The longest standing economic driver on the Delmarva Peninsula, the poultry industry, has paved the way for a multitude of businesses to establish and grow. Zoetis, an international leader in animal pharmaceuticals that is focused on the health and well-being of the flock, established a manufacturing center in the City of Salisbury in 2011 through a series of mergers and acquisitions led by their parent company, Pfizer.
The success in this story isn’t purely the restoration of a beautiful downtown historic property. It is rooted in what has taken place inside the walls of the now, Greater Salisbury Building, located on the Downtown Plaza. Originally built in the early 1900’s, the structure was home to the County Trust Company, which eventually became the Maryland National Bank during the mid-century.
The closing of Calloway Street Gym placed the status of several Salisbury based community programs in question. In their search for a solution to this problem, the City of Salisbury engaged Gillis Gilkerson’s development team. “Mayor Day was looking for a building to renovate so the kids and programs wouldn’t be displaced,” said Kevin Lindsay, Neighborhood Relations Manager for the City of Salisbury.
In September 2014, Gillis Gilkerson broke ground on the redevelopment of Salisbury’s Feldman’s Furniture building, a historic structure now referred to as Riverview Commons. The project began with the demolition of a 60,000 square foot portion of the building; the remaining 15,000 square feet underwent massive renovation including roof replacement and wall reinforcement.
A 19th century historic landmark – the old Feldman’s Furniture building sat vacant for decades as a hidden gem in downtown Salisbury. The renovation involved more than bringing the building back to life. The project helped breathe new life into a community that was on the cusp of regeneration.
As the curtain was closing on Headquarters Live, The Daily Times was looking to relocate from a 40,000 square foot space in Northwood Industrial Park on the north side of town.
Gillis Gilkerson recently built a brand new state-of-the-art 60,000 Square Foot showroom in Dover, DE. Gillis Gilkerson provided a turn-key real estate solution, including financing, design, permitting, and construction, for Johnny Janosik World of Furniture so that they could focus on their core competency: selling furniture.
After Wicomico County issued a RFP for the office relocation of the State’s Attorneys Office, Gillis Gilkerson was selected to redevelop an 18,300 square foot building in Downtown Salisbury.
In August 2017, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) cut the ribbon on its new Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute in Ocean Pines (Berlin), Maryland.
When Red Bull was looking to expand their “wings” in Seaford, Delaware with a new distribution hub, the type of space they were looking for just didn’t exist in the market.
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207 West Main Street was the home and headquarters of Hess Apparel Inc, a regional woman’s clothing outfit. Gillis Gilkerson purchased the building in 2015, working diligently to mobilize construction to renovate the first floor into class A office space, and fill vacancies on the second floor.
Gillis Gilkerson saw an opportunity to accommodate many mid-shore medical practices around the area in one building by redeveloping a former printing facility in Easton.
Woodbrooke Medical Center on the East Side of Salisbury, MD was originally a proposed residential community that was developed into medical offices by Gillis Gilkerson to meet a need for very large medical facilities.
The Gillis Gilkerson development team partnered with Peninsula Regional Medical Center to find, develop and lease a new medical pavilion in Millsboro.
Home to Fire Station 16 until it moved almost a decade ago, Gillis Gilkerson seized the opportunity to breathe new life into Downtown Salisbury by transforming the building into a music venue.
With the growing population and demand for services in Bridgeville, DE, Gillis Gilkerson anticipated that Nanticoke Memorial would need an additional location in the area and had the insight to purchase a property for development.
Gillis Gilkerson had the experience and expertise necessary to develop a space for TLC as it evolved into a federally qualified health center and had a need for more space.
East Park was the first of many medical/professional office condos built in Salisbury, beginning in 2006.
Since its grand re-opening, the Gallery Building has become home to the Regional Art Institute and Gallery, a number of federal and local government agencies, local politician offices, attorneys, non-profit organizations, and retail business.
The new Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines was designed to complement the PRMC Delmarva Health Pavilion collaboration in Millsboro, DE. The Maryland complex will offer Ocean Pines and Worcester County residents a “one-stop shop” location for the majority of their healthcare needs.
Early in their development careers, founders Tony Gilkerson and Palmer Gillis made a shift from their medical roots to develop multiple sites in the Northwood Industrial Park in Salisbury, MD.
Over ten thousand square feet of renovated commercial space in Downtown Salisbury, anchored by the Salisbury University Art Gallery.
The Gateway Building in Downtown Salisbury provided an opportunity to create traffic movement through the buildings downtown while preserving the historic buildings. This was a 30,000 square foot renovation.
This historic building in Downtown Salisbury went from a vacant space to a vibrant place after Gillis Gilkerson purchased and redeveloped it. It is now fully occupied and is home to The Brick Room, a bar/tavern, on the first floor.
A start-up business faced with the issue of finding a suitable space for their needs contacted Gillis Gilkerson for help. We offered a property in Salisbury and completed the renovations quickly.
As the first new professional office condo project in Salisbury,Gillis Gilkerson developed Power Street to help their client find an efficient, functional space that fit their needs while saving them money.