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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.

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The Greater Salisbury Building

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.

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Truitt Street Community Center

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.

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Morgan Stanley | Salisbury, Maryland

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.

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Riverview Commons

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.

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The Daily Times

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.

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Johnny Janosik World of Furniture Dover

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.

State’s Attorney & Child Advocacy Center

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.

Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute

In August 2017, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) cut the ribbon on its new Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute in Ocean Pines (Berlin), Maryland.

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105 Park Avenue

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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Take a look at Wicomico County’s Greatest Potential Economic Development Asset! This building is available, and will be used to create JOBS.

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The Hess Building

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.

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Achievement Park

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

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.

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Delmarva Health Pavilion Millsboro

The Gillis Gilkerson development team partnered with Peninsula Regional Medical Center to find, develop and lease a new medical pavilion in Millsboro.

Headquarters Live

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.

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Nanticoke Health Pavilion Bridgeville

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.

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Chesapeake Health Care

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.

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East Park Professional Center

East Park was the first of many medical/professional office condos built in Salisbury, beginning in 2006.

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The Gallery Building

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.

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Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines

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.

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Northwood Industrial Park

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.

North Division Street

Over ten thousand square feet of renovated commercial space in Downtown Salisbury, anchored by the Salisbury University Art Gallery.

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The Gateway Building

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.

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The Brick Room

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.

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Delmarva Printing Building

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.

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Power Street Complex

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.

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."