With an average of 230 days of sunshine each year, a low cost of living, and endless recreational activities, Charleston is a joy to call home. As the second most popular place to live in the U.S., metro Charleston is booming, not only with new residents but with new construction and property investment opportunities too. But with the Tri-County's rapid rate of growth comes increased real estate demand and complexity. That's especially true for commercial real estate transactions. According to CoStar, near-zero vacancy rates and short supply have forced rents and sales to reach record highs. At the same time, online medical and grocery purchases, along with last-mile delivery needs, have driven a new desire for industrial space.
It's safe to say that there is a lot of opportunity on the table for commercial real estate sellers and investors in South Carolina. But capitalizing on that opportunity without the proper market knowledge, relationships, or risk analysis can actually be counterproductive to your goals. That's where Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic's commercial real estate brokers in Charleston, SC, come into play.
As experts in the commercial real estate industry for more than 37 years, our brokerage provides the highest level of service to clients in today's rapid, constantly-changing business climate.
At Coldwell Banker Commercial, we pride ourselves on having local power and a global presence. Our clients entrust their complex and lucrative commercial real estate deals to us because they understand the value of working with brokers who are familiar faces within the community. On any given day, you could be standing next to one of our brokers at a grocery store or local restaurant. As your friends and neighbors, we're proud to call the Lowcountry home. Though we have local roots, our resources and expertise are backed by a global network. That power gives our commercial real estate clients peace of mind, knowing they have access to a dynamic and diversified brokerage of highly-trained and educated agents.
From general commercial leasing services and property management to investment guidance and new property site selection, our team works tirelessly to exceed your expectations and meet your goals. Whether you're looking to buy, sell, lease, or develop, our commercial real estate brokerage in Holly Hill, SC provides the up-to-date advice and time-tested market knowledge needed to facilitate any commercial real estate transaction, large or small.
Some of the commercial real estate specialties we focus on in South Carolina include:
At the end of the day, our commercial brokers and agents aren't satisfied until you're a happy customer. That's why every service and decision we recommend is made with your best interests in mind.
Perhaps you're in a situation where you need more space for a growing business. Maybe, instead, you want to capitalize on low-interest rates and buy a commercial real estate investment property to bolster your portfolio. Whatever your needs may be, whether as an investor or a small business owner, your goals are probably the same: lock in the best value and negotiate optimal terms for leasing, buying, or selling. When it's all said and done, you want to minimize expenses and maximize your ROI.
Unfortunately, commercial real estate is complex by nature. Given today's ever-changing real estate landscape and the challenges of our economy, working with a commercial real estate agent is the savviest way to save money and lessen the likelihood of making a poor investment.
That's because the very best commercial real estate brokers, like those at Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic, do more than putting "for sale" signs in yards and in newspapers. They have the tools and training to source and present research apropos to your commercial real estate purchase or sale. They also have the ability to provide transaction and advisory services to ensure every aspect of your CRE process goes smoothly and efficiently. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Here are a few of the biggest reasons to work with a commercial real estate broker in South Carolina.
One of the most valuable reasons for working with a commercial real estate brokerage is that staff have a deep understanding of South Carolina's real estate market. In the Lowcountry, trends and market conditions are constantly changing. Opportunities are lost and found daily.
With this market knowledge, your commercial real estate broker in Holly Hill, SC, can provide an easy-to-understand analysis of various commercial properties within your budget. They'll know what relevant properties are leased or sold for and how much. Savvy commercial real estate brokers are also always informed on local demographics and market indicators that impact your commercial real estate goals. For instance, with COVID becoming a more accepted part of our lives, leasing, and sales in retail have taken off, especially for Class A and Class B centers.
At Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic, we specialize in several commercial real estate services. Though each service is comprehensive and will differ for each client, here is a brief overview to help you understand the scope of our abilities.
We're proud to say that our commercial real estate brokers in Holly Hill, SC, are equipped with all the necessary skills and traits to make your life easier. From transactional needs to marketing strategies, our experience and market knowledge is second to none, allowing us to ensure your success in today's market.
In an ever-changing commercial real estate industry, our approach to property management is constantly evolving. Our team has extensive experience in commercial real estate management and recognizes its importance as a foundation for long-term value and wealth. As such, Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic provides tailor-made property management packages that meet your specific assets needs and objectives.
Whether you're entering a build-to-suite or remodeling a commercial property, our associates are ready to represent you with facility planning, design, construction, zoning restrictions, and so much more. If you're looking for a brokerage that can guide you through every step of the construction process with your goals and budget at heart, look no further than Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic.
Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic provides comprehensive investment analytics to better evaluate potential investments and increase return on those investments. Additionally, our team can facilitate single or multiple-location transactions and also find alternative financing recommendations if needed.
From selecting the perfect building site for your property to overseeing its initial construction, our associates provide experience and expertise when you need it most, covering every step and service of property development. If needed, our team can assemble the right professionals to ensure your property is developed to your unique specifications and applicable regulatory standards.
Our commercial real estate brokerage represents clients in both the disposition and acquisition of property and works directly with you to determine your needs. We then strive to improve efficiency and reduce costs. We also assist financial institutions and government agencies in the management and disposition of âtroubled properties.' Our firm incorporates its spectrum of services to efficiently turn these properties around and improve their value for ultimate disposition.
If you're just getting started in commercial real estate investing, you're probably searching for reliable advice and best practices to follow. While hands-on experience and guidance from a commercial real estate broker are always best, a little advice never hurts. After all, there's a wide world of opportunity out there. As you begin to build a more robust portfolio, keep these tips and tricks in mind.
Commercial real estate deals can take a lot longer than traditional single-family transactions. That's true throughout the entire process, from purchase, to renovation, to selling. That's not a bad thing - after all, having impatience is a good way to rush into a poor decision. Instead of a means to quick cash, think of commercial real estate deals as a large bonus or as a vehicle for retirement.
Many commercial real estate investors jump right into the multi-family property space. However, it's essential to keep other types of properties in mind, such as mobile homes, office buildings, land, and even mobile home parks. Forget about your comfort zone. Instead, weigh your options and choose a niche that helps you meet your goals.
Commercial loans are quite different than their residential counterparts. In some ways, they're better. Though down payments are typically higher, meaning you'll put more down, there's often no personal liability involved. Plus, commercial loans can be more forgiving when borrowing money for down payments. The bottom line is to search for the best lenders before making an offer. If you're having trouble, ask your commercial real estate broker for assistance, as they often have connections and partnerships with relevant entities.
If you're used to buying residential homes, you're probably familiar with some formulas, such as buying 75% of after-repaired value minus the estimated cost of repairs. Depending on the type of commercial property you're buying or selling, you'll have different formulas to learn. Two examples are Cap Rates and Net Operating Income. Learning these formulas can be very beneficial when making an offer.
If you find yourself discouraged with the commercial real estate game, remember that the team at your commercial real estate brokerage is there to make your life easier. At Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic, we have a powerful brokerage with a team of over 20 highly skilled and educated agents. Our job is to serve you, whether you're a new investor looking for your first deal or an experienced property owner looking for 1031 tax investment advice.
The town of Eutawville currently does not have its own sewage and uses a septic tank system.ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — The town of Holly Hill is entering into a shared agreement with the town of Eutawville to share sewage costs.The plan would allow Holly Hill to run sewage pipes from Eutawville along Eutaw Road into the town of Holly Hill and treat its sewer system.“It’s a game changer for eastern Orangeburg County," said Holly ...
The town of Eutawville currently does not have its own sewage and uses a septic tank system.
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — The town of Holly Hill is entering into a shared agreement with the town of Eutawville to share sewage costs.
The plan would allow Holly Hill to run sewage pipes from Eutawville along Eutaw Road into the town of Holly Hill and treat its sewer system.
“It’s a game changer for eastern Orangeburg County," said Holly Hill Mayor Billy Chavis.
Chavis says this partnership will help prepare both towns for growth coming to Eastern Orangeburg County, by increasing its sewage capacity.
“It made sense for us to at least reach out and get down to the bare bones of this agreement see if its once again financially feasible for us to give sewer to them so that Eutawville can express the same growth that Holly Hill’s gonna have," said Chavis.
The town of Eutawville currently does not have its own sewage and uses a septic tank system. Eutawville resident Melissa Garing says she would prefer to keep things how they are.
“I’m against it simply because we live in a small town. I like the small town feel, I like my well water. Septic tank is kind of a pain when you have to pump it out but it’s a small price to pay for not having so much growth and so much city life around us," said Garing.
It will be equally funded by both towns' general funds. Currently, the town of Holly Hill is under a one-year short term utility agreement with Envirolink. By the first quarter of next year, Mayor Chavis is hoping the town will receive South Carolina Infrastructure Improvement Funding to decide their next steps.
Eutawville resident Jerry Robertson says he moved from Charleston seven years ago to escape urban development.
“The cost of a sewer plant is gonna take our valuable farmland which is currently growing food, textiles, lumber, soy products, it’s gonna take that farmland and it’s gonna turn it into subdivisions, it’s gonna get paved over, and built over," said Robertson.
