The Fountains of Northeast Cedar Rapids
Located at the heavily traveled intersection of Edgewood Road, Blairs Ferry Road and Highway 100/Collins Road on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids, The Fountains is a leading commercial real estate development that is home to many commercial office and retail businesses. This development was master-planned by Ahmann Companies as easily accessible, pedestrian friendly real estate development where employees can enjoy the benefits of working, shopping and enjoying lunch at a variety of local restaurants within the surrounding area. The Fountains consists of three commercial retail buildings along the front and sides of the development and multi-level commercial office buildings along the back. Future plans include a final commercial office and/or retail building along the north side of the development. The tenants at The Fountains include national and local office, service, retail and restaurant users as well as a spa, salon and fitness center.
The northeast side of Cedar Rapids has grown significantly over the last several years with both a growing residential population and addition of commercial real estate for sale and for lease at Edgewood Town Centre (ETC), and Peck’s Landing at the old Peck’s Nursery site. Since the flood of 2008, much of the new commercial and retail construction in Cedar Rapids has gone into the revitalization of the downtown area, but with the completion of Highway 100, the city has seen a significant shift to expansion on northeast side of the city. Surrounded by many regional and national office and retail brands such as Sam’s Club, McDonalds, Kwik Star, Fleet Farm, Dollar Tree, Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart, The Fountains is one of the most successful commercial developments in the heart of this new northeast commercial office and retail hub.
Our goal at The Fountains has been to create a professional atmosphere with many amenities which has been strong selling point for potential commercial office tenants,” said Joe Ahmann of Ahmann Companies. “We have added benches in key areas around the ponds that both tenants and customers enjoy,” he said.
With the completion of the new Highway 100 extension linking Collins Road/ Highway 100 to Highway 30, the traffic counts in the area have risen to over 30,000 cars per day bringing potential shoppers to this highly popular commercial real estate area. In September of 2019, a 200,000 square foot Fleet Farm retail store opened just across Edgewood Road in the (ETC) commercial development attracting additional customer traffic, commercial business owners and retail shops to the area. Randy Kuehl Honda, Hilton Garden Inn and a new luxury rental residential development opened in 2020, just across Edgewood Road.
The Fountains commercial office and retail real estate development is listed with Jason Rogers and Craig Byers of Q4 Real Estate. “We have just a couple of retail space still available, offer some great first-generation commercial office space,” said Rogers. “and the potential for a one user large commercial office space is still a possibility on the open lot to the north,” he said.
The Fountains Development Commercial Properties
Meet Our Cedar Rapids Real Estate Professionals
Realtor, Q4 Real Estate
Craig received his BSBA in Commercial Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver in 2008.
Craig began his career in commercial real estate in 2008 assisting clients in the retail, office, industrial and multifamily industries. Some of Craig’s clients include Hy-Vee, Ryan Companies US, Inc., University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Bank of the West as well as many other local, regional and national tenants and landlords. Craig has developed over 225,000 square feet of retail, office and apartments properties and has been involved in over $36 Million of commercial real estate transactions since 2014. Since joining Q4 Real Estate in 2017, Craig has been instrumental in the successful representation of many Ahmann Properties including The Depot, The Fountains, Peck’s Landing and Edgewood Town Center.
Craig continues to serve on various boards of directors, both philanthropic and industry specific.
Broker Associate, Q4 Real Estate
Jason is an Investment Property Strategist, Commercial Real Estate Broker, and Capital Fundraiser who works directly with commercial real estate buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants. He earned his degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Real Estate and Finance. Jason brings 15 years of experience in commercial investment real estate and has represented local investment property owners, multi-million-dollar institutions, and fundraised for partnerships. Jason joined the Pivot team in 2018 and has been busy leasing and selling properties for Ahmann Properties as well as representing other properties in the area markets.
Jason is married with two kids, Hollyce 3 ½ and Fritz 1 ½. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with family and friends and loves bicycling (Jason has done RAGBRAI 7 of last 10 years); he attends different Iowa sports, likes going to movies, and enjoys concerts/live music.
Jason is an independent Broker Associate at Q4 Real Estate, providing additional sales support with Craig Byers.