Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs Asset Management Close on Sale of Legacy Union SIX50 to Highwoods Properties

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lincoln Harris, in partnership with the Real Estate business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), today announced they have closed on the sale of the 367,000-square-foot building at 650 South Tryon in Charlotte’s Legacy Union mixed-use development to Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW).

“The vision for Legacy Union has always been to create a dynamic gateway for Uptown Charlotte, and with three first-class office towers totaling more than 1.5 million square feet of space, that vision is certainly becoming a reality,” said Johno Harris, president of Charlotte-based Lincoln Harris. “Legacy Union is a nod to our community past, present and future, and we look forward to watching the city of Charlotte continue to transform and thrive.”

SIX50 is the third office tower in the 10-acre Legacy Union project to sell in the last three years.

The asset, Legacy Union SIX50, represents the third sale following Honeywell’s Global Corporate Headquarters which was sold in December 2021 and Bank of America Tower which was sold in November 2019.

“The success of SIX50 is a testament to the strength of the partnership between Goldman Sachs and Lincoln Harris to build a best-in-class, ESG focused trophy office building. This is the culmination of more than seven years of effort to entitle, develop, lease, and sell more than 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use commercial real estate on the former Observer site which has redefined Charlotte’s skyline. We’re excited for the next phase of office development at Legacy Union currently underway, and congratulate Highwoods on their acquisition as they expand their footprint in Charlotte,” said Chris Nelson, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

The 18-story building features a cantilevered glass façade, covered executive parking and convenient access to dining, retail, light-rail transit and all the other amenities in the surrounding Brooklyn Village Avenue Corridor. The building is leased to prominent tenants such as Deloitte, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, and JLL.

“We entered Charlotte in 2019 via a tremendous asset and partnership with Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs at Legacy Union with our purchase of Bank of America Tower. The success we’ve had together continues to bear fruit as we’ve expanded our presence and partnership with our acquisition of 650 South Tryon,” noted Highwoods CEO Ted Klinck.

Lincoln Harris will retain management and leasing for the building.

Located at the southeast corner of Hill and South Tryon streets, Legacy Union SIX50 was the second tower completed at Legacy Union. The 10-acre project comprises two city blocks on the historic former site of The Charlotte Observer. Other elements of the property include the 33-story Bank of America Tower; Honeywell’s 23-story Global Corporate Headquarters; a new 24-story, 415,000-square-foot office building currently under construction; a 14-level parking garage; and a street-level public plaza.