Member News | January 21-25

CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS TODD AVANT TO RICHLAND COUNTY’S TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, SC (January 25, 2013) Todd Avant, Chief Executive Officer of NAI Avant, was appointed by Columbia City Council to Richland County’s Transportation Oversight Committee. The 15-member Transportation Penny Advisory Committee (TPAC) will serve as a citizen “watchdog” group as Richland County embarks on a $1.07 billion initiative to improve roads, bus service, sidewalks, bike lanes and nature trails. Improvements will be made with proceeds from a local sales tax approved by voters November 6th. The citizen group will make recommendations to the council on the order of projects and keep tabs on progress, making quarterly reports to the public.

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NAI AVANT BROKERS SALE WITH NASON MEDICAL CENTER, CHARLESTON, SC

Charleston, SC (January 24, 2013) David Grubbs, Managing Principal of NAI Avant’s Charleston Office, along with Thomas Otis, CCIM, Senior Broker, recently represented Nason Medical Center in the purchase of 2030 Wambaw Creek in Charleston, South Carolina. The 22,262 square foot former Tidelands Bank sold for $1,295,000. Nason Medical plans to use the facility for administrative offices.

NAI AVANT EXPANDS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND LEASING PORTFOLIO ON THE PENINSULA, CHARLESTON, SC

Charleston, SC (January 22, 2013) David Grubbs, Managing Principal of NAI Avant’s Charleston Office is pleased to report the firm recently took on the property management and leasing assignment for the King & Queen Building at 145 King Street in Charleston, SC. Along with David Grubbs, Thomas Otis, CCIM, Senior Broker with NAI Avant will handle the leasing and Scott Peevy, Property Manager, will oversee the day-to-day property management. The property, a 59,000 square foot professional office building, boasts a 98 percent occupancy and is located in the heart of the peninsula at the intersection of King and Queen Streets.

“We are pleased to take on this new assignment. The King & Queen Building enjoys a premier location along downtown Charleston’s most desirable street. It is only steps away from the state and federal courts and city and county offices. We are currently exploring potential interior and exterior building renovations and enhancements which we anticipate commencing later this year,” stated Grubbs.

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Contact: David Grubbs, Managing Principal, Charleston Office, 843-814-6111, or dgrubbs@naiavant.com

SOLD: FORMER PLANTATION FEDERAL, HIGHWAY 17 BYPASS, MURRELLS INLET, SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston, SC (January 23, 2013) Thomas Otis, CCIM, Senior Broker with NAI Avant, recently represented the seller in the sale of a 5,000 square foot former Plantation Federal bank branch on 1.01 acres. The property, located off Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, was acquired by Bank of North Carolina. The transaction was valued at $800,000.

Contact: David Grubbs, Managing Principal, Charleston Office, 843-814-6111, or dgrubbs@naiavant.com

NAI AVANT CONSUMMATES $2 MILLION LEASE AT CAROLINA RESEARCH PARK, COLUMBIA, SC

COLUMBIA, SC (January 25, 2013) Four members of NAI Avant’s Office Brokerage Team, recently facilitated a lease with Unitrends at Carolina Research Park. Jeff Hein, SIOR and Roger Winn, represented Unitrends and Paul Hartley, SIOR and Macon Lovelace represented the landlord. Unitrends expanded its space and renewed its lease at 7 Technology Circle leasing approximately 25,500 square feet of space.

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Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or bharper@naiavant.com

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

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