SYNCO Properties Acquires Historic Apartment Building in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina

by Camren Skelton

COLUMBIA, S.C. — SYNCO Properties has acquired the Tapp’s Building, a six-story apartment building located at 1644 Main St. in downtown Columbia. Capitol Places sold the asset, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, for an undisclosed price. Originally constructed in 1938, the Tapp’s Building was converted from a department store into 42 apartment units ranging in size from 760 to 2,205 square feet. The two lower levels of the building include 23,500 square feet of commercial space, and house the Tapp’s Arts Center. CBRE arranged a Fannie Mae loan to finance the acquisition. The new owners will invest more than $1.5 million in improvements to the property, including new elevators, exterior waterproofing, new common corridor finishes, creation of a rooftop amenity area and upgrades to all 42 unit interiors. SYNCO will continue to lease and manage the property.

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