Salina Regional Airport (KSLN) Development Land
In the last installment (see May 15) we discussed some of the advantages airports receive by posting their available aviation real estate — particularly land — on hangarnetwork.com.
We mentioned something that has gotten our attention the past several months is that we are seeing increased interest among investment and development groups from around the country who are conducting nationwide searches on hangarnetwork.com for airport land to potentially invest in or develop.
The map above shows all of the current land parcels listed on hangarnetwork.com. Most are airport-owned, and the red markers indicate those for sale while the yellow are available for lease.
Clearly, parties marketing any type of aviation real estate will get national exposure for their listings. While a good number of investors and investment groups seek hangars or offices, many are looking for airport land to develop.
And there are a lot of airports out there that have plenty of land to develop.
One in particular we’ll mention today is Salina Regional (KSLN), which we discussed in the HN eNewsletter, June 2017.
SLN has an amazing history going back to its beginnings as Schilling Air Force Base, which was turned over to the City of Salina, KS, in the 1960s. You can read that story in our HN eNewsletter, March 2015.
Salina has multiple land parcels available for development, as seen in the diagrams below.
The image above shows an available lot along Airport Road, while below is a diagram of available corporate and commercial hangar lots.
For anyone seeking development or investment opportunities at Salina Regional, the information available our site answers many of the preliminary questions they may have. Prospects can then contact the airport directly via the links posted with each listing. The ability to post downloadable diagrams and documents for prospective buyers to review represents a significant advantage over traditional marketing, and is one of the ways we provide clients a distinct value for their subscription.
Of course most airports have their own websites, many of which display their available real estate, but unless those airports are marketing nationwide they likely won’t generate enough interest. We cannot emphasize too strongly how valuable nationwide exposure can be when marketing land for development. This is especially true concerning aviation real estate and particularly airport land, which really is a niche market when compared to standard commercial real estate.
Airports also get additional exposure through our robust social media, timely blog postings, and a dedicated article on the HN eNewsletter.
Finally, I’ll reiterate that the airport/airpark subscription account allows unlimited listings, along with the above-mentioned capability to post photos and documents. Airports with land to develop would do well to consider the national exposure they’ll be certain to receive on hangarnetwork.com.
Mike Straka, PhD
HN Contributing Author & Technical Support
Past Chairman, Colorado Aviation Business Association