News & Updates


4-story Hotel coming to Biltmore Station

 

A 120-room hotel is slated to begin construction this year in the Biltmore Village area of Asheville.

“Baywood Hotels is a best-in-class hospitality firm,” Jamie Kneisel, director of acquisitions and dispositions at Aston Properties, said in the release, “and the addition of a new hotel will further enhance Biltmore Station as a walkable, pedestrian-friendly center where residents, employees and guests can work, shop, dine and stay.”

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Aston Opens 70,000 SF Self-Storage Facility at Former Kmart

 

Aston Properties has delivered a 70,000-square-foot self-storage facility at the site of a former Kmart store in Monroe, roughly 25 miles southeast of Charlotte. Located at 2120 W. Roosevelt Blvd., the property is managed by Extra Space Storage, one of the country’s largest self-storage operators.

Follow the links to read more in the RE Business Online and Charlotte Business Journal

 

 

 

 


Monroe Kmart turned into self-storage

A former Kmart store in Monroe has been repurposed as a self-storage facility, the latest in a string of big-box conversions changing defunct stores into offices, schools or warehouses.

“With a highly visible location close to nearby residential communities, this property is well-suited for an attractive, safe storage facility,” said Jamie Kneisel, director of acquisitions and dispositions at Aston Properties.

Read the full Charlotte Observer article here.

 


T-Mobile Signs Lease With Aston Properties for Customer Care Center

Company to relocate more than 1,000 employees to converted Kmart building

North Charleston, S.C., June 28, 2017 — T-Mobile has signed a lease with a company controlled by Aston Properties for a 127,000-square-foot customer care center at a former retail building that the Charlotte, N.C., development firm is converting into new office space.

The center is expected to ultimately hold approximately 1,200 T-Mobile employees, and the company plans to occupy the building during the first quarter of 2018, relocating from an existing facility in Daniel Island. Aston Properties has an additional 41,000 square feet of leasable space remaining in the 170,000-square-foot building, which was formerly occupied by a Kmart store that closed in March.

Aston Properties acquired the building in May and will make extensive improvements to the property, including a new exterior façade and renovated parking and landscaping. Planned employee amenities at the customer care center include a basketball court, an outdoor grilling area and an on-site café.

“With a fresh new look, abundant surface parking and proximity to nearby retail and restaurants, this facility will enable T-Mobile to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining employees in the greater Charleston market,” said Jamie Kneisel, director of acquisitions and dispositions at Aston Properties.

Aston Properties has previously acquired and converted two former Kmart buildings in Harrisonburg, Va., and Monroe, N.C., into new retail and climate-controlled self-storage space, respectively.

“As the big-box retail landscape evolves, we have continued to look for opportunities to repurpose and bring new life to these spaces, and we’re excited to partner with T-Mobile and the city of North Charleston on a new chapter for this property,” said George Dewey, president and CEO of Aston Properties.

Lee Allen, managing director of JLL’s Charleston office, represented Aston Properties on the lease, and Charleston-based Frampton Construction is the general contractor on the conversion and interior upfit.


Aston Properties Inks Lease in Charleston

Aston Properties arranged a 127,000-square-foot lease with T-Mobile at a former retail building in North Charleston, S.C. The tenant will use the space as a customer care center, once Aston Properties completes the property’s conversion into an office building.

“With a fresh new look, abundant surface parking and proximity to nearby retail and restaurants, this facility will enable T-Mobile to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining employees in the greater Charleston market,” said Jamie Kneisel, director of acquisitions and dispositions at Aston Properties.

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T-Mobile to open North Charleston call center early next year

 

North Charleston will be home to T-Mobile’s largest call center when the wireless carrier expands its operations here next year.

The company — the nation’s third-largest carrier — announced Wednesday it will hire hundreds more employees when it moves into a converted department store on Rivers Avenue from its current office on Daniel Island.  Read the full article in The Post & Courier here.


Grand Opening of Sedgefield Harris Teeter

 

Harris Teeter raises the stakes in the Charlotte grocery wars with its new South End store.

 

Click here to see photos by Charlotte Agenda of the Grand Opening.

 

 

 


Harris Teeter Returns to South End

Aston Properties and Marsh Properties are proud to bring Harris Teeter back to Sedgefield Shopping Center! Grand Opening June 20, 2017.

 

“Harris Teeter is a Charlotte-born brand, and we are extremely excited to be back in the Sedgefield neighborhood with our brand new store,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “As we are returning to the exact block where the original South Blvd location stood nearly 30 years ago, we decided to embrace the nostalgia of our 1960’s roots by incorporating one of the company’s original logos on the exterior of the building. We hope our hometown shoppers will feel the nostalgia, while also enjoying the modern, convenient offerings inside.” 

 

Read more in the Charlotte Business Journal here.

 


Charlotte State of the Market

BisnowGeorge Dewey participated as a panelist on Bisnow’s Charlotte State of the Market event on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Fillmore Theater.  Read some of his comments here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aston Properties Consolidates 17 Shopping Centers Under New Entity

CharlotteBusinessJournalAston Properties consolidates 17 shopping centers under new entity.

Read more in the Charlotte Business Journal.