Gerber Village partners with local real estate company for tenant leasing services

July 22, 2013

Owners of the South Asheville commercial park Gerber Village, located at Hendersonville and Gerber Roads, announce that they have recently retained the services of Asheville-based Spake Real Estate for leasing representation. 

“We selected Spake because of the company’s reputation as the leading real estate broker in the area,” said Gerber Village co-owner Lizzie Thrasher. “With Spake on board, we know we can guarantee prospective office and retail tenants the best service possible, and we’re excited about seeing Gerber Village flourish as a truly exciting retail development.” 

Spake Real Estate is a full-service firm providing tenant and landlord representation, as well as general brokerage, commercial leasing and property management services. Since its opening in 1994, the firm has established itself as a leader in commercial real estate throughout the Carolinas. “A core principle in all our work is relationships,” said founder and president John Spake, an Asheville native. “We’re committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients and maximizing the value of client investments.” Spake Real Estate is located at 83 Peachtree Road in Asheville and can be reached at (828) 277-9670 or

Gerber Village was Asheville’s first mixed-use development, built on the site of the former Gerber baby food plant on Hendersonville Road. Today the retail park features  60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, over 27,000 square feet of Class A office space, and a street of Craftsman-style residential condos. Anchored by Office Depot, several notable restaurants and a specialty beer bar, Gerber Village is also home to a regional veterinary hospital, hair and nail salons, a window distributor, legal and financial service firms, an adventure travel company and numerous service businesses. Under the past year’s leadership of new owners Mike and Lizzie Thrasher, Gerber Village businesses and shoppers have benefited from investments in expanded parking, landscaping and signage. 

For more information on Spake Real Estate, visit For information on Gerber Village or on current leasing opportunities, visit, email, or call (828) 782-5574.