Charleston

South Carolina

Charleston, SC

The Charleston market is experiencing exploding growth in knowledge-based occupations at rates better than even the State of South Carolina or the nation.

The Port of Charleston serves more than 150 countries and is one of the most productive ports in the world.

A key economic engine for South Carolina, nearly $12 billion in wages and more than 260,000 jobs are related to the Port. The Port has the ability to host Post-Panamax vessels, the largest shipping vessels in the world. The military and healthcare are two more important industries to the Charleston economy, contributing $3 billion and $2.3 billion annually to the economy respectively. The military employs over 22,000 in the region and represents almost every agency in the U.S. Department of Defense and Homeland Security. In healthcare, over 20,000 are employed in four major hospital systems, with over 800 degrees awarded each year from the Medical University of South Carolina.

The economic drivers in Charleston are diverse, but since being named by Conde Nast Traveler as the “Best City in the World”, the importance of the Travel Industry cannot be understated. More than 4 million visitors per year provide an economic impact of $3 billion.

Boeing will invest an additional $1.1 billion over eight years and create 2,000 new jobs to their present 6,000 employees at its manufacturing complex for the 787 Dreamliner.

Information compiled from www.crda.org

1019 Titan Rd

1019 Titan Rd
Dillon, SC 29536
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
270,365
Available for
Lease
Market
Charleston
Building Size
536,000
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

4920 Appian Wy

4920 Appian Way
North Charleston, SC 29420
United States
Property Type
Office
SF Space Available
8,555
Available for
-
Market
Charleston
Building Size
8,555
Submarket
Dorchester County

1460 Tobias Gadson

1460 Tobias Gadson
Charleston, SC 29407
United States
Property Type
Office
SF Space Available
5,000 - 40,000
Available for
Lease
Market
Charleston
Building Size
50,247
Submarket
Greater Charleston

2531 John Smith Rd

2531 John Smith Rd
Hardeeville, SC 29927
United States
Property Type
Land
Market
Charleston
Acres
7.02
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

302 Parker Dr

302 Parker Dr
Beaufort, SC 29906
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
83,960
Available for
-
Market
Charleston
Building Size
83,960
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

415 Jessen Ln

415 Jessen Ln
Charleston, SC 29492
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
23,532
Available for
Sale
Market
Charleston
Building Size
23,532
Submarket
Greater Charleston

1100 S Church St

1100 S Church St
Florence, SC 29506
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
116,544
Available for
-
Market
Charleston
Building Size
116,544
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

1317 Old Hwy 52

1317 Old Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
United States
Property Type
Retail
SF Space Available
5,000
Available for
Sale
Market
Charleston
Building Size
5,000
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

7704 Southrail Rd

7704 Southrail Rd
North Charleston, SC 29420
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
47,529
Available for
Lease
Market
Charleston
Building Size
47,529
Submarket
North Charleston

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Ed Kercher

Senior Vice President, Managing Broker

Gerry Haight

Associate

Jessica King

Portfolio Manager

John Tison

Senior Vice President

Karen Colburn

Administrative Assistant

Mark Erickson

Vice President

Matthew Pickard

Associate

Philip Owens

Vice President

Stacy Miller, CPM

Director, Property Services

Fast Facts


  • Population: 682,121 1
  • Growth Rate: 24.3% 2
  • US Population Rank: 79 3
  • Median Age: 35.4 4
  • Total Civilian Labor Force: 328,688 5
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.4% 5
  • Avg. Household Income: $63,530 5
  • Land/Water Area 3,162 square miles 5    
  • South Carolina ranked by Business Insider as #8 out of 50 states on the economic growth scale

10 Largest Employers 5


Company Estimated Employment
Joint Base Charleston 22,000
Medical University of South Carolina 13,250
Boeing South Carolina 6,000
Charleston County School District 5,300
Roper St. Francis Healthcare 5,100
Berkeley County School District 3,700
Trident Health System 2,500
Robert Bosch LLC 2,200
Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co, Inc. 1,800
Blackbaud, Inc. (software development) 1,200

1. US Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey and 2000 Census; population projections from S.C. Budget and Control   Board, Office of Research & Statistics, 12/2012
2. Source; U.S. Census Bureau (2000-2011) 12/2012
3. US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of US, 2012
4. U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey and 2000 Census; population projections from S.C. Budget and Control Board, Office of Research & Statistics, 12/2012
5. US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011); Forecast data from Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 6/2012
6. Information compiled from www.crda.org