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Jun
28

Clemson Area Self Storage Facility Sold

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clemson central storageZiff Properties, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Clemson Central Storage, a 52,081-square-foot self-storage facility in Central, SC, adjacent to Clemson University’s campus. The property was purchased for $3.8 million. Ziff Properties plans to add an additional 33,600-square-foot building near the front of the property consisting of 238 storage units and a new management office. The finished product will be a Class A climate and non-climate controlled self-storage facility.

Ziff Properties’ Chief Operating Officer and Director of Acquisitions, Christian Chamblee says, “Proximity to Clemson University’s campus and extremely high barriers to entry made this property attractive for investment. We are excited to set our expansion plans into motion and provide the Clemson community with a Class A storage facility.”

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Mar
11

Clemson’s Campus View Student Housing Sold

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campusview clemsonARA Newmark has arranged the sale of two student housing facilities in Texas and South Carolina.

Properties include The Hype, a 430-bed property located near Baylor University in Waco; and Campus View, a 355-bed property located near Clemson University in Clemson. Ryan Lang of ARA Newmark represented the seller, McAlister Development, in the Campus View transaction and the undisclosed seller in The Hype transaction.

Campus View was acquired by Columbus Nova in a partnership with Coastal Ridge Real Estate, and is comprised of 107 fully-furnished units. Amenities at the complex include 10,500 square feet of on-site retail, a pool, sun deck, fitness center and entertainment facilities.

The Hype is comprised of 200 units, and features amenities including a resort-style swimming pool and hot tub, cabanas, water and sand volleyball, an outdoor theater, gas grills, an outdoor fire pit, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, an off-leash dog park and a five-acre play scape with hammocks and an organic garden.

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Dec
01

Upstate Building Permits on the Rise

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building-permitThere were more residential than commercial building permits issued in the third quarter in the Upstate, according to a report by Knoxville, Tenn-based Market Edge. The majority of the permits were issued in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. The report classified the Upstate as the counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg.

Gary Splawn, permits administrator for Spartanburg County, said the number of permits issued depends on the time of the year.

“We usually see the numbers increase in the spring and continue strong through the summer,” he said. “And most of what we’re seeing in terms of residential permits are individual homeowners getting permits for additions to their homes.”

Eric Vinson, director of planning and code compliance for Greenville County, said the same process can be seen in Greenville County.

“The housing permits are definitely cyclical in nature, as we typically have higher levels of construction in the second and third quarters,” he said. “We have seen more residential renovation which explains the higher overall permit numbers.”

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Oct
19

Clemson Student Housing Development Sold

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pineherstNAI Avant Senior Investment Broker, Dail Longaker, represented Pineherst, LLC in the sale of the recently developed Pineherst Student Apartments in Clemson, SC.

The 24-unit, 96-bed, walk-to-campus development was 100% leased prior to completion of construction and sold for $8,175,000. All units are four-bedroom, 4-bath and the development was completed in 2015.

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May
27

$8 Million Condo-Hotel Planned in Clemson

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clemson abernathyThe Abernathy, a 41-unit condominium hotel, will be built near Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium. Tom Winkopp Realtor-Developer LLC announced construction would begin in fall on the $8 million project, with completion expected prior to the start of the 2016 football season.

Winkopp said the fully furnished condos, located along S.C. Highway 93 near the intersection of Centennial Boulevard, will provide an opportunity for “true Tiger fans to stay and tailgate one block from the rock,” referring to Howard’s Rock at the east end of the stadium.

“It’s as close to the stadium as it can be without being on campus,” Winkopp said. The hotel is named after former Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy, who passed away in 2012.

“He and I were friends for years. He was always very helpful to me, as well as my family,” Winkopp said. “This project embodies what he was all about: Tourism and our favorite hobby, Clemson football.

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Apr
07

Multiple Clemson Student Housing Developments Underway

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student housingWith an increase in student population predicted for the next several years at Clemson University, development activity in the city of Clemson is booming. The university’s 6,183 beds on campus remain consistently full, prompting students to seek off-campus housing. Add in services to accommodate those students as well as the growing city, and it’s easy to see why developers are responding.

Todd Steadman, the city of Clemson’s codes administrator, said that between the projects that are under construction or are in the permitting process, he expects a $130 million investment by the end of this year. “It’s the combination of a perfect storm with interest rates lower and demand for student housing. It’s unprecedented growth, both in terms of dollar amount and growth for the city,” he said.