American Engineering Consultants, LLC will conduct a feasibility study by the end of the month. This will determine how both towns will proceed with this partnership.
A Holly Hill man pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a recent term of court at the Orangeburg County Courthouse.Jordan Tyrek David Walters, 25, of 739 Gabby Hall Court, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession with intent to distribute a scheduled drug.Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran Jr. sentenced Walters to three years in prison, suspended to two years of probation.He also ordered Walters to complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.In other pleas:• Breuna Valen...
A Holly Hill man pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a recent term of court at the Orangeburg County Courthouse.
Jordan Tyrek David Walters, 25, of 739 Gabby Hall Court, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession with intent to distribute a scheduled drug.
Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran Jr. sentenced Walters to three years in prison, suspended to two years of probation.
He also ordered Walters to complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.
In other pleas:
• Breuna Valencia Davene, 26, of 1144 Toney Bay Road, Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery.
She was originally charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob but pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery instead.
Cothran sentenced her to three years in prison, suspended to five years of probation and restitution.
• Billy Jo Williams, 60, of 1517 Silversprings Road, Neeses, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of one gram or less of methamphetamine or cocaine base.
Williams was originally charged with first-offense distribution of methamphetamine but pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of one gram or less of methamphetamine or cocaine base instead.
Cothran sentenced him to three years in prison, suspended to one year of probation. He gave him credit for having already served three days in prison.
Prosecutors dismissed Williams’ charges of temporary license plate time limit to replace, first-offense DUS license not suspended for DUI, first-offense uninsured motor vehicle fee violation and use of license plate other than for vehicle which issued.
• Jordan Malik Williams, 24, of 126 Oakmont Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense failure to stop for blue lights and grand larceny valued at $10,000 or more.
Cothran sentenced Williams under the Youthful Offender Act to six years in prison, suspended to two years of probation.
He also ordered Williams to take medications as prescribed.
Prosecutors dismissed the following charges: breaking into motor vehicle, first-offense possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and grand larceny valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.
• Kendrell Demontra Williams, 24, of 105 Durham Street, Cordova, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Cothran sentenced Williams under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed one year, suspended to six months of probation.
Prosecutors dismissed Williams’ charge of possession with intent to distribute drugs within proximity of a school.
• Jamarris Dyquan Benjamin, 21, of 110 Big Phils Court, Santee, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession with intent to distribute a scheduled drug.
Cothran sentenced him to three years in prison, suspended to three years of probation.
• Justin Lamar Berry, 34, of 796 Edisto Avenue Apt. A, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a pistol, identity fraud to obtain employment or avoid detection by law enforcement and first-offense possession of a controlled substance.
Cothran sentenced him to six months in prison. He was given credit for having already served 80 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.
Prosecutors dismissed Berry’s charge of second-degree DUS license not suspended for DUI.
• Kelly Wertz Blume, 50, of 3770 Bochette Boulevard, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to injury to real property to obtain nonferrous metals with damage valued less than $5,000.
Cothran sentenced him to 18 months in prison and gave him credit for having already served 338 days in jail.
• Brandon Shaquan Bradley, 33, of 940 Chitwood Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, morphine etc. more than 14 grams but less than 28 grams, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a school and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony.
Cothran sentenced him to prison for five years, suspended to four years of probation.
He gave Bradley credit for having already served two days in jail.
He also ordered Bradley to complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.
Residents urge those who want to preserve the golf course to show their support at the next council meeting on September 6.HOLLY HILL, S.C. — Orangeburg County Council is advancing a request to rezone the Holly Hill golf course into a residential subdivision. Some residents are in opposition to this proposed development....
Residents urge those who want to preserve the golf course to show their support at the next council meeting on September 6.
HOLLY HILL, S.C. — Orangeburg County Council is advancing a request to rezone the Holly Hill golf course into a residential subdivision. Some residents are in opposition to this proposed development.
“This whole community plays golf there and we have members from across the state. I hate to see that gone just for the sake of building houses," said resident Sam Chance.
The council had its second reading of the rezoning ordinance at its August 15 meeting.
Chance has been golfing at the Holly Hill Golf Course for more than 15 years. He says the course has a long-standing history in Holly Hill. According to Chance, it was built in 1957 by local farmers. Over the years, it became a local landmark for recreation and community.
“We had a group of 25-30 people show up twice a week to play golf on the golf course and we had a great time," said Chance.
Chance says he was golfing at the course the day it unexpectedly closed in July.
“They fired the workers, the employees of the golf course at the same time with no notice and as far as I know today nobody has been reimbursed for dues and the employees who had been fired had not been paid," he said.
