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Red Rock Developments announces first speculative distribution facility at Sandy Run Industrial Park pre-leased to Smart Warehousing


The 497,952-square-foot, cross-dock, speculative facility is under construction and will deliver in Q2 2023.

Columbia, South Carolina – Red Rock Developments is pleased to announce that Sandy Run Industrial Park’s first speculative distribution facility has been fully leased to Smart Warehousing before construction is completed. The 497,952-square-foot, cross-dock, speculative facility is located along I-26 in central South Carolina and is one of the largest spec buildings ever to be constructed in the market. The building is on schedule to deliver in Q2 2023.

Smart Warehousing is an industry-leading warehousing, fulfillment and technology solutions company headquartered in Kansas City, MO with 38 warehouses and over 12 million square feet of warehouse space across the country. Smart was represented by John Sharpe and John DeCuto of Lee & Associates.

Located in Calhoun County, a rapidly growing industrial market, this Class A building features direct access from Interstate 26 (Exit 119) and is located near the Amazon Distribution Center, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, the UPS Air HUB and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. With proximity and direct access to the Port of Charleston, Sandy Run is strategically positioned and served by four interstates, I-26, I-77, I-20, and I-95, allowing for a quick and efficient distribution process for a multitude of manufacturing industries throughout the state, region and country.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Smart Warehousing as our newest tenant at Sandy Run Industrial Park,” says Leah B. Bailey, SIOR & SVP of Leasing for Red Rock Developments. “They will certainly add to the notable tenants in the park.” 

“Efficient supply chains have always been about optimizing inventory levels and positioning products for fast delivery,” said Carl Wasinger, Smart Warehousing’s CEO & Founder. “At Smart, we’re helping companies achieve both by leveraging our proprietary technology and nationwide footprint, which the new facility at Sandy Run Industrial Park is helping us further optimize.”

Chuck Salley, SIOR, Dave Matthews, SIOR, Thomas Beard, SIOR and John Peebles of Colliers | South Carolina represented Red Rock Developments in the lease transaction.


About Red Rock Developments

Red Rock Developments is a privately held real estate development and investment company headquartered in Columbia, SC, with a regional office in Charlotte, NC.  Our core competency is in the industrial/distribution sector focused on strategic, gateway markets throughout the United States.  Red Rock has developed over 30 million square feet of Class A industrial and office space and continues to grow its platform. Red Rock’s areas of expertise include build-to-suit/lease, speculative development, and industrial park/land development. The company currently has industrial projects located throughout the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and Northeast regions. Additional information can be found at

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