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Developing news: Commercial projects likely to increase (access required)

Retail follows rooftops. It’s the old real estate adage explaining how commercial development responds to residential development. So the recent growth in homebuilding and homebuying in the Charlotte market – which is expected to continue into 2014 – will likely be accompanied by increased commercial development over the next two years, even if developers are still cautious about the overall economy.

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SouthPark office space in demand (access required)

One SouthPark Center, shown here, was sold earlier this year, one of the few buildings to have been sold in SouthPark over the last few years. Photo by Payton Guion

With vacancy rates well below market norms and above-average rents, this office submarket in south Charlotte continues to be one of the strongest performers in the city. Second-quarter numbers from Charlotte-based Karnes Co., an office-industry analytics firm, show that the SouthPark office market is healthier than it’s been since 2009.

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