Wynn Sigmon Is Waldvogel Commercial Properties’ New Administrative Assistant

Wynn Sigmon has joined Waldvogel Commercial Properties, Inc. as administrative assistant. He is a native of Franklin County and attended Bridgewater College. Wynn previously worked as a paralegal and is an avid sports fan.

Waldvogel Commercial Properties is Part of Downtown Roanoke’s Westward Expansion

Waldvogel Commercial Properties is playing a role in the expansion of residential and commercial development to the west of the downtown business district. The Roanoke Times has written a special section on the downtown real estate market.

Read what Michael Waldvogel has to say about the future needs of downtown residents here.

Waldvogel Commercial Properties Brokers Brickhouse CrossFit’s Move

Waldvogel Commercial Properties has brokered Brickhouse CrossFit’s move to larger space at 521 Salem Avenue, the former Merita Bakery. The exercise training facility is expanding from just over 3,000 square feet to 12,241 square feet, plus parking off Norfolk Avenue. Jason Fountain, CCIM represented CrossFit in the transaction.

The move was necessitated by CrossFit’s growing business. Fountain had helped the company find its current Salem Avenue location several years ago. When the asked him for help with new space, he contacted 501 Salem, LLC, owner of the Merita Building. The entire building is more than 50,000 square feet and features the raw, warehouse-type space that CrossFit was seeking. Waldvogel Commercial Properties is offering additional space in the building for lease on a build-to-suit basis.

The new space will be completely renovated to include new workout spaces for classes, reception, and locker rooms and potentially some outdoor workout space. Renovations should be complete by the week after Thanksgiving, with move-in scheduled for early December, according to Fountain.

Waldvogel Commercial Properties has previously worked with the people behind 501 Salem, LLC on this summer’s purchase of the Crystal Tower Building and is the leasing agent for their mixed use project, 401 Campbell Lofts, which features both apartments and commercial spaces.

“As the demand for downtown housing increases, so does the demand for nearby amenities,” said Michael Waldvogel, CCIM, SIOR. “We’re pleased to be a part of the ongoing transformation of the western end of Downtown Roanoke.” Waldvogel has been involved in downtown development for more than three decades.

In addition to the Crystal Tower and 401 Campbell Lofts, Waldvogel Commercial Properties leases and manages Lofts on Church, modern apartments at 17 Church Avenue, and manages the homeowner’s associations at Fulton Motor Lofts, Campbell Garage Lofts and The Candy Factory, all condominium properties within a block of 401 Campbell Lofts. The firm represented the developer of Campbell Garage Lofts and The Candy Factory in the initial sales of all 30 condominiums at those properties, and is marketing the condominiums (both residential and commercial) in the former Giles Brothers Furniture Company building at 108 Campbell Avenue.

Boush is Waldvogel Commercial Properties’ New Property Manager

Randy Boush has joined Waldvogel Commercial Properties, Inc. as property manager.

Randy is a native of the Roanoke area and a graduate of Radford University. He brings to the position a background in property management, construction and sales. Most recently he has been employed in real estate property management and has had his own residential remodeling firm. He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Roanoke is All-America City — for the Sixth Time

Do you think Roanoke is a great place to live and work? Well so does the National Civic League! The organization just named the community an All-America City – for a record sixth time.

The award is given to each year to recognize outstanding examples of community problem solving, civic engagement and collaboration between the public, profit and nonprofit sectors. This year the award had a special focus: applicants were asked to develop comprehensive plans to bridge the reading gap between at-risk students and other learners. The awardees named today were among 124 communities that met in Denver to launch a network dedicated to improving early literacy and bridging the performance gap among young readers nationwide.

All of this year’s winners were recognized for their plans to ensure that more children are proficient readers by the end of third grade.

Read more about it here.