Some residents say the request to build 106 homes on the property is something that could create traffic issues along Old State Road and deprive the town of a major tourist attraction.
“There’s subdivisions being built all over so why take away the one draw that those people would have that would be moving into that subdivision, why take away the only draw in recreation that’s here for them," said Sam's wife Susie Chance.
They encourage residents who want to preserve the golf course to show their support at the next Orangeburg County council meeting on September 6.
“The people who have been in Holly Hill all of their lives. I would hope would show up and help support the golf course. That’s out of our hands. Could only ask," said Chance.
The September 6 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Orangeburg County Council Chambers. People who would like to take part in the public input are encouraged to arrive early.
The Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services says the eastern part of the county was hardest hit due to low lines and residents are left picking up the pieces.ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — It’s the calm after the storm in Holly Hill following Ian. According to the Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services, the eastern part of the county was hardest hit due to lowlines and residents are left picking up the ...
The Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services says the eastern part of the county was hardest hit due to low lines and residents are left picking up the pieces.
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — It’s the calm after the storm in Holly Hill following Ian. According to the Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services, the eastern part of the county was hardest hit due to lowlines and residents are left picking up the pieces.
“I think we’re blessed and just glad everyone’s okay and our house is okay, yeah,” said Holly Hill resident Karsyn Smoak.
Downed trees all over Holly Hill were caused by heavy rain and strong winds. Residents say they’re grateful for their family’s safety.
“I’m just concerned for all the people that are, you know, might have a bunch of trees like big trees, or like, maybe hit their house or something, just concerned about that,” said resident Dylan Rivera.
One tree fell outside a Holly Hill home and split into pieces, becoming tangled in power lines. Tommy Burks has lived in the home for sixteen years and experienced six hurricanes.
“We had a tornado that come right over the house in the past and it took the top out of the tree so we had some bad weather around here,” said Burks.
A fallen tree from Ian blocking his driveway.
“My sister came over to stay with us and she was gonna park her car on the driveway right there and we decided to move it to the front of the house and I’m glad we did because it would’ve got crushed if she would’ve had it sitting there so,” he said.
Residents are now left counting their blessings.
“It definitely could’ve been a lot worse and just thinking about the people in Florida and what they’re going through,” said Smoak.
“Pray for Florida,” said resident Jackson Buck.
Crews are working to restore power to the homes affected throughout the county.
A tree stump still sits in front of a church in Holly Hill, the scene of a huge downed tree during storm winds. On Sunday church members gather to give thanks.HOLLY HILL, S.C. — When a large tree fell in front of the Holly Hill Methodist Church during strong winds, the Rev...
A tree stump still sits in front of a church in Holly Hill, the scene of a huge downed tree during storm winds. On Sunday church members gather to give thanks.
HOLLY HILL, S.C. — When a large tree fell in front of the Holly Hill Methodist Church during strong winds, the Rev. John Elmore wasn't sure if Sunday's church service would go on; however, with the community's help, the church is fully functional and giving back to others.
A song of praise and thanksgiving was sung inside Holly Hill United Methodist Church on Sunday. The view is a stark difference from the one on Thursday after Tropical Storm Idalia ripped through the area. Elmore said he was cleaning up some flooding inside the church when his week changed instantly.
"My wife actually heard something. She said, 'What was that?' I said, 'I don't know, come on, let's move some chairs.' When we walked outside, the mayor and city workers were here and the tree was laying across the street," Elmore said. "We got it to where they could use a tractor, and of course, they pushed it and blocked about two-thirds of the front of the church."
A News19 crew was in Holly Hill Thursday to see the tree completely turned over in the street, with church members using chainsaws to break it down.
On Sunday, no tree remained in front of the church, and the road was open to normal traffic. The Rev. Elmore said the trials of the storm were a key part of the message of his sermon.
"Some of the illustrations that we used in the sermon were tied to the tree and tied to the storm because we all had lived it," he said. "And so, we can speak into that reality of the scriptures and how they relate to us."
A small crowd gathered inside for the church on Sunday. According to Elmore, many helped get the church operating that day. He said that, in the coming week, his church will have the opportunity to help others in worse situations through the Methodist church's emergency response team.
"We have 10 to 12 trailers that are fully stocked to do tarping, muck-outs from flooding homes, [and] tree removal equipment," he said. "We've received an invitation to go to Ray City, Georgia."
Elmore said he's seen God work through people locally and nationally during the storm, giving more opportunities to spread the gospel.
"It's always people trying to help us in the time of storms, and we should always be willing to be that," he said. "Because when we do, people get to see our love for other people, and I think the scripture is always about loving other people."