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NAI Avant Facilitates ±40,000 Square Foot Class A Office Building Closing for Frost Partners


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COLUMBIA, SC (August 31, 2016) NAI Avant senior broker Rob Lapin, and NAI Avant Vice President of Property and Project Management Rick Owen, consulted with Frost Partners on the purchase of the Aetna Building located at 221 Dawson Road. The ±40,000 square foot (SF) Class A office building is currently 100% occupied.  The building sits on ±7.00 acres and contains 320 parking spots.  The property leasing will be handled by Rob Lapin and property management by NAI Avant Property Manager Jason Painter.


This purchase marks the third commercial building acquired by Frost Partners in the Carolinas. Their current holdings include ±25,425 SF Sparkleberry Crossing Neighborhood Retail Center, located at 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Road in Columbia, and “The Charlotte Cotton Mills” in Downtown Charlotte, NC. The ±31,000 SF multi-tenant office building is located at 508 W. 5th Street.


“We are excited to expand our commercial real estate presence in the Carolinas, while maintaining an emphasis on Columbia,” Tim Frost of Frost Partners.


For more information, please contact Rob Lapin at or (803) 744 9834.


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.




Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or


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