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Belser & Belser,PA to Relocate to Historic Vista Property; Peyton Bryant of NAI Avant to Market Space for Lease


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COLUMBIA, SC (February 15, 2016) NAI Avant is pleased to announce that Belser & Belser, PA is relocating to the historic property located at 1325 Park Street in Columbia’s Congaree Vista District.  A complete historic restoration is planned, with construction scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017. The restoration team includes Brian Boyer of Boyer Construction, Inc., Larry Woodrum of Heyward & Woodrum, Ltd, AIA, and Andy Chandler of CWA Preservation Services, LLC. The first floor and a portion of the ground floor, which will be part of the historic restoration, are currently available for lease. The first floor is ±3,000 square feet (SF), and the ground floor suite that is available is approximately ±1,500 SF.


Belser & Belser, PA will occupy the second floor and the loft. “My father and I are very excited about this move and the opportunities it presents for our firm and our clients,” said Freeman Belser, a fourth generation lawyer to practice in Columbia.


The property has abundant surface parking and is two blocks from both Main and Gervais Streets. “The proximity of this property to both the Main Street District and to the Vista makes it ideally positioned to enjoy Columbia’s growing downtown,” said Ben Rex, a partner in the project.


The building, which was constructed in 1929, acquired Landmark Status this year through the City of Columbia. It is one of the few surviving remnants of the once thriving African-American business district that existed along several blocks of Washington Street. While the majority of the buildings associated with this district have been demolished, the small handful that remain, like 1325 Park Street, are important place markers for telling the story of a complex era in Columbia’s history.


NAI Avant senior brokers Roger Winn, SIOR, Paul Hartley, SIOR, and broker Paul Paschal represented the seller in the sale of the building in late 2016.


For more information on space available for lease, please contact Peyton Bryant at or (803) 744-9876.



About NAI Avant

NAI Avant's commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms and is a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital partners.  NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAIAvant and like us on Facebook.




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