Meet Our People

This month we’re taking a moment to highlight Bloomsbury Landscapes’ very own, James Richardson. Born in Asheville, NC, James currently resides in Greensboro, NC.

Five years ago, James transitioned from having his own roofing company to joining the Bloomsbury team where he now serves as the Field Manager and is focused on maintaining great relationships amongst team members and clients.

James says from the moment he learned about the company and met the team, he knew this was the place for him. “This is a family here,” he said. James lives by the motto “teamwork makes the dream work” and he encourages the team members to do quality work safely and efficiently.

When James is not in the Greater Triangle area for work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years, Rhonda, and his two children and four granddaughters. He tells them that they can do anything if they believe and work hard for it. James also hopes to cross “meeting LeBron James” off his bucket list some day. In the meantime, he looks forward to enjoying life to the fullest.

Thank you James for your hard work and dedication to the team and the company. Everyone could use a James on their team!

P.S. If you see him around this month, be sure to wish him a happy (early) birthday. His birthday is on March 18.

The Brass Tap Opens New Location at 400H

Exciting news for downtown Raleigh! The Brass Tap, a popular taproom and restaurant chain out of Florida, has just signed a lease to open its first North Carolina location at 400H.

The locally-owned franchise location will feature over 3,500 sq ft of space, including outdoor dining. Food and beverage options include an extensive craft beer selection, cocktails, wine, nachos, wings, burgers, and flatbreads. It’s a great addition to the new 20-story 400H tower and surrounding downtown neighborhood.

York is proud to represent the Landlord in retail leasing at 400H.

For opportunities reach out to John Koonce: [email protected] ● (919) 645-2765

Ace Hardware Coming to Lake Boone Shopping Center

Owens Hardware has signed a long-term lease to open a 9,600 square foot store at 2462 Wycliff Road in Lake Boone Shopping Center. Slated to open in the spring/summer of 2024, this will be the sixth location for Owens Hardware, a family-owned home improvement retailer whose relationship with Ace Hardware provides national chain buying power, access to hundreds of thousands of products, and premium merchandise brands like Craftsman, Scotts, Benjamin Moore, EGO, Weber, Stihl, Yeti and others. Residents and shoppers can look forward to access to top national brands and attentive customer service right in the heart of the west Raleigh community.

Owner-operator Paul Owens says he is excited and looking forward to growing the business. “When the opportunity came up to open a new store in our backyard, we jumped on it. We are confident that this expansion will not only benefit our business, but also give us more opportunities to give back to the community we grew up in. We want our customer’s shopping experience to be elevated and enjoyable. We plan to offer a large gift section, as well as the traditional items you expect to find in a hardware store.”

Commercial real estate broker John Koonce of York Properties represented the landlord in the transaction. York is a leading commercial real estate services firm based in Raleigh, NC. With over 1 million square feet under management, York is committed to delivering strategic solutions and white-glove service to building owners and tenants across the Triangle. John serves as Senior Vice President of Brokerage and has been instrumental in developing and revitalizing retail corridors across Wake County during his 25+ year commercial real estate career. York was pleased to work with Bell Commercial who provided tenant representation in the transaction.

York HOA Mobile App

We are thrilled to introduce York HOA, a mobile app from York Properties that allows Homeowners and Board Members to manage home needs whenever, wherever.

Some exciting features include the ability to view and update account information, make online payments, view association documents, submit architectural requests, keep up with community news, and more!

The app is FREE and can be easily downloaded from the Apple and Google Play Store.

Patty Friedman Named CPM of the Year at the Raleigh-Durham IREM Chapter

Congratulations to our Property Manager Patty Friedman for being named Certified Property Manager of the Year at the Raleigh-Durham IREM Chapter annual luncheon.

Lamont Farmer, Director of Property Management, stated, “Patty’s perseverance in getting her CPM designation in record time, being nominated and then voted as CPM of the Year, and also being installed as Secretary for 2024 is a testament to her passion for and dedication to the property management industry and the Raleigh-Durham IREM Chapter. We are incredibly proud of her!”

York Named One of This Year’s Most Community-Minded Companies in the Greater Triangle

Points of Light started the Civic 50 awards in 2012 to recognize 50 of the most community-minded companies in the nation. Activate Good, as an affiliate of Points of Light, is among five organizations across the country hosting their own Civic 50.

We were incredibly honored to have been selected as part of Activate Good’s inaugural class for the Greater Triangle Civic 50!  We found ourselves among many stand-up companies across the region.

Each Civic 50 honoree has taken an extensive survey which measures the investment, integration, institutionalization, and impact of their business. Congrats to all the honorees!