church St. Building in Lowell detailed in the posts below.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Will Now Lease Kings Mountain Business Property


Former Machine Shop Property
Less than ¼ mile off I-85 Kings Mountain, N.C

These three metal buildings on 2.21 acres can be purchased for $225,000, building # 1 was recently appraised for $140,300. There is an adjoining 2.79 acres that has paved road frontage on two roads. The entire 5 acres including the three buildings can be purchased for $266,200. This property is zoned Light Industrial and is on Kings Mountain City Water/Sewage/Gas/Trash pickup. The 2.79 acres could be down zoned to residential and should accommodate 3-4 building lots that should sell for $15-$25,000 each and there has been a lot of interest for building.

Directions; I-85 to Kings Mountain take Hwy 161 into Kings Mountain go approx. ¼ mile turn right on Floyd St. turn left on Cline bear left onto Kiser, property on left.

Building # (1) 6554 SF, Gas heat, has several offices heated and cooled, bathroom, high ceilings, three phase power 6-800 amp, 5 roll up doors, loading dock. Half of this building was rented for $900.00 a month prior to the seller gaining acquisition of the property.Lease whole building for $1,250.00 per month.Purchase for $145,000 includes Building #2

Building # (2) Approx. 1600 SF, no office/bathroom has roll up door and loading dock. This building is currently rented for $300.00 a month with an excellent rental history.

Building # (3) 5000 +/- SF, Gas heat, offices heated and cooled, high ceilings, bathroom w/separate shower, 2 roll up doors, loading dock, three phase power 6-800 amp.Lease for $1,500/month. Purchase for $150,000

Can Expand Our Build To Suit Fronts Floyd St. and Kiser St., approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer Sale $55,000

Exclusive Sales and Leasing Agent

FOR SHOWINGS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL

GEORGE HYDRICK AT SELLERS & BUYERS REALTY
704-867-8585 OR 704-460-2310

EMAIL: geh0100@aol.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

Just Back From Vacation - Buy or Lease So I Can Go Back!

Leasing Opportunities -Have A Business Location You Can Be Proud Of Now

4459 Posterity Court Helps Business Owners Cut Costs
Included in the base lease rate Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment, Water, Sewer, Storm Water Fee, Dumpster and Property Tax. Tenant pays lease rate, Duke Power, Public Service, Phone/Internet and alarm if desired.4459 Posterity Court potential occupancy in the Summer of 2008. For up to 16,500 SF dividable as (2) 50x60 or 3,000 SF units on the ends and the balance of 10,500 SF is leasable in 25x70 or 1,750 SF units or multiples of 25x70 or 1,750 SF. Custom Up Fit is available. Zoning is City of Gastonia highest commercial zone C-3. Flex Space Units can be small business office warehouse, light manufacturing, wholesale, or retail. They are also excellent for branch or satellite operations.Further Details Available

Quick Way To Have Retail Space for Office Warehouse Rates
Includes All Utilities and No CAMERA. 831 South Church St. across from Movies at Franklin Square. AVAILABLE FOR LEASE - more details(2) 2,000 Sq Ft Retail Spaces $14 per Sq Ft Annual Basis.

Commercial Property For Sale - Get Rid of Rent Once and For All

Now You Can Have A Ready To Build Commercial Lot on Union Rd Gastonia - In Front of Howell Funeral Home
Approximately .6963 Acre Lot -. Lot is part of PUD which includes Funeral Home. Lot is level. Storm Water/Sewer /Water /Paving/ Sidewalk/Entry all currently in place. Zoning allows 51% office and 49% retail. Ready to Build. Sale $400,000.00

Little Known Kings Mountain Industrial Lot
Cleveland County Parcel #8851, Floyd St., approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer Sale $55,000

Who Needs Shop Space?
Cleveland County Parcel #13431, Kiser St., 5,000 sf metal building on approximately 1 acre. 800 amp 3 phase wiring on Water/Sewer, Sale $150,000

