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2023 Mid-Year Construction Trends Report

Manufacturing construction starts are up sharply year over year - 2023 statewide mid-year construction starts have surpassed 75% of 2022 construction starts with positive growth in all sectors. Material pricing continues to stabilize with most sectors seeing less than 5% fluctuations from January to June 2023. Planning ahead and being creative on projects can save time and money with long lead procurement and critical path scopes.

2022 Mid-Year Construction Trends Report

South Carolina Construction Starts are Down - Mid-year statewide construction starts in key sectors totaled $1.4 billion, a $453 million decrease compared to mid-year 2021.

2021 Year-End Construction Trends Report

Material Availability and Cost Escalation Challenges Continue - $3.75B of construction was started in key sectors during 2021, an increase of almost$1B compared to 2020.

2021 Mid-Year Construction Trends Report

South Carolina Construction Starts and Costs are Rising - Mid-year statewide construction starts in key sectors totaled $1.85B, a $426M increase compared to mid-year 2020.

2020 Year-End Construction Trends Report

Construction starts trending upward after mid-year decline - During 2020, statewide construction starts decreased in four of six sectors as compared to 2019.

2020 Mid-Year Construction Trends Report

South Carolina Construction Starts Decline - Statewide construction starts have decreased in four of six sectors compared to mid-year 2019.

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How the Construction Industry Is Being Impacted by the Coronavirus and Steps To Minimize Its Influence On Individual Projects

The effects of the coronavirus, COVID-19, are being felt in South Carolina with a growing uncertainty regarding the virus and its ancillary effects on the economy.

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Featured South Carolina commercial real estate reports

In partnership with Colliers International | South Carolina, our research team collaborates with commercial real estate brokerage experts to produce market data that spans every major property type and market in South Carolina and around the southeast.

With conditions constantly changing, we provide the timely market insights you need to stay a step ahead and make the most of your commercial property and real estate investments.

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Quarterly Office Market Reports

Charleston, Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg

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Quarterly Industrial Market Reports

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Quarterly Retail Market Reports

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News & Highlights

Colliers | South Carolina announces ONE Colliers Award recipient

Colliers | South Carolina is pleased to announce that Brian Davis, Director of Project Management Services | Charleston for LCK, Colliers’ project management partner, is the recipient of the 2023 ONE Colliers Award. The award was presented at the Colliers/LCK annual Awards Celebration held at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia on February 21, 2024.

Alex Seglem joins LCK as Project Manager in Charleston office

LCK announces that Alex Seglem has joined its project management team in the Charleston office as Project Manager.Seglem will fulfill the role of project manager and owner’s representative for assigned LCK construction and renovation projects. He will be responsible for leading teams of selected contractors, architects, engineers and various consultants while managing project budgets and schedules. ​

Dale Stigamier named President of LCK; Mickey Layden continues as CEO

LCK recently announced that Dale Stigamier has been named President of the company. This strategic appointment is in response to the tremendous growth that LCK has experienced over the past decade and positions the firm to continue that success under his leadership well into the future. ​ ​

Tyler Self receives 2020 Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes staff members who have less than three years’ tenure at Colliers, perform in an exemplary manner, demonstrate a desire to attain or are pursuing a professional designation, are active in industry groups and/or civic groups in the community and live the company's core values of service, expertise, community, fun, integrity and collaboration

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