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Graham Commercial Properties Acquires 16 Distribution Centers in Southeast for $194M

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Graham Commercial Properties (GCP) has acquired a distribution center portfolio that encompasses 16 facilities, 2.7 million square feet and three states in the Southeast for $194 million. The assets are located in Spartanburg, S.C.; Charlotte and Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Tampa and Orlando, Fla. The exact locations were not disclosed, but a press release stated the properties average 170,000 square feet and are situated near interstates, airports, rail and both inland …

Joint Venture to Develop Two-Building Distribution Center in Metro Charleston

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. — A joint venture between Randolph Development, Portside Investment Group and Synergy Capital will break ground on Portside Distribution Center in Berkeley County, about 24 miles northwest of downtown Charleston. Frampton Construction will build the two-building campus over the next two years. Construction on the first building will begin March 1, and each asset will feature 32-foot clear heights and load-bearing concrete tilt walls. McMillan Pazdan Smith designed the …

CM Knight Logistics Acquires Industrial Building in Upstate South Carolina for $7.7M

ANDERSON, S.C. — CM Knight Logistics has acquired the former LaFrance Industries manufacturing facility and rebranded the asset as Anderson Industrial & Logistics Pointe. The 405,000-square-foot building sits on 45 acres in Anderson. Mauldin, S.C-based Mount Vernon Mills, the parent company of LaFrance Industries, sold the property. LaFrance Industries has leased back 120,000 square feet of space, making 288,000 square feet of space available. …

LDJ Global to Construct 200,200 SF Speculative Industrial Building in Florence, South Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C. — LDJ Global Strategies will develop a 200,200-square-foot speculative logistics center in Florence. The facility will feature 32-foot clear ceiling heights, 56 dock doors, 353 parking spaces and four drive-ins. The new building will be situated within the 28-acre Pee Dee Touchstone Energy Industrial Park, which is located 70 miles from the Georgetown Port and 110 miles from the Charleston and Wilmington ports. CBRE will handle leasing efforts for the …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $48.4M Sale of Seniors Housing Portfolio in Upstate South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the $48.4 million sale of a seniors housing portfolio in Upstate South Carolina. Atlas Senior Living acquired the three-property portfolio totaling 198 units in metro Greenville. The assets include Spring Park, a 66-unit community constructed in 2014 in Travelers Rest; Fairview Park, a 66-unit community delivered in 2015 in Simpsonville; and Oakview Park, a 66-unit community built in 2016 in Powdersville. Paul Carr, David Kliewer and …

JLL Arranges $49M Sale of New Multifamily Property in Metro Charlotte

FORT MILL, S.C. — JLL has arranged the $49 million sale of Beckett Farms, a 280-unit apartment community located at 1111 Gennett Circle in Fort Mill, a suburb of Charlotte in South Carolina. PRG Real Estate purchased the asset from the developer, Miller-Valentine Group. Built along Interstate 77 in 2018, Beckett Farms features a clubhouse, fire pits, pocket parks and play lawns, fitness center and a saltwater/mineral pool with sun shelves and private cabanas. Units average 1,026 square feet …

Bedding Supplier Renews, Expands Industrial Lease to 236,843 SF in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Soft-Tex International Inc., a global pillow and bedding supplier, has expanded its lease in North Charleston to fully occupy a 236,843-square-foot warehouse at 3191 Ashley Phosphate Road, about 15 miles north of the Port of Charleston. This is the fourth expansion in North Charleston for the Waterford, N.Y.-based company since 2013, when it occupied just 25,000 square feet of industrial space. Alan Bolduc, Courtney Marous, and Kathleen Isola of Avison Young …

Domino’s Pizza Signs 68,000 SF Lease for New Industrial Facility in West Columbia, South Carolina

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Domino’s Pizza has signed a 68,000-square-foot lease for a new processing and distribution facility in West Columbia. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of this year. Domino’s plans to add 75 jobs to the area. Hiring is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of this year, with the facility being delivered in the second quarter of 2020. Ken Ashley, John Wilkinson and Whitney Hembree of Cushman & Wakefield, along with Lee Warfield of Cushman …

NorthMarq Arranges $14M Refinancing for Office Property in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. — NorthMarq Capital has arranged a $14 million bridge loan for the refinancing of 1600 Williams Street Office, a 140,000-square-foot office building in Columbia. The building once served as the South Carolina headquarters for BellSouth, and will now be leased to both Aflac and AT&T. Will James of NorthMarq’s Atlanta office arranged the loan on behalf of the undisclosed borrower. The loan was structured with a two-year, interest-only term through an undisclosed …

Automotive Glass Manufacturer to Open 182,000 SF Processing Center in Upstate South Carolina

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — Fuyao North America Inc., a subsidiary of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., will open a processing center in Fountain Inn, a city in South Carolina’s Upstate region. The company is planning to invest $16.1 million that is expected to create 70 new jobs. The Fuyao Group has been making automotive glass since 1987. The new facility will be located at 110 Milacron Drive, about 20 miles south of downtown Greenville, and will span 182,000 square feet. The …

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