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Charlotte, NC Office Overview

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The Charlotte office market includes the Charlotte Downtown, Eagle Lake, and Dilworth submarkets. With a metropolitan population of over 2.4 million people the economy in the metro area is driven by the financial services, motorsports, and energy industries, resulting in a dynamic demand for while collar office space in Charlotte.

As of mid-2017 the Greater Charlotte office market encompasses nearly 55 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and has been recognized as one of the country's fastest growing metropolitan areas, generating a strong demand for Class A office space.

Charlotte, NC Office Inventory Description

Charlotte is known as a major financial center in the U.S. and is the second-largest banking center in the country after New York City. With a gross metropolitan product of $132 billion there is consistently strong demand for white collar office employment. Nearly 65% of the office space in Charlotte is Class A or A+, with Class B office inventory adding another 34% of office inventory to the Charlotte commercial real estate market.

The Fourth Ward office submarket in Charlotte is home to some of the most prestigious Class A office space in the city. Strategically centered between Johnson & Wales University, Comerica Stadium, I-277 and the Charlotte Transportation and Convention Centers, this office market is home to trophy office property such as the Fifth Third Center and the Ally Center office buildings.

Charlotte, NC Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 74,743,884 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 10,088,306 SF / 13.5% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 43,419,672 SF / 58.09% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 14,013,648 SF / 18.75% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 7,222,258 SF / 9.66% of total office

By class:

  • Class A+: 9,437,797 SF / 12.63% of total office
  • Class A: 33,158,471 SF / 44.36% of total office
  • Class B: 22,187,490 SF / 29.68% of total office
  • Class C: 1,038,738 SF / 1.39% of total office

Charlotte, NC Green Office Space

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While not yet ranking in the Top 30 Green Office Markets in the U.S., green office space in Charlotte is growing, with numerous LEED certified projects scattered throughout the metropolitan area.

The Duke Energy Center Building at 550 South Tyron Street in Charlotte is a prime example of green Class A office property. Constructed in 2009 this 1.3 million square foot office building was the first high-rise office building to be awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum certification.

The National Green Building Adoption Index for 2017 surveyed office buildings in the 30 largest U.S. markets and found that the percentage of green certified building has increased from less than 5% in 2005 to approximately 38% as of mid-2017.

Charlotte, NC's Top Office-Using Sectors

The financial services, energy, motorsports and numerous Fortune 500 companies all combine to create powerful demand for Class A office space and commercial real estate in Charlotte, NC.

  • Financial Services – Charlotte is home to the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo Bank and the Bank of American headquarters.
  • Energy – Siemens Electric, Duke Energy, Babcock & Wilcox, Fluor, and Piedmont Natural Gas are just some of the energy companies that create demand for Class A white collar office space in Charlotte.
  • Transportation & Motorsports – Continental Tire, Meineke Car Car Center, NASCAR, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway all significantly impact the commercial real estate market in the city.
  • Corporate Offices – The demand for white collar Class A office space in Charlotte also comes from a diverse blend of companies including Chiquita Brand International, Carolina Foods, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Toshiba, and Westinghouse.

    Charlotte Demographics

    Population

    • Total Population826,060
    • Male Population(47.9 %) 395,854
    • Female Population(52.1 %) 430,206
    • Median Age33.90

    Income/Financial

    • Average Household Income$87,226
    • Median Household Income$58,202
    • Median Income Under 25$28,897
    • Median Income 25-44$61,551
    • Median Income 45-64$67,850
    • Median Income Over 65$43,120

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