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Hilliker / Westwood sells local investment property

The Westwood Net Lease Advisors team of Vince Vatterott and Jason Simon in collaboration with Meade Summers of the Hilliker Corporation recently closed on a sale of the national corporate headquarters for Scrubs and Beyond in St. Louis, MO. Scrubs & Beyond opened its first store in September 2000 and is now the largest supplier of healthcare apparel and accessories in the country with over 140 stores nationwide. Hilliker Corporation and Westwood Net Lease advisors represented the seller in this transaction. The team first procured a lease extension with the tenant, and then sold the headquarters for a premium market price to a private local investor for $6.75M. Hilliker and Westwood represent buyers, sellers and investors of all sizes as the largest independent commercial real estate firm in St. Louis.

The company, located at 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. is an affiliate of Hilliker Corporation, and was founded in 2002. For more information, call (314) 997-5227 or visit their website at http://www.westwoodnetlease.com Westwood Net Lease Advisors

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Quiet Village Landscaping Purchases New Headquarters

Hilliker Corporation represents seller of Overland property

(St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 12, 2017) Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, assisted its client in selling a building to a local landscaping company.

Quiet Village Landscaping recently purchased property at 9810 Page in Overland, Mo. for $545,000. The 4,000-square-foot office building, along with a 5,600-square-foot warehouse with a fenced in contractor yard, is situated on 1.8 acres. Quiet Village Landscaping is a full-service custom landscape design, installation and maintenance company. Founded in 2001 by Dennis Evans, the company has 40 full-time employees and focuses on native plants to promote conservation.

Quiet Village Landscaping currently leases space at 11135 Olive Blvd. and will move into its new headquarters by the end of February, 2017. According to Evans, the new office location “answers our need for more space for our landscape design team, as well as storage space for heavy machinery and lawn equipment.”

Hilliker Corporation’s agent Scott Martin represented the seller, E.R. Belt L.P. and Savoy Properties’ Brian Kelley represented the buyer, Current Investments LLC.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company located at 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. The firm’s agents, who each average over 15 years of experience, have completed more than 10,000 sales and leases for industrial, office, retail and institutional clients since its inception in 1985. For more information, contact Scott Martin at (314) 781-0001 or visit their website at http://www.hillikercorp.com.

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Urban Sprouts Purchases 14,000-Square-Foot University City Property

Urban Sprouts Purchases 14,000-Square-Foot University City Property
Child development center to consolidate all locations at new building

(St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19, 2016) Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, recently sold an office and warehouse space to a local child development community.

Urban Sprouts Child Development Center purchased a more than 14,000-square-foot building at 6757 Olive Blvd. in University City for $405,000. The site was the former manufacturing space of McCarthy Spice & Blends, a spice and seasonings company with retail operations still located at 8501 Delport Dr. in Overland.

Renovations for the new Urban Sprouts’ building will take place in two phases and be completed by Aug. of 2017. The first $2.2 million phase includes 11 classrooms with two art studio study, or atelier, rooms plus an interactive kitchen for cooking. The second $1.1 million phase includes classrooms for college level courses that Urban Sprouts hosts for St. Louis Community College. Additional renovations include a natural play area, as well as an outdoor garden.

Urban Sprouts teaches the Reggio Emilia method where all children are active participants in their own learning. The company currently has a 2,600-square-foot location at 941 Midland in University City and a 3,600-square-foot center at 9120 Olive Blvd. in Olivette. Once the new building is totally renovated, these two centers will be consolidated.

Urban Sprouts, which was founded in 2009 and has a total of 21 teachers and staff, currently serves a combined 88 children ranging from infants to pre-K. The Center will add 50 spaces at their new facility to make the grand total of 128 children served. Their website is http://www.urbansproutscdc.org.

Hilliker Corporation’s Brendan O’Brien represented the seller, Edward and Margaret McCarthy and Rome West Realty’s agent Susan Sauer represented the buyer, Urban Sprouts.

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School's Out. Redeveloment's In.

Two schools and a church are being replaced by more than 200 luxury apartments … and Hilliker Corporation helped transform all of these long abandoned city and county places of learning to communities for living. The former St. Pius V School, which operated for 86 years before closing in 2003, will be converted into a project that includes 25 apartments with off-street parking. The nearly 25,000-square-foot school building/church, which is located at 3522 Utah St. in the Tower Grove area, was built in 1917.

