NBA Legend Scottie Pippen is Coming to the Village District ABC Store

Join us on Wednesday, September 13th, for a slam dunk event!

NBA legend Scottie Pippen is coming to the Village District ABC store to introduce his new bourbon, “DIGITS,” and he will be signing bottles while on site.

Don’t miss the chance to meet Scottie Pippen, savor the taste of “DIGITS,” and get your bottle signed by the legend himself!

The ABC store is located at 420 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605 and the event will run from 5-7 PM.

Vote for York in This Year’s “Raleigh’s Best” Contest

We are honored to have been nominated for two categories in this year’s “Raleigh’s Best” contest:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Property Management

Online voting is open through August 4th. You can find all the categories at Look for York under the Commercial Real Estate category.

Special thanks to all of our clients, tenants, partners, and supporters for the nomination. We have had the privilege of serving our community since 1910 and are looking forward to the next 100 years!

Coco Movie Night – Summer at the Station

We hope you can join us for Movie Night!

Raleigh Union Station is excited to host this outdoor event on Friday, July 14, at Civic Plaza, located at 510 W. Martin Street.

From 6-8 PM, there will be food trucks, ice cream, market vendors, and a bar with both mocktails & cocktails to enjoy!

The movie will begin at 8 PM. The event is free, but make sure to register online to reserve your spot.

York is proud to provide venue management, property management, and leasing services at Raleigh Union Station.

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month begins today!

According to the CDC, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.”

Here at York, we believe our York-life balance helps to foster a work community of happy and mentally healthy employees. But we understand and recognize that sometimes things get stressful, so we hope our team will enjoy, learn, and reset from the experiences we have planned this month!

A Day in the Office with Bowen York

It was great to have a member of the youngest generation of Yorks with us in the office today!

Bowen York, one of our President and CEO’s three sons, had the opportunity to spend the day shadowing our marketing team. Bowen is a sophomore at Broughton High School, which offers a Job Shadowing Program for students through their Career Development Center. This program was created with the intentions of helping students get first-hand information about job skills and careers, building community partnerships between schools and businesses that enhance the educational experiences of students, and helping students prepare to join the workforce.

Bowen is pictured here with his grandfather (and our Chairman), Smedes York. Bowen was very grateful to be able to shadow at his family’s business and learn more about the marketing industry.

Q1 Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated our Q1 employee birthdays today with some delicious treats made by our friends The Cookie People over at Mission Valley Shopping Center. ​ We are so happy to acknowledge our amazing employees and everything they do. Happy birthday to all of you!


  • Mecca Fowler
  • Van Radford
  • Pedro Jandres
  • Karen Brown
  • Pablo Turcios
  • Skipper Day
  • Tad Thornhil



  • Larry Harper
  • Trey Farid
  • Mary Kraft
  • David Owens
  • Smedes York
  • Beth Boyer
  • Brian Wallace



  • Brooke Hanford
  • Tracy Parker
  • Virginia Davis
  • Gardenia Buendia
  • Alex Christian
  • Malcolm Lewis
  • James Troxler

York Rings in the New Year with First Night Raleigh

Parker and George York are proud to serve as the honorary chairs of the 2022 First Night Raleigh celebration in Downtown Raleigh!

First Night Raleigh is the party of the year as Raleigh comes together to celebrate the end of a prosperous 2022 and kick off 2023 in style. Parker and George have been longtime supporters and participants in the First Night Raleigh celebration, as well as advocates for the host organization Artsplosure.

Artsplosure is a nonprofit arts and cultural event production studio in Raleigh that is committed to enriching and inspiring the community through visual and performing arts. Artsplosure works to achieve this by producing accessible events for artists and the Raleigh community alike.

First Night Raleigh brings together representation from many of Raleigh’s local arts community in a fun and festive family event. The festivities begin in the afternoon on December 31 and continue late into the night for attendees to watch the Raleigh Acorn Drop and a fireworks show when the clock strikes midnight. Other activities include a parade, silent disco, an interactive projection exhibit, a pop-up skate park, and more!

Parker and George are honored to have been selected as this year’s honorary chairs and they look forward to celebrating with our amazing community.

Visit their website to purchase tickets and learn more about this event.

A Sweet Brokerage Outing

Our brokerage and marketing teams recently enjoyed a beehive tour led by much-appreciated client Bee Downtown. After the tour, the crew enjoyed food and drinks at nearby Boxyard RTP. This was a beautiful day and a great fall outing!

Bee Downtown developed the Bee Downtown Corporate Hive Program, which creates experiences such as beehive tours, honey extractions, and beekeeping classes to allow employees to engage with bees, agriculture, their workplace, and each other. Participants are able to understand the environmental and economic impact of pollinators and how they and their organization can help.

A huge thank-you to everyone who was able to attend and support Bee Downtown with their goal to achieve sustainable urban agriculture and create healthy honeybee populations.

To learn more about Bee Downtown, visit their website.