Wells Fargo Advisors is considering selling its building at 300 S. Main.
“We’re just taking a look,” says Carrie Hendrickson, manager of the branch of almost 30 employees. “That’s all we’re really doing.”
The business occupies the entire three-story building, which is about 22,000 square feet.
“The Wells Fargo way is to not own their own buildings,” Hendrickson says. “They prefer not to be in the real estate business.”
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Owning the building “was fine during the A.G. Edwards days,” Hendrickson says.
A.G. Edwards & Sons had owned the building, and then Wachovia bought A.G. Edwards in 2007, and Wells Fargo bought Wachovia in 2008.
NAI Martens is listing the building.
Hendrickson says the goal is to find out “Is there a market for this building? Is there a right deal out there?”
Wells Fargo may look at moving to the other Wells Fargo Advisors office in Wichita at the Capitol Federal building near 21st and Rock Road.
“We haven’t even talked about where we would move to,” Hendrickson says.
“Really, we’re just taking this one step at a time,” she says. “If we don’t get what we want, then no, we’re not going anywhere.”