China Tobacco International Enjoying Tea in Their New Headquarters at Capital Center

Molly Carroll

Capital Center - Common Area Refresh China Tobacco International, China’s national tobacco company, has leased 4,970 SF on the second floor of Raleigh’s Capital Center after an extensive search in the Triangle. Trinity Partners’ Esther Austin brokered the deal on behalf of the Landlord, Trinity Capital Advisors and The Dilweg Companies.

“I’ll miss having hot tea with President Madam Liang and Ed,” Austin said. Ed Brown with NAI Carolantic Realty represented CTI in their office search. “I truly enjoyed the entire experience, learning about CTI’s business and culture. Having them here at Capital Center is a vote of confidence in both our building and our state’s farmers.”

The seven-story Capital Center is 157,020 SF of Class A space prominently located between West Raleigh and Cary just off of Jones Franklin Road and I-440, easily accessible from all over the Triangle. Set on 10 acres of a park-like setting, Capital Center features a terraced fountain surrounded by seating, walking trails, and lake.

Trinity Partners and Austin have leased the building since 2012, when it was 60% occupied. It’s now 91% occupied.

“We’ve worked hard to enhance Capital Center, so welcoming new tenants and watching the market take notice is especially satisfying,” said Austin. “We worked with Trinity’s Construction Services to complete a gorgeous lobby renovation and modern pre-built office suites that allowed tenants to move in immediately, and those improvements have resonated with tenants.”