Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Broker Bill Roberts Joins Greybeard Realty

Greybeard Realty welcomes commercial real estate broker Bill Roberts to its Black Mountain office. Bill, who has spent the last two decades in commercial real estate, brings not only an expertise in commercial real estate development but a strong commitment to his community and western NC.

Originally from Memphis, Bill relocated to western NC in 2012 and immediately put his commercial real estate skills to work in the area. In addition to property sales, he has handled leasing and management assignments for property owners and land for development. Also, Bill has represented numerous tenants in buying and leasing commercial properties.  In particular, Bill enjoys working as an advisor to investors and tenants in determining the best site location and configuration for their businesses. He provides viable alternatives and information that allows his clients to make an educated decision in their own time.

“Greybeard is fortunate to have someone with Bill’s commercial real estate expertise join our team,” explains Chip Craig, Greybeard Realty and Rentals president and founder. “Bill brings with him not only his real estate acumen but his commitment to the local community as well.”

Bill, his wife, Cameron, and daughter, Willa, make their home in Montreat, and Bill continues to be very active in the local community. Bill served as board chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis, presently is a board member with Youth Villages of WNC, and sits on the Planning and Zoning Committee of the Town of Montreat.

Bill and his family enjoy the strong sense of community and friendship that Black Mountain and Montreat provide.  Working with Greybeard allows Bill to continue to be active in the community where he lives and now works. When not working on commercial estate projects, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, hiking local trails, and working around his old Montreat home and yard.  

Bill joins the more than 25 Greybeard Realtors who work at Greybeard Realty and Rentals, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. See here Greybeard Realty's exclusive listings for residential and commercial properties. In addition to its original Black Mountain office, located at 204 East State Street, Greybeard Realty has additional offices in Asheville and Old Fort. For more information, please contact Greybeard Realty at 828 669-1072 or on line at

Prepare to be a Black Mountain Proprietor

So, let’s say you’re already living in Black Mountain or perhaps you’re looking to relocate to the western NC mountains. And perhaps you’ve always dreamed of running your own business. Well, Greybeard Realty has a fantastic commercial property available that could make that wish a reality.

204 Black Mountain Ave in Black Mountain offers excellent visibility from I-40 in a well-travelled area of Black Mountain. With a new roof and numerous upgrades, this corner lot property could be move-in ready. Previously used as a plant store/florist, this building has tremendous possibilities and has a 8’x14’ walk-in cooler. Bring your imagination and your business plan, and come check out this Black Mountain commercial property’s potential.

Black Mountain, often called the front porch of the western NC, has a diverse combination of full-time residents, part-time residents, and vacationers. With its eclectic shops and varied dining options, this small town offers a cultural tapestry unique to the area. Located within 15 minutes of Asheville, Black Mountain is an independent town with its own rich resources. Why not check “owning my own business” off your bucket list? Come visit or contact Greybeard Realty. We may have just the right commercial property for you right here.

Asheville Realtor and Photographer Sighting in Wall Street Journal


Black Mountain Camp Available

Black Mountain Camp Available


Greybeard Realty agent Scott Russell and Asheville professional photographer Gary Leive had their names in a Wall Street Journal story about camps for sale across the United States. Russell, the agent listing the Black Mountain camp property, mentions the tremendous potential for the property, and Leive gets credit for the photos that appear with the story.

The property, featured in a Greybeard blog earlier this year, was built in 2002 as a faith-based retreat but could easily be converted into a primary residence. Built on 83 acres, the main building with numerous cabins occupies only a small portion of the land. Because of that, the property has plenty of room for further development.

For more information about the featured campground, please see 66 Great Aspen Way. If you've always wanted to move to the Asheville area and start your own business, this may be just the property you've been looking for. And if you have something a little different in mind for your next career, check out Greybeard Realty's commercial real estate listings and see what else catches your eye.

Create Your Dream Business with One of Two Asheville Commercial Properties

If you've been scheming about finally opening the business of your dreams, one of these commercial properties in Asheville could just fit the bill. Perhaps you already have a successful business but need to expand your office space.  Or maybe you want to start a second, auxiliary business of a more seasonal nature.  You will want to check these properties out.


