Overwhelming evidence points to the growth of the Southeast region
CBRE’s recent US Development Opportunities 2021 report showed that, statistically, the region has been dominant and is forecast for continued growth over the next several years, with Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Miami being near the top of most metrics.
Reports from moving companies have illustrated the same. A recent study of moves by United Van Lines showed that seven of the top 10 states for moves in 2020 are in the Southeast region.
Although the major markets in the Southeast tend to get most of the headlines, the smaller cities are where growth is really taking off. Charlotte, Nashville, Jacksonville and Orlando are all finding rapid growth. Greenville, known for its diverse economy, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Since 2016, more than 84,000 people have relocated to Greenville-Spartanburg, 7% of the market’s total population. West Palm Beach has also gained attention, from both a booming single-family housing market to an office market that is statistically one of the hottest in the US.