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Shane Bull of Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham Brings Second RadioShack to Chapel Hill
Local Commercial Real Estate Advisor Brokers Third Deal with National Electronics Retailer
Operating from convenient neighborhood and mall locations, RadioShack has approximately 4,400 company-operated stores, 1,400 dealer outlets, and nearly 700 wireless phone kiosks throughout the United States. Bull, along with Amy Watkins of Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham, worked with Bill Snyder, RadioShack’s director of leasing, in securing the location at 1800 E. Franklin Street, #11B. Snyder picked up RadioShack’s North Carolina market in 2008 and has been pleased with his relationship with Bull.
“Shane has gone out of his way to make sure I have everything I need to make sound business decisions for my company,” says Snyder. “His attention to detail has made learning the market easier, and his follow-up has helped RadioShack focus on our priorities. Shane has proven that he sincerely wants to provide us with quality locations and service. I look forward to a long relationship with him and Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham.”
Eastgate Shopping Center is located in Orange County, at the intersection of East Franklin Street and Route 15-501 Bypass in Chapel Hill. The property has a total of 153,000 square feet and includes SteinMart, Rite Aid, Massage Envy, Chicos, Talbots, Trader Joe's, EVOS and Great Outdoor Provision Company. Bull explains that RadioShack was previously in Eastgate Shopping Center, but closed after the center’s renovation when the economics were no longer practical.
“When RadioShack wanted to reopen in the area, we reviewed and analyzed many other locations in Chapel Hill,” explains Bull. “Our research kept leading us back to Eastgate Shopping Center. We always liked this location so when it economically made sense again, this was a site we strongly considered and recommended.”
Bull and Watkins conducted extensive property research and location analysis for RadioShack in order to meet their requirements. They also provided thorough market segmentation and demographic reports analyzing customer reach and target audience base, provided a windshield tour of the area, and assisted in Letter of Intent negotiations, as well as renegotiating the store’s lease terms.
RadioShack at Eastgate Shopping Center is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 919.968.2141 or visit www.radioshack.com.
About Shane Bull
With 15 years of business experience, Bull 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. For more information, visit www.shanebull.com.
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 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. For more information, visit www.tlgcre.com.
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