A Year In Review- Commercial Real Estate, Spartanburg SC

In my last blog, I covered how commercial real estate in Spartanburg is performing compared to average US commercial real estate trends. You can read my previous blog here

As 2023 is coming to a close, here is a review of how each major asset class has performed so far this year in Spartanburg, S.C.


How CRE Has Performed This Year in Spartanburg


Multi Family

Multi Family 2023 Up/Down from 2022
Sales Volume (Past 12 months)260MUp
Under Construction (units)853Down
Rent Growth (past 12 months)2%Down
Average Sales Price (unit)$145,000Down
Cap Rate5.5%Up


As a large wave of inventory hit the market in the past few years, multi family needs some time to absorb. Although current vacancy rates are slightly lower than 2022 vacancy rates, the 12 month rent growth has remained relatively low at 2%.

The sales volume has been higher in 2023 compared to 2022, but overall, these projects were traded at a higher cap rate. You can read my blog on cap rates here



Office  2023 Up/Down from 2022
Sales Volume (Past 12 months)$37.7MDown
Under Construction (SQ FT)3.2KDown
Rent Growth (past 12 months)2.1%Down
Average Sales Price (SQ FT)$118Down
Cap Rate10.5%Up


The office market is doing decently well in Spartanburg compared to several other US markets, but overall, office trends are down compared to 2022.

The vacancy rate of 4.1% is relatively strong; vacancy has actually trended downward relative to 2022.



Industrial 2023 Up/Down from 2022
Sales Volume (Past 12 months)$171MDown
Under Construction (SQ FT)$7.7MDown
Rent Growth (past 12 months)9.6%Down
Average Sales Price (SQ FT)$65Up
Cap Rate8.4%Up


Industrial real estate has not performed as strongly in 2023 compared to the prior year. However, it is interesting to note that average sales price per square foot has continued to climb over the past few years. Industrial real estate trends are discussed in more detail in my previous blog you can read here



Retail2023 Up/Down from 2022
Sales Volume (Past 12 months)$118MDown
Under Construction (SQ FT)66.7KDown
Rent Growth (past 12 months)4.5%Down
Average Sales Price (SQ FT)$127Up
Cap Rate8.2%Down


Retail trends have trended downward in 2023, with the exception of the average price per square foot which is slightly higher in 2023 than the previous year. However, 4.3% is relatively low vacancy.



It is important to remember that 2021 and 2022 were record years for several asset classes.

Although overall the 2023 data is trending downward compared to the previous year, there are sectors of real estate in Spartanburg  that have remained robust.

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Emma McDaniel

McDaniel and Company, VP



Source: Costar Data

Emma McDaniel Commercial Real Estate Agent
Emma McDaniel

Hello! My name is Emma H. McDaniel and welcome to my real estate blog. As a Business Economics major at Wofford College, a third generation in my family to be a real estate agent, and a woman who has a great love for our community, I am looking forward to sharing with you what I discover as I engage with people, explore places, and learn about different sectors of our market.

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