Get Help With The Payments
Cleveland County Parcel #71216, Cline St., has 2 buildings, 1 = 1,650 sf rented now for $300/mo, 1= 4,560 sf,loading docks, 800 amp 3-phase power both on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer Sale $145,000

Get Rid of Rent Once and For All, Be The Landlord
Cleveland County Parcels #8851, #13431 and #71216 - single sale of three buildings on 5 acres with room to build more buildings. 2007 Tax Value was approximately $322,000.00 Quick Close on All Three for $266,200.00

Another Secret Little Known Gem
3431 South New Hope Rd. #148891 almost to new Food Lion at Beatty Rd. (across from Car Wash) Lot of approximately 1.45 acres with C-3 Zoning. Price on Request

Interstate Exchange Property Available Before The Sale Signs Are Even Up
Lowell - North east Corner Exit 22 I-85 on same side of interchange as new Indian Motorcycle Dealership

Parcel A -#128 - 640,639,633,632,631,618 all 6 parcels 1.41 acres $750,000.00

Parcel B is #128 - 636, 637 ,638 all 3 parcels .42 aces for $225,000.00

Here Is How To SaveParcel A & B at the same time is $900,000.00

Who Else Wants On Exit 22 I-85 Lowell?
820 S Main St. Lowell - parcel #128625 .9 acres with 8,000 SF mtl bldg Price on Request

Golden Opportunity To Stop Rent And Let Others Help With The Payments On Retail Space!
831 South Church Street Lowell - 10,000 SF of Retail Space across from the Movies at Franklin Square. Brick Construction. Loading Dock, Loading Ramp. Time and Temperature Sign on I-85 with traffic count over 84,000.more details $1,200,000.00

Best Location In Gaston County. Master Planned 8 Acres Exit 22 I-85 Lowell NC Marketed for the partners in 22 at Lowell LLC by Clay Realty Advisors

ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Google Maps To Locate

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Phase II Storm Water From May Educational Seminar

If you missed the Gaston County Soil and Erosion with Storm Water Workshop on May 29th you missed information on the new Development Paradigm from the Federal and State Agencies being pushed down to the local enforcement at the City and County level such as:

  1. Single Lot Soil and Erosion Permitting Requirements
  2. Comprehensive Plan Requirements for single lot development within a large plan of development (subdivision).
  3. And of course the full S&E Plans with BMP’s etc… for large or multi-lot developments.
  4. Bill Duiguid the #2 Man at Dept. of Water Quality in Raleigh, outlined The State required interpretation of Storm Water Rules (might not be what you think and not in a good way).
  5. You must now control and treat upstream storm water on your property
  6. For me, new circle of density concept removes impervious to pervious ratio for determing low and high density. Your best assumption is over 10,000 sf impervious area or the use of curb and gutter as mandated by many citities is high density.
  7. Local Requirements for Submittal of Phase II Storm Water Permit Applications include Financial Responsibility Form, Plan, Maintenance Manual for BMP's, Draft of Deed Restrictions, and 125% of Cost Completion Bond for 24 months.
  8. Local Requirements for Close Out include Recorded Deed Restrictions, Recorded Maintenance Easements, Maintenance Manual Recorded as Deed Restriction, As Built Drwgs Sealed by Design Engineer, Sealed Letter of Compliance Design Engineer, and Electronic formatted As Built Drwgs for archive.
  9. Maintenance requirements include City of Gastonia Maintenance Bond, Annual Inspection by Certified Inspector with report filed with City or County, and repairs as required

One of my Engineers estimates a Storm Water Phase II submittal will cost $7,000.00 to $10,000.00 and the BMP to comply with the requirement to removed 85% of the solids in sstorm water for high density development will be about $40,000.00. This is storm water only and not soil and erosion.

This will change the economics of small free standing buildings for offices, shops and businesses.

