Southern First Bank announces new GVL HQ
Updated: Sep 17, 2020
Southern First Bank (NASDAQ: SFST), the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, has announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in Greenville, SC. The new headquarters, situated at the intersection of Laurens Rd and Verdae Blvd, will serve as a symbol and celebration of Southern First’s focus on the future of banking.
The landmark project will make a bold and visionary corporate statement, strengthening the Bank’s unique cultural foundation, cohesive team dynamics and strong community engagement. The impressive, five-story building will include the bank’s flagship retail banking office, along with a café for community enjoyment.
“Southern First has continued to rapidly grow, and this planned investment reflects our confidence in both the Southeast region and the incredible resilience of our clients during an unprecedented time,” said Mike Dowling, CFO and COO.
“Our people are what set us apart,” added Art Seaver, CEO. “Despite all that is changing around us, we firmly believe that Southern First’s unique combination of relationship-first banking and forward-focused technology creates an unbelievable competitive advantage for our clients.”
The focus throughout the architecture of the new building is on combining convenience, simplicity, and relationships to create outstanding client and employee experiences. Southern First is grateful for the contributions of Cothran Properties, LLC, architects Craig Gaulden Davis and Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects, and Harper General Contractors.
The building will be approximately 107,000 SF, sitting on ~7 acres, with a projected completion date of December 2021. It offers a creative and healthy working environment, with a parkland setting with walking trails, pedestrian friendly entry plaza, and well-landscaped grounds.
ABOUT SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES
Southern First Bancshares, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina is a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Southern First Bank, is the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina. Southern First Bank has been providing financial services since 1999 and now operates in 13 locations in the Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston markets of South Carolina as well as the Triangle and Triad regions of North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Southern First Bancshares has consolidated assets of approximately $2.5 billion and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SFST.” More information can be found at www.southernfirst.com