BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — Magnus Development Partners has broken ground on Access 77, a 210,600-square-foot speculative industrial facility in Blythewood. Situated within Northpoint Industrial Park, the building will feature a minimum 32-foot clear height; 54-foot by 50-foot bay spacing with a 60-foot speed bay; a 130-foot-deep truck court; motion-detected LED lighting; trailer parking; 13 dock doors expandable to 52; and two drive-in doors. The design allows for both single- and multi-tenant uses. Chuck Salley, Dave Mathews, Thomas Beard and John Peebles of Colliers will handle leasing at the property. A construction timeline was not disclosed.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Core Spaces has acquired Clemson Lofts, a 233-unit, 641-bed student housing community in Clemson. GEM Realty Capital joined Core Spaces as equity partner, and KKR provided financing. The seller and price were not disclosed. Clemson Lofts is positioned directly north of Tiger Boulevard, which is the main entryway into Clemson University and includes the most popular retail and restaurants. The property is spread across 19 acres and includes 14 separate residential buildings and a clubhouse. The floor plans include one-bedroom through four-bedroom units, each fully furnished with modern furniture and appliances. Features include high-end finishes, spacious living areas and ample storage areas. The community also boasts a variety of amenities, including a resort-style pool and hot tub, fitness center, outdoor yoga space, dog park, communal clubhouse and private study rooms. Clemson Lofts was originally built in 2015, and amenity spaces and select unit renovations started in 2021. Core and GEM plan to renovate the remaining units in summer 2024. “The growth of our acquisitions platform is predicated on finding great communities in Tier 1 university markets,” says Brendan Miller, chief investment officer of student housing at Core Spaces. “We believe the value-creation opportunities at Clemson Lofts amidst …
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Rockefeller Group has broken ground on Spartanburg 221, a 1 million-square-foot speculative industrial facility located in Spartanburg. The 87.7-acre project will be situated off Highway 221 and approximately one mile northwest of the I-85 Exit 78 interchange. Spartanburg 221 will include 40-foot clear heights, 56- by 53-foot column spacing, up to 530 parking spaces and up to 237 trailer stalls. The design-build team includes architect Atlas Collaborative and general contractor Pattillo Construction. Campbell Lewis and Marcus Cornelius of CBRE are handling the leasing assignment. The duo is also leasing Rockefeller Group’s Duncan Logistics Center, a nearby 827,000-square-foot development that is nearing completion. The developer acquired the Spartanburg site last year and plans to deliver the facility in fourth-quarter 2024.
COVID-19 laid bare many problems inherent in offshore supply chains and spurred widespread interest in reshoring manufacturing to the United States. As companies and communities explore site selection and expansion opportunities, they should remember that manufacturing profitability often hinges on tax strategy. Staging a comeback For the first time in decades, industry and the public sector are working to make American manufacturing competitive in a rapidly changing global marketplace. The recent enactments of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act have directed billions of dollars into enhancing domestic manufacturing capacity. The semiconductor industry presents a high-profile case study. The United States holds 12 percent of the world’s semiconductor manufacturing capacity, eroded from 37 percent in 1990. The CHIPS Act’s $52 billion in federal funding is intended to strengthen domestic semiconductor manufacturing, design and research and reinforce the nation’s chip supply chains, fortifying the economy and national security along the way. Simultaneously, the United States is becoming a leading producer of electric vehicles and vehicle battery plants. Since 2021, announced U.S. investments in semiconductors and electronics exceed $166 billion, and announced U.S. investments in electric vehicles and battery manufacturing exceed $150 billion. Deciding where …
Glenstar Secures $38.2M Construction Financing for Phase I of Industrial Park in Gaffney, South Carolina
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Glenstar has secured $38.2 million in construction financing for the development of the first phase of an industrial park in Gaffney. CrossHarbor Capital Partners provided the financing. Upon completion, the property, which is being developed by Glenstar and capital partner Creek Lane Capital, will total 3.6 million square feet across five buildings. The first phase of the park, which has been dubbed Cherokee Commerce Center 85 (CCC-85), will comprise a 555,520-square-foot building expandable to 1.3 million square feet. The building, known as 2A, will feature 232 dock doors, four drive-in doors, 540 parking spaces and 452 trailer spaces. Completion is scheduled for fall 2024. Subsequent phases of CCC-85 will include four additional warehouses totaling 1.7 million; 252,270; 278,200; and 211,640 square feet, respectively. The project team includes general contractor The Conlan Co., architect Ware Malcomb and civil engineer SeamonWhiteside. John Montgomery, Garrett Scott, Brockton Hall and Dillon Swayngim of Colliers will manage leasing at the property on behalf of ownership.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dallas-based Dalfen Industrial has signed AERO Logistics to an 80,814-square-foot lease at Eastport Distribution Center in Charleston. The tenant, which supports refrigerated supply chain efforts for third-party logistics, freight forwarding and airline cargo users, signed the five-year lease. Kevin Coats and Lee Allen of JLL represented Dalfen in the lease negotiations. Eastport Distribution Center is situated near I-26 and within 2.5 miles from Charleston International Airport.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — New York City-based MCR has purchased Courtyard by Marriott North Charleston, a 138-room hotel located at 7465 Northside Drive in North Charleston. The four-story property represents MCR’s fourth hotel in South Carolina. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. Built in 2019, the hotel is situated near Charleston International Airport and features The Bistro restaurant and bar, a grab-and-go market, outdoor pool and fire pit, fitness center, 24-hour business center and 1,184 square feet of meeting space.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the $10.3 million sale of Tidal Bluff, a 30-unit single-family rental (SFR) residential community on Hilton Head Island. Built in 2003, the gated property is situated along tidal marshes with proximity to the beach, Publix, Harris Teeter and Starbucks. Louis Smart, Taylor Bird and Austin Green of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, Singerman Real Estate LLC, in the transaction. The buyer was an unnamed private investor.
GBT Realty Obtains $88M Construction Loan for Village at Carnes Crossroads Apartments in Metro Charleston
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Brentwood, Tenn.-based development firm GBT Realty Corp. has obtained an $88 million construction loan for The Village at Carnes Crossroads, a 306-unit multifamily community in Summerville. The property will be the latest multifamily component for the 2,300-acre Carnes Crossroads master-planned development in metro Charleston. Matt Stewart and Chip Sykes of JLL arranged the loan through Bank of America and Meta Real Estate Partners. The multifamily community will be situated directly across from The Marketplace at Carnes Crossroads, a Publix-anchored shopping center. Set to open first units in spring 2025, The Village at Carnes Crossroads will feature a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Amenities will include separate small- and large-breed dog parks, a resort-style saltwater pool with lounge deck, outdoor kitchen, club room with catering kitchen and golf stimulator, fitness complex and a coworking center, as well as 11,000 square feet of retail space. The design-build team includes architect Dynamik Design, civil engineer Thomas & Hutton and general contractor Samet Corp.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Harbor Group International (HGI) has acquired Artisan Carolina Forest, a 276-unit apartment community located in Myrtle Beach, for $64.4 million. Developed in 2022, the property is located directly off SC Highway 31. Amenities at Artisan Carolina Forest include a swimming pool with a TV lounge and cabanas, dog park, electrical vehicle charging stations, a fitness and yoga center and coworking and conference rooms. John Currin and Andrea Howard of Northmarq brokered the transaction. The seller was not disclosed.