October 18, 2017 / By Steve Koewler, President - Southeast Business Development

Atlas Commerce Center Wraps Up Second Building

With the construction of its Atlas Commerce Center now complete, response to Atlas Capital Group Inc.’s inaugural development in the thriving North Charleston, South Carolina, marketplace has been swift and positive. Composed of two 67,500-square-foot tilt-up warehouse buildings, the Center is Charleston’s first Class “A” multi-tenant industrial park designed specifically to accommodate both smaller and larger users alike.

“We are offering what the competition does not,” says Warren Zinn, Principal of Atlas Capital. “The Atlas Commerce Center provides a level of quality and features for the 7,500 – 67,500-square-foot user that previously did not exist anywhere else in the Charleston market, with amenities usually only found in buildings reserved for much larger users.

“Charleston is a relatively new industrial market. We did our research and found that there was literally no product available for smaller companies wanting new, Class ‘A’ warehouse space,” says Zinn. “Miller-Valentine Group provided turnkey design-build expertise. They were invaluable in helping us come up with a design that captured the pent-up market demand—companies needed our product and no one was providing it.”

As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. Built on spec, Atlas Capital had a tenant signed for its first Atlas Commerce Center building before the slab was poured in 2015. Due to the quick success of the first structure, the second building broke ground ahead of schedule, in July 2016, and is now complete and ready for immediate occupancy.

 Prime Location, Top-Value Amenities

Sited on 12 acres, Atlas Commerce Center affords companies 500 feet of unobstructed visibility at the heart of North Charleston’s thriving Palmetto Commerce Parkway corridor, putting it in close proximity to neighboring giants of the aerospace and automotive industries—Boeing, Mercedes Benz and Volvo among them.

Atlas Commerce Center’s prime location has attracted a prestigious roster of tenants, including Belimed Inc., Labinal Power Systems (part of the Safran Group), Feyen Zylstra and Emser Tile, the most recent company to sign on.

High-quality and value are the reasons for Atlas Commerce Center’s success:

Fourth-Generation Developer

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Zinn founded Atlas Capital Group three years ago. He is a fourth-generation real estate developer who, like his father and grandfather before him, was drawn to develop retail in tourist-friendly destinations. However, in doing his research, he realized Charleston, which is experiencing unprecedented business growth, had an unmet need for warehouses—especially for smaller companies doing business with the region’s plethora of multinational corporations.

“With the success of Atlas Commerce Center, we are looking for other opportunities,” says Zinn. “From a developer’s perspective, North Charleston has been one of the most friendly cities with which to do business, second to none. And working with Miller-Valentine Group has been a very good experience. They were great at helping us value engineer ways to bring down our costs and get the project built on time and to budget.”

For more information about this project, contact Steve Koewler at 843.766.3800.