Equator Capital to Convert Vacant Shopping Mall to Office Space in Raleigh-Durham
MORRISVILLE, N.C. — Equator Capital Management will redevelop the vacant Morrisville Outlet Mall in Morrisville into a 245,000-square-foot office campus. Knighthead Funding LLC provided the developer with a $34 million construction loan that features a 24-month non-recourse period. Gensler designed the office campus to include extensive use of glass walls, some as high as 30 feet. Common area upgrades will include a new surfaced parking lot, landscaped courtyards with outdoor seating, turf yoga lawn, bocce court and new signage. Lighting and drainage around the 25-acre property will also be improved. Situated at 1001 Airport Blvd., the new office campus is located two miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of downtown Durham and 13 miles west of downtown Raleigh. Construction is expected to begin immediately, with delivery slated for spring 2020.