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598 Commercial Real Estate Listings in Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC Commercial Real Estate

There are currently 601 commercial listings available in Columbia, SC. These listings include 407 commercial spaces that encompass a total of 4,002,324 square feet. Available commercial spaces in Columbia, SC range in size from 1 square feet to 351,540 square feet. A total of 184 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

In 2022 the Columbia, SC commercial real estate market totaled 12,722,139 square feet of office spaces, 4,412,695 square feet of office spaces with retail, and 7,973,428 square feet of industrial space.

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%.

Industrial

Total: 7,973,428 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 471,802 SqFt 5.92% of total industrial
100k to 500k SqFt 6,496,282 SqFt 81.47% of total industrial
> 1M SqFt 1,005,344 SqFt 12.61% of total industrial
By class:
Class A 875,760 SqFt 10.98% of total industrial
Class B 5,820,882 SqFt 73% of total industrial
Class C 311,354 SqFt 3.9% of total industrial
There are 6,496,282 square feet of commercial real estate properties between 100k to 500k square feet, representing 81.47% 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.

Office Spaces with Retail

Total: 4,412,695 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 1,428,707 SqFt 32.38% of total office with retail
100k to 500k SqFt 2,983,988 SqFt 67.62% of total office with retail

Columbia, SC Currently Available Listings & Spaces

Number of Available Listings
City Property Type Count of listings Total SF
Columbia, SC Office 176 2,116,784
Columbia, SC Retail 94 426,180
Columbia, SC Industrial 48 1,457,570
Columbia, SC Other 420 4,004,744
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Current local active listing encompass 8,005,278 square feet of commercial space for lease in Columbia. There are 176 active office listings, which amount to 2,116,784 square feet and account for 23% of commercial spaces on the market. Local retail availability includes 426,180 square feet across 94 listings. Current industrial offerings on the market amount to 1,457,570 square feet across a total of 48.

Employment in Columbia, SC

Employed Population 55,615

Employed population - Industry % Distribution

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

46%

Sales and office occupations

21%

Service occupations

19%

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

8%

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

6%

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

52%

Under $50k

25%

$50k - $100k

16%

$100k - $200k

7%

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

61.00%

Driving alone

5.40%

Carpool

3.20%

Public transit

0.70%

Bicycle

24.70%

Walking

2.10%

Other

2.80%

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

11%

No degree

20%

High school

23%

Some College

28%

Bachelor's

18%

Post-grad

*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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