PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Raleigh Building Gets New Owner
28 Apr 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Raleigh Building Gets New Owner


28 Apr 2013


Transformation underway for home and business of local family.


RALEIGH, NC, April 10, 2013 — The Southern family recently purchased an historical building at 15 E Martin St in the heart of downtown Raleigh and will transform the building into their personal residence and an office for their real estate and property management company.

Lisa Southern Real Estate & Property Management is a true family owned business.  Lisa runs the residential real estate division working with her two daughters Kendall and Spencer.  Kendall serves as the office manager and Spencer is a Buyer Specialist.  Jim runs the commercial and property management division of the company along with their son Reid. Youngest son Truman attends middle school at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Raleigh.
The Southerns specialize in downtown Raleigh real estate and property management.  The family owns several properties in downtown Raleigh and they manage over 150 properties all over the Triangle.  “We are so excited to become full time residents of downtown Raleigh. We spend a lot of time here through our son’s school and working with clients.  We love everything the area has to offer and see it as the place to be in the Triangle,” says Lisa Southern.
Renovations are underway on the historic building on E. Martin St. adjacent to Square Rabbit Bakery and walking distance to Moore
Square and Marbles Kids Museum.  The Southerns will transform the bottom floor into their real estate office. The top two floors of the building will be their permanent residence.  Jim Southern stated, “We will move into the upstairs portion of the building this Spring while we are renovating the office downstairs.”  The look of the new office will be contemporary with traditional influences, representing Raleigh as a historic, yet modern City.
The Southerns are working with local Architect  David Maurer to design the space as well as enhance the facade of the building.  The interior will be sleek and modern, with glass walled offices to make an open and airy feel.  The facade will be changed to a flat front with larger windows to let in more natural light.  
“We can’t wait to be involved with First Friday events and invite local artists to display their work at our offices.  We are already designing gallery style walls in the front office for that purpose”, says Kendall Southern.
Lisa Southern Real Estate and Property Management specializes in the downtown Raleigh, Inside the Beltline, real estate market.  Their team has the pulse on everything downtown. Contact Lisa Southern if you are considering living, working, investing, renting, or selling in downtown Raleigh!
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