Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham, a leading Triangle real estate services firm, announced today that Shane Bull, real estate advisor, recently represented WEST in downtown Raleigh’s Glenwood South district to broker a 4,000-square-foot space for Still Life. Still Life will open in May on the ground floor of the 17-story residential condominium building. Les Pearce of Dillon Commercial represented the tenant.
This is the second Still Life location to open in North Carolina. The first location is in Greenville. Sharif Hatoum, Still Life owner, has over 15 years’ experience in the nightclub and entertainment industry and says his club’s technology and influence on patrons’ senses set it apart from the typical nightclub and lounge.
“What makes Still Life especially different is that it is very stimulating to the senses in terms of our state-of-the-art sound systems and our intelligent laser and lighting system,” explains Hatoum. “In addition, the entire establishment is run by a multi-colored LED system that allows us to change the color of the venue, thus altering the atmosphere by the push of a button. We have found that the play on colors can really affect a person’s mood and experience.”
Hatoum says that if it's Valentine's Day for example, Still Life can be “painted” from top to bottom in soft pinks and reds by the LED lighting system. The club will also showcase local restaurants that will provide hor d'oeuvres to the clientele throughout the night.
Bull, along with George Richards, Senior Vice President, Retail Team Leader for Grubb & Ellis, worked with WEST developer, Gregg Sandreuter of Hamilton Merritt Inc. in closing the lease for Still Life. Landlord representation is an area that Bull is looking to expand and Sandreuter says that he welcomes the opportunity to work with Bull again.
Hatoum says that his experience with Bull was equally positive and was impressed with his integrity and personality.
“Shane is a people person,” says Hatoum. “He is the type of guy who can relate to you on a personal level. He’s a down-to-earth and honest guy with nothing but good intentions. We’re happy to be a part of the development of WEST and the growth of Raleigh as a city.”
Still Life is looking to attract business professionals who are looking for a venue to escape the mundane routine of a busy workweek. Hatoum says that people will “experience the difference” once they attend Sill Life. Hatoum adds that he is planning to open several Still Life nightclubs across the United States.
About Shane Bull
With over 15 years of business experience, Bull works closely with commercial tenants to find the best fit, best lease, best space, and best performing locations available. Shane (shanebull.com) currently serves as President-Elect of Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) and on committees for Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and National Association of REALTORS. His clients include Radio Shack, Smoothie King, and Aladdin’s Eatery Systems. Shane works with Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham in handling general brokerage relationships for retail, office, and investment properties.
About Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham
Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham (tlgcre.com) is a full-service commercial real estate company with offices in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. As a locally owned and operated affiliate of Grubb & Ellis, the company specializes in serving the Triangle region and areas east to the North Carolina Coast, providing market presence and exclusive coverage for Grubb & Ellis in these markets. In 2009, Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham was honored as Grubb & Ellis Company’s Affiliate of the Year.
About Grubb & Ellis Company
Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,500 professionals in more than 100 company-owned and affiliate offices draw from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors. The firm’s transaction, management, consulting and investment services are supported by highly regarded proprietary market research and extensive local expertise. Through its investment subsidiaries, the company is a leading sponsor of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), mutual funds and other real estate investment funds.