Colliers International’s Philip Vann, CCIM and Tommy Johnson collaborate to bring Highfill Infrastructure Engineering to the Meridian in Downtown Columbia

Colliers’ brokerage associates represented both the landlord and tenant for the new lease at the Meridian office tower

Colliers International’s Philip Vann, CCIM represented the tenant, Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, P.C., in the lease of a ±1,528-square-foot office suite at the Meridian office tower. Tommy Johnson represented the landlord of Meridian office tower, HPT Sunbelt Portfolio, LLC.

“We were able to assist the tenant in negotiating a lease in a short time frame to allow business continuation,” said Vann. “The lease was executed after state and local governments had suggested work-from-home regulations, but Colliers was able to keep the lease process flowing for our clients.”

Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, PC (HIGHFILL) worked with Colliers International to locate and negotiate a lease in a short time period due to their former location being sold. Highfill is a principle-centered engineering consulting firm specializing in community and municipal water infrastructure engineering. The company expertise is centered in water supply, treatment, storage and distribution facilities; wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment and reuse facilities; stormwater management and treatment; and civil site design for institutional, commercial, and residential developments.

“We appreciated our landlord’s flexibility in being able to accommodate the tenant in a very short time frame during a challenging operating environment and look forward to having Highfill onboard,” Johnson said, landlord representative for the Meridian.

The Meridian is located at 1320 Main Street and is a ±336,082-square-foot Class A office building. This 17-story building is in the heart of Columbia’s Central Business District and has efficient ±22,000-square-foot floor plates, 10-foot ceilings and wide window bays. Market on Main is nestled on the first floor of the Meridian, providing an exceptional dining and shopping experience.

Vann, a Senior Brokerage Associate and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and Johnson, a Vice President, are both members of Colliers International | South Carolina’s office brokerage team, which specializes in the representation of clients in the leasing and sale of office properties.


About Colliers International

Colliers International | South Carolina has over 150 staff members, including 65 licensed real estate professionals, covering the entire state with locations in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Total 2019 brokerage volume exceeded $419 million, which included over 452 sales and leasing transactions. In addition to traditional commercial real estate representation services for our clients, the company is actively engaged in Corporate Solutions and Healthcare Services. Colliers International is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is the largest manager of commercial real estate properties in South Carolina, with a portfolio of nearly 14 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers International’s staff hold 44 professional designations, the most of any firm in South Carolina. Colliers | South Carolina’s partner, LCK, provides project management services for new facilities and renovations across South Carolina.

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