COLUMBIA — With new buildings in short supply, Columbia Metropolitan Airport is seeking to capitalize on demand to land its first industrial park tenant.
Colliers International commercial real estate firm, on behalf of the airport, launched marketing efforts yesterday for 803 Industrial Park. The first building, with 204,120 square feet of space, is being constructed on a speculative basis with no set occupant in mind.
The Columbia airport announced earlier this year its intention to target e-commerce entities as it develops 500 acres of surrounding property.
Online retail has risen drastically amid the international coronavirus pandemic. With $209.5 million in sales during the third quarter, online purchases made up 14.3 percent of all United States retail purchases. That’s a 36.7 percent increase over the same period in 2019, according to the Census Bureau.
Columbia Metropolitan is already home to a major UPS hub and FedEx shipping operations, as