Charlotte office market reports

3Q21 highlights and trends

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With its growing technology sector, the Charlotte office market has been improving steadily towards market recovery. Office demand is beginning to rebound as YTD 2021 leasing activity reached 2.2 msf.


Economic conditions

Unemployment in Charlotte is now at 4.4% percent, after recovering from a pandemic high of 13.9 percent.


Recovery rate

The overall post-COVID rate of recovery based on extrapolated mobility data is 64.8 percent suggesting that many consumers are ready to return to their pre-Covid routines, yet offices are seeing only 36.0 percent of pre-Covid mobility.

2.2 msf

Office demand

Leasing activity is gaining ground after declining in the first half of 2021. Year-to-date activity reached 2.2 msf in Charlotte.


Office supply

Direct and sublease vacancies now sit at 17.5 percent, slightly below the Great Recession.

$31.81 psf

Pricing trends

Average asking rents increased by a modest 1.7% year-over-year, though rising concessions stabilize this increase on a net effective basis.


Capital markets

Cap rates and asset pricing are expected to remain steady based on increased economic momentum and renewed investor interest. Private investors continue to dominate, representing 52% of total buyer composition. Trailing-12-month sales volume totaled $1.8B.

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