FYI - YOU NEED BOTH A SOIL AND EROSION PERMIT AND A STORM WATER PERMIT TO BEGIN GRADING

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Commercial Update

LEASING

4459 Posterity Court - Included in the base lease rate Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment, Water, Sewer, Storm Water Fee, Dumpster and Property Tax. Tenant pays lease rate, Duke Power, Public Service, Phone/Internet and alarm if desired.4459 Posterity Court potential occupancy in the Summer of 2008. For up to 16,500 SF dividable as (2) 50x60 or 3,000 SF units on the ends and the balance of 10,500 SF is leasable in 25x70 or 1,750 SF units or multiples of 25x70 or 1,750 SF. Custom Up Fit is available. Zoning is City of Gastonia highest commercial zone C-3. Flex Space Units can be small business office warehouse, light manufacturing, wholesale, or retail. They are also excellent for branch or satellite operations.

831 South Church Street – Includes All Utilities and No CAMERA. 831 South Church St. across from Movies at Franklin Square. AVAILABLE FOR LEASE - (2) 2,000 Sq Ft Retail Spaces $14 per Sq Ft Annual Basis.

Commercial Property For Sale – May 27th 2008

In Front of Howell Funeral Home -Union Rd. Approximately .6963 Acre Lot -. Lot is part of PUD which includes Funeral Home. Lot is level. Storm Water/Sewer /Water /Paving/ Sidewalk/Entry all currently in place. Zoning allows 51% office and 49% retail. Ready to Build. Sale $400,000.00

Cleveland County Parcel #8851, Floyd St., approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer Sale $55,000

Cleveland County Parcel #13431, Kiser St., 5,000 sf metal building on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer, Sale $150,000

Cleveland County Parcel #71216, Cline St., has 2 buildings, 1 = 1,650 sf, 1= 4,560 sf, both on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer Sale $145,000

Cleveland County Parcels #8851, #13431 and #71216 – single sale $260,000.00

3431 South New Hope Rd. #148891 almost to new Food Lion at Beatty Rd. (across from Car Wash) Lot of approximately 1.45 acres with C-3 Zoning. Price on Request

DGMD Lowell - North east Corner Exit 22 I-85 Lowell

Parcel A -#128 - 640,639,633,632,631,618 all 6 parcels 1.41 acres $750,000.00

Parcel B is #128 - 636, 637 ,638 all 3 parcels .42 aces for $225,000.00

Parcel A & B at the same time is $900,000.00

820 S Main St. Lowell – parcel #128625 .9 acres with 8,000 SF mtl bldg Price on Request

831 South Church Street Lowell – 10,000 SF of Retail Space across from the Movies at Franklin Square. Brick Construction. Loading Dock, Loading Ramp. Time and Temperature Sign on I-85 with traffic count over 84,000. $1,200,000.00

ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Monday, May 5, 2008

LEASING LOCATION - WALK-IN OR DESTINATION

If you have a business that would substantially benefit from and market to "Walk-in" clients then you need Location! Location! Location! Like 831 South Church St.

"Destination" oriented business get their clients from marketing specific services or specific items. Clients look you up before coming to buy. This type of business does not need to spend the lease premium on location. They simply need a convenient not a landmark location like 2T Park at Stroupe Rd. just off South New Hope Rd.

In summary would people driving down a busy street see your business and be prompted to stop and buy? And are those sales enough to justify the lease premium?



WALK-IN LOCATION - LEASE - (2) 2,000 Sq Ft Retail Spaces $14 per Sq Ft Annual Basis. Includes All Utilities and No CAMERA. 831 South Church St. across from Movies at Franklin Square. Make offer on leasing or purchasing all 10,000 SF.


DESTINATION LEASE - 4459 Posterity Court just off South New Hope Rd for potential occupancy Summer of 2008. The base lease rate of $7.50 per sq foot per year includes Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment, Water, Sewer, Storm Water Fee, Dumpster and Property Tax. Tenant pays lease rate, Duke Power, Public Service, Phone/Internet and alarm if desired.

Available will be (2) 50x60 or 3,000 SF units on the ends and the balance of 10,500 SF is leaseable in 25x70 or 1,750 SF units or multiples of 25x70 or 1,750 SF. Custom Up Fit is available. Zoning is City of Gastonia highest commercial zone C-3. Flex Space Units can be small business office warehouse, light manufacturing, wholesale, or retail. They are also excellent for branch or satellite operations.

