The new owners of Shaw Forty-One Centre in north Fresno, pictured here, are planning renovations inside and out. Photo by David Castellon
Written by David Castellon
If you’ve driven lately in the area of Shaw Avenue and Highway 41 in north Fresno, you may have noticed the office building on the southwest corner looks different.
The exterior of the building at 155 East Shaw Ave. hasn’t changed — at least not yet. What is new is several pine trees that had long obscured the three-story building recently have been cut down, and some of the large eucalyptus trees that also have made it hard to see from the street may be cut back soon.
It’s part of the plans the new owners have for the 54,500-square-foot Shaw Forty-One Centre building, said Scott Buchanan, senior vice president and principal for Colliers International in Fresno.
He brokered the $5.3 million sale of the building that closed escrow in early May.
The new owners, listed in Fresno County records as LV Silver 7, LLC and the Huelskamp Family Trust, didn’t respond to an interview request, but Buchanan said their plans include renovating Shaw Forty-One Centre.
“They will refurbish the building. They’ve already begun to remove a lot of the larger pines trees that have really hidden the building,” and plans are to refurbish the corridors on each floor as well as the offices, the broker said.
The owners also intend to install bigger, better visible interior and exterior signage for the tenants, who currently include SCF Holdings, Inc.; Hire Up Staffing Services; and Esquire Deposition Solutions, Buchannan added.
The exterior changes, he said, are intended to show off the office building and create for it “a presence it didn’t have before.”