Columbia SC Real Estate Update 4-18-11
TODAY'S HEADLINES / APRIL 18, 2011
URS Corp. acquires BP Barber of Columbia
With a staff of about 150 professionals working from six offices in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, BP Barber provides engineering services to state and local government agencies and private sector companies in the Southeast.
Look of new Moore School unveiled at USC
The new facility will consist of 260,000 square feet featuring state-of-the-art classroom and meeting space, modern faculty and staff offices, said Jeffrey D. Lamberson, director of campus planning and construction at USC.
TD Bank taps Bradshaw to expand SBA lending
Richard Bradshaw, who steered a major expansion of SBA lending for The South Financial Group of Greenville, will now head those efforts for TD Bank’s U.S. footprint from Maine to Florida.
Welvista cuts 20% of its workforce
The Columbia-based organization that works to provide prescription medications to the uninsured and underserved population of South Carolina has eliminated 12 jobs, a 20% reduction in workforce.
Columbia home sales retreat in March
Home sales in the greater Columbia market retreated almost 20% in March to 520 units, compared with 646 units in March 2010, according to the latest data from the S.C. Realtors Association.
USC, Palmetto Health plan medical school growth
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Palmetto Health System are making progress on plans to expand medical education in Columbia. USC officials said that the new model will allow significant growth in the clinical practice.
Former USC President Sorensen dies at 72
Andrew A. Sorensen, former president of the University of South Carolina, died Sunday. Sorensen's sudden death was announced on the web site of Ohio State University. Ohio State named Sorensen its chief of fundraising last September.
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