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NAI Avant Facilitates Sublease in Columbia’s Premiere Downtown Office Building


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COLUMBIA, SC (August 24, 2017) NAI Avant is pleased to announce Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP will occupy ±8,769 square feet (SF) of space in the Main & Gervais Building, located at 1221 Main Street in Columbia, South Carolina.  The firm will sublease the space on the 16th floor of the Class A office building from McNair Law Firm PA.


NAI Avant senior brokers Paul Hartley, SIOR, Roger Winn, SIOR, with assistance from brokers Paul Paschal and Boyd Brown, represented McNair.


The Main & Gervais Building, located directly across from the State Capital is the trophy office tower in Columbia. The ±204,000 SF property features top-of-the-line finishes, fantastic views, on-site security, a fitness center, and The Oak Table restaurant. The building, awarded an Energy Star label in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for its operating efficiency, also features a 600-car parking deck which is conveniently located on the lower level of the building. The property is perfectly positioned within the reinvigorated Main Street, located within walking distance of premier restaurants, retail shops, and hotels.


For more information on this transaction, contact Paul Hartley at (803) 744-9824 or at


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 400 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 7,000 local market professionals, managing over 425 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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