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Senior Vice President, Principal

Hal C. Ball

Hal Ball

Senior Vice President, Principal

Hal C. Ball, SIOR

Senior Vice President, Principal

Hal C. Ball graduated from Amherst College with honors in 1984 and joined Hilliker Corporation in 1985, the year it was founded. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ball has completed over 900 separate transactions, including sales of major retail centers, office towers, and industrial facilities. He continually nurtures a unique ability and passion for the art of commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Ball led a team that represented the St. Louis Public Schools and the St. Louis Archdiocese, which sold over 50 institutional facilities in the St. Louis region in a four year span.

Over his career, he has purchased (and sold) a variety of office, retail and industrial properties for his own portfolio. With this perspective, he’s personally familiar with the challenges faced by his St. Louis clients, as well as the solutions available to them.

In particular, he is proud of a recent transaction, in which he brokered the sale of a 132,000-square-foot industrial space under unique circumstances. Representing both the building’s owner and buyer (an Italian plastics manufacturer), the sale of the building included many complexities for Ball to manage: state subsidies, building re-purposing and re-zoning, railway issues, metric conversion, Italian to English translation, and partial demolition of the structure. The deal was successful, establishing the Italian company in the US for the first time. Additionally, it brought dozens of new manufacturing jobs to the St. Louis area.

Mr. Ball has been as a member of the St. Louis chapter of SIOR since 2000 and served as its president in 2010. In 2008, he was voted St. Louis Commercial Realtor of the Year and is consistently designated a Power Broker by CoStar. In 2016, he was awarded the Largest Retail Sale Award by the St. Louis Commercial Board of Realtors.

He serves the St. Louis area as a board member of Citizen’s National Bank in Maplewood, as a volunteer group captain for the Fair St. Louis Parade (since 1999), as a member of the Rossman School Advisory Board, and as part of the St. Louis Regional Freightway Committee.

Three guiding principles drive Hal in serving his clients:

  • Happiness, bringing an optimistic outlook to every situation.
  • Honesty, believing business should always be conducted with integrity.
  • Knowledge, understanding that an informed and competent broker can find solutions for clients, even in the most difficult of situations.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mr. Ball is married with three children.

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Dr. Brown’s Expands Warehouse Space in Hazelwood, MO

Dr. Brown’s Expands Warehouse Space in Hazelwood, MO

A Seven Year lease for 345,000 sq. ft. brokered by Hal Ball St. Louis (June 7, 2024) – Dr. Brown’s, a St.Louis-based baby products manufacturer, recently signed a seven year lease on 345,000 sq. ft. warehouse space, located at 5891-5895 N. Lindbergh, Hazelwood, MO...

Holland Construction Completes Purchase of its New Hwy 40 Office

Holland Construction Completes Purchase of its New Hwy 40 Office

Sale and Renovation of former bank facility Brokered by Hilliker Corp. St. Louis (Dec. 15, 2023) – Holland Construction recently closed on a 2-year-lease/purchase transaction of the commercial property located at 1000 Macklind Ave.,St. Louis, MO 63011. The unique...

St. Louis Area Manufacturer Triples in Size with Second Location

St. Louis Area Manufacturer Triples in Size with Second Location

St. Louis Area Manufacturer Triples in Size with Second Location St. Louis (March 6, 2023) – Smart Karton Inc., a St. Peters based producer of paper packaging, leased 75,000 sq. ft. of new industrial space in Maryland Heights to accommodate its rapid growth. “Several...

Hilliker broker Hal Ball sells a 35,000 SF fitness facility!

Hilliker broker Hal Ball sells a 35,000 SF fitness facility!

Hilliker broker Hal Ball sells a 35,000 SF fitness facility! Hilliker broker Hal Ball sells a 35,000 SF fitness facility, located at 998 Woods Mill Town & Country, MO.We bought the facility from Bemis in the 1980’s to house our Toby Fine Paper operation.” Stated the...

Hilliker Sells Clayton Road Property for $3,250,000

Hilliker Sells Clayton Road Property for $3,250,000

Hilliker Corporation Agent, Hal Ball Sells 12,000 Sq.Ft. building for $3,250,000. Located at 9651 Clayton Road. The sellers are Ed Weinhardt and Loretta Bryant.We bought the facility from Bemis in the 1980’s to house our Toby Fine Paper operation.” Stated the former...

