If you drove down Pratt Avenue earlier this year, you may have noticed one of the street’s older properties beginning to change. What was once a simple beige building is now a modern office space that houses Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate and its eleven full-time employees!
When searching for a new home, founders Wesley and Richard Crunkleton wanted a spot that would be close to downtown Huntsville’s many amenities, be easily accessible to clientele, provide lots of space for staff, and allow for future growth.
Wesley, a seasoned developer, saw the potential as he drove past the old building on Pratt Avenue.
Outside, the once bland exterior has been updated with a sleek new design that incorporates stylish black-frame store fronts, trex decking installed vertically—wrapping the front of the building—and an entrance tunnel constructed of cedar.
The property allows for easy solo and collaborative work thanks to the addition of several private offices and plenty of room for meetings.
The company moved into the space in late June once construction was completed. Since then, everyone has felt right at home in their new office and has enjoyed its flexibility, atmosphere, and design.
In addition to private offices, there are also two conference rooms, a lobby, spacious lounge area, and kitchen/dining space. One of the most distinctive features stands at the center of the main room—a TV display designed with wood panels that adds an artistic touch to the overall aesthetic.
The conference rooms include sleek technology that connects to control systems via iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. (Thank you to Mozaic Audio Video Integration.) They are also equipped with DIRTT media walls and Gauzy glass for private gatherings.
We are very thankful to be here and we look forward to the many years ahead of serving Huntsville and the surrounding areas from our home base at 300 Pratt Avenue NE.
To say that 2020 was an interesting year would be an understatement. No matter what industry you were in, you felt the effects of government-mandated lockdowns, supply chain disruption, and changes in person-to-person interaction protocol. Without a doubt, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry was no exception with retail, hospitality, and office being the hardest hit. However, not all was doom and gloom as there were some bright spots in CRE lead by industrial, warehouse, and multi-family housing. Let us discuss these sectors and what we may expect going forward.
Now, another nearby property will experience renovations and add more retail and office space to the square. 107 North Side Square will be transformed into a space desirable to restaurants, office users, and retail. Crunkleton will be handling the leasing for the project and working with other local groups who are handling the redevelopment.