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Blythewood Project Will Offer Class A Space, ‘Green’ Certification

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August 12, 2008

By JEFF WILKINSON – The State

Michigan firm Kirco will break ground today on a 184,000-square-foot speculative industrial building in the Carolina Pines industrial park in Blythewood.

The building is expected to help stem the lack of Class A industrial space in the Columbia area, said Ryan Hyler, director of research and marketing for Colliers Keenan, which is marketing the project.

The facility is believed to be the first LEED certified or “green” industrial building in South Carolina and the first LEED certified speculative industrial building in the Carolinas, Kirco officials said.

“We see this as the next generation of Class A industrial space,” Kirco executive vice president Dean Kiriluk said.

Columbia has one of the tightest industrial vacancy rates in the country at 2.4 percent, Hyler said. Kirco’s facility will l be the first large-scale Class A space to be built “in a few years,” he said.

“There is a lack of new product being built in the market,” Hyler said. “The demand is there.”

This building is different from others in the market, Kiriluk said, because it should qualify for LEED certification.

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