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Leasing and Property Management

Self-Help owns and manages 20 commercial properties in North Carolina and Washington D.C. We lease office and retail space, providing affordable options for new and established businesses, nonprofits, restaurants and professionals.

Properties for Lease


Self-Help Center, 34 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
Sq. Ft.: 29,769
Floors: 8
Available: Yes

Located in the heart of Asheville’s downtown historic district. The former Public Service Building started construction in 1929 and was in use by Carolina Light and Power until 1966. Self-Help renovated the property in the early 1990s. Uniquely positioned on the slopes of downtown Asheville, the building's north and south storefronts face two different street levels. More than 29,000 square feet of affordable office space, home to more than 20 different businesses and nonprofits. Tenants have access to a variety of shared services, such as conference rooms, break rooms and copier. All offices have windows. Magnificent views from the upper floors.

Contact: Stephanie Estrada, 828-458-7503,


Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 27330
Sq. Ft.: 21,847
Floors: 4
Available: No
450-seat venue, with additional break-out areas, includes a professional sound and lighting system. Affordable and flexible rental options available.

Contact: Mark Ponischil, 704-944-6014


Leasing contact for all Durham properties: Brooklin Yards, (919) 313-8567,

Angier Business & Children's Center (ABC Center) in East Durham, 2101 & 2116 Angier Ave., Durham, NC 27703
Sq. Ft.: Multiple spaces, totaling approx. 43,500 sq. ft.
Floors: varies 
Available: No

Self-Help is engaged in a large-scale real estate development project in the heart of East Durham's historic Angier-Driver business district. We seek community-minded tenants to pre-lease space. We expect this project to contribute to a re-energized business district by supporting job creation, providing essential goods and services, stimulating seven-day-a-week activity and sparking like-minded investment. We seek qualified, visionary partners interested in joining this project.

Read our full call for tenants here.

Bull City Business Center, 115 Market St., Durham, NC 27701
Sq. Ft.: 62,971
Floors: 4
Available: No

Within walking distance of YMCA, city and county government buildings, and stores and restaurants at historic Brightleaf Square. Over 62,000 square-feet of affordable office and retail space. Shared services such as conference rooms, break rooms, and office equipment. Multiple suites available.

City View, 123 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Sq. Ft.: 41,251
Floors: 7
Available: Yes

41,000 square feet of affordable office space. Within walking distance of YMCA, city and county government buildings, and stores and restaurants at historic Brightleaf Square. Built in 1913-15 as one of the first steel-frame structures in downtown Durham. It features a marble lobby and detailed cornices on the top floor. Shared conference room for all tenants.

City Center, 201 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Sq. Ft.: 65,332
Floors: 4
Available: No

Within walking distance of YMCA, city and county government buildings, and stores and restaurants at historic Brightleaf Square and American Tobacco. Over 65,000 square feet of affordable office space. Extensively renovated between 2001 and 2004. Tenants include American Underground @Main (an innovative space for entrepreneurs) and a mix of nonprofit organizations.

Self-Help HQ, 301 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Sq. Ft.: 50,242
Floors: 8
Available: No

Over 50,000 square feet of office space. Self-Help's headquarters since 1996.

Temple Building, 302 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Sq. Ft.: 20,269
Floors: 3
Available: No

Built in 1909 as a bank and headquarters for the Odd Fellows and Elks. Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with a distinctive terracotta roof and two-story internal stair with light well. Three-story, 19,000 square-foot office building. Completely renovated in 2003.

Contact for all Durham properties: Brooklin Yards, (919) 313-8567,


Market Square Business Center, 100 Hay St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
Sq. Ft.: 19,379
Floors: 9
Available: No

A landmark property on Hay Street at Market Square in downtown Fayetteville. Ten-story tower with 19,000 square feet of affordable office space. Built in 1925 for the First National Bank of Fayetteville, this Neoclassical structure was purchased by Self-Help in 2001. Extensive renovations, including new elevator and new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, completed in 2003.

Contact: Brooklin Yards, (919) 313-8567,


Renaissance Shops at Phillips Avenue, 2521 Phillips Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
Parking 204 spaces
Available: Yes

45,000 square foot neighborhood shopping center, completely renovated in 2016. Home of the Renaissance Community Co-Op grocery store, which opened in Fall 2016 and features fresh produce, an in-house butcher and prepared foods to go. Other tenants include Family Dollar, Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union (Fall 2017) and a Cone Health clinic (Summer 2017). Retail spaces of 1,000-1,500 square feet available, as well as larger spaces for potential restaurant or education facility.

