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Collett Industrial breaking ground on Airport 85 Business Center, a 154,920-square-foot speculative industrial development


Colliers industrial brokerage team to handle leasing and marketing

Charlotte, NC – Collett Industrial announces that it has broken ground on a 154,920-square-foot industrial speculative development in Charlotte named Airport 85 Business Center. 

Colliers | Charlotte brokers Rob Speir, SIOR, Grant Miller, SIOR and Justin Smith, SIOR have been hired by Collett for brokerage and marketing services to bring distribution or manufacturing users to the development. 

The Class A building is located at 4250 Business Center Drive with a scheduled delivery date in the third quarter of 2022. It will feature 32-foot clear heights, 20 trailer parking spaces, 32 dock-high doors, an ESFR fire suppression system and LED lighting. This modern facility can accommodate tenants from 40,000 to 154,920 square feet in size. 

“Colliers is proud to partner with Collett Industrial on their newest speculative development in the Carolinas,” said Spier, Senior Director of Colliers | Charlotte. “This announcement is in response to the high demand for Class A space, and the market will respond well to Collett’s high-caliber industrial product.” 

Collett Industrial and Colliers | Charlotte are collaborating on this project with MCA Architecture, MDV Engineering, Vannoy Construction and Matthews Construction, all of which are Carolina-based companies with a strong history of delivering expertise in industrial development. 

Airport 85 Business Center is Collett Industrial’s third development in North Carolina after 73 Business Center in Greensboro and Mills River Industrial in Mills River. Additionally, the development company is breaking ground on two speculative industrial buildings totaling 519,500 square feet at Willimon Business Park in Greenville, SC, and planning a 210,600-square-foot speculative industrial building at Carolina Pines Industrial Park in Blythewood, SC.

“We’re excited to kick off this project at a time when industrial demand has reached unprecedented heights in the Charlotte market,” said Mike Robbe, Partner at Collett Industrial. “We’ve assembled a first-class team and believe this is the right building in the right location to serve the needs of today’s industrial users.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Collett Industrial is a development and acquisition platform focused on industrial properties in the southeastern U.S. Collett Industrial is a subsidiary of Collett, a full-service commercial real estate firm with expertise in development, property management, leasing, brokerage and tenant representation. Collett Industrial’s current portfolio consists of over 2 million square feet of completed or planned industrial space, focusing on distribution, light manufacturing and e-commerce related facilities. 

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Rob Speir

Senior Director | Industrial


Rob Speir specializes in industrial real estate, including Tenant representation, Landlord and Owner representation, investment sales and owner occupied sales.  Rob has nearly 14 years of experience in the Greater Charlotte Market representing buyers, tenants, institutions and local owners.

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Grant Miller

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Grant Miller, SIOR is a top industrial real estate broker based in the Charlotte, NC office, having begun his real estate career in 2001.  Grant focuses his expertise on all faucets associated with industrial | corporate real estate and enjoys creating solutions and solving issues pertaining to his client's needs. Throughout his career, he has been involved in hundreds of transactions totaling more than 20 million square feet.

Grant's success is driven by the holistic approach taken to the process, whereby solid results are delivered to his clients in advising on industrial real estate acquisition and disposition services, strategic planning and implementation of network optimization studies, market evaluations, site selection, build to suit transaction structuring, agency leasing and construction procurement advising.  

Grant and his business partner, Don Moss, have been recognized as Top Producers within the Charlotte office in 2013, 2015 - 2016 and 2018 - 2019.

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Justin Smith

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Specializing representing occupiers of industrial real estate in the Carolinas region by adding value to customers supply chain discussions, manufactures site selection, warehouse leasing and renewals and other real estate solutions for occupiers. My years of transactional expertise drive value in helping clients achieve their key business objectives.

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