We were moving very quickly to relocate to Asheville and open our first Ace Hardware store. John Spake was instrumental in helping us locate our site in Weaverville and finalize the lease. Without his knowledge of this area and his many local contacts, we would have had to delay our schedule for opening the store and would have missed the entire holiday shopping season. Thanks John!

Bill Young
Ace Hardware Weaverville


"Thanks so much for your focus on this deal - We could not have accomplished this without such a tenacious landlord broker!!!!"

Terri R Murray - Area Real Estate Manager
Blockbuster Inc.


"John was very personable and very knowledgeable about every aspect of my purchase. He was attentive to every question, every phone call and every concern, and handled each one completely to my satisfaction. He made the biggest purchase of my life one of ease and comfort, and helped me to fulfill my wildest dreams for my business. I highly recommend John Spake for any real estate transaction, especially the big ones!"

Peggy M. Huff - President
Center for Massage & Natural Health
Natural Health Retreat & Education Center Campus
Weaverville, North Carolina


"Opening a fast paced restaurant is never easy. Having a go to person concerning not only our real estate needs but local knowledge was invaluable. John Spake made time whenever needed to help with any concern or need we had before, during and after our opening. John and his real estate office were true partners in getting us up and running. I can't thank them enough."

Bill Bartlett - Joint Venture Partner
Cheeseburger In Paradise


"We have used Spake Real Estate as one of our Realtors for the last three years. Our dealings have been satisfactory and I do not hesitate recommending Spake on an almost weekly basis."

Jerry Grant - Member/Manager
Nettlewood Associates.


"I cannot say enough good things about Spake Real Estate. Working with Brad Freeman at Spake Real Estate to select a site and negotiate a land purchase for our project was a test of true patience. After looking at over 15 sites and taking over 6 months, we finally settled a site that was actually not listed for sale. Brad worked diligently to put together a deal that satisfied us as the developer and satisfied the land owners with the sale of their property. I look forward to doing more business worth Spake Real Estate in the future."

Dale Tweedy
Partner CENTDEV Properties, LCC


Spake Real Estate assisted us a number of times over the past few years. The most important transaction was the acquisition of our Re-Use facility which occupies over 250,000 sq. ft. John and his team were able to offer valuable advice, and were always very responsive to our needs. John Spake will be involved in any future real estate needs that our company may have and I would recommend their services without reservation.

D. E. Albert - Vice President & General Manager
Plasti-Form ReUse


John - I wanted to THANK YOU for spending time yesterday w/Brian and me touring Asheville's retail trade areas and for the wealth of information you provided. It is very evident your experience, knowledge, and expertise of the market are top notch!

Craig Givens
Regional Real Estate Manager - Panda Restaurant Group


"We highly recommend Spake Real Estate for all commercial real estate investments. John Spake and his professional staff are extremely knowledgeable and handle complex transactions with ease. As out of state investors, we depend on the honesty, expertise and dependability of Spake Real Estate and have never been disappointed."

Sam and Simone Spiegel
Samco Properties, Inc. - Deerfield Beach, Florida


"I have dealt with John Spake on several real estate deals over the past 8 years and found him to be truly a man of his word with high integrity and solid ethics."

Marshall Manche
Wood You Furniture


"Having gone through the disaster of a fire that was a total loss, John and his staff could not have been more helpful and compassionate in their care and consideration of our needs - both short and long term. They are an honest, hard working group who are extremely knowledgeable about all areas of Western North Carolina - both in the field of properties and information concerning the diverse population so as to accommodate the needs of their clients in a most impressive way. Yesterday's Tree feels very blessed to have had their help during such a trying time."

Peggy Yarbrough - Owner
Yesterdays Tree and Swatches