LRC Properties Acquires 1.1 MSF Industrial Asset in North Charleston for $42M

by Camren Skelton

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — LRC Properties has acquired Leeds Park, a 1.1 million-square-foot industrial complex located at 4500 Leeds Ave. in North Charleston, for $42 million. Dexter Rumsey, Shep Benjamin and Andie Edmonds of NAI Charleston arranged the transaction on behalf of LRC Properties. Amherst Capital Management provided debt financing for the acquisition and future renovations. The seller was not disclosed. Leeds Park is located on 72 acres off Interstate 526, near the Port of Charleston, Charleston International Airport and Boeing’s manufacturing facility. The center offers office, manufacturing and flex space and features a water treatment plant, air compressors, large electrical capacity, conditioned space and more than 1,200 parking spaces. At the time of sale, the property was 75 percent leased to tenants including MAHLE, American Axle & Manufacturing, Cumming, the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Limestone College. LRC plans to invest approximately $15 million in infrastructure and aesthetic improvements, including a new façade on part of the building, added amenities and a new entrance, signage and landscaping. In addition, LRC will renovate roughly 40,000 to 50,000 square feet of office space to Class A standards and another 150,000 square feet of industrial space to create needed flex/industrial space. Interior and exterior work is expected to begin sometime next year.

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