As the commercial real estate market in Charleston, SC continues to evolve, industrial flex space has emerged as a popular and versatile solution for businesses looking to combine warehouse and office or retail/showroom functions under one roof. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key features of flex space, its growing appeal among investors and tenants, and the diverse range of businesses that are taking advantage of this unique real estate offering.
Businesses can utilize Flex Space for both inventory storage and office space. Because of the small but functional design of most modern flex facilities, users can remove/add features to customize the space for their specific purposes. For example, they can add machinery and turn a flex building into a manufacturing facility. Or, they can artfully decorate the interior and turn the space into a retail showroom to display products to their customers. Other popular uses of flex buildings include laboratory space, retail stores, and assembly areas.
Industrial flex space has become increasingly popular among investors for several reasons:
While flex space has been popular among builders, contractors, and service-oriented businesses, its appeal is expanding to non-industrial users including athletic clubs seeking taller clear heights, retailers looking for a showroom atmosphere with warehouse space, and medical and R&D users.
For tenants, flex space offers various advantages: