The Furman Co. Announces Allen Lund To Occupy HIistoric Borden Building

Rendering of the historic Borden building at 711 W. Washington Street, Greenville (Rendering by McMillan Pazdan Smith)

GREENVILLE, SC – The Furman Co. (Furman Development) announced national transportation broker Allen Lund Company has signed on to occupy a portion of the Borden building, leasing approximately 5,600 square feet of office space at 711 W. Washington Street in Greenville, SC. The Greenville office is part the company’s 37 offices across the United States.

The Borden building is currently in redevelopment. The buildings are approximately 42,000 square feet and were purchased in 2019 with the intent to preserve these historic buildings that were once home to the Borden ice cream factory. The original Borden building structure dates back to 1923. The developer wanted to keep the name of the modern urban office “park” “Borden” because of its rich history and to embrace what the site already has to offer. Stephen Navarro, President and CEO of The Furman Co. says that “bringing a tenant of Allen Lund’s caliber to the Borden building brings our vision of the redevelopment to life. The goal of this development is to breathe new life into an iconic historic building, while rediscovering its vibrancy.” Navarro continued, “the property’s proximity to downtown Greenville’s Main Street and nearby amenities like Unity Park are what makes the Borden building such an attractive location for new and expanding businesses to locate.”

Allen Lund Company’s Office Manager, Jeff Story, said “We are thrilled to relocate our Greenville office to the Borden building. “Furman Development has done a great job at reusing the space and making it something that’s state of the art. The amenities surrounding the office property are just fantastic. In terms of live-work-play, it covers all the bases.

CBRE, Inc.’s Blaine Hart with its Advisory Services group handles the leasing responsibilities for the Borden project on behalf of the developer. Laura Harmon, Rich Grande and Kyle Berdugo with Cushman & Wakefield represented Allen Lund in their transaction. There are commercial spaces still available in the project, ranging from approximately 2,000 to 15,000 square feet.

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About The Furman Co. (Furman Development)

Furman Development is a vertically integrated real estate development company that re-imagines, remediates, and redevelops obsolete industrial sites across the Southeast with a uniquely holistic approach to development that prioritizes economic, community and environmental sustainability.

Furman Development’s expertise ranges from modern logistics and distribution facilities to urban, mixed-use projects, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. Furman Development strives not only to develop new or redevelop existing properties, but also the communities surrounding them through a comprehensive approach to community engagement, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

Furman Development is headquartered in Greenville, SC and is an operating company within The Furman Co., Inc. To learn more about Furman Development, visit

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