Lingerfelt CommonWealth Acquires Two Office Towers in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

Press Release | Dec 21, 2016

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (December 21, 2016) – Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners, LLC today announced the acquisition of One Liberty Square and Two Liberty Square, a pair of office towers in downtown Greenville, SC.

The Liberty Square towers, located at 55 and 77 Beattie Place, are in the heart of Greenville’s revitalized and thriving business district.  The buildings total 445,612 square feet and are currently 81% occupied to a diverse tenant base anchored by Resurgent Capital, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, Gallivan, White & Boyd, Dority & Manning, Commerce Club, among others.  One and Two Liberty Square were constructed in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and received extensive multimillion dollar renovations in 2006 and 2014.

Over the past few years, Greenville’s downtown has become one of the Upstate’s most popular destinations and has accumulated a variety of awards and accolades.  The New York Times called Greenville “a national model for a pedestrian-friendly city center” and Livability ranked it one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country.

“We have been evaluating Greenville and the greater Upstate area for several years,” said Ryan Lingerfelt, President and CIO of Lingerfelt CommonWealth.  “Greenville continues to show strengthening fundamentals, particularly downtown which has experienced seven consecutive years of positive net absorption, strong rental rate growth, and low vacancy rates.”

“The Liberty Square acquisition fits perfectly within our value-added strategy of acquiring high quality real estate in strong secondary and tertiary markets like Greenville,” Lingerfelt added.  “The occupancy rate of the towers is expected to drop to approximately 70% after a larger tenant vacates nearly 50,000 square feet, thereby allowing us the unique opportunity to go to market offering some of the largest and most attractive blocks of space in downtown Greenville where vacancy rates continue to decline and new supply is limited.”

Lingerfelt CommonWealth will operate the assets via its vertically integrated operating platform. Commonwealth Commercial Partners, the Company’s property management affiliate, will handle all aspects of the day-to-day asset and property management. CBRE will continue to handle the leasing and marketing.

ABOUT LINGERFELT COMMONWEALTH PARTNERS

Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners, headquartered in Richmond, Va., is a vertically integrated, full-service real estate investment management firm with additional offices in Nashville, Tenn.; Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla., Greensboro, N.C.; and Hampton Roads, Va. Together with its predecessors in the private sector and public REIT sector, its partners have built, acquired and managed nearly 20 million square-feet of commercial real estate valued at approximately $2 billion across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Learn more at www.lingerfeltcommonwealth.com

CONTACTS:

Kenneth S. Strickler
Managing Director – Acquisitions & Asset Management
Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners
804-433-1809
kstrickler@lingerfeltcommonwealth.com

J. Ryan Lingerfelt
President & Chief Investment Officer
Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners
804-270-0015
rlingerfelt@lingerfeltcommonwealth.com