News Lockard Online

26 Jul 2016

FSED’s as a Convenient and Accessible Care Alternative Gaining in Popularity

5 Star ER Round Rock Texas ExteriorWhat is one of the hottest trends in health care? It’s not on campus or an app for your smartphone, but rather located in your neighborhood shopping center.

Freestanding emergency departments (FSED’s), emergency departments not attached to a hospital, efficiently connect patients with needed care closer to where they live. Many FSEDs boast little or no wait times and very high patient-satisfaction scores. Studies have shown that FSEDs are able to achieve hospital-level quality of care, even for the most serious and time-critical conditions.

In this article written by Jay Jackman and published by, FSED’s are taking center stage in Columbus, Ohio, as they look for way to reposition themselves for the shifting demographics and demands they are facing.

28 Jun 2016

Global Headquarters Coming to Northwest Loop

Rhyne Station Corning Corning Optical Communications, a division of New York-based Corning Inc., are moving their headquarters from Hickory, NC to northwest Charlotte, NC, just off the I-485 loop. The $38 million headquarters will be located in Riverbend Village, just a few miles north of Lockard’s master-planned community, Rhyne Station.

Rhyne Station, a 131 acre site, has planned a blend of office, retail, and residential living where architecture, landscaping and natural features will complement the surrounding natural resources.

More than 400 jobs would move from Hickory to the new headquarters scheduled to open in 2018. The Charlotte headquarters could boast an additional 150 jobs by 2023 with an average salary of $91,000 according to the Mecklenburg County Commission.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the local economy,” said Robert Smith Jr., CCIM, President Lockard. “The jobs being created along the northwest loop of I-485 will help spur development and enhance the quality of life in the local community.”

The company says construction of the new headquarters could begin as early as the second half of 2016.

Additional information available here.

20 Jun 2016

Growth Mode for Sunset Crossing in Waukesha, WI

National real estate developers, Lockard and Endeavour Corp., are looking to capitalize on the recent success of their Sunset Crossing redevelopment by moving forward with a proposed new outparcel slated for city approval in the coming weeks.

Sunset Crossing, a once abandoned K-Mart building located at 120 E. Sunset Drive in Waukesha, WI, was purchased in December 2014 by Lockard. Working with the Endeavour Corp., plans were made to retrofit the 115,857 square foot building with a new tenant lineup.

3 Jun 2016

How to Identify Fraudulent Checks

By: Seth Gilkes, CPA, CCIM

Although checks are used and accepted far less than they used to, even their limited use provides criminals the opportunity to pay for things or obtain cash using fraudulent or counterfeit checks.

Computer technology enables criminals to reproduce authentic looking checks. Other times, a criminal may obtain real checks and alter them to avoid being caught once a bank tries to process it. If you cash or deposit a phony check, you’ll likely be on the hook for the amount.

Warnings signs of phony checks include:

10 May 2016

Four National Retailers Coming to The Bluffs at Pinnacle Prairie

The Bluff Pack, LLC officially broke ground on a 120,000 square foot, $14 million retail power center located on over 11 acres at The Bluffs in Pinnacle Prairie and announced four new tenants that will join anchor tenant Hobby Lobby.

National retailers Dollar Tree, Famous Footwear, HomeGoods, and Pet Supplies Plus will occupy approximately 45,000 sf of the retail power center located at the intersection of Prairie Parkway and Brandilynn Blvd.

“We are in discussions with several prospective tenants for the remaining space in the center,” said Dustin Whitehead, CCIM of Lockard and leasing agent for The Bluff Pack LLC. “The interest for space in Pinnacle Prairie has certainly picked up with the amount of construction happening.”