AIA Triangle’s CANstruction at Raleigh Union Station

AIA is hosting their CANstruction at Raleigh’s Union Station this year.

What is it?

CANstruction’s mission is to provide hunger relief assistance by collecting canned food for distribution to local food banks while promoting the design/build industry. CANstruction hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations are on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. Participants include teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and students attending schools of architecture, engineering, and design.

The theme for CANstruction this year was TRANSPORTATION promoting awareness of public/alternative transportation in our local community.

Want to host an event at Raleigh Union Station?  Contact KarenClymer@yorkproperties.com for more assistance and check out our Corporate Events Gallery for more photos!

Meet Our People

Gardenia joined York in 2016 as an assistant to the Marketing Department. She is now Senior Marketing Specialist and a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker. She works closely with our Retail team, representing Landlords and Tenants in the Triangle market.
Gardenia is a skilled communicator, fluent in both Spanish and English. She has a degree in marketing from North Carolina State University and is a notary public.
When asked what she enjoys about her job she says:

 

“My favorite aspect of working at York Properties is that I am surrounded by honest, supportive, highly driven, and successful people who genuinely care about those they work with and the community in which they live.”

Work hard, play hard

Celebrating a great Q1 with our landscaping division, Bloomsbury Landscapes by throwing a taco party for the crews! Operations Manager, Efrain Ortiz, made authentic tacos and they raffled off lots of great prizes.

Thanks to General Manager, Joe Sweet, and Operations Manager, Efrain Ortiz, for your leadership.

Sale of 3801 & 3803-B Computer Drive

Congrats to Seller’s agents Brian Wallace and Tad Thornhill on the successful sale of 3801 and 3803 B Computer Drive in North Hills Professional Park last week.
Having managed the asset for 21 years and provided leasing services since 2012 this was an emotional transaction for our team. We will miss working on the property; moreover, we’ll miss working with our great clients on this property!

Bloomsbury Landscapes is Under New Management

We are excited to welcome Joseph Sweet as the new General Manager of our landscaping division – Bloomsbury Landscapes. Joe has been in the landscaping business for 15 years and lives in Clayton with his family. He has an associates degree from NC State University.
Bloomsbury Landscapes was founded in the early 1980’s as the in-house landscape maintenance company for York Properties. At Bloomsbury Landscapes, we are passionate about not only enhancing nature’s beauty and increasing the value of your real estate, but providing best-in-class customer experience.

 

Our Latest Brokerage Assignment

York Properties is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide landlord representation services for North Carolina State University. York is the exclusive leasing agent for more than 460,000 SF of office space on Centennial Campus and retail space on Hillsborough Street.

Centennial Campus offers much more than just office space; it also provides unique opportunities to partner with some of the brightest minds from industry, government and the academy.  The broker team working with NC State’s Real Estate and Development office includes John Koonce, Skipper Day, Robert Hoyt, Malcom Lewis and Julie Paul.

 

Events at Raleigh Union Station Persevere

The venue space at Raleigh Union Station (RUS) may not be able to hold large events due to Governor Cooper’s capacity restrictions to slow the spread of COVID, but that has not stopped our events team. RUS has been able to reschedule most of the 2020 events for 2021 and continues to book new events.  The events scheduled for 2021 are mostly social (i.e. weddings) and we anticipate that  social events will outnumber corporate events next year.  Too many weddings have been postponed!

While they wait for a return of events, Karen Clymer, York Event Coordinator, in partnership with Richard Costello, City of Raleigh, have focused on strategic marketing efforts.  The duo approached local production companies to pitch RUS as a cool backdrop for commercials.  IBM was the first locally-produced spot and several others are scheduling.  In addition, RUS produced their own venue photo shoot with photographer Richard Barlow and 20 local vendors. The images from the photoshoot will be seen in a full-page ad in Heart of NC Weddings Magazine, Walter Magazine and WRAL online.  Karen and Richard  also filmed a venue tour with Thomas Blake Films, who filmed York’s Christmas Car Karaoke video last year.

So don’t wait if you’re thinking about booking Union Station for an event next year!

Top 5 Fall Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching and with it comes thoughts of cooler weather (Yay!), football tailgates (Eh…maybe not so much this year), and your home’s Fall preventative maintenance checklist (Right?!?).  Since we knew you’d be thinking about all this stuff soon enough, we thought we’d share York Maintenance Divisions’ top five Fall maintenance tips.

Yes, yes….we know there are actually eight tips listed here.  We got excited and couldn’t help ourselves, and “Top Eight Fall Preventative Maintenance Tips” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.  Thanks for humoring us.

  1. Check windows and doors for air leaks.

This is one of the easiest ways to save on winter energy bills and keep your house from getting cold. Make sure there are not cracks, leaks or air coming through the window sills or door frames.

  1. Clean your heating and air conditioning unit.

Having your air conditioner and heater units cleaned twice a year- spring and fall- will help your family stay healthier and expand the life of your units. A professional cleaning is inexpensive and takes a very short amount of time.

  1. Check your fireplace.

Many people still use wood burning or gas fireplaces in the winter. Do a visual inspection of your fireplace to make sure that it is in good working order. Give it a test run at some point in the fall, before it gets too cold, to make sure that it will be functioning in the winter.

  1. Clean gutters and downspouts.

Once most of the leaves have fallen, clean out gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters during rainstorms can cause water to pool and damage your roof or siding.

  1. Protect your garden hoses and spigots.

To keep your garden hose from freezing and cracking, empty it completely and disconnect it from the spigot. Moving it inside is also a good idea to help prevent your hose from freezing and getting destroyed.

  1. Drain Sprinkler/Irrigation Systems.

Chances are you aren’t going to be using the sprinklers in winter. Water left in the system can freeze causing the pipes to crack and burst.

  1. Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Install new batteries every spring and fall.

  1. Inspect and Trim Tree Limbs.

Trim any tree limbs that are dangerously close to power lines or the roof of your house. Heavy snow and ice can build up and cause weak tree limbs to break and fall onto your house or vehicles causing damage.

 

Our Maintenance Team is on call and ready to help with residential or commercial maintenance projects.  Call or email us to discuss your maintenance needs at 919.863.0826 or maintenancerequests@yorkproperties.com.  We would love to hear from you!

TBJ Showcases York Standard’s New Venture

As financial challenges continue to sweep  across the region, a pair of Raleigh firms have launched a new venture to serve as a one-stopshop for all things related to distressed commercial real estate.

York Properties Inc. and Standard Title Company have announced the launch of York Standard Asset Management Company, a joint
venture providing services for the handling of distressed commercial real estate, from receivership and active management to brokerage and more.

Link to TBJ’s Article