Two New Tenants Sign Leases in Windsor/Aughtry’s Main@Broad Development
Greenville, SC - August 17, 2010 – Windsor/Aughtry Company today announced that Scott & Stringfellow and Aon Risk Solutions have signed long-term leases in the new Main@Broad development in downtown Greenville. Scott & Stringfellow, a regional brokerage and investment banking firm, will occupy 7,230 square-feet of office space on the fourth floor of the development. Aon Risk Solutions will occupy 3,213 square-feet of space on the development’s second floor.
As with all Main@Broad tenants, Scott & Stringfellow and Aon Risk Solutions will have access to other building amenities, including a third floor conference room, which is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art audio visual package of flat screen televisions, surround sound stereo, and a high definition, worldwide video conferencing system. The 1,000 square-foot conference room can seat up to 75 guests for meetings, luncheons or special events. Just off the conference room is a 1,000 square-foot porch overlooking Greenville’s bustling Main Street.
Jim Yarbrough, First Vice President at Scott & Stringfellow’s Greenville office, said the firm was attracted to Main@Broad for the development’s first-class property and location.
“I think it is a great location and we are looking forward to the positive energy that is associated with Main@Broad,” Yarbrough said. “More importantly though, I think that this is a commitment from Scott & Stringfellow to grow with Greenville and be a part of the fabric of this community for the long term. I think that the timing is good, especially given the cautious optimism we are seeing with regard to the economy. We are fortunate in Greenville to have excellent leadership as well as a cultural richness that springs in part from the diversity of population found here. We are glad to be a part of this community and to have the opportunity to take advantage of the many amenities Main@Broad will afford us as a company.”
Kevin Bryant, Resident Managing Director and head of Aon’s Greenville office, said that the environmental concessions made by the builders were a draw for his company.
“It is important to our company to be responsible stewards of our environment,” Bryant said. “The innovative solar hot water heating system integrated into this space was intriguing to us. Not to mention the ample space and location, which are in line with our company’s expansion goals.”
Charles Reyner, Broker In-Charge with Windsor/Aughtry, said the Main@Broad Development is leasing up quickly. “With these two commitments, Main@Broad has reached 50 percent capacity after having only been open three months,” Reyner said. “We are currently in talks with several other companies and anticipate additional commitments in the near future. The connectivity between the office building, a first class restaurant and bar, the hotel and parking garage create an energetic business synergy for office tenants and their guests. We believe Main@Broad is the best location in the state of South Carolina and are confident that our tenants will reap the benefits of our first-class amenities and location.”
About Scott & Stringfellow:
Since its founding in 1893 by Frederic William Scott & Charles S. Stringfellow, Jr., Scott & Stringfellow has operated as a full-service regional brokerage and investment banking firm serving individual, institutional, corporate, and municipal clients. Scott & Stringfellow has a longstanding commitment to developing lasting client relationships based on mutual trust and respect. For well over a century, its focus has been on providing comprehensive financial guidance and wealth planning to its valued clients. For more information on Scott & Stringfellow, visit http://www.scottandstringfellow.com.
Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its more than 36,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008 and 2009 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log on to http://www.aon.com.
Established in 1988, Windsor/Aughtry Company is a leading residential and commercial real estate development and brokerage firm headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. The Company has developed and sold more than 2,500 single-family homes in 40 master-planned communities in North and South Carolina. In commercial development, Windsor/Aughtry has acquired, constructed and expanded shopping centers and single tenant developments in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. These projects total over 1,000,000 square feet (GLA) and are anchored by major retailers. The company has developed in the Greenville, SC market and other parts of the Southeast for a number of retail tenants including BI-LO, Publix, Belk and CVS.
Among Windsor/Aughtry Company’s more diverse Greenville projects are the development of Poinsett Corners, a residential/commercial condominium project and parking facility in partnership with the City of Greenville; and the development of RiverHouse, a luxury residential development within RiverPlace. Additionally, the company developed Museum Bluffs, a two-phase condo project in Downtown Chattanooga, TN, a Hampton Inn and Hilton in The Vista area of downtown Columbia, SC, and a Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Gainesville, FL. Windsor/Aughtry Company’s portfolio of local hotel developments includes the Hampton Inn and Suites®/RiverPlace in downtown Greenville, the new Homewood Suites @ The Point and the Hampton Inn®/Greenville on Woodruff Road.