Offered By Broker/Owner

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Commercial Leasing Opportunities

Sucellus LLC is working on 4459 Posterity Court for potential occupancy in the Summer of 2008. Sucellus LLC is following the same policy as Taranis Properties who owns three buildings in the 2T Park of including in the base lease rate of $7.50 per sq foot per year Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment, Water, Sewer, Storm Water Fee, Dumpster and Property Tax. Tenant pays lease rate, Duke Power, Public Service, Phone/Internet and alarm if desired.

Available will be (2) 50x60 or 3,000 SF units on the ends and the balance of 10,500 SF is leaseable in 25x70 or 1,750 SF units or multiples of 25x70 or 1,750 SF. Custom Up Fit is available. Zoning is City of Gastonia highest commercial zone C-3. Flex Space Units can be small business office warehouse, light manufacturing, wholesale, or retail. They are also excellent for branch or satellite operations.

Do not delay. Taranis Properties built 12,000 SF at 4458 Posterity last year and it was pre-leased prior to completion.

LEASE - (2) 2,000 Sq Ft Retail Spaces $14 per Sq Ft Annual Basis. Includes All Utilities and No CAMERA. 831 South Church St. across from Movies at Franklin Square. Make offer on leasing or purchasing all 10,000 SF.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Commercial Property Update

Commercial Property Price List – April 2008

In Front of Howell Funeral Home -Union Rd. Approximately .6963 Acre Lot -. Lot is part of PUD which includes Funeral Home. Lot is level. Storm Water/Sewer /Water /Paving/ Sidewalk/Entry all currently in place. Zoning allows 51% office and 49% retail. Ready to Build. Sale $400,000.00

Cleveland County Parcel #8851, Floyd St., approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer Sale $55,000

Cleveland County Parcel #13431, Kiser St., 5,000 sf metal building on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer, Sale $150,000

Cleveland County Parcel #71216, Cline St., has 2 buildings, 1 = 1,650 sf, 1= 4,560 sf, both on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer Sale $145,000

Cleveland County Parcels #8851, #13431 and #71216 – single sale $260,000.00

3431 South New Hope Rd. #148891 almost to new Food Lion at Beatty Rd. (across from Car Wash) Lot of approximately 1.45 acres with C-3 Zoning. Price on Request

22 Lowell -Current Marketing by Clay Realty Advisors 704-824-3311

DGMD Lowell - North east Corner Exit 22 I-85 Lowell

Parcel A -#128 - 640,639,633,632,631,618 all 6 parcels 1.41 acres $750,000.00

Parcel B is #128 - 636, 637 ,638 all 3 parcels .42 aces for $225,000.00

Parcel A & B at the same time is $900,000.00

820 S Main St. Lowell – parcel #128625 .9 acres with 8,000 SF mtl bldg Price on Request

SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

LEASING

4459 Posterity Court - Under Construction. 16,500 square feet of commercial zoned flex space. Base Annual Rate per Square Foot is $7.50 and includes water,sewer,storm water, dumpster, building property taxes and common area maintenance.

Monday, April 7, 2008

EXCITING ANNOUCEMENT IN THE WORKS

EXCITING ANNOUCEMENT IN THE WORKS FOR 22 @ LOWELL PROPERTY

all prior mention, discussions and information concerning 22 @ LOWELL is now null and void. New information will be annouced.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Green Building & Developing

Green Building is a term that even the various organizations and associations prompting the idea and providing various certification programs cannot agree on. What we try to do to be green across our construction and development companies is utilize some basic ideas.

Starting with Site Work. I was a member of the County Committee to bring local control to our Soil and Erosion Program. ICM has taken advantage of being certified a Clean Water Contractor. I was a member of the County Storm Water Phase II Committee. We try to stay educated and informed about environmental laws, rules and ordinances and we use that knowledge to not only stay in compliance but to protect our water quality.