Hilliker also recently sold the long vacant AB Green School in Richmond Heights, adjacent to Highway 40, for redevelopment to apartments and retail space. More vacant schools and church buildings are available! If you would like to learn more about additional redevelopment opportunities Hilliker Corporation has to offer, contact agent Peter Newton at (314) 781-0001.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company. Hilliker Corporation has operated under the same name – and still offers the same quality service – since its inception in 1985.
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Hilliker Corporation Sells Building to French School

Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, recently assisted its client sell a building to a local French school.

Alliance Francaise de St. Louis, a non-profit French language school for children and adults, recently purchased a nearly 3,500-square-foot building located at 930 N. McKnight in University City for $500,000. The school will renovate the space so that it includes classrooms and a large meeting event room to share with St. Louis’ French organizations. Alliance Francaise de St. Louis will move from its current 1,500-square-foot space at 8505 Delmar Blvd. in University City to its new location at the beginning of 2017.

Alliance Francaise de St. Louis is a center for DELF, which is an official certification that is awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying level of fluency in French. It is used for school records, college applications, and job applications in French-speaking countries.

Hilliker Corporation’s Hal C. Ball and Brennan Gaffney represented the seller, Stephens Developments, LLC and Lee & Associate’s Stuart Wiseheart represented the buyer, Alliance Francaise de St.Louis.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company located at 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. The firm’s agents, who each average over 15 years of experience, have completed more than 10,000 sales and leases for industrial, office, retail and institutional clients since its inception in 1985. For more information, contact Hal Ball at (314) 781-0001 or visit their website at http://www.hillikercorp.com.
Hilliker Corporation Sells Building to French School- St. Louis Business Journal

Hilliker Corporation Sells A Big Piece Of History

Stix, Baer and Fuller Service Center,1431 Kingsland Avenue, Pagedale, Missouri. Negative by Mizuki, Henry T., 6/20/1958. Missouri History Museum Photograph and Prints collection. Mac Mizuki Photography Studio Collection.

Remember Stix, Baer & Fuller, one of the area’s well-known retailers? Hilliker Corporation recently sold its original 440,000-square-foot office and distribution warehouse. Deemed one of the largest single level warehouses in the country when built nearly 60 years ago, this $2 million- plus sale featured a 10-acre building on 17 acres in Pagedale.

Despite tightening industrial building inventory in St. Louis, Hilliker Corporation currently has more than 65 industrial properties for sale or lease in the greater St. Louis marketplace. These include the newer listings of over 400,000 sq.ft. of warehouse space at Union Seventy Center, a 160,000 sq.ft. warehouse building in St. Clair, and over 120,000 sq.ft. of space at the Bowles Center in Fenton.

If you would like to make your own history, contact Hilliker Corporation agent Hal Ball at (314) 781-0001.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company.Currently celebrating its 30 th anniversary in business, Hilliker Corporation has operated under the same name – and still offers the same quality service – since its inception.
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Crushed Red to expand to Illinois

The expansion of restaurateur Chris LaRocca’s Crushed Red Urban Bake & Chop isn’t slowing down as the fast-casual chain plans to open its first location in Illinois.

Crushed Red is expected to open a 3,000-square-foot space at 222 Park St. in the Park Street Plaza development in downtown Edwardsville in the fall, with renovations expected to begin in the summer, according to a spokeswoman for Hilliker Corp., the real estate firm that represented Crushed Red with the lease. Dark Street Plaza LLC is the landlord, according to the Hilliker release.

Crushed Red is expected to open a 3,000-square-foot space at 222 Park St. in the Park Street Plaza development in downtown Edwardsville in the fall, with renovations expected to begin in the summer, according to a spokeswoman for Hilliker Corp., the real estate firm that represented Crushed Red with the lease. Dark Street Plaza LLC is the landlord, according to the Hilliker release.

Crushed Red, which serves pizza, salads and soups, has three locations in St. Louis:

▪8007 Maryland Ave. in Clayton
▪140 S. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood
▪11635 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur

Crushed Red also has two franchise locations in Colorado that opened last year.

A company spokeswoman told the Business Journal then that each restaurant makes $1.5 million in revenue a year.

The chain’s expansion is something LaRocca’s been planning since he opened his first location, in Clayton, in 2012.

“The goal is to concentrate on three or four open in the St. Louis metro area,” he said in 2013.

“If the concept does prove out, then we have the opportunity to go out of town.

“The mistake a lot of people make is they start thinking about location No. 6 before Location No. 2 and No. 3 are on solid ground.”
Crushed Red to expand to Illinois

Pipe manufacturer buys new headquarters building

Pittsburgh Pipe will move this fall from its longtime headquarters on the north Mississippi riverfront to a larger building it bought on Hampton Avenue for $675,000.

