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Collett Industrial breaks ground on 210,600-square-foot speculative industrial development in Carolina Pines Industrial Park


Colliers | South Carolina’s industrial brokerage team handling leasing and marketing

Columbia, SC – Collett Industrial announces that it has broken ground on a 210,600-square-foot speculative industrial building in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park in Blythewood, SC.

Colliers | South Carolina’s industrial brokerage team of Chuck Salley, SIOR, Dave Mathews, SIOR, Thomas Beard, SIOR and John Peebles has been hired by Collett for brokerage and marketing services to bring distribution or manufacturing users to the park.

The Class A building is currently scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will feature 32-foot clear heights, 46 dock-high doors, up to 60 trailer parking spaces, an ESFR fire suppression system, LED lighting and an expansion capability of approximately 117,000 square feet. This modern facility can accommodate tenants requiring up to approximately 327,600 square feet.

Collett Industrial has assembled a first-class team for the development with Matthews Construction serving as the site contractor, Vannoy Construction as the building contractor, MCA Architecture as the architect and Thomas & Hutton as the civil engineer.

“The Columbia industrial market is currently experiencing unprecedented demand for Class A industrial product coupled with limited supply, particularly in the Northeast Columbia submarket,” said Salley, Managing Director | Industrial Services in Colliers’ Columbia office. “We fully expect the market to respond well to Collett’s high-caliber industrial product.”

The Carolina Pines Industrial Park is home to Belk Distribution Center, Intertape Polymer Group, Husqvarna Outdoor Products, Patterson Logistics Services, Amcor Rigid Plastics and more.

The Carolina Pines building is Collett Industrial’s first development in Columbia. Additionally, the development company is currently constructing two buildings totaling 519,500 square feet of speculative industrial space at Willimon Business Park in Greenville with leasing and marketing services provided by Colliers’ Greenville-Spartanburg industrial brokerage team.

”Columbia has been a priority market for us given its central location, excellent transportation infrastructure and strong labor force,” said Teddy Hull, Principal and Co-Founder at Collett Industrial. “We’re looking forward to working with Colliers and the Richland County Economic Development Office as we market the new space to potential users.”

“It’s exciting to see Collett Industrial making this kind of investment in Richland County,” said Overture Walker, Richland County Council chair. “With this development in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park, Collett is testifying to the fact that others see our community as a valuable location for manufacturers and distributors and that our workforce is capable of sustaining businesses in those fields.”

Humphreys Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Oklahoma City, is partnering with Collett on its investment at Carolina Pines. This represents the first investment Humphreys has made in this emerging area of South Carolina’s burgeoning industrial corridor and its third investment in the state overall.

“This partnership is years in the making and we are thrilled to invest alongside Teddy and the rest of the Collett team,” said Justin Lewellen, Director of Investments at Humphreys Capital. “The prolonged deficit of Class A product throughout the highly active corridor at Carolina Pines presented a compelling opportunity to reenter South Carolina, and Richland County’s commitment to conveying the strategic value of its location was a critical component in making our decision.”

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 portfolio consists of nearly two and a half million square feet of completed or planned industrial space, focused on distribution, manufacturing and e-commerce-related facilities.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Humphreys Capital is a real estate investment company serving as a strategic equity partner for best-in-class developers in high-growth markets across the United States. The firm also acquires, develops and operates income-producing, multi-sector properties including industrial, multifamily, office and retail. Its multigenerational team provides seasoned expertise and exposure to diversified commercial real estate for accredited and institutional investors. Since its inception, Humphreys has raised four funds across its investment platform, whose gross assets under management are now in excess of $1.2 billion.

Salley, Mathews, Beard and Peebles are the leading industrial brokerage team in central South Carolina, specializing in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties. Their multifaceted platform gives them a unique insight into market conditions for all types of industrial properties.

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Chuck Salley

Managing Director


I have experience in all aspects of industrial brokerage including: leasing, sales, build-to-suit, site acquisition, investment sales and consulting. I have been with Colliers since 1981 and have completed over 1,500 transactions in my career. I am an expert in the industrial market and am proud to have represented many national and international companies with their real estate needs in the greater Columbia market. I have also provided valuable consulting work, site acquisition and leasing services for many national developers including: Magnus Development Partners, Scannell Properties, Collett Industrial, Panatonni Development, Red Rock Development, Kirco and Miller Valentine Group.

I am inspired by the drive of my clients and customers to grow their businesses, create jobs and invest in our community. I enjoy the thrill of taking on the challenge to find real estate solutions for them to help them progress their business goals.  My experience in Columbia gives me a solid platform to deliver solutions that enable these companies to grow.

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Dave Mathews

Vice President


As part of the Colliers platform of services, I serve both tenants and landlords with their respective industrial  needs. I assist tenants with comprehensive site selection, acquisitions and dispositions and lease negotiations. In addition, I offer similar services to institutional landlords, which include strategic planning, detailed reporting and market analysis, marketing and lease/sale negotiations. I work with an integral team and find that our teamwork is one of our biggest advantages in completing deals for our clients that exceed their expectations.

Working in industrial brokerage, I have the opportunity to see the vast progress of companies and help to play a part in a client’s business development. I find that, for me, success is finding the best possible outcome for a client within their constraints and knowing that I have brought significant value to their growth.

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Thomas Beard

Vice President


I specialize in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties.

Since a young age, I have had a profound interest in and exposure to commercial real estate. I have long found industrial brokerage to be intriguing because it serves as the foundation of many different types of businesses and processes. It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to play a role in the goals and progress of each of our clients as a trusted industrial services advisor.

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John Peebles

Senior Brokerage Associate


I am a Senior Brokerage Associate in our Columbia office working with the industrial brokerage team of Chuck Salley, SIOR, Dave Mathews, SIOR and Thomas Beard, SIOR. I focus on and specialize in leasing, sales, build-to-suit projects, site acquisition and investment sales for investors, developers and tenants looking in central South Carolina. 

Industrial brokerage offers a runway for creative thinking and problem solving for clients’ and customers’ needs. At the conclusion of a deal, we have not only assisted our clients in achieving their goals, but also assisted companies in maximizing their productivity and profitability in the same breath. In doing so, we get to play a role in growing businesses in our community and stimulating the local and regional economy. This is a reward that few other careers can offer.

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