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Missouri-based delivery company leases building in northeast Columbia industrial park

Christina Lee Knauss //July 20, 2023//

Missouri-based delivery company leases building in northeast Columbia industrial park

Christina Lee Knauss //July 20, 2023//

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A Missouri-based delivery company has leased a 29,930-square-foot cross-dock building at 6011 Shakespeare Road in northeast Columbia.

Lanter Delivery Systems arranges transportation and courier services to the agricultural, automotive, trucking and industrial supply industries, according to a news release It has a nationwide footprint, operating in all 50 states.

Shakespeare Industrial Park at 5921-6011 Shakespeare Road consists of 14 industrial flex buildings with covered storage totaling 98,072 square feet. The buildings include a cross-dock building, office warehouses, light manufacturing, fleet service buildings, equipment storage sheds and covered storage of varying heights, according to the release. The total land is approximately 23.69 acres consisting of four parcels. 

The property is part of Weston Inc.’s Southeast Industrial Properties portfolio of 60 tenants and 45 properties totaling over 7 million square feet. Weston is a Cleveland-based commercial real estate owner and developer and one of the largest privately held industrial landlords in the South Carolina.

“When we purchased the Shakespeare Industrial Park, we envisioned the main building on the property as a cross-dock transfer terminal,” said Eileen McConville, asset manager for Weston Inc. “We are glad that it was a fit for Lanter.” 

The property was purchased by Weston in 2020 from The Donald R. Tomlin Jr. Special Master Trust which represented the former South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.

Colliers South Carolina’s industrial brokerage team of Chuck Salley, Dave Mathews, Thomas Beard and John Peebles represented Weston in the lease transaction.  

“We are pleased to welcome Lanter as the fourth and largest tenant in the Shakespeare Industrial Park,” Salley said. “This location is just minutes away from I-20 and the fast-growing Northeast Columbia submarket has proven to be a very popular locale for distributors and last-mile service providers. “ 

Colliers’ Josh Eig serves as the property manager for 6011 Shakespeare Road. Scott Burriss with LCK has served as the construction project manager at the property. LCK is completing several projects including the installation of a handicap-accessible restroom, the addition of LED lighting, the conversion of obsolete office areas back to warehousing space, and the installation of new dock doors and dock equipment. 

More information on Weston’s Southeast Industrial Properties portfolio and current availabilities in South Carolina and Georgia can be found online.