Warner Robins Commercial Real Estate Market

With nearly $18 million dollars worth of commercial building permits for the first quarter of 2008, Houston County keeps growing.  Highlights include the new Publix shopping center on the Perry Parkway and a new hotel on Fairview Drive in Perry.

After more than a decade of planning the I-75 Frontage Road connecting Watson Boulevard and Russell Parkway has a build contract.  Local contractor, Charlie McGlamry has been awarded the $1.3 million contract to build the road.  It stretches along the interstate through property that is mostly woods right now.  Mayor Walker expects the road to bring from 3,000 to 5,000 new jobs to the area within the next five years.  The roadside is expected to contain a mixture of commercial and industrial properties.

Plans have been unveiled for a new state park in Houston County.  Flat Creek State Park has been drawn up on paper, but exactly when it will become a reality is still unsure.  Most likely when the funding is approved, it will be done in stages that could take years to complete since it is not likely to get enough money from the state in one fell swoop.

With Robins Air Force Base being the main catalyst for growth in Houston County it is always good news when they experience growth.  Officials at Robins announced the base will play a role in supporting the Joint Cargo Aircraft, which is the Defense Department’s newest airlift weapon system.  The process scheduled to start this quarter begins with Georgia ANG unit – H Company, 171st, 78thAviation Troop Command training at Robins with a permanent move in May.  The 171st is currently flying four C-23 Sherpas, but will change to the new Joint Cargo Aircraft known as the C-27J.  The unit’s current home is Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.

The base has also been chosen as the initial air crew training site for the Army, Air Force, reserve component and foreign air crew members.  The school must be operational by 2009.  The school will occupy state owned facilities at Robins left empty when the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Bomb Wing was deactivated.  The facility includes three hangars, shops and administrative space.

Building permits issued in the first quarter 2008 show steady growth in the area.

Interior Completion                        Teamcor, 24 Green St

Addition                                               D J Galaxy Quest, 815 Russell Pkwy

Interior Remodeling                       Santina’s Italian, 1171 Russell Pkwy

Remodeling                                        CVS Pharmacy, 1557 Watson Blvd

Commercial Addition                      Scherer Construction, Inc., 1120 Morningside Dr

Commercial Alteration                   Jung Sung Corporation, 1365-M Sam Nunn Blvd

Commercial New Structure         Venture Construction, 1100 Ball St

Hotel     RCO Construction, Inc., 110 Fairview Drive

Interior Completion                        Accessory Plus, 629 S Houston Lake Rd

Interior Completion                        Tavern, 405 Hwy 96

Interior Completion                        Serenity Hospice, 1057 N Houston Rd

Interior Completion                        Tower Plaza, 1275 S Houston Lake Rd

Addition                                               Jack Kemp Office, 107 S Houston Rd

Interior Completion                        Willow Lake Crossing, 2987 Watson Blvd.

Interior Completion                        ES3 16 Green St

Misc. Retail                                         H&H, 6200 Watson Blvd.

Remodeling/Addition                    Bumper to Bumper, 403 Houston Rd

Rental Center                                    Aaron’s Rental Center, 2068 Watson Blvd

Commercial, Addition                    Scherer Construction, Inc., 1120 Morningside Dr

Commercial, New Structure        Harrison & Associates, Inc., 1339 Ball Street

Commercial, New Structure        Benning Construction Company, 275 Perry Parkway

Interior Completion                        USA Nails, 2945 Watson Blvd.

Remodeling                                        El Jalisciense, 1224 Russell Pkwy

Addition                                               Dr. Kazi Office Building, 1715 Watson Blvd

Addition                                               Educational Buildout, 308 N Davis Dr

Remodeling                                        Budget Inn, 12009 Watson Blvd.

Restaurant                                          Sonic Drive In, 112 Russell Pkwy

Remodeling/Addition                    Warner Robins CME Church, 200 Othal H. Lackey Cir

Bank American Pride Bank,          4001 Russell Pkwy

Combining the powerhouse punch of RAFB, tourism generated by the Agricenter in Perry and continued positive local leadership in the cities and county, the Houston County Commercial Real Estate Market promises to stay strong.


David Johnson
Commercial Real Estate Agent
Warner Robins Commercial Office


Donald Johnson
Commercial Real Estate Agent
Warner Robins Commercial Office