SUNCOM to build new headquarters on Daniel Island

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2001

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 16 – The Daniel Island Company, the Trammell Crow Company and Brumley Meyer & Kapp has announced a joint venture to build a 100,000 square-foot SunCom regional headquarters facility for Triton PCS in the Daniel Island Corporate Center. Triton PCS, a leading provider of digital wireless service in the Southeast, markets its services under the brand name SunCom, a member of the AT&T Wireless Network.
The announcement was made at a document-signing ceremony held in Charleston’s Mayor Joe Riley’s office.

The SunCom Center will occupy approximately 10 acres near the Daniel Island – I-526 interchange. The brick building will feature a four-story, domed atrium rising from its central lobby and will eventually house as many as 575 local administrative, engineering, customer service and sales and marketing employees. Construction on the $13.5 million facility is scheduled to begin in March and should be completed in February, 2002. The building will be owned by the principals of the Daniel Island Company.

“We are extremely pleased that SunCom has chosen to locate its headquarters at Daniel Island,” said Mayor Joe Riley. “Along with our allies, the City is working hard to attract companies such as SunCom and Blackbaud. The Charleston digital corridor with its targeted incentives further demonstrates the City’s commitment to the creation and growth of knowledge based enterprises,” he said.

“This is a milestone for all of us in Charleston and on Daniel Island who are trying to attract technology firms to the region, particularly to our growing corporate campus on Daniel Island,” said Frank W. Brumley, president and chief executive officer of the Daniel Island Company and president of the real estate firm Brumley Meyer & Kapp of Charleston. “We welcome SunCom in becoming one of the our corporate leaders and partners on Daniel Island.”

“The new SunCom Center is a symbol of our company’s ongoing commitment to the city of Charleston,” said William Robinson, senior vice president of operations for Triton PCS. He added that the company has had a presence in the Charleston area since January, 1999 when it opened its regional headquarters operations. “Our business has expanded so dramatically in recent months that we need a larger space for our growing family of employees. The SunCom Center will give us the flexibility to accommodate that growth as needed. We also are very pleased to play a leading role in furthering the development of Daniel Island, which will contribute to the economic vitality of the region in general,” said Robinson.

“Wireless communications is the wave of the future, and we are happy to see Triton PCS choose a future in the Charleston region,” said William A. Moody, chairman of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.
Jim Rozier, Berkeley County supervisor and county council chairman, said

“We are always excited when a headquarters chooses to invest in Berkeley County. “It is especially exciting when the company is a top-notch, nationally recognized leader like Triton PCS. We welcome Triton PCS and the quality jobs they bring to our residents.”

“South Carolina’s existing companies thrive in our positive business climate and continue to drive our record-breaking economic performance,” said South Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce Charles, S. Way, Jr. “Thanks to the efforts of our economic allies in the Lowcountry, Triton PCS is a great example of that. We are proud to be home of this telecommunications leader.”

“This is one more testament to the power of the development alliances which have been forged here in Charleston,” said William Harrison, senior vice president for Trammell Crow’s South Carolina operations. “We are particularly indebted to the economic development offices of the City, Berkeley County, the Regional Development Alliance and the state Department of Commerce for helping to negotiate this agreement, which will be so beneficial to the Charleston region as a whole.”

Triton PCS, based in Berwyn, Pa., is licensed to operate in a contiguous area covering more than 13 million people in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia, northeastern Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky. For more information on Triton PCS and its products and services, visit the company’s websites at: and

Brumley Meyer and & Kapp is one of the region’s oldest and best known commercial real estate service firms.

Trammell Crow of Dallas is one of the largest commercial real estate developers, managers, and corporate real estate providers in the world, with over 150 offices in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Frank Brumley
Daniel Island Co.
(843) 971-8600

Melissa Nichols
(610) 722-4286

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