Leasing and Property Management


Self-Help owns and manages 20 commercial properties in North Carolina and Washington D.C. We lease office and retail space, providing affordable options for new and established businesses, nonprofits, restaurants and professionals.

Properties for Lease

Asheville

Self-Help Center, 34 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
Sqr. Ft.: 29,769
Floors: 8
Available: Yes

Located in the heart of Asheville’s downtown historic district. The former Public Service Building started construction in 1929 and was in use by Carolina Light and Power until 1966. Self-Help renovated the property in the early 1990s. Uniquely positioned on the slopes of downtown Asheville, the building's north and south storefronts face two different street levels. More than 29,000 square feet of affordable office space, home to more than 20 different businesses and nonprofits. Tenants have access to a variety of shared services, such as conference rooms, break rooms and copier. All offices have windows. Magnificent views from the upper floors.

Contact: Michael Thornton, Whitney Commercial Real Estate, 828-665-9085, mthornton@whitneycre.com. See the currently available offices.

Charlotte

Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte 27330
Sqr. Ft.: 21,847
Floors: 4
Available: No
450-seat venue, with additional break-out areas, includes a professional sound and lighting system. Affordable and flexible rental options available.

Contact: Mark Ponischil, 704-944-6014

Durham

Angier Business & Children's Center (ABC Center) in East Durham, 2101 & 2116 Angier Ave., Durham 27703
Sqr. Ft.: Multiple spaces, totaling approx. 43,500 sqr. ft.
Floors: varies 
Available: Now seeking community-minded tenants to pre-lease; available for occupancy in summer 2018

Self-Help is engaged in a large-scale real estate development project in the heart of East Durham's historic Angier-Driver business district. We seek community-minded tenants to pre-lease space. We expect this project to contribute to a re-energized business district by supporting job creation, providing essential goods and services, stimulating seven-day-a-week activity and sparking like-minded investment. We seek qualified, visionary partners interested in joining this project.

Read our full call for tenants here.

Bull City Business Center, 115 Market St., Durham 27701
Sqr. Ft.: 62,971
Floors: 4
Available: Yes

Within walking distance of YMCA, city and county government buildings, and stores and restaurants at historic Brightleaf Square. Over 62,000 square-feet of affordable office and retail space. Shared services such as conference rooms, break rooms, and office equipment. Multiple suites available.

City View, 123 W. Main St., Durham 27701
Sqr. Ft.: 41,251
Floors: 7
Available: Yes

41,000 square feet of affordable office space. Within walking distance of YMCA, city and county government buildings, and stores and restaurants at historic Brightleaf Square. Built in 1913-15 as one of the first steel-frame structures in downtown Durham. It features a marble lobby and detailed cornices on the top floor. Shared conference room for all tenants.

City Center, 201 W. Main St., Durham 27701
Sqr. Ft.: 65,332
Floors: 4
Available: No

Within walking distance of YMCA, city and county government buildings, and stores and restaurants at historic Brightleaf Square and American Tobacco. Over 65,000 square feet of affordable office space. Extensively renovated between 2001 and 2004. Tenants include American Underground @Main (an innovative space for entrepreneurs) and a mix of nonprofit organizations.

Self-Help HQ, 301 W. Main St., Durham 27701
Sqr. Ft.: 50,242
Floors: 8
Available: No

Over 50,000 square feet of office space. Self-Help's headquarters since 1996.

Temple Building, 302 W. Main St., Durham 27701
Sqr. Ft.: 20,269
Floors: 3
Available: No

Built in 1909 as a bank and headquarters for the Odd Fellows and Elks. Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with a distinctive terracotta roof and two-story internal stair with light well. Three-story, 19,000 square-foot office building. Completely renovated in 2003.

Contact for all Durham properties: Melissa Alford, 919-956-4447, melissa.alford@self-help.org

Fayetteville

Market Square Business Center, 100 Hay St., Fayetteville 28301
Sqr. Ft.: 19,379
Floors: 9
Available: Yes

A landmark property on Hay Street at Market Square in downtown Fayetteville. Ten-story tower with 19,000 square feet of affordable office space. Built in 1925 for the First National Bank of Fayetteville, this Neoclassical structure was purchased by Self-Help in 2001. Extensive renovations, including new elevator and new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, completed in 2003.