Our designs and use of materials utilize common sense green principles. We design with R-19 insulated roofs and R-13 walls. Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical design includes high efficiency HVAC systems and bay lighting. Steel is a recycled and recyclable material. We utilize steel structural framing, metal roofing, steel studs, and steel doors. Concrete is another reusable material and we have slab on grade floors and sometimes block walls. Brick and Glass are other green materials we use.

You don't need a certification to be "green". You just work with green ideas in mind and use common sense.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Grading & Pre-Leasing 4459 Posterity Court

Grading and Pre-Leasing has started for Flex Space at 4459 Posterity Court in Gastonia. We have eight units. Two units are 3,000 SF and there is the potential for up to six units of 1,750 sf each or you may rent space in multiples of $1,750 sf (3,500-5250-7,000-8750-10,500).

We include water, sewer, common area maintenance and repair accessment (CAMRA), storm water fees and property tax on the building (not contents) in our rental rates.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Prime Locations Mean Business

SALE - Exit 22 I-85 @ Lowell - over 8 acres total. Master Plan shows C-Store Site, Hotel Site, (2) Restaurant Sites and Flex Site for Hotel/Restaurant. More details at www.gastoncommercial.com/

SALE - Exit 22 I-85 Lowell - Northeast Corner of Interchange-2 Lots Available Call or Email for Site Sketches for potential uses.


SALE - 820 South Main St. Lowell (Exit 22 I-85) 8,000 SF Metal Building and approximately 1 acre lot.


LEASE - New units in 2T Park Available in Summer 2008. New 16,500 sq ft Flex Space Building has been permitted for 4459 Posterity Court. Good opportunity to customize space.

No Units Currently Available For Lease in three completed buildings at 2T Park

LEASE - (2) 2,000 Sq Ft Retail Spaces $14 per Sq Ft Annual Basis. Includes All Utilities and No CAMERA. 831 South Church St. across from Movies at Franklin Square.

NOT SHOWN


SALE -Approximately One Acre Lot - In Front of Howell Funeral Home on Union Road in Gastonia . Lot is part of PUD which includes Funeral Home. Lot is level. Storm Water/Sewer /Water/Paving/ Sidewalk/Entry all currently in place. Zoning allows 51% office and 49% retail. Ready to Build.

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #8851, Floyd St. Kings Mountain NC, approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer $55,000 UNDER CONTRACT

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #13431, Kiser St. Kings Mountain NC, 5,000 sf metal building on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer, $150,000 UNDER CONTRACT

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #71216, Cline St. Kings Mountain NC, has 2 buildings, 1 = 1,650 sf, 1= 4,560 sf, both on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer for $145,000 UNDER CONTRACT

SALE - South New Hope Rd. Gastonia NC almost to new Food Lion at Beatty Rd. (across from Car Wash) Lot of approximately 1.45 acres with C-3 Zoning. Call or Email for Details.

All Listings are by Owner/Broker or Broker

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pay No CAMRA, Water/Sewer, Storm Water, Property Tax

Sucellus LLC is starting work on 4459 Posterity Court this month for potential occupancy in the Summer of 2008. Sucellus LLC is following the same policy as Taranis Properties who owns three buildings in the 2T Park of including in the lease rate Common Area Maintenance and Repair Assessment, Water, Sewer, Storm Water Fee, Dumpster and Property Tax. Tenant pays lease rate, Duke Power, Public Service, Phone/Internet and alarm if desired.

Available will be (2) 50x60 or 3,000 SF units on the ends and the balance of 10,500 SF is leaseable in 25x70 or 1,750 SF units or multiples of 25x70 or 1,750 SF. Custom Up Fit is available. Zoning is City of Gastonia highest commercial zone C-3. Flex Space Units can be small business office warehouse, light manufacturing, wholesale, or retail. They are also excellent for branch or satellite operations.

Do not delay. Taranis Properties built 12,000 SF at 4458 Posterity last year and it was pre-leased prior to construction.

NOTICE: Kings Mountain Property is under Contract.

