Colliers Report: Multifamily supply keeps pace with absorption, occupancy flattens

May 31, 2023

Commercial Real Estate Research & Forecast Report
Q1 2023 Charleston Multifamily

Market Highlights

Rent growth continued in Charleston amidst a spike in deliveries in Q4 2022. Absorption and total occupancy remained healthy with only one submarket having negative absorption. The Summerville/Goose Creek submarket
accounted for 68% of the positive absorption.

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Key Takeaways

  • Q1 2023 saw the delivery of 441 units and absorption of 300 units
  •  Occupancy rates flattened and rental rates grew through Q1 of 2023


Increasing in-migration will support future deliveries, however, flattening rental rates and falling occupancy may occur with the 3,139 units slated to deliver in 2023.


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