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583 Commercial Real Estate Listings in Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC Commercial Real Estate

There are currently 596 commercial listings available in Columbia, SC. These listings include 431 commercial spaces that encompass a total of 4,224,668 square feet. Available commercial spaces in Columbia, SC range in size from 1 square feet to 351,540 square feet. A total of 157 off-market commercial properties located in Columbia, SC are also available for research.

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Columbia, SC Commercial Real Estate Market Overview

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The local economy in Columbia, S.C., is fueled by activity within the military, health care and manufacturing sectors. Recently, the city benefited from a series of downtown revitalization projects, such as the adaptive reuse of the Confederate Printing Plant on Gervais and Huger.  Major manufacturing companies such as Pirelli, Michelin, International Paper and Honeywell drive the demand for commercial real estate properties here. Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority — commonly referred to as The Comet — handles public transportation within the city and its neighboring suburbs though a fleet of express shuttles and buses. The city is accessible via several highways — such as I-26, I-20, I-77 and I-126 — while Amtrak, Megabus and Greyhound also have stops here. It’s also serviced by Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the much smaller Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport in Rosewood.

Columbia, SC Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 12,722,139 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 4,380,173 SqFt 34.43% of total office
100k to 500k SqFt 8,341,966 SqFt 65.57% of total office
By class:
Class A 5,226,089 SqFt 41.08% of total office
Class B 6,740,600 SqFt 52.98% of total office
Class C 702,450 SqFt 5.52% of total office

Class A office space holds a 41.08% share of the overall Columbia, SC office market, while Class B office assets make up approximately 52.98%.


Total: 7,781,996 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 401,604 SqFt 5.16% of total industrial
100k to 500k SqFt 6,375,048 SqFt 81.92% of total industrial
> 1M SqFt 1,005,344 SqFt 12.92% of total industrial
By class:
Class A 875,760 SqFt 11.25% of total industrial
Class B 5,820,882 SqFt 74.8% of total industrial
Class C 311,354 SqFt 4% of total industrial
There are 6,375,048 square feet of commercial real estate properties between 100k to 500k square feet, representing 81.92% of the Columbia, SC industrial inventory. Class A assets total 875,760 square feet of industrial space, with an additional 5,820,882 square feet of Class B and 311,354 square feet of Class C properties.

Columbia, SC Currently Available Listings & Spaces

Number of Available Listings
City Property Type Count of listings Total SF
Columbia, SC Office 177 2,148,659
Columbia, SC Retail 105 492,626
Columbia, SC Industrial 60 1,581,593
Columbia, SC Other 441 4,227,088
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Current local active listing encompass 8,449,966 square feet of commercial space for lease in Columbia. There are 177 active office listings, which amount to 2,148,659 square feet and account for 22% of commercial spaces on the market. Local retail availability includes 492,626 square feet across 105 listings. Current industrial offerings on the market amount to 1,581,593 square feet across a total of 60.

Employment in Columbia, SC

Employed Population 55,615

Employed population - Industry % Distribution

Management, business, science, and arts occupations


Sales and office occupations


Service occupations


Production, transportation, and material moving occupations


Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations


In 2020, roughly 46% of a total of 55,615 employed in Columbia worked in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, followed by 21% in Sales and office occupations and 19% in Service occupations.

Income per capita $29,887  Median household income $47,386

Household income


Under $50k


$50k - $100k


$100k - $200k


Over $200k

The median household income in Columbia stands at $47,386, with per capita income at $29,887. Households earning between $50k and $100k represent 25% of the total, while those earning over $200k make up 7%. Approximately 52% of Columbia households earn less than $50k per year.

Commuting in Columbia, SC

Mean travel time to work 16 minutes

Means of transportation to work


Driving alone




Public transit








Work at Home

*Universe: Workers 16 and over

The mean travel time to work in Columbia in 2020 was 16 minutes. Around 61.00% of workers commute by Driving alone, 24.70% Walking and 5.40% by Carpool.

Education in Columbia, SC

High school grad or higher 89%

Bachelor's degree or higher 46%

Population by minimum level of education


No degree


High school


Some College





*Universe: Workers 25 and over

An estimated 89% of Columbia residents aged 25 or over hold a high school degree or higher. Of those, 20% are high school graduates, 23% attended some college, 28% earned a bachelor's degree, with an additional 18% holding post-graduate degrees.

Columbia, SC Demographics

As of 2020, Columbia had a total population of 131,323, with a median age of 28.60 years. Roughly 74.60% of the total population was between the ages of 16 and 64 years old.

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