CentrePort Office Park sold in Greensboro

A Greensboro real-estate group said Wednesday has purchased the CentrePort Office Park in Greensboro near Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Deep River LLC is the buyer. Petrus Partners was the seller, according to the Triad office of CBRE. The purchase price was $23.2 million, according to a Guilford County Register of Deeds filing.

The office park contains 264,847 square feet, including four Class A buildings at 101, 200 and 202 CentrePort Drive and 7736 McCloud Road.

CBRE Triad’s brokerage team will continue to handle the leasing-services responsibilities for the office park.

Richard Craver

N.C. company resolves EEOC complaint

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a Youngsville company has agreed to pay $18,000 to settle a complaint involving claims of racial harassment and retaliation.

The EEOC filed the complaint Sept. 26 against Recreational Ventures Inc. doing business as Court One. The company builds tennis courts and other recreational court surfaces.

The EEOC claimed the company violated federal law when it subjected a black employee, Sammy Johnson, to a racially hostile work environment at its Granite Quarry facility, and then fired him when he tried to complain about the harassment.

The incidents occurred in June 2017. The EEOC said that Johnson’s foreman and a coworker created a hostile work environment for him. Among other things, they referred to Johnson as a slave, called him “boy,” told racist jokes, and played “alerts” over the facility’s loudspeaker and in the company truck which falsely warned of mass shootings of blacks.

The company filed a response to the EEOC complaint on Feb. 5 in which it denied all of the accusations, including saying that Johnson failed to notify the company of the discriminatory conduct in a timely manner.

The EEOC said Court One agreed to a four-year consent decree, requiring it to develop and implement a policy that prohibits race-based harassment in the future. Court One must pay a $545 fine to the U.S. Treasury Department for failing to post federally required employee notices regarding equal employment opportunity laws.

Richard Craver

Triad CBRE office lands High Point office project

The Triad office of CBRE said Monday it has been hired to be the exclusive listing agent for 275 North Elm in High Point.

The facility represents the first phase of The Outfields, an Elliott Sidewalk Communities development just beyond the outfields of the new downtown baseball stadium.

The facility will have 55,000 square feet of Class A office and retail space, including ground-floor retail space with the second and third floors designated for office space. The building will include numerous amenities such as decks overlooking the BB&T Point stadium, an outdoor patio with restaurant seating and more.

For more information on the project, go to www.theoutfields.com.

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