Colliers Report: Tenant demand balanced with new supply

July 11, 2023

Commercial Real Estate Research & Forecast Report
Q2 2023 Charleston IndustrialMarket Highlights

Despite 1.72 million square feet of deliveries, vacancy moved upward only 80 basis points. While this level of vacancy is higher than it has been in 18 months, it is still half the average for the last 15 years. Tenant activity in the market continues to be strong, especially from 3PLs and manufacturing tenants who continue to explore opportunities in the market.

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Key Takeaways

  • Demand and supply balanced
  • 10.2 million square feet under construction
  •  Rental rates are stabilizing

Looking forward

Development activity in the market is heavily concentrated in the Summerville and Ridgeville submarkets where industrial developers have multiple warehouse sites already entitled and multi-building park infrastructure in place.



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