News Trinity Partners Welcomes Northeastern University to 101 Independence Center

Oct 31, 2011

Trinity Partners is pleased to help Northeastern University celebrate the grand opening of the institution’s Charlotte satellite campus in 101 Independence Center. The University leased 12,871 SF on the 12th floor of the building to serve as office and classroom space, as well as 2,028 SF of street-level retail space to help effectively and proactively market the the school’s programs and courses of study.

“For us, it’s critical to be at the heart of Charlotte’s business community to attract students and have a visual brand presence,” said Charlotte Executive Officer & Regional Dean, Cheryl Richards, Ph. D. “101 Independence Center is the only building that allows us to accomplish both, giving us prime presence on Trade and Tryon, the region’s most important and visible intersection.”

101 Independence Center is a 20 story, 498,419 square foot office tower located on the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets in the heart of downtown Charlotte. Originally built in 1984, the building was acquired by Gramercy Capital Corp. in 2006. 101 Independence Center is attached to the Marriott Hotel and features a number of lobby-level restaurants and shops (including Starbucks, Newks, Showmars, Tin Tin and Subway) and is connected to the food court in the Ivey’s Building. Approximately 100,000 square feet of contiguous high-rise office space remains available for lease on floors 11-15.

Charles Jonas of Trinity Partners represented the landlord in the transaction, and David Dorsch of Cassidy Turley represented the Northeastern University. Trinity Partners’ Project Manager Sherrie Chaffin coordinated and managed the upfit for the University.