KMS Group Inc. of Columbia has said the Army Corps of Engineers will lease a 12-story, 250,000-square-foot office building at One National Business Park, taking off the market a building that had been vacant for two years.
The corps signed the lease Friday, said Larry Lichtenauer, KMS spokesman. Terms were not disclosed.
Spokesmen for the corps and the General Services Administration, which handles most of the federal government's real estate affairs, did not return phone calls yesterday. The National Business Park has about 400,000 square feet of space built and expects to grow to 3 million square feet.
"It's a terrific deal for the National Business Park because it lends a great deal of credibility to the project," said Robert Oare, a broker for Manekin Corp. in Columbia. "Certainly, it does a lot to firm up the marketplace down along Route 32."