Portman Holdings, developer of 615 South College in Uptown Charlotte, announced today that WeWork, a shared office space provider, has leased 51,547 square feet of office space in the building, which is nearly complete.
Travis Garland, along with Trinity Partners’ John Ball, represented ownership, while John Christenbury and Keith Bell with Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the lease on behalf of WeWork.
John Portman & Associates designed 615 South College to feature modern, efficient floorplates that can be utilized to create a more collaborative space. The building is prominently positioned at Uptown Charlotte’s first light rail stop at Stonewall Station, providing unmatched access to transit, interstates, the area’s many amenities and exciting new developments, including center city’s first Whole Foods, part of a major nearby mixed-use development.
Surrounded by respected corporate neighbors, including Duke Energy and several other large financial institutions, it’s steps away from the city’s professional sports arenas, parks, and the Charlotte Convention Center, as well as the Portman-developed and owned Westin Charlotte. The design of the class-A office building includes multiple balconies and outdoor space with remarkable views of the city and South End.
“We’re honored WeWork chose 615 South College for their first North Carolina location. Their entrepreneurial business model and innovative office design make a great fit for the building,” said Travis Garland with Portman Holdings. “Between our location, parking, access to light rail, and growing amenity base along Stonewall, WeWork’s clients will have everything they need at 615.”
More than 130,000 square feet of the 370,000-square-foot speculative building is leased, with tenants including Regions Bank, which leased more than 60,000 square feet, and BDO, which leased 25,000 square feet.