Goodrich buyer exploring options

An interesting sidenote to the $100 million sale of the Coliseum Centre that we wrote about last week: United Technologies Corp., which is acquiring Goodrich Corp., is exploring its real estate options and may not remain a tenant at the park, located off Tyvola Road.

Goodrich is the third-largest tenant at the park, occupying 119,552 square feet with a lease that expires in May 2018, but the company has the ability to terminate its lease earlier than that. Brian Brtalik of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is representing United, which expects to close on the Goodrich acquisition by midyear.

“We’ve continued to negotiate with them and hope to be able to extend their lease and work with them,” says Fred Arena, managing partner and chief operating officer with Vision Equities, which now owns the park along with CarVal Investors. “We viewed it as more of a challenge that we were willing to accept because of the quality of the asset and the location and the feeling that Charlotte is going to reap the benefit when the economy comes back.”