For Full Listing of Available Rentals and Sales please see Feb, 1st Post.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Satellite Location, Branch or Main Location

New Flex Space For Summer of 2008 No CAMRA, Includes Storm Water Fee,City Utilities Real Estate Property Tax at Base Rate $7.50 per SF per Year. Custom Up Fit Available


Sucellus Properties closed the loan on February 28th to build 16,500 sf of Flex Space at 4459 Posterity Court. This is the last available lot in 2T Park. Flex Space can be utilized for office, warehouse, showroom, retail, light manufacturing and even educational purposes.

Despite the current mortgage crisis we all know the Charlotte/Gastonia/Rock Hill area is growing. Growing to the point that for many businesses a single location does not adequately cover or service their clients anymore. Flex Space is ideal for a satellite or branch office. Here you can have salesman, servicemen, inventory, parts and support staff for Gaston County. Being close to I-85, South New Hope Rd and Hwy 321 you can base from here and serve Cherokee County, Gaffney, York County, York, Rock Hill, Shelby, Cleveland County, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, Hickory and Catawba County.

Whether for you one and only location or locating a satellite or branch this is the location. Sucellus is owned by the same people operating Taranis Properties with the other three Flex Space Buildings in 2T Park. Lease rates will include real estate property taxes, storm water fees, water, sewer, dumpster, and common area maintenance. There will be no CAMRA. Base Rates start at $7.50 per sf per year. Custom Up Fits are available at additional costs.

Please call me at 704-824-5635 or 704-363-3247 or email me at Jerry@onlineicm.com for more details.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Change In Operations

Being new to blogging in November of 2007 I thought you needed a constant stream of blogging to keep things fresh. What I found was it was hard, very hard to be fresh everyday and stay on message which was selling commercial real estate by providing information.

As you can see I did a listing page on February 1 and nothing has followed. That is the change in operations referred to above. Blog when you have something to say of importance. Right now those listings are the most important information I can provide. I hope to have a big announcement tomorrow but never announce before you close.

Friday, February 1, 2008

For Sale and For Lease Update For Week End 2/2/08

LEASE - New units in 2T Park Available in Summer 2008. New 16,500 sq ft Flex Space Building has been permitted for 4459 Posterity Court. Good opportunity to customize space.

LEASE - (2) 2,000 Sq Ft Retail Spaces $14 per Sq Ft Annual Basis. Includes All Utilities and No CAMERA. 831 South Church St. across from Movies at Franklin Square.

SALE -Approximately One Acre Lot - In Front of Howell Funeral Home on Union Road in Gastonia . Lot is part of PUD which includes Funeral Home. Lot is level. Storm Water/Sewer /Water/Paving/ Sidewalk/Entry all currently in place. Zoning allows 51% office and 49% retail. Ready to Build.

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #8851, Floyd St. Kings Mountain NC, approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer $55,000

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #13431, Kiser St. Kings Mountain NC, 5,000 sf metal building on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer, $150,000

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #71216, Cline St. Kings Mountain NC, has 2 buildings, 1 = 1,650 sf, 1= 4,560 sf, both on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer for $145,000

SALE - South New Hope Rd. Gastonia NC almost to new Food Lion at Beatty Rd. (across from Car Wash) Lot of approximately 1.45 acres with C-3 Zoning. Call or Email for Details.

SALE - Exit 22 I-85 @ Lowell - over 8 acres total. Master Plan shows C-Store Site, Hotel Site, (2) Restaurant Sites and Flex Site for Hotel/Restaurant. More details at http://www.gastoncommercial.com/

SALE - Exit 22 I-85 Lowell - Northeast Corner of Interchange-2 Lots Available Call or Email for Site Sketches for potential uses.

SALE - 820 South Main St. Lowell (Exit 22 I-85) 8,000 SF Metal Building and approximately 1 acre lot.

No Complete Units Currently Available For Lease in 2T Park

All Listings are by Owner/Broker or Broker

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What The Fed Rate Cut Means in $$$$

The Fed cut the rate 3/4% yesterday and are expected to cut another 1/2% at the end of the month. What does that mean in dollars and cents?

