Uptown office tower lands a new, design-oriented tenant

A rendering of 300 South Tryon.
A rendering of 300 South Tryon.

The new office building under construction at 300 South Tryon Street has picked up a new tenant: Knoll Inc., a designer and manufacturer of “modern workplace furniture.”

Knoll is opening a Charlotte showroom on the 25-story building’s fourth floor, which it said will offer “prime streetscape” on South Tryon. The company has leased 4,000 square feet at 300 South Tryon.

“We are delighted to have a prominent design-driven firm such as Knoll recognize the details that distinguish 300 South Tryon and become a showcase tenant,” said Maxwell Hanks, managing director of brokerage services for Spectrum Properties, the building’s developer.

Knoll is based in East Greenville, Penn., and was founded in 1938. The company works with Charlotte-based furniture company CBI to distribute its goods across the Southeast. JLL executive vice President Bryan White and associate Ross Howard represented Knoll in the lease transaction at 300 South Tryon.

“We sought a contemporary building for our showroom with flexible space and ample natural light to showcase diverse workplace planning paradigms,” Lauren Hession, regional director at Knoll, said in a statement. “This space will allow us to demonstrate Knoll’s strength in office systems, furniture, textiles, leather and architectural elements – and help people visualize the workplace solutions we provide.”

Asset-management firm Barings is the anchor tenant at 300 South Tryon, which is on track to open in late summer.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo