King’s Market Shopping Center in Roswell will transform a former retail space to a sports facility.
The new TK Volleyball headquarters and training facility will join a line-up of businesses, including SkyZone and Publix.
“A variety of features such as ceiling heights, column spacing and parking had to be factored into our search, and we’re thrilled to secure a space that allows TK Volleyball to build a premier facility in a well-located area,” said Newmark Knight Frank Executive Managing Director Dale Karrh.
Karrh, alongside NKF Associate Director Chris Dundon, represented TK Volleyball in lease negotiations.
He described “finding the right space” as a “unique challenge.”
“NKF did a superb job in aligning our vision with a creative solution that will allow us to build one of metro Atlanta’s premier volleyball facilities,” said TK Volleyball’s Brad Rush.
Malon D. Mimms Company owns the 281,064-square-foot shopping center. Vice President of Leasing Rebecca Odom represented the center in lease negotiations.
“This adaptive reuse venture will breathe new life into a 10-year-vacant big box and introduce an exciting new use to the community. We expect the club to flourish and congratulate their team on this milestone,” said Karrh.
According to Rush, NKF’s “expertise in conducting these types of transactions was invaluable and ensures that our master timeline for the next phase of growth stays on track.”
He credited NKF for being “extremely responsive throughout the process and made what could be a challenging situation very stress free.”
TK Volleyball aims to create a mentally and physically healthy environment for young athletes to challenge themselves through training and competition.
Suzanne Fitzgerald of TK Volleyball, recently named national “Coach of the Year” by the National High School Coaches Association, is the mind behind the company’s name.
“TK is short for the Aramaic phrase “Taley Koum” which when translated to English means ‘little child, get up, arise,’” said the release.
“We felt like there was a demand in Atlanta and the volleyball club culture could be enhanced. We are excited about the opportunity to create an inclusive place that prioritizes training methodology, culture and a positive experience for every player.” said Fitzgerald.
The property features 30,000 square feet of indoor space and 20,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Redevelopment plans anticipate building six indoor courts and approximately five outdoor beach volleyball courts.
Each court will have the safest and highest quality flooring.
The facility will also “house administrative offices and rubber floor areas for physical therapy and training.”
Primary uses for the space is planned to be “by club teams for children under 18 years old as well as intermittently hosting tournaments and adult leagues.”
Malon D. Mimms Company will turn over the space to the club in the Spring for the tenant build-out.
TK Volleyball is anticipated to begin moving from its old location in Emerson this Summer.
King’s Market Shopping Center is at 1425 Market Boulevard.
More information on TK Volleyball is available at www.TKvball.com.