Contact: Melissa Alford, 919-956-4447, melissa.alford@self-help.org

Greensboro

Renaissance Shops at Phillips Avenue, 2521 Phillips Avenue, Greensboro 27405
Floors:1
Parking 204 spaces
Available: Yes

Neighborhood shopping center. Current anchor tenant is Family Dollar, with locally-owned grocery store planned as second anchor. Renovations are underway to restore the center as a vibrant, active neighborhood center with strong community ties. Self-Help is seeking community-oriented businesses as tenants.

Contact: Michael Schiftan, 336-272-8804, michael.schiftan@devconresources.com

Revolution Mill, 1200 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro 27405
Sqr. Ft.: 600,000+ 
Available: Yes

Revolution Mill is a 50-acre historic textile mill campus encompassing the Revolution Mill and Olympic Mill sites, with adjacent land connected by North Buffalo Creek. Revolution opened in 1899 as part of the Cone Mills industrial development. Operating for decades as the South’s largest flannel mill, Revolution anchored a thriving community of workers and craftspeople. 

In 2012 Self-Help assumed ownership of Revolution and is now completing the property’s transformation into a creative mixed-use development. The campus includes offices, space for artists, apartments, events and performances, restaurants, breweries and retail, with additional amenities like a connecting greenway trail to downtown Greensboro. For more information about the property visit www.revolutionmillgreensboro.com.

Commercial leasing: Matt King, CBRE Triad, matt.king@cbre-triad.com

Residential leasing: Maggie Cummings, Kane Residential, mcummings@revolutionmillgreensboro.com

Event and venue information: Jaime Gilliam, venue manager, jaime@revmillevents.com

Self-Help Center, 122 N. Elm St., Greensboro 27401
Sqr. Ft.: 66,412
Floors: 10
Available: Yes

Over 66,000 square feet of affordable office space in this 10-story building. Shared amenities include conference rooms, break rooms, copier and postage machine. Over 30 nonprofit organizations located in one of the largest buildings in the country solely devoted to serving the nonprofit community. The building was constructed in 1971 by First Union National Bank and acquired in 1993 by Self-Help, which spent more than $3 million on its renovation.

Contact: Michael Schiftan, 336-272-8804, michael.schiftan@devconresources.com

Greenville

Self-Help Center, 301 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27834
Sqr. Ft.: 28,679
Floors: 5 plus basement
Available: Yes

The Proctor Hotel was built in during the 1910s, as part of an intensive period of construction following a destructive fire in the area in 1910. The adjacent Pitt County Courthouse and former U.S. Post Office, both listed on the National Register, were under construction at the time. When completed, the hotel was considered "one of the finest and best appointed hotels of the State," containing 60 rooms, some with private baths and all with hot and cold running water, steam heat and electric call bells. A large dining room, lobby, office and writing room were located on the first floor, and the building included electric lighting and an electric elevator. The building is part of Greenville's Historic District.

Self-Help completed a historic renovation of the building in 2004. It is occupied by East Carolina University, Legal Aid, Laced Boutique and Apparel, Uptown Nutrition, the district office of the Hon. U.S. Senator Richard Burr and a number of small private businesses.

Contact: Melissa Alford, 919-956-4447, melissa.alford@self-help.org

Rocky Mount

Self-Help Center, 107 S.E. Main St., Rocky Mount 27801
Sqr. Ft.: 17,983
Floors: 5
Available: Yes

18,000 square-foot, five-story office building. Built in 1915 and operated as Peoples Bank and Trust from 1934 until the late 1970s. Self-Help completed a historic renovation in 2006. Single offices and multi-office suites available.

Contact: Melissa Alford, 919-956-4447, melissa.alford@self-help.org

Sanford

Wicker Business Campus, 900 S. Vance St., Sanford 27330
Sqr. Ft.: 27,840
Floors: 2
Available: Yes

Renovated Rosenwald School, built in the early 1900s to educate African Americans. Renovated in 2005-2006 in partnership with Brick Capital Community Development Corporation. Now houses a community dental clinic; a dental hygenist training program; a child care center; a community computer center; and a personal development counseling business. Sanford Business Center offers individual office suites with access to shared conference space and other business services.

Contact: Kate Rumely, 919-775-2300

Wilmington

Self-Help Center, 272 N. Front St., Wilmington 28401
Sqr. Ft.: 33,458
Floors: 4
Available: Yes

Beautiful views of the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington. Five-story building with almost 35,000 square feet of affordable office and retail space. The building was constructed in 1906 and for years was the Efird's Department Store. Self-Help renovated the building in 2001.

Contact: Melissa Alford, 919-956-4447, melissa.alford@self-help.org