Griffis/Blessing lands Academy Gateway deal

Academy GatewayA Colorado Springs-based property management group will manage the Academy Gateway Retail Center near the intersection of North Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road.

Griffis/Blessing Inc. announced in a news release Thursday that the company will now manage the 28,285-square-foot shopping center at 7140-7190 North Academy Blvd.

The leasing broker marketing the vacancy at Gateway center —which currently houses companies including McAlister’s Deli, Rusinak Realtors, Chase Bank and AT&T — is NAI Highland Commercial Group LLC, also based in the Springs.

“This assignment is a great fit for us due to our experience and success in handling retail shopping center property management along the North Academy corridor,” said Senior Vice President Richard Davidson in the release.

“We are excited our association with NAI Highland Commercial brought this opportunity our direction.”

According to the company’s website, Griffis/Blessing currently manages more than 4 million square feet of commercial space and more than 6,000 apartment units along the Front Range and also in Boise, Idaho.