Contact: Michael Schiftan, 336-272-8804,

Revolution Mill, 1200 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405
Sq. Ft.: 600,000+ 
Available: Yes

Revolution Mill is a 50-acre historic textile mill campus encompassing the Revolution Mill and Olympic Mill sites, with adjacent land connected by North Buffalo Creek. Revolution opened in 1899 as part of the Cone Mills industrial development. Operating for decades as the South’s largest flannel mill, Revolution anchored a thriving community of workers and craftspeople. 

In 2012 Self-Help assumed ownership of Revolution and is now completing the property’s transformation into a creative mixed-use development. The campus includes offices, space for artists, apartments, events and performances, restaurants, breweries and retail, with additional amenities like a connecting greenway trail to downtown Greensboro. For more information about the property visit

Commercial leasing: Lee Mortensen, Self-Help Real Estate Leasing & Marketing Manager, 919-956-4455, 

Residential leasing: Maggie Cummings, Kane Residential,

Event and venue information: Jaime Gilliam, venue manager,

Self-Help Center, 122 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401
Sq. Ft.: 66,412
Floors: 10
Available: Yes

Over 66,000 square feet of affordable office space in this 10-story building. Shared amenities include conference rooms, break rooms, copier and postage machine. Over 30 nonprofit organizations located in one of the largest buildings in the country solely devoted to serving the nonprofit community. The building was constructed in 1971 by First Union National Bank and acquired in 1993 by Self-Help, which spent more than $3 million on its renovation.

Contact: Michael Schiftan, 336-272-8804,


Self-Help Center, 301 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27834
Sq. Ft.: 28,679
Floors: 5
Available: No

The Proctor Hotel was built in during the 1910s, as part of an intensive period of construction following a destructive fire in the area in 1910. The adjacent Pitt County Courthouse and former U.S. Post Office, both listed on the National Register, were under construction at the time. When completed, the hotel was considered "one of the finest and best appointed hotels of the State," containing 60 rooms, some with private baths and all with hot and cold running water, steam heat and electric call bells. A large dining room, lobby, office and writing room were located on the first floor, and the building included electric lighting and an electric elevator. The building is part of Greenville's Historic District.

Self-Help completed a historic renovation of the building in 2004. It is occupied by East Carolina University, Legal Aid, Laced Boutique and Apparel, Uptown Nutrition, and a number of small private businesses.

Contact: Brooklin Yards, Leasing & Marketing Manager, Self-Help Real Estate, 919.313.8567.


Beacon Point, 1425 Promise Beacon Circle, Raleigh, NC 27610
Sq. Ft.: 43,500
Floors: 2
Available: Yes

New construction office and retail building at the Beacon Site Purpose Built Community in Southeast Raleigh, just off Interstate 40. Committed tenants include UNC Health, Advance Community Health, Self-Help Credit Union and Southeast Raleigh Promise. Other uses at the greater Beacon Site include the Southeast Raleigh YMCA branch, Southeast Raleigh Elementary, and affordable apartments built by DHIC, Inc. The site is served by two GoRaleigh bus routes and has an access point to the Walnut Creek Greenway. We seek community-minded tenants to pre-lease space. Currently under construction, Beacon Point is expected to be complete in late 2023.

Contact: Melissa Alford, (919) 956-4447,

Rocky Mount

Self-Help Center, 107 S.E. Main St., Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Sq. Ft.: 17,983
Floors: 5
Available: Yes

18,000 square-foot, five-story office building. Built in 1915 and operated as Peoples Bank and Trust from 1934 until the late 1970s. Self-Help completed a historic renovation in 2006. Single offices and multi-office suites available.

Contact: Brooklin Yards, (919) 313-8567, 


Self-Help Center, 272 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC 28401
Sq. Ft.: 33,458
Floors: 4
Available: Yes

Beautiful views of the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington. Five-story building with almost 35,000 square feet of affordable office and retail space. The building was constructed in 1906 and for years was the Efird's Department Store. Self-Help renovated the building in 2001.

Contact: Melissa Alford, 919-956-4447,