News Construction begins on South End’s 2825 South office and retail development

Nov 10, 2021
Construction begins on South End’s 2825 South office and retail development

Charlotte, NC – November 10, 2021 – Marsh Properties and Aston Properties have announced the kickoff for construction of 2825 South, a six-story, Class-A office, and retail building in South End. Site work begins this month, and the building will be ready for tenant upfits in spring 2023.

The development is located on South Boulevard at Elmhurst and Marsh Roads and totals more than 138,000 SF with approximately 20,000 SF of ground-level space available for retail and restaurants. Four floors of office space sit atop a structured parking deck, allowing for gorgeous city views from the building’s corner balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. The development also offers naming and highly visible signage opportunities for major tenants in South End, the region’s most popular live-work-play destination.

“We are excited to add an office component to our Sedgefield redevelopment. The success of the adjacent Harris Teeter grocery, the popular restaurants and retail like Waterman, Core 704, and Green Brothers, along with The Edge, our new multi-family development, clearly indicates our location delivers an ideal spot to attract talent and enjoy everything that South End has to offer,” said Jamie McLawhorn, President of Marsh Properties.

In addition to developing and handling retail leasing for the project, Aston Properties will occupy 10,000 SF of office space at 2825 South. The project’s general contractor, Samet Corporation, has leased 15,000 SF, leaving 93,000 SF of office space available. The building’s flexible floorplates can accommodate both full-floor and multi-tenant scenarios.

“Clearly South End is a tremendously popular destination, and 2825 South is ready to capture that demand. 2825 South is unique to South End, with well-respected, local ownership that has thoughtfully designed every aspect of the boutique development,” said Rhea Greene, Partner at Trinity Partners. “One of its biggest benefits is the location – it allows tenants to have easy commutes and access to amenities without dealing with the traffic in the heart of South End.” Greene and Trinity Partners’ Chase Merkel handle office leasing for the project.

LS3P, the building’s architect, designed 2825 South to speak to current and future work trends. Building features include:

2825 South’s ground-level retail features signature restaurant space with indoor and outdoor seating, prominent visibility along South Boulevard, and convenient pedestrian access. Prospective retailers will also benefit from the office tenancy that will provide an on-site customer base.

“Aston is thrilled to continue its partnership with Marsh Properties in the development of 2825 South. In addition to becoming our new headquarters, we are particularly enthusiastic about the uniqueness and quality of the retailers we’re in active discussions with for this building,” said George Dewey, President and CEO of Aston Properties. Aston’s Lauren Hansen handles retail leasing for the project.

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Marsh Properties has been positively influencing the heritage of the Charlotte community since 1926 when 26-year-old North Carolina native Lex Marsh built his first multi-family residence. The family-owned company continues to exceed the standards of the real estate industry by focusing on superior craftsmanship and progressive concepts in various new developments across the Charlotte market. In Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas, Marsh Properties has developed and maintained iconic landmark communities and currently owns and manages nearly 2,000 residences, as well as neighborhood shopping centers and office buildings throughout the Queen City.

For 40 years, Aston Properties has built an impeccable reputation in the retail real estate industry across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. This reputation has been earned through the skills and dedication of Aston Properties’ people and is manifested in client success. Our reputation is built on honoring commitments and respecting relationships. Aston Properties is known by employees, business partners, lenders, tenants and contractors alike for performance, reliability and integrity. We remain true to our vision of improving the quality of shopping experiences through responsible retail development and best practices in property leasing and management.

Trinity Partners is a full-service commercial real estate firm serving corporate users and institutional owners throughout the United States, with ten service lines ranging from landlord and tenant representation to property management and investment sales. They are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, best-in-class performance, and respected team of commercial real estate professionals, who are directly responsible for the company’s success and collaborative culture. The firm currently leases and/or manages over 22 million square feet of office, industrial, mixed-use, and retail space across the region through their four offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.