For the third year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield Raleigh-Durham is named Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. Culture was cited as the No. 1 reason which propelled our office to the top 5 within the medium size company category. This year the office voted on t-shirt designs and Good Vibes and High Fives topped the list, sparking the idea to attend the lively event decked out in beach themed accessories (surf boards and snorkels included) to highlight our annual beach day. Fifty winners were chosen based on an employee survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. Once nominated, each company had to meet a threshold in employee participation—a percentage that varies based upon the size of the company—to be eligible for the honor.
4018 Stirrup CreekLifestar Pharma Cushman & Wakefield Represents Buyer in Build-to-Suit Transaction RALEIGH/DURHAM, North Carolina, July 31, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced the sale of 4018 Stirrup Creek Drive within Triangle Business Center Industrial park in Durham, North Carolina. Senior Director Deborah Boucher and Associate Kathryn Lawn represented the buyer, Lifestar Pharma LLC, in the acquisition of the 96,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility. Lifestar Pharma, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, is a subsidiary of Mankind Pharma Limited, one of the top-five pharmaceutical companies in India. Lifestar Pharma chose to expand into the Triangle for the area’s high prevalence of top talent and nationally ranked research universities. Dr. Vijay Soni, CEO for Lifestar Pharma, said, “We are very excited to announce this new venture, to expand our footprint in the USA with a R&D and manufacturing set up in one of North America’s largest science and technology hubs.” Added [...]
Raleigh/Durham Capital Markets Group Represents Seller in Mixed-Use Disposition Golden Belt Campus, Durham, NC RALEIGH/DURHAM, North Carolina, July 10, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced the sale of Golden Belt, an all-historic, LEED Gold certified mixed-use campus located in Downtown Durham. Managing Director David Finger and Director Sara Owen represented the seller, Scientific Properties, in the transaction, their fourth historic Downtown Durham sale in two years. LRC Properties, a real estate investment firm with offices in New York and Charlotte, purchased the 145,000 square foot portfolio following their August 2016 acquisition and planned redevelopment of Mill No. 1, located adjacent to the Golden Belt campus. Golden Belt was first home to Golden Belt Manufacturing Co. (a subsidiary of American Tobacco), and functioned as a cotton mill and manufacturing plant for tobacco byproducts and a small variety of other cotton goods. The first of its six buildings was [...]
Bryant to Lead Triad, Triangle and Eastern Carolina Regions CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 5, 2017 – Watson Bryant has been promoted to Senior Partner of Cushman & Wakefield’s Southeast Multifamily Advisory Group. Bryant recently relocated from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he will manage brokerage activities in the Triad, Triangle, and Eastern North Carolina regions. Bryant will continue to work closely with Marc Robinson, Vice Chair, and Jordan McCarley, Executive Managing Director, to provide brokerage services across the Carolinas. Bryant joined the Southeast Multifamily Advisory Group as a Managing Director when Cushman & Wakefield acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016. While at MHA, he was responsible for the firm’s brokerage activities throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. During the last four years, Bryant spearheaded the execution of transactions in excess of 30,000 units worth more than $1 billion in value. Prior to joining MHA, Bryant held the [...]
Surprise findings in a Top 25 that otherwise secures Silicon Valley’s crown as king of tech Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina., June 8, 2017 – Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has emerged in fifth place within the top 25 U.S. tech cities, with San Jose (Silicon Valley) and San Francisco capturing the first and second spots respectively, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s inaugural “Tech Cities 1.0” national report launched today. “Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, often referred to as the ‘Triangle’ by locals because of the shape these three proximate cities form on a map, has developed into a major market for technology companies given the area’s deep pool of skilled labor, the presence of three prominent universities, and its reputation as a medical and technology research hub,” said Mr. Rich Harris, Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield, specializing in tenant brokerage and expert on the tech sector, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The top 25 tech cities [...]
Three New Tenants Sign Leases for a Combined 80,000 SF RALEIGH, NC, May 22, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield’s Agency Leasing team recently completed three transactions totaling 80,000 square feet at 6501 Weston Parkway (6501 Weston). As a result of this wave of activity, the three-story office building is now 90% leased. Cushman & Wakefield Managing Directors Dennis Hurley and Hillman Duncan and Associate Patti Autry negotiated the leases on behalf of the landlord, a joint-venture of Childress Klein and WHI Real Estate Partners LP. 6501 Weston’s new tenants include Charter Communications, a telecommunication service provider; Zift Solutions, a software company with a focus on channel marketing and management automation; and Aerotek, a provider of recruiting and staffing services. The building underwent significant improvements as part of a vision with the client to proactively reposition the 6501 Weston in the market. “The redevelopment strategy played an important role in our [...]
Raleigh-Durham Capital Markets Group Represents Seller in Industrial Disposition Raleigh, NC | March 31st, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today the sale of 4102 S Miami Boulevard, a center-of-market industrial asset located in Durham, NC, adjacent to the Research Triangle Park. Director Sara Owen along with Managing Director David Finger of the Cushman & Wakefield Raleigh-Durham Capital Markets team represented the seller, Binswanger, in the transaction. Binswanger is an international real estate organization based in Philadelphia, PA and has multiple offices around the globe, located in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Mr. Finger added, “4102 S Miami is a 100% occupied, well-maintained, and ideally located asset in one of Raleigh-Durham’s top performing submarkets. We think the recent improvements to the property position it very well for the future.” Finger also stated, “The high level of interest [...]
Raleigh-Durham's Deb Boucher and Kathryn Lawn represented tenant Freudenberg IT in a recent lease for approximately 27,000 square feet at Keystone Park in Durham. The company began with about 10 people when it first opened in 2006 and has grown to about 150 employees in the Research Triangle Park. Freudenberg IT manages cloud data services specialized in helping companies optimize mission critical technologies, most notably SAP and Microsoft applications.
Multi-Market Team Represents Seller in Class A Office Disposition RALEIGH, NC, February 20, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it has negotiated the sale of Carlisle Place, Cambridge Hall, Canterbury Hall and Stratford Hall – a four building portfolio located within the Imperial Center Office Park in Durham, NC. The sales price was not disclosed. Cushman & Wakefield’s multi-market team led by Vice Chairman Paul Collins of Washington, DC and Managing Director David Finger and Director Sara Owen of Raleigh-Durham, NC represented the seller, Principal Real Estate Investors, in the transaction. Fairlead Commercial Real Estate, a specialist commercial real estate operating company headquartered in Atlanta, GA and Salt Lake, UT, acquired the portfolio, which together comprise four office buildings totaling 286,989 square feet. The Class A office buildings are 84% leased to a diverse mix of 19 tenants belonging to high-growth industries and technology sectors. “With an unparalleled [...]
On Monday, February 13th the Raleigh-Durham office organized a community outreach event for Senior citizens. The event was located at Spring Arbor retirement community in Apex. Goodie bags for 51 seniors were filled with lotion, crossword puzzles, candy and various other items. The community outreach committee has been wanting to reach out to seniors for a while now and saw a need with Valentine’s Day approaching. “Valentine’s Day can be a very lonely time for many seniors,” said Ashley Loiacano; “we wanted to bring a little joy to their day and show them that someone cares.” Participants from Cushman & Wakefield visited with members of Spring Arbor in the activity room and passed bags door to door for residents who were unable to leave their rooms. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated!