Cape Fear Commercial Brokers $10.725M Sale of Prominent Downtown Office Building

Jan 8, 2018

Wilmington, N.C. – Commercial real estate firm Cape Fear Commercial is pleased to announce that it has closed on the investment sale of Third & Grace, a 57,000-square-foot, class-A office building located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The 300 N. Third St. building, which is anchored by Wells Fargo, sold for $10.725 million to Taylor Development Group on December 28, 2017.

Third & Grace Building Photo

Earlier in year, the Winston Salem-based investor purchased a pair of office buildings on Eastwood Road known as Landfall Park North and Landfall Park South. Both buildings are currently undergoing major cosmetic renovations, and Taylor Development Group is in the process of evaluating similar upgrades to Third & Grace.

Brokers Mike Brown, Paul Loukas and Vin Wells with Cape Fear Commercial represented the seller, Third & Grace LLC. Michael Waldrop with Waldrop Properties in Raleigh represented the buyer in both this transaction and the purchase of the Landfall Park buildings.

Situated on the corner of North Third and Grace Streets, the five-story office building developed by Third & Grace LLC’s Bert Williams in the in the growing northern section of downtown Wilmington.

“We have been very pleased with the Wilmington office market and see excellent fundamentals for the future,” said Chris Ramm of Taylor Development Group. “Anchored by Cape Fear Community College, PPD and the new Convention Center, the northern section of downtown has really experienced tremendous development over the last several years and we are excited to find a building in the middle of this growth.”

While the seller developed the office building in 2002, his roots in the property extend back two generations. Around the turn of the century, Williams’ grandparents built their home and lived on the property. His father later opened his medical practice in what was his former home, operating out of the location from around 1950 until the construction of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, when he moved to Medical Center Drive and formed Wilmington Surgical Associates. In the years that followed, father and son began accumulating adjacent properties and betting on the future of downtown Wilmington.

According to Williams, “Development of the property seemed like the best opportunity to meet three objectives I had: build something that would be good for Wilmington, that tenants would be proud of, and would be a good investment at the same time.”

Along with Wells Fargo, tenants of the Third & Grace include RSM, CEMS Engineering and law firms Hedrick Gardner and McGuire Woods. Cape Fear Commercial will continue to manage and lease the property on behalf of the new owner. Current space availability ranges from 2,393 to 5,652 square feet.

About Cape Fear Commercial
Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Cape Fear Commercial LLC, is a boutique commercial real estate firm that provides targeted brokerage, property management and development services. The firm helps owners, users, developers and investors to successfully navigate the real estate market and is consistently recognized as an industry leader for the unique perspective it brings to every project. For more information, visit www.capefearcommercial.com.