If you were to purchase my Kings Mountain Property, all three pieces in a bundle, with a downpayment and a mortgage for $250,000.00 assuming you got a prime rate loan amortizing over 20 years then:

Last Week Prime was 7-1/4% and each $10,000.00 borrowed was $79.04 times 25 = $1,976.00
This Week Prime is 6-1/2% and each $10,000.00 borrowed is $74.56 times 25 = $1,864.00
Expected Prime is 6% and each $10,000.00 borrowed is $71.65 times 25 = $1,791.25

A monthly savings of as much as $184.75. Smart investors are looking for bargains now and they will profit on the rebound.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Just Listed Retail Rental Units Franklin Square Area

My friend Mike Lakhany, who is redeveloping the Old Harris Pool Building, has two retail commercial units under 2,000 sq ft available in the Franklin Square Area across from the movies. His rates include all utilties as well as CAMARA. The current tenant is the Jeans Outlet.

Call me now or call Mike 704-674-6596 and say you saw it here.

I hope to have pictures tomorrow.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Funding Questions For City And Then Atta Boy!

I am neither pro nor con at this point on new plans for Downtown but as the Council explores Plans for Downtown Development please pay particular attention to the funding. There have been bold pronouncements declaring redevelopment of downtown can be accomplished without a tax increase for funding. The word property is missing in front of tax .

First case in point is electric rates are proposed to rise 7%. Does not the City of Gastonia take money from the Electric Fund and transfer it to the General Fund? So do the Electric Operations require funds or is it the General Fund? Is this raising money for downtown redevelopment costs?

Second case in point is the proposed recreation impact fee on new houses. Gazette article reports the costs of $25 million dollars total and $20 million dollars alone in the booming South area of Gastonia.These costs just covered the housing already approved. I believe a cost of providing this recreation was given as far less than $1,000.00 per home. Math says $25,000,000.00 divided by $1,000.00 for easy math is 25,000 new approved homes? Latest permit data shows average new home in Gastonia is about $163,000.00. At the current City of Gastonia Property Tax Rate of $0.53 per mil City Revenue on 25,000 new average homes would be $21,597,500.00 every year from which no recreation funds can be found? New revenue source for recreation frees money in the General Fund for other projects such as downtown?

There are multiple ways for a City government to raise money other than property tax but every one of those ways still rests squarely on the backs of the citizens. There is no free ride and this must be part of the Downtown Redevelopment Debate.

Good Job Michelle! The City of Gastonia through the work of Michelle Nance gave a seminar this past Friday on the Rehab Code. The Rehab Code is a powerful tool in working with existing buildings for repair, change of use and renovation. Property Owners would be smart to hire contractors and architects who learn to use this tool! Plus by sponsoring the work shop the City has signalled their approval and promotion of this tools use. Gaston County Code Officals were also attending so I have to think they see the potential in this tool as well.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Gaston County Commercial Listings of Importance

HEY THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO ME

SALE -Approximately One Acre Lot - In Front of Howell Funeral Home. Lot is part of PUD which includes Funeral Home. Lot is level. Storm Water/Sewer/Water/Paving/ Sidewalk/Entry all currently in place. Zoning allows 51% office and 49% retail. Ready to Build.

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #8851, Floyd St., approximately 2.79 acres of land zoned Industrial, Water/Sewer $55,000

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #13431, Kiser St., 5,000 sf metal building on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer, $150,000

SALE - Cleveland County Parcel #71216, Cline St., has 2 buildings, 1 = 1,650 sf, 1= 4,560 sf, both on approximately 1 acre. Water/Sewer for $145,000

PRE-LEASE UNITS - 4459 Posterity Court. approximately 2.34 acres Zoned C-3 includes County Soil and Erosion Control Approved Plans and City of Gastonia Engineering and Zoning Permits.

SALE - South New Hope Rd. almost to new Food Lion at Beatty Rd. (across from Car Wash) Lot of approximately 1.45 acres with C-3 Zoning. Call or Email for Details.

SALE - Exit 22 I-85 @ Lowell - over 8 acres total. Master Plan shows C-Store Site, Hotel Site, (2) Restaurant Sites and Flex Site for Hotel/Restaurant. More details at http://www.gastoncommercial.com/

SALE - Exit 22 I-85 Lowell - Northeast Corner of Interchange-2 Lots Available Call or Email for Site Sketches for potential uses.

