Real Estate - Commercial

Sep 29, 2023

A small industrial park is in the works on Sunnyvale Drive in Wilmington. Cameron Management, with McKinley Building Corp. as its general contractor, is developing four, 18,000-square-foot metal buildings expected to serve as flex warehouse space at 735 Sunnyvale Drive. "There's a need for flex space. If you check the [commercial] MLS, there&# ...

Sep 18, 2023

An effort to preserve a historical building that has served Wilmington’s Black community since the 1870s has taken some steps forward. The project to restore Giblem Lodge, a Black Masonic temple on North Eighth Street, received a $5,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, according to a news release Monday from the Historic Wilmington Fou ...

Sep 15, 2023

The latest cafe from the owners of Drift Coffee + Kitchen is open at Hanover Center in Wilmington, serving breakfast and lunch and Drift’s signature coffee drinks. At the same time, national retailer Homesense is preparing to open at the center, 3501 Oleander Drive, this month. The Drift Cafe (pictured below) occupies the former Antonio’s Pizza & Past ...

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Don't Forget the "B"

Posted Aug 2, 2022
In 2021, we saw the highest quit rate in decades. Organizations have received the message and we are seeing active movement to turn the Great Resignation into the Great Retention. Meaning and purpose are more important in the workspace now than ever. Beyond meaning, though, people are looking for Belonging

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Sep 13, 2023

Riverlights is slated to grow again with an extension of Marina Village, the existing mixed-use hub that’s home to apartments along with a range of shops and restaurants. Developers submitted plans for the new, 24-building project earlier this month to the city of Wilmington for technical review. It's the latest in a series of expansions for the 1,400-acre, ma ...

Sep 11, 2023

Office Building Off Eastwood Road Sells For Nearly $3M

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 11, 2023

An office building off Eastwood Road near Market Street in Wilmington recently changed hands for close to $3 million. The former home of commercial real estate development firm Tribute Companies, the 24,000-square-foot building at 10 S. Cardinal Lane will now house the Wilmington offices of national pest control firm Aptive Environmental. The office space was built in 1 ...

Sep 8, 2023

Real Estate Group Calls For Award Nominations

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 8, 2023

A commercial real estate organization in Wilmington is accepting entries for its 2024 Awards of Excellence, according to a news release. Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) in the Wilmington area, recently announced its sixth annual Awards of Excellence will be held Feb. 22, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center. The group is ...

Sep 7, 2023

The people behind three major downtown projects detailed their plans during an economic development luncheon hosted Thursday by Wilmington Downtown Inc.  The panel conversation centered around Project Grace, the Gateway project and Wilmington’s new municipal campus, which is slated for the former Thermo Fisher Scientific building. Each project has its own pot ...

Sep 6, 2023

A Southern California-based company with a local presence recently became the first business to buy land inside New Hanover County’s Blue Clay Business Park. Francini Inc., an importer and distributor of natural and engineered stone products, recently purchased just under six acres of land in the county-owned park. The company plans to build a 100,000-square-foot ...

Sep 5, 2023

A local developer has plans to bring 125 new apartments to a vacant, overgrown piece of land in a well-traveled downtown Wilmington corridor. Wilmington native Rodney Williams has plans to build a three-building apartment complex at 418 Wooster St., a property that's zoned for mixed-use development. Williams said he hopes the project will tap into the increasing pop ...

Sep 1, 2023

When Cassie Mitlitsky first visited the site of her future veterinary clinic, weeds obscured the single-story, 1970s-era brick home on Carolina Beach Road. The home’s windows were boarded up, and inside the house was filled with water-damaged carpet, trash left by squatters and asbestos.  Still, she saw the property’s potential as a residential-to-comme ...

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