Charlotte office market reports

2Q21 highlights and trends

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As reopening efforts continue, Charlotte's economy has started to see recovery in 2021. Many companies are embracing a hybrid work model as they begin to return to the office. Leasing activity is expected to trend upwards in the second half of the year and into 2022 as companies continue to expand or relocate into Charlotte at a healthy pace.


Economic conditions

Charlotte has emerged as a top-performing metro area economically as the unemployment rate has dropped rapidly from a high of 13.9 percent to 8.3 percent. Over the course of the pandemic's recovery, employment has grown 16.2 percent since April 2020. 


Office demand

The "flight to quality" trend persists, with the Class A segment accounting for 68% share of post-COVID leasing activity.


Office supply

Sublease supply is focused heavily on the CBD submarket, where nine out of Charlotte's 16 large sublet blocks are located. 75 percent of Charlotte's large sublet blocks are in Class A buildings.


Pricing trends

Base rents declined by 0.5 percent over the past year, which contrasts with declines of early 2000s (-4.4%) and the global financial crisis (-1.7%).


Capital markets

Attracting foreign capital targeting growth markets, single-tenanted 300 S Brevard Street traded for $560 per sf early in the year, yielding a cap rate of 5.2%. 


Labor statistics

Office-using job losses have totaled 1.2 percent compared with 4.5 percent fo rother industries' job losses. Charlotte's vibrant financial sector has already surpassed pre-pandemic levels while federal government payrolls have grown 2.9 percent.

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