Colliers South Carolina Healthcare Report: Growth and expansion continue for a range of practice types

January 19, 2024

Commercial Real Estate Research & Forecast Report
Q4 2023 South Carolina Healthcare

Market Highlights

Local hospital systems continued to expand in efforts to saturate the market before the Certificate of Need repeal attracts new entrants to South Carolina. Other practice types like hospice and mental health providers are also experiencing success and expanding by using existing office buildings to avoid high upfit costs that most traditional primary care practices require.

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Key Takeaways

  • 40,033 square feet were absorbed, decreasing vacancy to 3.6%
  • Lease rates increased to $27.80 per square foot
  • Total inventory remained flat with no deliveries


Despite an increase in overall lease rates to $27.80 per square foot, these expansions yielded 40,033 square feet of net absorption, decreasing vacancy to 3.6%. Total inventory and construction remained flat from the third quarter of 2023, however, the 120,756 square feet under construction are expected to deliver in the first quarter of 2024 across Lexington, Lancaster and York counties.


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