Building Communities in Durham

Between refurbishing Durham’s historic architecture, partnering with local businesses, and supporting community organizations who work to ensure our city’s future, we’re staying busy. Learn more about the latest developments in our projects, partnerships, and philanthropic efforts.

Hem + Spire Partners with Museum of Durham History

 

We’ve partnered with the Museum of Durham History to tell the fascinating story of this iconic and remarkable building in an exhibit entitled “The Woman Who Made Snow,” opening December 15th, 2017. Click to read more about the exhibit.

BB&T bank has sold its five-story, city branch building at 505 S. Duke St. in downtown Durham to New York real estate investment group Hem + Spire. The firm's founder, Maxwell Joseph, says the building will soon be undergoing a “substantial” renovation.

BB&T sells high-profile building in downtown Durham

 

BB&T bank has sold its five-story, city branch building at 505 S. Duke St. in downtown Durham to New York real estate investment group Hem + Spire.

The firm’s founder, Maxwell Joseph, says the building will soon be undergoing a “substantial” renovation. Click to read the full article on Triangle Business Journal.

Duke grad buys another piece of downtown Durham

 

The aging BB&T bank building on the western edge of downtown Durham could soon see renovations and new tenants after a New York-based group recently bought… Click to read the full article on The Herald Sun.

Hem + Spire Sponsors Ales for Rail Trails 5k

 

Running is a huge part of Durham’s culture and we’re very proud that we could play some small part in nurturing that community. Even better, our race sponsorship benefitted the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a vital organization dedicated to preserving our running and biking trails. Click to view photos on our Facebook page.

Downtown Durham’s ‘Snow Building’ sells for $3.6M

 

Known as the Snow Building, 331 West Main St. is now owned by a new real estate startup registered in New York: Hem + Spire, led by Durham-based Maxwell Schneider Joseph.

The firm’s founder, Maxwell Joseph, says the building will soon… Click to read the full article in the Triangle Business Journal.