Arden Group Acquires BB&T Center in Charlotte for $148.5M, Plans $10M in Renovations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Arden Group has purchased the BB&T Center, a 22-story, 567,835-square-foot office tower located on 200 S. College St. in uptown Charlotte. The Philadelphia-based investment firm purchased the property through its discretionary fund affiliate, Arden Real Estate Partners II LP, for $148.5 million, according to The Charlotte Observer. HFF brokered the transaction, and Starwood Property Trust Inc. provided acquisition financing. Arden plans to invest $10 million in capital improvements to modernize the common areas and building systems. Charlotte-based commercial real estate firm Trinity Partners will handle the office leasing, property and project management. BB&T, AIG, TekSystems, AeroTek and Ring Central Inc. are among the building’s current tenants.