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Senior housing at former Tam O’Shanter land moving forward July 09 2020

Plans for a senior housing development at the former Tam O’Shanter golf course took another step forward Friday. In a special telephone meeting, the Stark County Port Authority approved an agreement with developer ABC Gardens. As part of the...

Lordstown Motors has high hopes for pickup July 09 2020

Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns has bold plans to fill the 6.2-million-square-foot facility he bought from General Motors last year. Those plans include both people and products. The CEO said he will start hiring 600 workers next year at the...

New amazon distribution site spurs apartment developments July 09 2020

Richfield developer says modular construction process allows for quick completion and versatility in buildings.

Akron developer awarded $10 million in tax credits toward building affordable apartments for I Promise School families July 09 2020

AKRON, Ohio – An Akron-based community development corporation has received $10 million in tax credits to help pay for the construction of a 50-unit apartment building on the city’s West Side intended to provide affordable housing for families...

Harbor Inn Property sold to local investors April 20 2020

The sale of an iconic Portage Lakes property known as the Harbor Inn closed Wednesday, said the man who helped broker the deal. Bob Wilson, owner and principal broker of the Crest Group in Coventry Township, said the property was sold to Picks...

North Canton to borrow $4.4M to buy Kmart property April 15 2020

NORTH CANTON The city government has negotiated a purchase agreement to buy the 9.48-acre Kmart property on the northwest corner of North Main Street and Applegrove Street NW, city officials revealed Monday.

Amazon’s need for workers in Summit County might double to 3,000 February 24 2020

Civic leaders in Summit County are saying the job figure for Amazon’s site at former Rolling Acres Mall is changing and the need is greater than first thought.

New seafood eatery, plaza renovations set to help boost retail at Chaple Hill Mall January 22 2020

SVN Summit Commercial Real Estate Group Advisors Ben Christopher and Nichole Booker represented the owner in this deal to help boost retail near Chapel Hill Mall. Read More

As shopping malls decline, why do some still thrive? Summit Mall is one example January 20 2020

FAIRLAWN, OH As customers have shifted from shopping in person to shopping online, malls have suffered. In the Akron area, Rolling Acres is gone, and the county last week filed a foreclosure complaint against the owner of Chapel Hill. But ...

Summit County to begin foreclosure proceedings against Chapel Hill Mall January 07 2020

AKRON, Ohio -- Summit County has begun preparing a foreclosure complaint against the owners of Chapel Hill Mall, which avoided being forced to close Friday after the property owner made a partial payment on an overdue water and sewer bill.

Foreclosure now looms over Chapel Hill Mall January 04 2020

Chapel Hill Mall again avoided having its utilities shut off Friday, but it’s still in hot water. Summit County plans to begin foreclosure proceedings against the struggling mall because of delinquent property taxes. The owner of the mall ...

Canton Comeback: The city is scoring big points in downtown development with luxury apartments, a new hotel and more projects in the playbook December 02 2019

Downtown Canton isn't quite bustling, but there's a definite air of optimism, with people moving into new luxury apartments, a major new hotel and events center slated for next year, and potentially more residential development to follow in ...


SVN Summit Commercial Group, LLC one of the nation's premier net lease brokerage firms, completed the deal for a new Wingstop location at 1928 Portage Trail. Wingstop plans to open by the end of the year and will become the neighbor of Smoothie...

In Akron's downtown real estate, it's about class August 27 2019

Jerry Fiume, managing director of SVN|Summit Commercial Real Estate Group in Akron, predicted the PNC building will be the biggest challenge, but like others he said much depends on how downtown Akron develops in general.

Jackson trustees set public hearing on 32-acre zoning change request June 26 2019

Jackson Township trustees will consider a zoning change request when they meet on July 9. A developer for a housing subdivision is seeking permission for smaller lost at 32-acre site.

For sale: 13,000 square feet of Akron history May 29 2019

You can buy a decent chunk of Akron history for $1.3 million right now, and it comes with a mansion any Gatsby, great or small, would be proud to call home. Read what Managing Director Jerry Fiume, CCIM, SIOR of SVN Summit Commercial Real Estate...

Plan proposed for former Geauga Lake property May 13 2019

AURORA — Plans are afoot to build 321 homes on a 247-acre parcel of Cedar Fair-owned land north of Treat Road — land that was once home to part of Sea World and the former Geauga Lake Campground.