SNDA: What’s That?

SNDA: What’s That?

SNDA: What’s That? As a requirement of most lease agreements Tenants are asked to agree to a form of SNDA= Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement.  While the title sounds daunting the agreement is simply a confirmation of the relationship between the...

Hilliker broker Hal Ball leases 4501 R Gustine Ave St. Louis, MO

Hilliker broker Hal Ball leases 4501 R Gustine Ave St. Louis, MO

Hilliker broker Hal Ball leases 4501 R Gustine Ave St. Louis, MO We bought the facility from Bemis in the 1980’s to house our Toby Fine Paper operation.” Stated the former owner, Hal Kroeger. “After selling the paper company we kept the property in the family as an...

Fenton Complex Sells for $9.15 Million

Fenton Complex Sells for $9.15 Million

Fenton Complex Sells for $9.15 Million 257,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial/warehouse facility on 17 acres On August 31, Hilliker Agent Hal Ball represented the Owners in the sale of the Bowles Center in Fenton to an investment group for $9,150,000. Originally built in the...

Finding office and warehouse space in Fenton –  a testimonial

Finding office and warehouse space in Fenton – a testimonial

Another satisfied client submitted this testimonial about Hilliker broker Hal Ball! Great work from a great team. When my Landlord of fifteen years informed me that he would not be able to renew my lease, I knew it was finally time to step up and buy a building....

Ready to Sell Your Commercial Real Estate? Here’s What’s Next.

Ready to Sell Your Commercial Real Estate? Here’s What’s Next.

If you own commercial real estate, there are plenty of smart reasons to hold onto your investment. Perhaps it houses your business, or you count on the income it provides. Perhaps it’s going up in value, and there’s no reason to think that will change anytime soon....

Increasing Investment Value – a Testimonial

Increasing Investment Value – a Testimonial

A successful client sent in this letter describing Hilliker Senior Vice President, Principal, and all-around great guy Hal Ball. It takes time and energy to send positive feedback, and we appreciate that Mr. Anderson did so! I am writing to recommend the services of...

Dave Spence sells pharma HQ for $12.2M

Dave Spence sells pharma HQ for $12.2M

The North County headquarters of Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging has been sold for $12.2 million. The buyer was New York-based Royal Oaks Realty Trust, which owns more than 3.6 million square feet of property across 13 states. The sale, which closed Aug. 14, includes...

How Hilliker Thrives in the Cutthroat Commercial Real Estate World

How Hilliker Thrives in the Cutthroat Commercial Real Estate World

The independent, Brentwood-based firm credits a hyperlocal approach with national connections for its success in face of its heavy-hitter competitors. When Ben Hilliker started his real estate firm more than 30 years ago, he could count his competitors on one hand....

Impact Agape Ministries Finds Church Building Home

Impact Agape Ministries Finds Church Building Home

The Need for a Church Building in St. Louis Pastor Kenneth “Coach Kenny” Haynes has been in pastoral ministry for over 25 years. Two years ago, he founded Impact Agape Ministries, an independent, ethnically-diverse congregation, motivated by practical Biblical...

Kirkwood Material Supply Grows with Valley Park Acquisition

Valley Park, Missouri – April 30, 2018 – Locally owned Kirkwood Material Supply (KMS) plans to open a new location in Valley Park at 141 and Hwy 44 in late May. KMS closed on the 5-acre, 25,000 Sq. Ft. former St. Louis Hardscape Facility in February of this year. Hal...

Hilliker Sells $7 Million+ of Warehouse Buildings

Hilliker Sells $7 Million+ of Warehouse Buildings

Hilliker Corporation sold two warehouse properties for over $7 million within 8 months. In January, Hal Ball and Chris Taff of Hilliker Corporation listed two surplus Lineage Logistics properties for sale on Planned Industrial Drive in North St. Louis. Both properties...

Hilliker Sells New HQ Space to Children’s Charity

Hilliker Sells New HQ Space to Children’s Charity

Hilliker Corporation sold a 33,000+ sq. ft. office/warehouse building to a local charity that provides for city school children. The office/warehouse was sold for $1,495,000.00 to serve as the new headquarters for The Little Bit Foundation. The Little Bit Foundation...