Benson Lane Partners Ltd. and E.A. Young Academy signed a 10-year lease on the building at 608 Henrietta Creek Road, according to a May 23 news release from Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services. The academy will double in size with its move to the Roanoke location from North Richland Hills.
Renovations are underway at the 23,537-square-foot building that was Southland’s headquarters for 13 years, the release stated. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2022-23 school year.
“Demand has waned for office single-tenant corporate campuses. That trend is driving landlords and occupants to look at these locations in a new light,” Erik Blais stated in the release. Blais is senior vice president in the Fort Worth office of Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services and represented the landlord, which is an entity related to Southland Holdings, the release stated.
Roanoke City Council voted in February to approve a zoning change to allow the academy to move there.
E.A. Young Academy is an independent, accredited private school for grades K-12, the release stated. It was founded in the 2011-12 academic year with about half a dozen students. Its most recent enrollment saw 94 students, the release stated.