Colliers brokers the sale of historic Maxcy Gregg building in downtown Columbia

May 23, 2023

Colliers | South Carolina’s Mary Winter Teaster represented Wes Graves in the sale of a ±5,095-square-foot historic home-turned-office located at 1518 Richland Street to Todd Avant/Avant Holdings, LLC.

This “crown jewel”  building is located in the Historic House and Garden District of Downtown Columbia. Built in 1841 and purchased by General Maxcy Gregg in 1854, this historical landmark was a residence for nearly a century and was converted to office use in 1974 and housed Harris & Graves Law Firm for many years.

Todd Avant, the purchaser, has extensive plans to restore the Maxcy Gregg property to its original classic historic features and will become home to another law firm, in addition to having optimal space for lease.

Teaster of Colliers | South Carolina has assisted in multiple property transactions located in the historic areas of downtown Columbia.

“I love seeing this type of renovation transform older properties to their original state,” said Teaster. “It takes a special buyer to recognize the history of a building and be willing to invest a significant amount of time and investment to return it to glory!”

Teaster is a Senior Brokerage Associate with Colliers | South Carolina with a focus on local small businesses, women-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations.


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