CHARLOTTE, NC-Sun Trust Banks Inc. has signed a lease for about 43,500 square feet at the Sharon Square mixed-use project in SouthPark.

The bank will serve as the anchor for the 105,500-square-foot new office building at the complex, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. The office will serve as the bank’s Charlotte regional headquarters.

SunTrust will occupy the second and third floors of the five-story building and also will open a retail branch on the first floor. The bank is scheduled to move into its new offices by the second quarter of next year.

“We’ve been in search of a strategic location to bring a cross-section of teammates together and enhance our ability to serve our clients in the region,” says Bill Peele, SunTrust’s regional president.” “Sharon Square in SouthPark meets all of our criteria and will provide a prominent presence that reflects and reinforces our commitment and continuing growth in this important market.” See story in the Charlotte Business Journal.