Charlotte’s Industrial Market Expected to Close Another Robust Year of Leasing

The Charlotte industrial market is seeing significant tenant demand and investment activity at mid-year 2021 as the market begins to return to normalcy after the disruption during the early days of the pandemic.Like many other Southeastern industrial markets, Charlotte saw a lag in activity through the second and third quarters of 2020. One year later, the impacts of the pandemic continue to burn off, creating an almost insatiable appetite for modern warehouse and distribution space. …

Life Sciences Firms Dominate Activity in Raleigh-Durham’s Industrial Market

It seems as though we have recently seen significant weekly announcements about investment and job creation by major U.S. companies into the Research Triangle Park region, the area situated between the cities of Raleigh and Durham. For instance, tech titans Apple and Google declared plans to establish major engineering hubs in the region, adding heat to an already dynamic market.It is common knowledge that the Triangle area is respected for its large, highly educated workforce thanks to …

Charlotte’s South End Remains ‘Go-To’ Submarket for Young Renters

Charlotte’s South End district has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic millennial urban submarkets in the Sun Belt. It is increasingly on par with the most thriving areas in other growth cities such as Atlanta, Austin and Nashville and is becoming a 24-hour neighborhood with dining, nightlife and high-end jobs.[caption id="attachment_299208" align="alignleft" width="100"] Marc Robinson, Cushman & Wakefield[/caption]Charlotte is one of the few cities in the region that …

A City on the Rise: Charlotte Office Market Poised for Growth and Recovery

Last year posed many challenges for Charlotte’s office market, as companies continued to delay making decisions about their office space needs. In the fourth quarter, leasing velocity had slowed, with limited deal activity driven largely by lease expirations. But the city still scored several corporate relocations and expansions, faring well compared to other major cities throughout the country. Fast-forward to June 2021, and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter as more …

Triangle’s Apartment Demand Pushes to the Region’s Suburban Markets

The impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. multifamily market vary significantly across metro areas. Not surprisingly, the nation’s denser gateway markets have been hardest hit, while secondary and tertiary markets have fared better.[caption id="attachment_286490" align="alignleft" width="100"] Emily Bostic, Avison Young[/caption]In a reversal of pre-pandemic trends, suburban locations have gained favor over urban submarkets from both renters and investors. As many employees continue to …

Raleigh-Durham Retail Bolstered By Grocery Growth, Offsetting Store Closures

This time last year, we were commenting on the changing retail market, but we were overall very optimistic about 2020. What a difference a year makes!Across the United States, 2020 brought us the closing of the following: 279 SteinMart stores; 1,100 Ann Taylor stores; 950 Pier 1 Imports stores; 350 Gap stores; 248 GNC stores; 145 A.C. Moore stores; 230 Tuesday Morning stores; and 178 Forever 21 stores. Additionally, Macy’s closed 29 stores in 2020 and expects to close another 45 in 2021. …

Raleigh-Durham Office Market Remains Stable, Life Sciences Actively Leasing Space

The Raleigh-Durham commercial real estate market continues to be one of growth and perseverance despite the global pandemic. Its economy is rich with an array of industries, healthcare and university systems that support population growth and expansion. Commercial real estate is experiencing its own challenges and opportunities through this pandemic, including one of the most talked about asset classes, office. The sector is the subject of the big “pause” discussion as there’s uncertainty …

Northwood Office is Adapting and Expanding 535-Acre Ballantyne Office Campus for a Post-COVID-19 World

As one of the largest owners and operators of office space in the Charlotte market, Northwood Office is focusing on what office users want — safety, quality, productivity, flexibility and a sense of community. The firm’s largest asset is Ballantyne, a 535-acre campus featuring 4.4 million square feet of Class A office space situated in the heart of a 2,000-acre community.Ballantyne is home to 17,000 employees and 300 companies. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the landscape for …

Pain Felt in Charlotte Retail Sector, But Phased Reopenings Give Market Hope

The COVID-19 outbreak had a tremendous impact on retail across the country, and Charlotte was no exception. As stores were forced to close, business owners had to devise creative ways to operate during the pandemic. Rent deferral, Paycheck Protection Program funds, layoffs and furloughs were some of the ways owners addressed cash flow. Many restaurants faced questions regarding takeout, delivery service, menu adjustments, table spacing and employee safety.Enhanced cleaning procedures, …

Charlotte Industrial Sector Shows ‘Signs of Life’ as Market Adapts to COVID-19

Like many Southeastern markets, the Charlotte industrial market largely hit the pause button from mid-March until June due to COVID-19. While the impacts of the health crisis remain fluid, the market is showing some signs of life, and trends that have long been at play are not likely to be reversed. For the past 90 days, the market has seen a significant drop in leasing and sales activity. The market was a bit sluggish in 2019, but experienced good activity in the first quarter prior to …

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