Demand Exceeds Supply, Drives Development of New Retail Space

2014 Colliers Charleston SC Retail Report

Demand Exceeds Supply, Drives Development of New Retail Space

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL | SOUTH CAROLINA
Q4-2014 CHARLESTON RETAIL MARKET REPORT

KEY TAKEAWAYS
· Downward trending vacancy rate. Rental rates steadily increasing.
· New construction and redevelopments are strong throughout the market.
· Grocery wars continue.
· Grocery stores and outdoors sporting goods stores anchor new suburban developments.
· Tourism drives downtown growth. Suburban growth is driven by job creation and population growth.
· 2015 likely to bring new retailers and continued success.

CURRENT CONDITIONS
2014 was a significant year for the Charleston, SC retail market, full of new construction, redevelopments and new tenants opening or announcing plans to enter the market. Vacancy rates declined and rental rates climbed, especially along downtown’s King Street, throughout the year. The fourth quarter ended with an overall vacancy rate of 5.02% for the market, down from the third quarter vacancy rate of 5.44% and year-end 2013 vacancy rate of 6.91%.

Shop space asking rental rates averaged $19.51 NNN at year-end 2014, up 3.5% from the third quarter, largely due to spikes in rental rates along King Street. Tenants along King Street are seeing rates vary from $30 to $70 NNN, with the lowest rates along Upper King Street and highest rates along Middle King Street. Asking rental rates for suburban shop space averaged $16.70 NNN, holding steady over the third quarter average, but increasing from $16.34 NNN a year ago.

Coastal Tides Retail Newsletter | October 2014

Coastal Tides Retail Newsletter | October 2014

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Charleston City Council approves one-year moratorium on new bars in the peninsula’s entertainment district

A standing-room-only crowd packed City Council Chambers, where the group voted 9-3 to approve the moratorium along King Street, parts of Meeting and East Bay streets, and the Market area.
Charleston City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on the opening of new bars in the city’s entertainment district that can stay open past midnight.

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 Nordstrom Rack to open in old East Cooper Kmart center

Nordstrom Rack, a popular off-price apparel chain owned by Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc., confirmed plans Wednesday to open a store in the former Kmart shopping center in Mount Pleasant.

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Office Depot is downsizing at Westwood Plaza

Westwood Plaza at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Ashley River Road soon will have two big holes to fill when its anchor tenant Office Depot moves into a smaller space in the retail center next month.

2014 Mid-Year Charleston Retail Market Report

National Tenants Compete for Limited Retail Space!

Q2-2014 CHS RETAIL Report TN

Key Takeaways:

  • Market vacancy rate is down to 6.32%. Downtown vacancy rate is just 3.56%. Rental rates averaged $17.72 per square foot for shop space with some tenants seeing rates as high as $77 per square foot in the Downtown submarket.
  • The retail market is becoming a landlord’s market as available retail space runs scarce.
  • The trend of recycling retail space continues. New development activity is picking up.
  • New restaurants make Charleston debut.
  • Job creation is driving the suburban retail market attracting grocers, restaurants and sporting goods stores.

DOWNLOAD LINK – Q2-2014 CHS Retail Market Report

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How and How Much Commercial Real Estate Brokers get PAID

In this week’s Landlord Tips and Tenant Tips we will discuss HOW and HOW MUCH Commercial Real Estate Brokers get paid. Money matters

Thank you all for the great comments last week on Steps to Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Broker; THE Checklist Once you’ve decided to hire a broker (Click here for THE Checklist), and selected one you can hold accountable it’s time to understand how we get paid and when it’s due.

Before we dig into the WHEN, and HOW MUCH know that this is my full time job. I am a professional.  Think of me as a paid consultant like other professionals. Your Doctor, Lawyer, CPA or other service provider. This is how I feed my family. This is my Career. I am paid 100% on commission earnings. I pay my own expenses. There is no bi-weekly paycheck, expense account or company car. I sell my knowledge, expertise and my time to meet your real estate goals.

Steps to Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Broker; THE Checklist

This week’s installment of the Landlord and Tenant Tips we will cover the steps to cover when Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Broker.CRE Broker Candidates to Interview

First you RECOGNIZE you need a professional. It may hit you like a ton of bricks or it may have taken you years with no results to arrive at this decision. You may be a Landlord who needs to lease vacant space or sell a property, or a Tenant interested in a new location or a renewal of a current one. The good news is you’ve completed the hardest part!

Doesn’t matter how you got here, it only matters that you have (or almost have). Check that off your list and move to the easy part. Second step is

Charleston Spring Restaurant Menu

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Spring has sprung in the Lowcountry of Charleston, SC.  The Masters, Passover, Easter Weekend, and of course pollen are the marks of spring.  Along with long awaited warm weather comes the annual pilgrimage of some 4.5 Million Tourists to the Holy City. It seems as if close to half these people ask @ElyseChubb or @JohnOrrCCIM for a restaurant Recommendation.  So, in the interest of encouraging Culinary Tourism we have published our first annual Charleston Spring Restaurant Menu of our favorite eateries and watering holes!  We hope you enjoy! Download your Charleston 2014 Spring Restaurant Menu Here

Please leave any feedback or comments on your choice(s).  It’s a tough restaurant world out there, so keep ‘em REAL!