Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham, a leading Triangle real estate services firm, announced today that Shane Bull, real estate advisor, recently launched TargetYourSpace.com, a website developed for individuals interested in local retail beginnings and endings in the Triangle, as well as other parts of North Carolina. Site visitors are provided daily updates of store openings, closings, location, and industry category.
“Many people enjoy knowing when a new store or restaurant is opening in their neighborhood or, more importantly, if it’s closing,” explains Bull. “My profession allows me access to retail space changes before the public is aware and affords me the unique opportunity to share this information directly with site visitors.”
Although Bull says that it is his intention to provide the most up-to-date information on his site, client confidentiality will prevent him to disclose some retail information to the public. “Because this site is meant to be not only a resource tool for the public, but also a marketing tool for my clients, I will make every attempt to disclose retail information as soon as possible to site visitors,” says Bull.
Bull says that he’s looking forward to growing his site and allowing visitors the opportunity to communicate what stores they would like to see in their area.
“I want TargetYourSpace.com to be the ultimate retail marketing tool,” explains Bull. “I not only want consumers to be kept aware of what retail stores are coming to their area, I also want to give them a say as to the type of store they want to come into their community. The possibilities of this site are exciting for both consumer and retailer.”
Bull is an expert of the local North Carolina restaurant and retail real estate markets and recently assisted in brokering a 2,466-square-foot space for RadioShack at Eastgate Shopping Center in Chapel Hill. The store opened on September 12th and is managed by Harold Ellis. Prior to that, he assisted in brokering space for Smoothie King at Hope Valley Commons in Durham, which opened July 18th and is managed by family-run CLLESS Investments.
About Shane Bull
With 15 years of business experience, Bull (shanebull.com) works closely with commercial tenants to find the best fit, best lease, best space, and best performing locations available. Shane currently serves on the Board of Directors for Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) and on committees for Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and National Association of REALTORS. His clients include Radio Shack, Smoothie King, and Aladdin’s Eatery Systems. Shane works with Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham in handling general brokerage relationships for retail, office, and investment properties.
About Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham
Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham (tlgcre.com) is a full-service commercial real estate company with offices in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. As locally owned and operated affiliate of Grubb & Ellis, the Company specializes in serving the Triangle region and areas east to the North Carolina Coast, providing market presence and exclusive coverage for Grubb & Ellis in these markets.
About Grubb & Ellis
Named to The Global Outsourcing 100™ in 2009 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals™, Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,000 professionals in more than 130 company-owned and affiliate offices draw from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors. The firm’s transaction, management, consulting and investment services are supported by highly regarded proprietary market research and extensive local expertise. Through its investment subsidiaries, the company is a leading sponsor of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), tenant-in-common (TIC) investments suitable for tax-deferred 1031 exchanges, mutual funds and other real estate investment funds.