Commercial real estate firm Hilliker Corp. represented Pittsburgh Pipe and the Hampton property’s seller, Kroner Investments LLC, in the transaction, which closed March 10.

Pittsburgh Pipe manufactures and distributes steel casing pipe, polyethylene innerduct for utilities and other pipe products. The company will move from a 5,300-square-foot space at 170 Humboldt Ave. on the north riverfront to the 13,000-square-foot building at 2331 Hampton Ave. in St. Louis’ Clifton Heights neighborhood by Sept. 1 after renovation work on the Hampton site is complete.

CEO Joe Bergfeld estimates renovation costs to be about $200,000. The Hampton building previously held medical offices.

Pittsburgh Pipe had been in its current headquarters for 30 years, Bergfeld said. The company has listed the property for sale with Hilliker, asking nearly $1.3 million, he told the Business Journal.

Pittsburgh Pipe, founded in 1977, has 65 employees across its three locations: St. Louis and Buffalo, Missouri, and Litchfield, Illinois. Bergfeld said he plans to hire 25 employees over the next two years to add to his sales, purchasing, administration and finance departments.

The company’s new Hampton Avenue headquarters will serve as office space for Pittsburgh Pipe’s sales, administration and executive staff.

Pipe Manufacturer Buys New Headquarters Building

Crazy Bowls and Wraps sells headquarters to Mission Taco

Crazy Bowls and Wraps has moved into a new headquarters in Olivette after selling its previous base in Webster Groves to Mission Taco.

The fast-casual chain closed on the $620,000 sale of 286 East Ave. in Webster Groves to Mission Taco on Feb. 4, according to Hilliker Corp. broker Jeff Altvater, who represented Crazy Bowls.

The 12,000-square foot Webster building housed Crazy Bowls’ offices and also formerly held a commissary, Hillker said in a release Tuesday.

Mission Taco, which will open its third location in the Central West End in early- to mid-May, now will use the building for its corporate offices and commissary kitchen, co-owner Adam Tilford said. Parent company Tilford Restaurant Group sold its previous commissary kitchen at 2240 Edwards St. on The Hill in late March. Its corporate offices were located above Mission Taco’s Delmar location. The Tilford Restaurant Group’s catering company, Cater al Fresco, and the Mission Taco food truck also will be housed out of the Webster Groves location. Mission Taco also has a location in Soulard.

Crazy Bowls, started by St. Louis natives Keith and Gail Kitis in 1994, moved its corporate offices April 15 to a 5,500-square-foot leased space at 10403 Baur Blvd. at the Warson Commerce Center in Olivette, according to Altvater. Ppm/Baur LLC owns the Warson Commerce Center, according to St. Louis County Assessor data. Sabina Holtzman, broker/owner with St. Louis Commercial Real Estate, represented Ppm/Baur.

Crazy Bowls and Wraps has 15 St. Louis-area locations and four in the San Diego area.

Crazy Bowls and Wraps sells headquarters to Mission Taco

Hilliker Corporation Helps Lease Loop's Tivoli Building

BY Brandvein Aaranson Public Relati | Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 08:30 PM

Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, recently helped lease a well-known property in the Delmar Loop area.

The Tivoli Building, located at 6358 Delmar Blvd., signed two new tenants to the property that features the Tivoli Theatre, a three-screen independent film cinema. U-City Family Church, a non-denominational Christian church that holds its Sunday services in the Tivoli Theatre, leased 4,000-square-feet of space for its administrative offices and Sunday childcare services. Red Herring, a puzzle-solving escape room adventure set to open its first location in April, leased 3,500-square-feet.

Current tenant Integrity, a web design and development firm that previously occupied 3,000-square-feet, leased the building’s entire fourth floor consisting of 7,500-square-feet.

Hilliker Corporation broker Brendan O’Brien represented the building’s owner, Tivoli Building LLC, with all three lease transactions.

Additionally, the entire 7,500-square-foot third floor will be available since the Riverfront Times is moving after almost 15 years at the property.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company located at 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. The firm’s agents, who each average over 15 years of experience, have completed more than 10,000 sales and leases for industrial, office, retail and institutional clients since its inception in 1985. For more information, contact Brendan O’Brien at (314) 781-0001 or visit their website at http://www.hillikercorp.com.

Hilliker Corporation Helps Lease Loop’s Tivoli Building