101 Independence Center Charlotte

HFF Brokers $107.8M Sale of Office Tower in Downtown Charlotte

by John Nelson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — HFF has brokered the $107.8 million sale of 101 Independence Center, a 565,694-square-foot, Class A office tower in downtown Charlotte. The 20-story tower is located at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets, roughly two blocks from the CTC Lynx light rail station, and is connected to the adjacent Charlotte Center City Marriott hotel. Built in 2001, the building features a concierge, food court, restaurants, three-story atrium and three-story underground parking garage. The property was 82.2 percent leased at the time of sale to office and retail tenants such as Bank of America; Northeastern University; Clifton Larson Allen LLP; G4S Solutions; Grier Furr and Crisp PA; Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson; Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP; Newk’s Eatery; Starbucks Coffee; Uptown Sundries; Subway; Tin Tin Box & Noodles and Showman’s. Ryan Clutter, Zachary Drozda, Kelly Kuykendall and Ryan Eklund of HFF represented the seller, KBS Real Estate Investment Trust, and its asset manager, Gramercy Property Trust Inc. A joint venture between LRC Properties and an undisclosed capital source purchased 101 Independence Center free and clear of existing debt.

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