Columbia, SC— July 12, 2007 – Holmes Smith Developments has been a leader in build-to- suit real estate development projects for the past 20 years. Marty Holmes and Bill Smith created their company with a vision of satisfying clients long term needs and now find HSD at a crossroad of expansion and restructuring. Smith will leave Holmes Smith Developments to form his own company and Marty Holmes will continue to lead the operations for HSD.
“Everyone at HSD wishes Bill well in this new endeavor, but our mission remains steadfast. HSD will continue to work with our clients to meet their particular development needs. Each job is a new opportunity for success and we look forward to providing our clients with the best in turnkey development,” said Marty Holmes, sole owner of Holmes Smith Developments.
Clients of the Columbia-based firm include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Adidas USA, IKON Office Solutions, Westvaco Corporation, Bellsouth Telecommunications, Fleet Corporate Properties, and Harbor Freight Tools USA. HSD is also well known for having brought one of Columbia South Carolina’s most unique historic properties back from ruin when they renovated the Confederate Printing Plant for Publix Super Markets in 2004.
“When others said it couldn’t be done, Holmes Smith Developments, completed our 80,000 square foot building in five months. We have worked together on six projects totaling over 720,000 square feet and all were completed in record time,” said George Wilson, former Vice President, General Services Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and a client of HSD.
Holmes Smith Developments provides development services for build-to-suit properties and has a portfolio of over 10 million square feet of projects. The company has worked with some of the fastest-growing Fortune 500 businesses in the country and looks forward to continued growth with several new projects on the horizon.