Charleston office market reports

3Q21 highlights and trends

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Charleston is set to see further economic growth through the end of 2021 as companies such as Argents Air Express, Telus International, and Southwest Airlines expand operations in the region. Total vacancy has reached a record high at 12.3%, but rents have increased from 2020 to an asking rate of $26.40, which demonstrates the hopes of a strong Q4.


Economic conditions

Unemployment rate in Charleston, down 760 bps from the height of the pandemic.


Recovery rate

Center for Disease Control’s post-COVID-19 rate of recovery for South Carolina, with an estimated 42% decrease in COVID-19 cases over the next month.


Office demand

Charleston leasing activity this year through 3Q 2021, with a combined total of 2.12M sf leased since the start of 2020.


Office supply

Total amount of vacant sublease space (in square feet) on the market in Charleston, comprising 15.0% of total vacant space. 1,745,239 sf of vacant direct space also sits on the market.


Pricing trends

Current asking rent for Charleston offices, seeing a slight increase from asking rents of $25.75 in 2020.


Capital markets

Total office investment volume (in millions) in Charleston for the period from January 2020 through September 2021. For 2021, the total investment volume sits at $54M.

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