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Commercial Space

Retail Market

Tight Occupancy Rates in Retail Market Shifts Focus to Investment in West Ashley

By | Commercial Space

Charleston’s successful retail market has attracted tenants to new and redeveloped space, resulting in a total vacancy rate of 5.4 percent for the market. Retailers who are seeking high traffic and prime visibility space are finding their options limited. Various factors are motivating investors to shift their focus from Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston to the West Ashley retail market. Colliers International released its 2016 Research and Forecast Report (Q1) on retail space. It reports that as vacancy rates have…

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commercial construction

Charleston Office Market and Construction Activity Remains Strong in 2016

By | commercial construction, Commercial Space

The first quarter of 2016 started off steady after a very active, historic year for the Charleston office market.  2016 continues to record high rental rates, declining vacancies, and the strongest commercial construction activity in recent years, according to the Collier’s International “South Carolina Research and Forecast Report Q1 2016.” Vacancy Rates Show Steady Decline Vacancy rates remain steady at 7.8 percent in the local office market, down from 10.5 percent a year ago.  Leasing activity has been slow due…

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space planning

Signs Your Office Needs a Redesign – Space Planning

By | Commercial Space, Space Planning

The aesthetics of your office is likely not your top priority, and certainly, it should not carry the same weight as your business strategy or client needs. But considering the look and feel of your office space is important as the design of your office speaks volumes about your company’s brand. Proper space planning not only helps create an office that reflects your brand well, but it can also help to increase office productivity and morale. If you’re unsure whether…

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space planning and design

Three Considerations for Your Office Space Planning and Design

By | Commercial Space, Space Planning

Proper space planning and design are crucial when building a new space or remodeling a current one. The planning and design experts at Carolina Services, Inc. recommend that you think through the following questions before getting started on your next project. What statement do I want my office space planning and design to make about my company? Regardless of whether you want it to or not, your office space design speaks volumes about your company. Your office’s design is a…

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church restoration

3 Signs Your Congregation Should Consider a Church Restoration

By | Church Restoration, Commercial Space

Restoring a historic church building can be a major undertaking, and oftentimes, congregations end up putting the process off for longer than is beneficial. When in discussions as to whether your church restoration project should move ahead or not, consider the following three items. If your space isn’t collaborative, you should consider a church restoration project. A primary purpose in any congregation is fellowship. As such, church spaces need to be designed in such a way that encourages an ease…

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Charleston, SC Economic Growth

Port Increases Generate Charleston, SC Economic Growth

By | Commercial Space, Economic Growth, Space Planning

After several years of repeated volume growth, Charleston, SC’s port increased its container volume by 14% during the 2015 fiscal year. This is a near-record level for the SC port. And, Charleston’s Post & Courier reports, more contracts with container ships have been made for the year ahead. Middle Eastern companies, such as the United Arab Shipping Company, as well as Asian companies have struck new partnerships with the Charleston port, allowing even more revenue to stream into the Lowcountry….

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Charleston, SC Economic Growth

Charleston, SC Economic Growth Brings Need for Increased Commercial Construction

By | Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth, Space Planning

Charleston, SC has long been a city that has attracted new residents, but recently it has been growing at a much faster rate, and experts predict that this growth is only going to increase. The New York Times referred to Charleston in this season as “enjoying a robust economy and one of the most transformative regional population booms since the Civil War.” And the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is also predicting a very positive economic turn for the area,…

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commercial building design

Commercial Building Design: 5 Things to Consider

By | Commercial Space

There are many things to consider when looking at commercial building design. You want to make sure you have the right building design for your space and are utilizing every inch. Workspace must be efficiency governed and your employees should be working in the best way possible. Commercial building design: 5 things to consider. Zoning Depending on where you are building for your business, you need to make sure you will be compliant with all the zoning laws. Certain places…

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commerical remodeling

Best Commercial Remodeling Contractors

By | Commercial Space, Construction, Prepping, Space Planning

Choosing the best commercial remodeling contractor is a big decision.  Unfortunately it isn’t something you can just ask for advice, read a few reviews and be sure of your decision.  Each commercial remodeling project can vary widely on scope, budget, quality of work and what your needs are.  Some commercial contractors may be excellent at keeping the price down and may come highly recommended but the compromises they make to keep costs low may not be appropriate for your line…

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commercial construction

Get your Commercial Construction Project Started

By | Commercial Space, Construction

One of the hardest parts of any project is getting started.  Ground breaking ceremonies can be so exciting because they are not only celebrating what is coming, but what has already happened.  Before you are ready to break ground on your project, whether it is new commercial construction, a renovation or an addition, there is a lot of work to be done. Before you can break ground, you have to start with understanding what your goals are in your construction. …

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