About Us

From the vision to implementation; Gillis Gilkerson is your turn-key real estate solution provider.

In 1983, discouraged by the void of full-service real estate development services, our Co-Founder’s Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson created processes to guide clients through the entire development and construction processes, stretching beyond the traditional builder.  With millions of square feet of real estate and construction transactions experience, our encyclopedic knowledge gives our clients exceptional value.

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From Left: Joey Gilkerson, Chris Gilkerson, Palmer Gillis, Bradley Gillis, and Meredith Mears

Your time is valuable and most profitable when working in your business not on your business.

With established time tested approaches to navigating through the complicated and constantly changing regulatory processes we are able to deliver ideal real estate solutions within budget and on schedule.

Our team is constantly assessing how to streamline processes of delivering custom real estate solutions for our clients. With the ever changing industry landscape we continue to locate new and proactive methods to fast-track the designing, financing and building.

With ultimate flexibility we offer the ability to lease, lease-purchase or outright purchase of buildings. Our goal is to offer a simple and quick solution with no hassle.  Successful professionals save time and money by allowing us to guide thru the development and construction processes; they have forgone wandering through the unique regulatory processes and not missed opportunities within their own businesses.

We implement your vision and fulfill your space needs in the most efficient and cost effective way.

Breaking Ground
A word from our clients...

"I was looking for office space in Salisbury to relocate. I knew I wanted to be downtown because it is close to home and I like the environment. The Gillis Gilkerson property was the answer. As soon as I walked in the door – I was sold. Brad and Joey went above and beyond with keeping a historic face on an old property while renovating and freshening up the interior. I feel right in this space and connected with a thriving community."

"We as the States Attorney’s office wanted to make a statement to the community and our citizens with taking a run-down building in the heart of downtown Salisbury. We had reports that this building prior to our occupancy had criminal activities and we wanted to help fight blight in our own community that we serve. The building facade is something that our employees, visitors, and citizens can all be proud of."

"When treating children who are victims of trauma you can’t have a sterile atmosphere. We were given the opportunity to give input on the space and share our needs. They listened and now we have a kid-friendly space that is calming for the children and their families. We now have space for all advocates to come together to help these kids tell their story. It is a dream come true."

"Through our shared network we discovered the Naylor Mill property was going to become available and when we learned Gillis Gilkerson could bring in Zoetis, we wanted to be a part of the deal. This opportunity was advantageous for the customer, Gillis Gilkerson, the bank and the community."

"Back then I owned Mangles, a women’s clothing store and Gumby’s Galleria next door. I needed a builder – I was just a real estate guy. I sold it to Palmer Gillis and he made it look beautiful. We re-did the whole site and transformed it into a functional space that contributed to the energy and activity on The Plaza."