Here’s a glimpse at just a few of the projects in the city of Clemson.

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Mar
13

More Student Housing for Clemson

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college housingWant Chinese? Head over to Asian Delight in the Clemson Shopping Center on U.S. 76. In the mood for Mexican? Monterrey is just a few steps away. Or maybe you’re hankering for a quick hot dog or two with some ‘tater chips. Skins is open for business around the corner. But not for long.

Those restaurants and 10 other businesses ranging from a scuba shop to a medical infusion center have been given orders to get out by April 18.

The 1960’s vintage shopping center, which came into being when shopping centers were the new thing and once boasted an A&P grocery store, a Garrett’s clothing store and a variety store called Mack’s, will be gone soon. In its place will rise a housing project with rooms for 494 Clemson students, two swimming pools, two sand volleyball courts, and a bocce ball court. It will also have space for a restaurant and offices for the company that will be managing the site.

Unless City Council doesn’t go along with the recommendation of the city’s Planning Commission.

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Nov
13

Five Story Clemson Development Approved

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The city Board of Architectural Review approved revised plans Tuesday for developer Tom Winkopp’s proposed Dukes Centre project, despite objections from neighboring residents.

The proposed five-story, 155,000-square-foot mix of retail and residential space at 386 College Ave. would include a six-story parking building. Project opponents previously asked the city to stop the review board from hearing Winkopp’s request. Virginia Carner, a Clemson resident, read a letter addressed to City Council into the record last week at a council meeting. The letter stated the review board acted improperly in planning to review Winkopp’s proposed changes.

“Rather than wait for a decision of the court … Mr. Winkopp submitted another application to the BAR for final review of new alterations to the Dukes Centre project. …What is the rush?” Carner read.

Winkopp has filed a motion requesting that Judge Letitia Verdin suspend current legal proceedings against his project on the grounds that design changes made to the Dukes Centre will render the group’s lawsuit moot, Carner said. The citizen group had asked the judge to rule on its lawsuit before any design changes are approved.

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Oct
20

Student Housing: It’s all About the Timing

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Up to 100 students were left homeless Friday after the apartment complex they were told would be open failed to pass inspection, according to city officials and the developer of the private off-campus project.

The students, who originally expected to move into the Clemson Lofts in August, have been staying in hotels around town while the builder worked to bring the apartments up to code. Many of them were told Friday that they had to be out by the weekend, said Clemson psychology major Carley Meadows, who had been staying at Hampton Inn.

“We thought we were going to be homeless at checkout time today,” she said. She was among the lucky 45 students who were able to move into the Lofts after the city, at the last minute, approved temporary occupancy permits for two buildings

More than 100 students who hoped to move into three other buildings were unable to do so because they hadn’t been brought up to code, according to John Hoover, manager of Clemson Lofts.

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Oct
13

Clemson to Complete $96 Million Project by 2016

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Clemson University’s ongoing $96 million core campus project, which will demolish and replace three major buildings in the middle of the school’s campus, has a 2016 completion date, according to the project’s architecture firm.

The 700-bed project will include 179,000 square feet of residential space, 76,000 square feet of dining space and 5,000 square feet of academic space for a total 260,000 square feet.

The facility will be used as the new home for the 400-student Calhoun Honors College and will include central lounge space, study rooms, a library space, a grand hall and two classroom spaces, according to the university’s project page.

The project was approved by Clemson University’s Board of Trustees and the S.C. Budget and Control Board earlier this year, and is part of the university’s 20-year housing master plan, which includes replacing aging buildings that are functionally or financially obsolete.

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Aug
21

Patrick Square Announces New Town Center Tenants

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Patrick Square LLC has announced that four additional local businesses will be leasing space in the Patrick Square Town Center. All tenants are planning to open for business this fall in conjunction with the opening of Rick Erwin’s – Clemson.

  • Greer State Bank Mortgage has leased a 760 square foot space at 133 Thomas Green Boulevard, Suite 204, Clemson, SC. Art Wray has been named Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer for this office.
  • Alex Vassey, a Certified Financial PlannerTM with Financial Dynamics will open a second location in a 528 square foot space at 133 Thomas Green Boulevard, Suite 201. Financial Dynamics is an independent investment firm providing financial planning and strategies.
  • Cheryl Aaron, Esq. of Aaron & Aaron Attorneys at Law will be leasing a 656 square foot space at 133 Thomas Green Boulevard, Suite 202. Cheryl will specialize in real estate law at their newest location in Patrick Square.
  • Jacob and Jenny Dean, owners of Jacob Dean Photography, will relocate their office and studio space to 133 Thomas Green Boulevard, Suite 205.

