Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham, a leading Triangle real estate services firm, announced today that Shane Bull, real estate advisor, recently brokered a 1,226-square-foot space for Vive Pilates + Motion. Bull represented Vive Pilates + Motion owner, Lori Shipp. William Smith of The CENTRE Group Inc. is the landlord and owner.
Shipp contacted Bull through his website and described herself as a first-time lessee in need of commercial property representation. Bull guided Shipp through the entire leasing process and eventually helped her select a site and negotiate her lease.
“Lori is an expert in her field and had already put a lot of time, energy, and thought into her business plan and how she was going to be successful,” explains Bull. “What we needed to do in order to make everything come together was find a location that was convenient for her clients and fit within her budget. We toured several properties throughout the Raleigh area to make sure that her new space met all of her criteria and expectations.”
Vive Pilates + Motion is a boutique Pilates studio offering Pilates mat, Pilates apparatus, Yoga and GYROKINESIS® (exercises that allow one to work on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement). Located in Raleigh’s popular Five Points neighborhood, it is a community-based, welcoming space for people of all ages. Shipp is a third-generation Pure Classical Pilates instructor with direct training lineage to Joseph and Clara Pilates. She has over 700 hours of intensive training and has completed her comprehensive (mat and apparatus) studies under second-generation master trainers Marianne Adams and Rebecca Quin. Shipp says that she was impressed with Bull’s knowledge of the Raleigh market and his ability to find spaces that matched her specifications.
“The first time Shane met with me to discuss potential leasing options, he had already compiled several locations, and we were able to get started right away,” says Shipp. “Because I was new to the entire leasing process, it really meant a lot to have Shane taking time out of his busy schedule to drive around with me to look at the different spaces for lease. During the entire process, he kept me in the loop on everything and even followed up with me after the lease signing to make sure everything went well. He really went above the call of duty through the whole process, and I couldn’t be more delighted with how everything turned out. Shane truly has the best interest of his clients in mind.”
Vive Pilates + Motion is located at 203 E Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 105 in Raleigh. The studio offers private, semi-private, and group instruction by appointment only. Appointment times are Monday through Saturday and can be made by calling (919) 215-5848 or sending an email to lori[.]vivepilatesraleigh.com.
About Shane Bull
With over 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 as President-Elect of 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 is a full-service commercial real estate company with offices in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. As a 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. In 2009, Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham was honored as Grubb & Ellis Company’s Affiliate of the Year.
About Grubb & Ellis Company
Grubb & Ellis Company (grubb-ellis.com) is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,500 professionals in more than 100 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), mutual funds and other real estate investment funds.