Nearly 50,000 square feet of contiguous office space is coming online in south Charlotte.

Joe Franco and Jessica Brown at Cushman & Wakefield have been appointed to market Quail Plaza, at 7621 Little Ave. That 86,976-square-foot office building, near the intersection of Carmel and Pineville-Matthews roads, will have 47,229 square feet of vacant contiguous space — representing more than half of the building — by the end of the year.

Quail Plaza recently underwent a renovation to its common areas and restrooms. Dallas-based TriGate Capital purchased the building last year for $9.6 million.

Contiguous space is available on Quail Plaza’s top three floors — the entire third and fifth floors, with 18,523-square-foot floorplates, and 10,164 square feet on the fourth floor.

Franco and Brown are eyeing office users requiring bigger blocks of space that might not have otherwise had that opportunity outside of Ballantyne in the Highway 51 submarket, which, they say, traditionally has smaller vacancies.

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s Marketbeat report for 2016’s second quarter, the Highway 51 submarket, including Ballantyne, has a vacancy rate of 9.9%, amounting to about 847,865 square feet vacant out of 8.6 million square feet of total inventory. The only building under construction now is the 287,507-square-foot Brigham Building in Ballantyne, a 10-story speculative office project expected to deliver in November.