About

Since 1985, I’ve provided clients with commercial real estate solutions that are tailor-made for their specific situations. Local market knowledge has been a crucial factor in these successful transactions, and it helps clients negotiate the most advantageous terms. Through time-tested Five-Step Tenant Evaluations and Four-Step Building Sales programs, I am confident the results you’re looking for will be achieved, no matter what your commercial real estate need is.

Areas of specialization:

  • Flex Sales & Leasing
  • Industrial Sales & Leasing
  • Tenant Representation
  • Land Sales
  • Office Sales & Leasing

I want to thank you for helping us through a process that hasresulted in out moving into a larger, nicer and much more functional office. Your organization of the alternative site selection process,requirements and contracting terms saved us time and strengthenedour negotiation posture. Once we had determined the three finalists,you’re taking the lead in the negotiation, I am convinced, helped ussubstantially reduce our rental expense.
Fred T. Brown Jr.PresidentVHA Carolinas-Tennessee
We appreciate your involvement throughout the process. Your organization of the alternative site selection process, requirements and contracting terms saved us time and strengthened our negotiating posture. Once we had determined the three finalists, your taking the lead in the negotiation, I am convinced, helped us substantially reduce our rental expense. Our cost per square foot and the lease you negotiated will not approach the cost per square foot that we were paying under the old lease until the third year. I know there were some market pressures coming to bear; however, I cannot help but be convinced that your knowledge and negotiating expertise very much helped in this process.
Fred T. Brown, JrPresidentVHA Carolinas-Tennessee
I’ll bet by now you’ve left word with your secretary and answering service that if Steve Richie calls, you’re in a meeting, or indefinite mental health leave, right? Or maybe you’re changing your name and moving to another city far, far away from the Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club? Thank you so much for all your help with this transaction. I know you went way beyond the call of duty to help us sort things out and get it all arranged. I am personally very grateful. When we get the new range built, we’re going to have a party. We’ll want you there. I’ll call.
Stephen RichieCreative Director, PresidentACi Design
During the time that we worked together, I was very impressed with your command of the Charlotte commercial real estate market. You quickly knew where we would find the best value for our needs, and what to expect once we arrived. The professional rapport that you have developed over the years opened doors, enabling us to schedule efficiently and gaining us priority treatment. Your communication and follow-up was always excellent. Over the years, I have moved a business office three times and you by far have been the most professional and diligent commercial real estate agent that I have worked with. Your long relationship with ASCO, dating from 1995 when you found the Fort Mill location for us, has been advantageous for our company and I have been the most recent beneficiary of your expertise.
James B. HallRegional Sales ManagerASCO Valve, Inc
Frankly, this is the most pleasant brokerage experience of my career.You made a lengthy and cumbersome process easy for me, which iswhat most brokers fail to accomplish. You were never late, neverfailed to keep commitments and never permitted the poor interpersonal skills of others to cause you to respond in kind. In Short, yourservices carry my highest personal and professional recommendation.
Mark StroupRegional Manager of Real Estate, Design and ConstructionUS Operations/South, Wang Laboratories
Thank you also for your contribution to solving our building needs. From your first presentation to your last visit, your concern and professionalism helped us make sense of a complex, and sometimes discouraging, process. We’re delighted with the results. The new building is everything we hoped for when we started looking a year ago.
Stephen and Deanna RichieACI:Design
In the early 80’s the state was buying right of way for theIndependence Expressway, I needed areal-estate agent that I trusted to help locate asuitable property for my business. Iinterviewed several and was impressed with Ian’s professional manor and helpfulattitude. He soon located a number of properties and we settled on the Thrift Road location. The building size was good but it needed to beuplifted for retail. Ian helped with getting anarchitect and building contractor tocustomize the building for our needs. In 2014 at age 74 Idecided it was time to retire. I again called on my friend Ian to list my property for sale. Heonce again guided me through the process. Heresearched the best asking price for the property and soon was showing the property always advising me in advance due to the fact that I wanted tocontinue with my retail business as long aspossible. Early last year we had two good offers within the same week. Wedecided on the best highest offer. Ian then worked with the buyer and his agent andnegotiated a lease back for three months that allowed me tohave a going out of business sale and move the remaining inventory into a warehouse. I would be happy to speak to anyone consideringusing Ian as an agent. I’m sure that you will be happy with his service and will consider him not only as an agent but a trusted friend.
Paul SummerourSummerour Lamps
Thanks to your professionalism in advice on how to market the property, keeping us informed of feedback through calls, e mails and visits helped us through the process. In the end, we realized our best move was hiring you for this sale. Your thoughtfulness and consideration helped us keep our sanity.
Helen
I wanted to take the time to thank you for the help you provided with the recent sale of 110 114 Knob Hill Road. From the beginning, your experience and expertise helped us every step of the way. With two buildings on the site I know this was not a typical sale. However, even though it was complicated your perseverance made the difference, and in the end the results exceeded my expectations. I also appreciated that you took the time, from the very start, to explain your process and strategy. That really put me at ease from day one. You kept me in the loop as you had potential buyers interested. Based on the results and your hands-on approach, I’ll have no problem referring you in the future for similar services. Thanks again for being a broker I can count on.
Zach BawelPresident/COOJasper Engines & Transmissions
I’ve known Ian for many years and was thrilled with the prospect of selling our multi-building campus through his firm. We listed the property on his website and with his many contacts in the industry, we had interest right away. The negotiation was handled in a quick and professional manner and exceeded my expectations. We had an acceptable offer within the first 30 days that was very close to our asking price and we were able to close the deal without any complications or stress on either the buyer or seller’s side. I would recommend Ian to handle your commercial real estate needs and will use him again if the opportunity arises.
Bruce B.
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