Commercial Real Estate Research & Forecast Report
Q2 2022 Greenville-Spartanburg Retail
Despite national concerns surrounding inflation and higher interest rates, it is business as usual or better in the Greenville-Spartanburg retail market. During the second quarter of 2022, the market posted 43,442 square feet of positive absorption with the vacancy rate decreasing to 4.06%. Gross retail sales continue to increase quarter-over-quarter and are up 11.5% annually from May of 2021 to May of 2022.
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- Greenville-Spartanburg shops post positive absorption and declining vacancy rates
- Micro-concepts are an emerging trend for restaurants
An emerging trend is “micro-concepts” of larger brands. The micro-restaurant is a smaller version of a larger restaurant approximately 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. This trend allows restaurants to adapt to smaller, more efficient stores with an emphasis on carry-out options. Interest in retail space of all types remains strong from both local and national tenants. However, the upfit cost is a major hindrance to new retail development. Restaurant tenants have shown a clear preference for second-generation space over new construction.
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