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Public Art Coming to The Dillon

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Original Art Commissions and Salvaged Materials to be Featured at The Dillon

(Raleigh, NC – April 12, 2018) Kane Realty Corporation and FCP℠ are excited to announce that several original commissions are set to be installed at The Dillon in Downtown Raleigh. Curated in partnership with CAM Raleigh, local and regional artists will be featured in the new mixed-use development project including: Jason Craighead, Oliver Wagner, Heather Gordon, Thomas Sayre, Caitlin Cary, Ben Knight and Tim Lyntinvenko, whose 30′ x 66′ work will be featured on the exterior of the building. The works will include painting, photography, mixed media and needleprint and will be available for public enjoyment.

“Commissioning original art for The Dillon was an essential part of this project, especially given its location in Raleigh’s creative corridor,” said John Kane, CEO of Kane Realty Corporation. “We are fortunate to have so many talented artists in our Region, and it is our privilege to showcase selected pieces in public areas of The Dillon so that they may be enjoyed by everyone. We believe this is a valuable investment not only in this distinctive project, but also in our art community, the continued revitalization of the Warehouse District and our beautiful downtown.”

FCP Managing Partner, Lacy Rice, said, “The creativity and vision of the Kane and CAM teams has elevated the Raleigh Warehouse District to one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the Eastern U.S. This local, original artwork is a brilliant final touch.”

In addition to original art, the project will feature many salvaged and repurposed materials from the 100-year-old Dillon Supply warehouse. Preservation of a significant portion of an exterior brick wall featuring the iconic Dillon sign will allow a sense of the building’s history to remain. Reclaimed elements also include old castelated beams remade into a trellis on the building’s 9th floor, dock swingarms transformed into exterior light fixtures, hoistway equipment re-mounted in the building’s portico and residential lobby, the original warehouse doors installed in the elevated lobby, factory fans transformed into tables and original railroad tracks embedded into the building’s front door hardscape. Vintage photographs and memorabilia from Dillon Supply Co. and the Dillon family will be on display, including a portrait of Mr. Dillon.

“We are honored to have The Dillon as a new neighbor and creative partner in developing amazing opportunities for artists in North Carolina,” said Eric Gaard, Exhibitions Director at CAM Raleigh.

The inclusion of original, public art at The Dillon celebrates the creative history of the Warehouse District and adds to a distinctive office, retail and residential experience. Art will be on view for guest later this Spring.

The Dillon is the first mixed-use development of its kind in downtown Raleigh’s rapidly expanding, vibrant Warehouse District. The 18-story project will include 220,000 square feet of Class A office space, two seven-story apartment buildings with an adjoining parking deck, and dynamic street-level retail space. With a nod to its 100-year-old history, parts of the original Dillon Supply warehouse building will be preserved and reused in its new life. Learn more about The Dillon at

Kane Realty Corporation (KRC) is a full service real estate development and management company focused on office, retail, multi-family and mixed-use properties of the highest quality. Based in Raleigh, NC since 1978, KRC is dedicated to the goal of creating irresistible places where people will naturally want to gather. Through meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the property from design and construction management to leasing and property management, Kane’s mission is to build places that improve the quality of life of their businesses, their employees, residents and visitors. For more information, please visit

Federal Capital Partners (FCP) is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $5.0 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests in all asset classes and provides equity, preferred equity and structured debt investments for commercial and residential real estate. The firm, based in Chevy Chase, MD, owns and manages in excess of $2.3 billion in assets. FCP is currently investing its third investment fund, a recently closed commingled, discretionary fund targeted at real estate markets in the Eastern United States.