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Senior Vice President, Principal

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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 2017 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 several 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.

Learn more about how Hal helps entrepreneurs succeed:

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 brokers Hal Ball and Will Meehan! 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...

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...

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...