TradeMark Properties And Morris Commercial Announce Partnership To Expand Services In Chapel Hill

Top Quote Two Highly Regarded Local Commercial Real Estate Firms Join Forces To Strengthen Tradition Of Excellence And Form TradeMark Morris. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) May 04, 2013 - Billie Redmond, CEO of TradeMark Properties (, and John Morris, CCIM, president of Morris Commercial, well-known Chapel Hill commercial real estate firm, have announced that the companies will join forces to expand services and reach throughout the Triangle commercial real estate market and form TradeMark Morris (, effective May 3. TradeMark Properties and Morris Commercial, both respected independent contractors, have maintained strong track records in their respective markets. This partnership will bolster each firm's resources, offer expanded capabilities and bring a deeper level of service and resources to both current and future clients.

    Led by Morris, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and president of Morris Commercial, the firm has been dedicated to providing professional advice and insightful market knowledge to clients for more than 35 years. Morris founded Morris Commercial in 1988 after 14 years in custom homebuilding and residential development. He obtained his CCIM designation in 1985, and since then has been a leader in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro commercial development, brokerage and leasing business.

    Morris graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1969 and has been a deeply rooted Chapel Hill resident since that time. He has been involved with numerous professional and volunteer organizations and currently serves as a board member of the North Carolina Children's Home Foundation, board member of the Wells Fargo Chapel Hill Advisory Board, building committee member for the Kidzu's Children's Museum in Chapel Hill, member of the advisory board for the Ronald McDonald House and the Charles House Adult Daycare Center. He is a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Educational Foundation and a lifetime member of the UNC General Alumni Association.

    Both Morris Commercial and TradeMark Properties boast a tradition of excellence in serving Triangle-based clients. The companies have also built a legacy of surpassing expectations by combining the resources and reputation of a national company with the familiar and friendly touch of a local firm. With employees experienced in every facet of commercial real estate, the new entity will continue to place a strong emphasis on only the best client-focused results across all property types and service lines.

    "It is a true honor to join forces with Morris Commercial and expand our services to the Chapel Hill area," said Redmond. "John Morris and his team are commercial real estate experts that share the same commitment to stewardship, client-focused service and the greater Triangle community that TradeMark Properties does, and it is rare to find other companies who feel as passionately as we do about these same values. We look forward to our new and mutually beneficial partnership with Morris Commercial and anxiously anticipate the positive results that will come from TradeMark Morris."

    "One of the many aspects that make this partnership extremely complementary is the level of family commitment and unique multigenerational workforce that are important components of both businesses," said Jim Harris, executive vice president of TradeMark Properties. "These similar foundational principles make it possible for us to create the best results for our clients and be successful business leaders within the Triangle market as well as provide additional resources and services for our clients."

    "We are very excited to be joining forces with TradeMark Properties, one of the area's foremost real estate leaders," said Morris. "This promises to be a strong partnership, as we both bring our strengths and expertise together in a collaboration that will have a very positive effect on commercial real estate within Chapel Hill and throughout the Triangle."

    TradeMark Properties offers a full range of real estate and investment advisory services. From acquisition evaluation and due diligence tasks, through value enhancement and disposition strategies, TradeMark guides its clients through every phase of real estate investment opportunities. Partnering with strategic alliances, TradeMark offers coordination of services such as equity development, financing, credit management, architectural and engineering services, development or project management oversight, and relocation services. TradeMark is organized around advisory services, such as sales, leasing, and asset management, including facility management and maintenance services. Its advisors are market experts in their areas of industry specialization, which include commercial, residential, retail, industrial, multi-family and investment property sales. The executive management team of TradeMark Properties has more than 200 years of combined real estate experience. For the past four years, Triangle Business Journal has ranked the firm as the No.1 Commercial Real Estate Company in the Triangle, and the same publication has named the firm among the area's Best Places to Work. TradeMark is also recognized as one of the Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in North Carolina. For more information, please call (919) 782-5552 or visit

    Kathleen Donnelly
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    Kathleen ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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