November 2, 2022 (Foley, AL) – The Highland Group, a leading real estate development and commercial construction firm, has been selected by T2S Solutions to provide them with a new state-of-the-art office facility in Huntsville Alabama’s Redstone Gateway development. T2S Solutions is an innovative, pure-play defense contractor focused on designing, prototyping, integrating, and fielding MDO/LSCO capabilities for the Department of Defense in coordination with the Intelligence Community. T2S’s office space will be located at 8000 Rideout Road within Redstone Gateway. Their workforce includes prior military and civilian service personnel who continue to serve by applying their experience and analytical skills to solve some of the most complex and urgent strategic and tactical Department of Defense and Intelligence Community needs.
Redstone Gateway is a leasing development in Huntsville, housing a variety of innovative and cutting-edge tech companies currently leading their fields in defense, aerospace, and research & development. Some of the office spaces Redstone Gateway offers for lease include Class A offices, R&D spaces, retail storefronts, and hotel accommodations. The Highland Group’s Huntsville Team is currently underway on several projects within the Gateway and is excited to add another client in T2S Solutions.
The facility in Redstone Gateway was leased to T2S by the Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT”) as part of an ongoing effort to bring their tenant’s unmatched proximity and access to their federal customers at Redstone Arsenal. COPT specializes in creating workplaces that are perfectly suited for their corporate clientele. Often leasing out development projects from individual buildings to multi-building campuses that are fully customizable and built to ensure that their tenants are set up for success. COPT leases to an overwhelming majority of the country’s top 20 U.S. defense contractors among their tenants. Their office and data center facilities provide technically sophisticated, mission-critical environments in strategic locations across the United States.
“COPT has a great team, and we enjoy working with them,” said Highland’s VP of North Alabama, Michael Barnes. “I appreciate their continued confidence in our team, and we look forward to partnering with them again.”
T2S Solutions is a veteran-owned small business, founded in 2010 that focuses on Army modernization priorities, large-scale combat operations, and multi-domain operations capability gaps. T2S leverages a deep knowledge of our customer’s existing capabilities/challenges, and their technical expertise to develop cost-effective, rapidly deployable solutions. Headquartered in the Aberdeen Proving Ground (“APG, MD”) T2S has supported the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C45ISR) commands on APG for more than a decade. T2S also provides systems engineering, systems integration, program management, strategic expertise, prototyping, product engineering, software and systems development, testing, exercise, and sustainment support to its customer base.
Redstone Gateway is a mixed-use development near Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal Gate 9. A Class-A office and technology park opened in 2012, the Gateway contains over 4.6 million square feet of rentable space, including educational facilities, two hotels, retail shopping spaces, restaurants, and a corporate campus environment. The parks’ existing amenities include a 120-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel, OffBeat Coffee To-Go, Ardent Pre-school & Daycare, and The Shops at Redstone Gateway—19,200 square feet of retail space, including three restaurants and a conference center. Some of the major employers currently utilizing Redstone are the U.S. Army, Redstone Arsenal, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville Hospital Systems, The Boeing Company, and Huntsville City Schools. Located close to the heart of Huntsville, Redstone Gateway presents an ideal setting for companies working with the U.S. Army and other government-based operations on Redstone Arsenal.
COPT is a real estate investment trust that owns, manages, leases, develops, and selectively acquires office and data center properties. The majority of COPT’s portfolio includes locations that support United States Government agencies, Defense/IT Contractors, as well as other organizations with buildings and developable land adjacent to “hi-tech” cybersecurity-oriented USG defense installations. COPT specializes in customizing their client’s environments and turning the space their clientele has into the one they need. All of COPT’s new buildings are designed for LEED certification, with most at the Silver and Gold levels. They also have earned a “Green Star” rating in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey for the last six years.
The Highland Group is a real estate development and commercial construction firm that specializes in real estate development, preconstruction services, general contracting, construction management, and design-build delivery. Their mission is to develop leaders committed to higher standards who have an impact on their firm and the communities in which they work and live by developing trusting relationships and building quality projects. The Highland Group has offices located in the Gulf Coast Region (501 South McKenzie Street, Suite 2, Foley, Alabama, 36535), the Tennessee Valley Region (415-H Church Street NW, Suite 201, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801), and the Florida Panhandle Region (130 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 104A, Panama City Beach, Florida, 32407). They have been proudly serving clients throughout the Southeastern United States since 2005. Learn more at www.HighlandGroup.org