SALE - 820 South Main St. Lowell (Exit 22 I-85) 8,000 SF Metal Building and approximately 1 acre lot.

No Units Currently Available For Lease in 2T Park

All Listings are by Owner/Broker or Broker

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What Are You Talking About

I was in the store yesterday looking to buy cranberry juice. So I go right to Ocean Spray the "name" brand. Thinking healthy I pick-up the 100% juice type. Now here is my latest health rant, I'm really watching hi fructose corn syrup consumption. I was in Mexico in December and a Coke made with cane sugar is like the Cokes I remember. Flying back I got a US Coke on the plane, with hi fructose corn sugar, and it didn't taste right, or good. Back to the cranberry juice, listed in the ingredients was hi fructose corn syrup. I mean in the 100% juice from Ocean Spray.

Now your thinking he is blogging just to blog and this can never have to do with real estate, construction or development but it does. Everybody has become conditioned to lowest price or lowest bid. Few people use the old formula of Value= (Price & Quality) and far too many use Value= Lowest Price. Well just like juice and soft drinks nothing in real estate, development or construction cannot be cheapened by how its made or what its made with. Low bidder is usually the guy who sees the least in a job.

This is why I have spent a career not seeking to be the low bidder but in providing more "bang" for the dollar. I want my clients to say, " I got more for my project dollars with him than I could have any where else".

Monday, January 7, 2008

Exit 22 Lowell - Why Look Here


Exit 22 Lowell Property has often been described in this Blog and in http://www.gastoncommercial.com/ web pages. Here are some benefits you might not have thought about.



  1. Progressive Local Government in Lowell Town Council

  2. Duke Power Electricity Service and Rates

  3. Lowell Property Tax Rates

  4. Public Service Natural Gas Rates and Service

  5. Lowell Water and Sewer Rates

  6. Lowell has Liquor By The Drink Approved for Restaurants and Hotels

These are benefits now and for in the future. Call to find out more.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Starting 2008 Right


We have made the decision to move ahead on developing the 16,500 sq ft of flex space on the last lot in 2 T Park (4459 Posterity Court). This Building will have two 3,000 sq ft wing units. Each wing capable of being divided into 1,500 sq ft units. The main building will have 10,500 sq ft available in multiples of 25' widths by 70' of depth. Each multiple of 25' width is 1,750 sq ft (25 wide x 70 deep). Lease rates based on up fit costs to fit your requirements.


The building we did last year was pre-leased before construction. Do not hesitate to call now about space.




Thursday, January 3, 2008

Jan 2nd or Jan 3rd

I had intended to come in on Jan 2nd ready to charge into 2008. Well 2007 held on for another day and the second turned into a clean-up day. Today is the Third and now with a newly organized desk and office I am ready to tackle 2008.

Having watch a lot of TV, football bowl games, during the Holidays I have a beef with some of the selective advertising by some metal building companies. They select all the positives of metal construction and tell you in a Wal-Mart style you can do even better by using a national company. Basicly the pitch is buy the package from us and save, save, save because there really isn't much else to a building project. People buy it because it is what they want to believe.

The reality is the package might be a large dollar item in the Scope of Work but the time it takes to order the building is small. Note I did not say design the building because designing the building involves interaction with local codes.

When you are ready to build think about the following: compliance with local zoning codes, site layout per local zoning codes, approval of storm water management plans to meet local ordinances, design and approval of local soil and erosion plans and now you think about designing a building but not just the metal package. Plans must be drawn for foundations, ingress and egress (doors and windows), fire protection (walls, smoke partitions, sprinklers), energy codes for HVAC and insulation, electrical plans, plumbing plans and up fit floor plans.

Why do you think the largest metal building manufacturing companies in the world use a network of local builders? Construction is a business that requires local knowledge and local presence. In the end the local Contractor has knowledge and experience to save you time and money far beyond the one time savings of a nationally marketed building package.