Asheville Commercial Properties Like This One Can Fulfill Dreams

Asheville Commercial Properties Like This One Can Fulfill Dreams


The first, 101 Black Mountain Ave., is an historical gem with incredible possibilities.  Think office space, retail property, condominiums or dining establishment.  This historic brick building that still has the original hardwood floors from its 1902 construction could satisfy any of those business plans.  With new HVAC and plumbing systems and off-street parking, this building will appeal to anyone with a discriminating eye for architectural excellence.

Greybeard's 66 Great Aspen Way has potential as well, just of a more seasonal nature.  This summer camp facility, built in 2002, has a large main activity building including storage, office and a kitchen as well as a large area of covered deck. The 12 independent cabins with covered porches are all in proximity meaning that much of the 83-acre property site is available for expansion.  And best of all, the property adjoins more than 4,000 acres of watershed/conservation land.  With its recent price reduction, this property is ideal for someone thinking of starting a seasonal business.

So if you're firmly established in the Asheville business community and looking to expand, come look into these properties.  Or if you've vacationed in Asheville and dream of relocating to the area and opening your own business, then contact Greybeard Realty and find the commercial property to make that dream a reality.  These could be the properties you've been looking for all this time!

Choosing An Asheville Summer Camp? Why Not Own One!

Do you have memories of an Asheville summer camp experience? Do you remember s'mores by the fire and quiet cabin chats with fellow campers? If you have an interest in providing that experience to Asheville vacationers today, consider Greybeard's commercial property listing for sale in the Asheville real estate market.


Own your own Asheville summer camp.


This 83-acre camp facility consists of a main activity building as well as 12 individual cabins, all in excellent condition. These structures, in addition to the two bathhouses, are grouped in one small area of the entire property, leaving the majority of the parcel for camp activities and additional expansion.

Constructed in 2002, this Black Mountain property, previously used as a summer camp, features handicap facilities, a modern kitchen facility, as well as recreational facilities. Accessed by a well-maintained gravel driveway, this property adjoins more than 4,000 acres of watershed/conservation easement.  For more information about this unique Asheville commercial property and an opportunity to gain access to the growing Asheville vacation/summer camp market, please contact Greybeard Realty.

Asheville Real Estate Market Features Commercial Property with Character

The Asheville real estate market has varied commercial property offerings, but it is rare to find such a charmingly preserved property as Greybeard Realty's 101 Black Mountain Avenue. Located in historical downtown Black Mountain, this 8,800 sq. ft. renovated factory building features exposed brick, extremely high ceilings, and old-time character with modern updates.


Charming Commercial Real Estate


Recently renovated, this property sports new hardwood floors, new HVAC, wiring and plumbing, and off-street parking.  The potential possibilities for this prime piece of real estate are limited only by the new owner's imagination.

If you're seeking a new property that will blend in with the delightful ambiance of Black Mountain, you have found your location.  The property is ready and updated...just bring your own business plan. For more information about this property or other Asheville commercial property, please contact Greybeard Realty.

Jane Shockey Joins Greybeard to Open Commercial Division

Greybeard Realty of Black Mountain announces the opening of Greybeard Realty Commercial, with offices at 706 N Highway 9 in Black Mountain.  Jane Shockey, a Black Mountain native with more than 20 years of commercial brokerage experience in Western North Carolina, has joined Greybeard to oversee the operations of this newest area for the real estate company.

For Chip Craig, president and founder of the 10-year-old company, the move into the commercial property business is a natural progression for Greybeard.

"With our rental management division and our real estate sales office, we already have the marketing infrastructure in place needed for a successful commercial division," he explains. "And we are very fortunate to have Jane Shockey jane-shockeyjoining us as she brings more than two decades of local commercial real estate expertise to our firm."

For Jane, it represents a chance to come back to her home town and work with an established team of Realtors.

"I'm excited to be able to focus on commercial property in the Black Mountain area," she says.  "Greybeard is a natural fit for me, and I look forward to working in the community I grew up in."

The commercial division, open immediately, will provide both rental and sales services for Greybeard clients.  Greybeard Commercial is a member of Western North Carolina Regional MLS (Multiple Listing Service), Karnes-Western North Carolina Commercial Property Exchange, and Loopnet.