We measure success by how well our tenants and the surrounding community can thrive.
A little about us and our values
MarketPlace owns and manages more than a million square feet of grocery-anchored necessity centers near small towns in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
So that we can ensure excellent quality and service, we lease and manage only property that we own.
We work to ensure our properties are the most attractive, relied-upon centers in the area — well-lit, safe, and clean.
Our properties earn superior returns, with a mix of outstanding tenants and businesses that serve the community for years to come.
Our tenants are committed to us because we are committed to them.
Integrity is important to us. When we say we will do something, we do it.
We own, manage and invest in our properties over a long period of time — many for the entire 30 years we’ve been in business.
Because we’ve created a caring family environment, we’ve had almost no turnover in 30 years of business.
Our investment criteria
Why do we purchase one property for every 10 that we consider? Because each property must meet our detailed list of purchase criteria. We hold onto the properties we purchase for a long time, and we invest heavily in each property to make it the nicest center in its market. This methodical, long-term approach to investing allows us to create a positive impact for communities — and that’s what matters most.
Growing rapidly, but in the right way
With an expansion plan in full swing, MarketPlace Management is increasing its portfolio at a rapid rate. Our grocery-anchored centers — built in partnership with the community to bring value to the surrounding neighbors — are completely owned, managed and serviced by our vertically integrated staff.
A proud 30-year history
MarketPlace Management first started taking shape in 1990, when Maurice Hull (a practicing attorney) met Coy Williard (a general contractor). The two formed an instant partnership, because they both possessed a long-term view of investment. That long-term view differentiated MarketPlace from most of its competition. They began with one shopping center together — a property they still own decades later. At one time they owned and managed apartments, furniture showrooms, warehouses, flex space, and developed shopping centers and single-tenant properties (Food Lion, CVS, Walgreens and others) and single tenant properties. In recent years, they decided to simplify and focus on what they do best: grocery-anchored necessity centers in tertiary markets — the kinds of places they can transform into safe, attractive, reliable resources for the neighboring community.
Our commitment to the community
We take great pride in helping move our community forward. A big part of this commitment is serving on boards such as the High Point Economic Development Corporation, High Point Community Foundation, High Point Chamber of Commerce, High Point University Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors, Business High Point, United Way, GTCC Board of Trustees, High Point Rockers Baseball, High Point Partners, Piedmont Triad Partnership, Boy Scouts, North Carolina Forestry Foundation and North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation. But more than awards and board positions, every member of our team upholds a deep sense of caring about our community; we always have that first and foremost in our minds as we carry out our work.