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

4813 Rivers Ave

4813 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406
United States
Property Type
Land
Market
Charleston
Acres
0.52
Submarket
North Charleston

2914 Spartan Pl

2914 Spartan Pl
Marion, SC 29571
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
113,536
Available for
Sale
Market
Charleston
Building Size
113,536
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

N Hwy 501 - Manna Site

N Highway 501
Marion, SC 29571
United States
Property Type
Land
Market
Charleston
Acres
32.95
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

The Offices at Nexton

201 Sigma Dr
Summerville, SC 29483
United States
Property Type
Office
SF Space Available
9,698 - 25,302
Available for
Lease/Sublease
Market
Charleston
Building Size
35,000
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

234 Seven Farms Dr, Ste 128

234 Seven Farms Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492
United States
Property Type
Office
SF Space Available
1,305
Available for
Lease/Sale
Market
Charleston
Building Size
3,268
Submarket
Greater Charleston

Maersk Ridgeville Tract

Hwy 27 & I-26
Ridgeville, SC 29472
United States
Property Type
Land
Market
Charleston
Acres
60.10
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

Festival Centre

5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd
North Charleston, SC 29418
United States
Property Type
Retail
SF Space Available
40,000
Available for
Lease/Sublease
Market
Charleston
Building Size
325,347
Submarket
Dorchester County

Crenshaw Site

Jedburg Rd & I-26
Summerville, SC 29483
United States
Property Type
Land
Market
Charleston
Acres
16.81
Submarket
-

Portside Distribution Center

Trade Center Pky
Summerville, SC 29483
United States
Property Type
Industrial
SF Space Available
43,416 - 400,000
Available for
Lease
Market
Charleston
Building Size
400,000
Submarket
Outlying Berkeley County

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Ed Kercher

Senior Vice President, Managing Broker

Gerry Haight

Associate

Jessica King, ACoM

Portfolio Manager

Karen Colburn

Administrative Assistant

Lori M. Drenning

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Mark Erickson, SIOR

Vice President

Matthew Pickard

Associate

Philip Owens

Vice President

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