Print
Real Estate - Commercial

New Businesses On Way To Brunswick Forest's Town Center

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 27, 2015
In addition to new homes, several new businesses are on the way soon to a 4,500-acre Leland community.

Some of the latest in the line-up for the Villages at Brunswick Forest, a 160-acre town center off U.S. 17 that serves as the commercial portion of the Brunswick Forest mixed-use development, include a craft beer and wine establishment, an Irish pub, an optometerist, a homebuilder's design center, ATMC, Berry Financial Group and Farm Bureau Insurance.

The last three bought property last year from Brunswick Forest to establish a presence in the center, said Alan Kerry, president of Lord Baltimore Properties, the developer of Brunswick Forest.

As part of an update on the development, Kerry shared the changes coming to the Villages at Brunswick Forest with a group of real estate professionals at the Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) luncheon. The session was held last week in The Forest Fine Food & Spirits restaurant at the Cape Fear National golf course clubhouse within the development.

"It provides the services that our residents need, and it's our front door," Kerry said, explaining the importance of the Villages. "We have bucked all the national trends. When I say that, we have opened up three different strip areas, and we're going to a fourth now . . . and we have opened each one of them 100 percent pre-leased."

While ATMC will establish a retail storefront and Berry Financial Group and Farm Bureau Insurance are building their own space, Brunswick Forest developers are about five weeks away from breaking ground on a 10,000-square-foot commercial building with retail tenants on the bottom floor and offices on the top, Kerry said. The space will house a new design center for one of the development's homebuilders, the optometerist, a new location for Slainte Irish Pub, and Flights, the craft beer and wine establishment.

"What we're doing is we're going at it very methodically, very carefully to make sure that two things happen: No. 1, we service the residents. What do they need? . . .the other thing we do is, we don't want to hurt our current tenants," Kerry said, explaining the development's approach to new commercial tenants. "They're here to help us, so I don't want to hurt them."

To read more about changes at Brunswick Forest and the Villages at Brunswick Forest, pick up a copy of the April 10 print edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Alycephillipsnew2

Don’t Overlook Those Harder-To-Sell Assets When Making An Estate Plan

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC
Carolinemontgomery4

KPIs: Finding Your True North

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Sherrip2019 insights profile

That’s Who We Are

Sherri Pridgen - Cape Fear REALTORS®

Trending News

Local Bank Officials Comment On Creation Of Truist

Jenny Callison - Dec 9, 2019

N. Waterfront Park Project Could Draw Neighboring Development

Cece Nunn - Dec 9, 2019

In The Current Issue

Can Tech Giants Break The Bank?

Are tech companies aiming to supplant banks, or are they moving into the realm as partners with established banks to help banks improve thei...


NHRMC Building Plans Continue

Even though New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s future ownership status remains up in the air, the health system has not pulled back on it...


Retired Leader Reflects On Service

Ann Hardy, who recently retired as manager of Brunswick County and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in October, looks back on her ca...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WILMA Leadership Accelerator
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`