Top-Selling Real Estate Team Invests in Future & Historic James St N
HAMILTON, ON (March 1, 2021) – The Woolcott Team, one of Hamilton’s largest real estate teams, today announces it is opening a second office location on Hamilton’s James Street North. The new office space, slated to open on Monday, March 1, 2021, is taking over a sprawling former bank at 303 James Street North.
“Hamilton has long been underestimated by people and businesses outside of the city,” says Drew Woolcott, broker of record, The Woolcott Team / Re/Max Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc.
“When we came across the building at 303 James Street North, we jumped on it immediately as it was the perfect space for our team to expand into,” Woolcott continues. “We are strong believers in Hamilton and all it has to offer, and this building was the ideal project for us to invest in and grow with the city.”
The building at 303 James Street North has had a long, rich history. Though its earliest use has yet to be uncovered, it is known to have served as a branch for the Bank of Hamilton as early as 1894. In 1969, it underwent an extensive renovation under the helm of famed Hamilton architect Trevor Garwood-Jones and went on to house a Bank of Montreal branch. Its final iteration, prior to The Woolcott Team’s takeover, was as an illegal cannabis dispensary in early 2020.
“The space was a real diamond in the rough, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to restore it to its former glory and help it shine along with its peers on the strip,” says Woolcott. “It has been a true labour of love keeping the old character while modernizing the space.”
The Woolcott Team itself has long-seeded roots in Hamilton. Drew Woolcott was born and raised in the city, and it was in the early 1990s when he was living in the downtown core that he began building his real estate busines.
“Hamilton is really home to me,” says Woolcott. “It’s where I spent my formative years, where I met my wife and had my oldest kids. I am always drawn to the grit of the city and find myself coming back to the excitement of Hamilton time and again.”
The idea behind the design of the space was to create an experience-focused office that was comfortable for agents, clients and the general public.
“Our goal, post-COVID, is to have this office space become a destination for Hamiltonians to drop in and learn about real estate in an unintimidating, casual environment,” says Woolcott.
The design features soft meeting spaces, a coffee bar and drop-in desk spaces for real estate agents to use.
The Woolcott Team’s new office space will be staffed from Monday to Friday, with a licensed real estate agent on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ABOUT THE WOOLCOTT TEAM
The Woolcott Team is one the top-selling real estate teams in the Hamilton-Burlington area. With a roster of 25+ experienced, dedicated real estate agents and a full-service support team consisting of marketing, staging and administration, The Woolcott Team creates a seamless, stress-free real estate experience for its clients. The team services buyers and sellers across Waterdown, Burlington, Hamilton, Flamborough, Dundas, Carlisle and beyond. In 2020, The Woolcott Team helped clients in over 500 real estate transactions. To learn more about The Woolcott Team, visit www.woolcott.ca.
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