The Greenville Chamber of Commerce building at 24 Cleveland St. has sold, and the Chamber is relocating its headquarters to Riverplace at 550 S. Main St. to occupy 9,200 square feet above Halls Chophouse.
“After nearly five decades in our Cleveland Street facility, we are thrilled to integrate the Chamber’s headquarters into Greenville’s core business district as we keep our vision future- focused,” said Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber President & CEO. “This move positions the Chamber for success in many areas, primarily ensuring we are able to focus our resources on programs and initiatives that directly impact our Investors.”
In January 2018, the Chamber announced its selection of Colliers International as broker for the sale of the building as well as tenant representation for the new location. The disposition and selection process were led by the Chamber’s Facilities Committee, comprised by 10 Upstate business and community leaders, chaired by Rich Hagins, Chamber board chair-elect.
The Facilities Committee first convened in May 2017 and collaborated with numerous experts including architects, contractors, space planners and bankers to thoroughly vet all real estate options.
The committee determined five key objectives which directed the process:
1. Ensure Chamber Investor resources are utilized for mission-centric initiatives
2. Strengthen the Chamber’s financial position
3. Reinforce the Chamber brand and reflect the future of Greenville’s business community
4. Provide a work environment for Chamber staff that aligns with “best place to work” goal
5. Become part of Greenville’s core business district
“As we close this chapter on Cleveland Street, the facilities committee and entire Chamber team are confident the new location will advance our mission and vision, while providing a new, cutting-edge Chamber experience for the business community,” said Phillip Kilgore, Chamber board chair. “We look forward to capitalizing on this opportunity to build a space that keeps our employees and investors engaged, valued and connected.”
While significantly smaller than the Chamber’s previous location, the new offices will align with the Chamber’s goals to have a more collaborative and efficient work environment and be more centrally located in the CBD.
The move into the 5th floor of Riverplace, owned by Hughes Development Corporation, will take place upon completion of an extensive renovation led by Greenville-based design firm DP3 and general contractor Mitchell Contract Interiors.
conceptual renderings of the 550 S. Main St. interior by DP3 Architects
The Colliers team of Taylor Allen and Brantley Anderson worked with the Chamber to find the new location that was not on the market. They ultimately combined several suites and multiple tenants were relocated to keep all of the Chamber’s space on one floor.
The 24 Cleveland St. building is now under the ownership of Greenville-based commercial real estate and development firms Pintail Capital Partners and Fox Commercial Properties, along with local law firm Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey LLC.
The Chamber will lease back the building from the new owners while its Main Street location is undergoing renovations.
The new ownership group is also collaborating with DP3 Architects to significantly enhance the 23,000-square-foot building’s interior as well as exterior facade. Work is expected to begin this fall.
Bannister, Wyatt, & Stalvey will relocate their offices to occupy the north side of the building, while Pintail and Fox plan to occupy the south side of the building. An additional 3,600 square feet of collaborative office space will be available for lease.
“We are passionate about the opportunity to revitalize a building positioned strategically between downtown Greenville and the Cancer Survivors Park. Particularly exciting are the investments currently under way at the Bohemian Hotel and Camperdown projects, both in close proximity to this location,” said Stuart Wyeth, co-founder at Pintail Capital Partners.