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After 17 years, local Re/Max office relocates

Posted: October 27, 2013 - 11:02pm

After 17 years in the Jordan Creek Center, Re/Max of Juneau has a new home in Vintage Business Park.

Marty McKeown, owner of the business for the past 3-and-a-half years, purchased the building next to Rejuvenation Salon & Spa with his wife, Marjorie, this year. The pair took possession of the property on Sept. 27.

“We started moving that weekend,” he said with a laugh.

His business and Coeur Alaska are the anchor tenants for the building. He’s looking for another long-term tenant for the second floor.

The building, built in 2000, was in great shape and needed very little remodeling, McKeown said. It was also completely furnished when he purchased it from business park owner William Bauer. The building was previously occupied by Smith Barney.

At 5,000 square feet, the new location provides space for the company to expand. McKeown had one inside wall knocked out to connect two previously separated office spaces. Part of the extra space will become a showroom.

“If we hire any more agents, we need some room for growth,” he said. Re/Max currently employs 14 agents.

McKeown said he decided to make the move from the company’s long-time location so he could be his own landlord.

McKeown, who has been a realtor for six years, said he’s “optimistic” about the future of the business park because of the traffic it gets from post office and Safeway customers. Bauer recently asked Re/Max of Juneau to help him sell lots adjacent to the building, McKeown said.

“It’s the only logical spot for any new box stores or national chain restaurants,” he said.

The company hosted an open house for family and friends Friday evening, right after one last finishing touch.

“About an hour ago we hung our signs up outside,” McKeown said. “We had been using our balloon as a beacon.”

• Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294 or at katherine.moritz@juneauempire.com. Follow her on Twitter @katecmoritz.

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