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Colliers International successfully plans and executes land assemblage to bring South Greenville Enterprise Park to market and secures first sale on behalf of landowner.

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After years of planning for utility provision, zoning and the assemblage of land parcels needed to make the park a reality, Colliers International sells first ±44-acre parcel to Vermeer, who plans to build a ±150,000 square foot industrial facility on the site.

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC – The Colliers International | South Carolina industrial team in Greenville-Spartanburg has been working diligently with county officials, utility providers and landowners for the past 3 years to make development of the ±753-acre South Greenville Enterprise Park possible. The land constitutes the first new industrial park announced in Greenville County in 20 years due to infrastructure and utility limitations which have hindered development in the past. 

Now, with utility expansion secured, rezoning in place and landowners in agreement of the land’s intended purpose, Iowa-based farm equipment manufacturer Vermeer Co. has purchased ±44 acres at the park in order to relocate from their existing facility at SCTAC, formerly the Donaldson Center. This new site will allow the company to accommodate multiple expansions while continuing to operate in Greenville County.

Zoning for Greenville Enterprise is unique in that it was created in 2017 specifically for the park. The newly designated “Business and Technology” zoned areas are intended to bring clean, modern and advanced industries such as office, laboratories, data centers, banks, warehousing and clean manufacturing investments to Greenville County.

“Greenville County Council worked collaboratively on the unique zoning and to ensure the right utilities and infrastructure were available. And, we are extremely pleased that Vermeer will be the first company to locate in this new business enterprise park.  We will continue to do everything we can, working with our first-class development team and the Greenville Area Development Corporation, to further enhance the high quality and desirability of this new business community,” said H. G. (Butch) Kirven, Chairman of Greenville County Council.   

All 753 acres of the park are currently “development-ready”, meaning all due diligence has been conducted and have met strict industrial certification criteria set forth by the state of South Carolina Department of Commerce including developability and utility standards to minimize development risks. 

In order to position the land for development, each site at the park went through a site readiness process, which included zoning, road and utility infrastructure and civil planning. Colliers is actively working with the landowners, Greenville County, Greenville County Council, Metro Connects, GADC, other utility providers and the Department of Commerce to prepare to meet anticipated high demand for industrial development sites. 

John Montgomery, Vice President of Colliers International | South Carolina, has been heavily involved in the planning process for the park since 2016, and says that positioning of all 753 acres for development is ongoing.

“We greatly appreciate the collaboration shown by the property owners of the park and all stakeholders who helped make this project a reality,” said Montgomery. “With the first user determined and necessary infrastructure in place, the park is expected to flourish. Colliers is proud to represent Greenville’s newest Class A industrial park and excited for what the future holds.”

The park has the potential to bring billions of dollars of new investment and thousands of jobs to Greenville County. As the region’s economic development prowess continues to be confirmed, the demand for new manufacturing, distribution and warehousing facilities throughout the Upstate has never been more evident. South Greenville Enterprise Park will allow Greenville County to better compete for these new economic development opportunities.


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I am a Managing Director of Colliers | South Carolina in the Spartanburg office, specializing in industrial buildings, industrial land and tenant representation. 

My experience includes master-planning and developing thousands of acres of real estate as well as attracting significant economic development projects worth billions of dollars and thousands of jobs including Toray Carbon Fibers, Ritrama, Kobelco, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Magna Seating and Techtronics Industries.

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More than 140 clients have relied on me to manage the start-up and implementation of their facilities. This background brings invaluable experience and understanding which allows me to meet the needs of tenants, developers and investors “from dock-door to C-suite”.

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