Akron announces Great Streets initiatives for 2019 April 25 2019

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan on Monday released the city’s plans to continue the Great Streets Initiative that began last year as a way to offer businesses revolving loans, or grants for neighborhood improvements, façade upgrades and...

An empty Beacon Journal building may be a challenge for Akron April 15 2019

There's a big hole about to appear in downtown Akron, and how and when it will be filled is anyone's guess. And it's likely to have a major impact on the city's core. Hear what Jerry Fiume, SIOR, CCIM of SVN Summit Commercial Real Estate Group...

Historical significance meets modern living in Medina Farmers Exchange renovations April 15 2019

MEDINA — For real estate developer Charles Marshall, the Medina Farmers Exchange project has become highly personal. He has dropped all of his other endeavors into the lap of his 36-year-old son, Emerson, and taken over the task of renovating...

Huntington Tower, Akron’s tallest building, for sale April 04 2019

Akron’s tallest building is for sale. Nick Browning, Huntington regional president for the Akron region, which includes Summit, Portage and Medina counties, on Wednesday morning confirmed that the Columbus-based bank is looking to sell the ...

Akron City Council approves East End entertainment district, the first one outside of downtown April 02 2019

AKRON, Ohio – East End has become Akron’s third community entertainment district, and the city’s only such district outside of downtown Akron. Akron City Council voted Monday to support a plan by Industrial Realty Group to bring retail, food...

City slashes price of public land to save Akron’s first new housing development in decades March 21 2019

City leaders are heavily discounting land to keep Akron’s first new housing development in decades economically viable for homebuilders and buyers.

Former 356th Fighter Group restaurant to become storage hanger March 19 2019

Castle Aviation to remodel former 356th Fighter Group/Whiskey Ranch building in Green. GREEN Plans are in the works to replace the former 356th Fighter Group restaurant with a new facility for Castle Aviation.

Barberton is looking forward to Lichter taking over B&W site March 18 2019

New plans likely will be unveiled this fall for the roughly 25-acre complex that Babcock & Wilcox will vacate in Barberton sometime around July.

Downtown Canton Land Bank trying to fill empty storefronts March 12 2019

Downtown Canton Land Bank focuses on city’s center and believes downtown Canton “has come a long way.”

Bounce Innovation Hub reveals design for new ‘Generator’ entrepreneurial space February 27 2019

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub has revealed its designs and construction progress for its first-floor “Generator” space and its renovated exterior.

Bridgestone to build Akron plant to make Firestone racing tires February 08 2019

AKRON, Ohio -- Bridgestone Americas announced plans Wednesday to build a plant in Akron to make Firestone race tires. The new Bridgestone Advanced Tire Production Center will be across the street from the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center...

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opening in former Toys R Us in Cuyahoga Falls February 01 2019

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The space that formerly housed Toys R Us in the Chapel Hill area is getting new life as a bargain retailer. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet should open by the end of March at 590 Howe Ave., Ollie’s Bargain Outlet vice president of real...

Medina Farmers Exchange remodeling taking shape January 23 2019

MEDINA, Ohio -- Beacon Marshall, which is redeveloping the Medina Farmers Exchange south of Public Square, recently invited Cleveland to take a tour of the ongoing remodeling work.

Bounce Innovation Hub launches product development accelerator for software startups January 18 2019

AKRON, Ohio - Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub will launch a product-development accelerator on Monday designed to help software startups hone their products in preparation for sales. The companies will work for four months with the Bounce team...

Shearer’s warehouse going up in Massillon January 18 2019

MASSILLON A major expansion project benefiting a local food giant is beginning to take shape on the city’s southeast side. Workers broke ground on a $40 million warehouse in November along Millennium Boulevard SE for Shearer’s Snacks, a manufacturer...

Stark Parks set to open Tam O’Shanter January 18 2019

Stark Parks will be opening the former Tam O’Shanter golf course as its newest park in the coming week.

Developer gets historic preservation tax credit for Medina Farmers Exchange January 18 2019

SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL PRINT COMMENTS ADVERTISEMENT MEDINA — Developer Charles Marshall said he’s been on “pins and needles” ever since he submitted an application for tax credits to help in financing a project at the old Farmers...