Patrick Square is the first community of its kind in the Clemson Area, a 173-acre traditional development that blends historical architecture and green building in a pedestrian-friendly environment. “Patrick Square continues to attract families and local businesses serving the Clemson area,” said Chris Hodge, Town Center Manager. “We believe that we will continue to see growth as businesses and individuals realize the value and significance of being strategically located in this Traditional Neighborhood Development community.”

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Jun
24

Upstate SC a Leader for Foreign Direct Investment

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Today, the Brookings Institution released a first-ever metro-level analysis of foreign direct investment’s role in the Upstate’s regional economy as part of its Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. The report analyzes the types of foreign-owned businesses located in the area, outlines the region’s sources of foreign investment and demonstrates the number of jobs supported locally by foreign direct investment (FDI).

The report finds that among the largest 100 metropolitan areas, Greenville ranks 23rd for share of jobs in foreign-owned enterprises (FOEs) at 6.1 percent.

The report also finds that among all 366 metropolitan areas:

  • Spartanburg ranks 3rd for share of jobs in FOEs, at 18.0 percent (behind Columbus, IN and Kokomo, IN)
  • Anderson ranks 7th for share of jobs in FOEs, at 13.4 percent
  • Greenville ranks 67th for share of jobs in FOEs, at 6.1 percent

Among the country’s 616 micropolitan areas:

  • Gaffney ranks 11th for share of jobs in FOEs, at 23.6 percent
  • Greenwood ranks 22nd for share of jobs in FOEs, at 14.5 percent
  • Seneca ranks 38th for share of jobs in FOEs, at 11.7 percent
  • Union ranks 90th for share of jobs in FOEs, at 7.5 percent

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Apr
24

Mixed Use Development Planned for Clemson

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Pacolet-Milliken Enterprises Inc. has agreed with the city of Clemson to jointly develop a master plan for 180 acres the investment company owns along U.S. Highway 76 in Clemson. The tract is between the Milliken Finishing Plant and Old Stone Church Road.

Clemson officials will pay one-third of the projected $75,000 cost of the master plan, which City Administrator Rick Cotton said Wednesday will involve “public input on the front end” of what likely will become a mixed-use development over the next decade.

John Montgomery, the Spartanburg company’s vice president of real estate, said the parties have agreed that a master plan is the best approach and will likely lead to a mix of single-family homes, apartments, commercial, retail and green spaces.

“We are excited to be a partner with the city,” Montgomery said.

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Mar
14

Clemson Retirement Community Expanding

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Clemson Downs Retirement Community plans to invest $9 million in a new facility and facility expansion at its 38-acre campus in Clemson, according to a news release.

The $9 million project has two components. One is a new two-story facility with 32 private rooms The other is the expansion of an existing nursing facility with 16 private rooms and event space. The project is slated for completion by the end of the year.

“People who experience the effects of cognitive decline respond best to a specialized environment that addresses that challenges they face each day,” said Clemson Downs Executive Director Dr. John LeHeup. “There is a great need in our area for a focused approach to all details of a patient’s care, from accommodations and food service to exercise and special program considerations.”

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Jan
17

Rick Erwin Announces New Clemson Restaurant

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Rick Erwin has announced plans to open his fourth restaurant, and his  first restaurant venture in the Clemson market.

Construction of the 12,000 square foot mixed use building, which will include the ground floor restaurant, is scheduled to begin in March for a fall 2014 completion. Located at the corner of Thomas Green Blvd. and Market St. the building will anchor the Patrick Square Town Center along with Clemson University’s OLLI facility.

The Rick Erwin Dining Group has found tremendous success in downtown Greenville with the West End Grille, Nantucket Seafood and Deli & Market. Rick’s restaurants are known for a warm and inviting ambiance paired with spectacular food and extensive wine selection.

Patrick Square is the first community of its kind in the Clemson Area, a 173-acre traditional development that blends historical architecture and green building in a pedestrian friendly environment. At the heart of Patrick Square is the Town Center, which features a variety of shopping, dining, professional services and centers for learning. Everything is within an easy walk of a growing residential base that includes single-family, condominium and townhomes.

 

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