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Orange County Experiences A Sunny Multifamily Investment Climate

From its near-perfect weather, parks and beaches to its commerce-friendly environment and well-educated workforce, Orange County has plenty of attractions to offer residents, businesses and multifamily investors. Add to that list well-paying jobs in the expanding professional and business services, and tech and healthcare sectors, and you can see why demand for housing in the county is on the rise. Job growth has pushed the unemployment rate to below 3 percent, a level not seen since the fourth …

Orange County’s Retail Market Remains Scrappy

The Orange County retail real estate market remains resilient despite continued pressure from growing ecommerce sales and a new tranche of retailer bankruptcies. Sears is the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy in the Amazon era. Toys“R”Us, Fallas Paredes and Mattress Firm have all declared bankruptcy, while Lowe’s announced it would close all Orchard Supply Hardware stores. In comparison, ecommerce sales continue to experience double-digit increases year-over-year and analysts are …

Spec, New Development Continue in Orange County’s Office Sector

The Orange County office market continues to remain healthy with an unemployment rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2018. This is down from 3.2 percent 12 months prior. The driving industry sectors for Orange County that occupy a large portion of office space include financial services, information technology, logistics and healthcare. [caption id="attachment_221507" align="alignright" width="100"] Chris Smith, Avison Young[/caption] We are currently seeing vacancy rates around …

Orange County’s Industrial Demand Fuels Rent Growth

The industrial market in Orange County remains strong as demand continues to far outweigh supply. Vacancy throughout the region remains at historic lows, staying below 3 percent for the 13th consecutive quarter through the third quarter of this year. The largest submarket, North Orange County, is also the tightest submarket with a 1.2 percent overall vacancy. As an infill market, we do not anticipate significant increases in vacancy within the Orange County industrial marketplace for the …

The Inland Empire: A Premier Southern California Industrial Market

The Inland Empire continues to be one of the most dynamic industrial real estate markets in the country from both a user and investor perspective. Rent growth remains exceptionally strong, boasting a growth rate of more than 50 percent in the past five years, with a 10.1 percent increase in 2017. Although current average asking rents are at record highs, they remain at a 40 percent discount when compared to the neighboring infill markets of Los Angeles and Orange County, indicating ample room …

Lower Rents, Relocations Attract Investors, Users to Inland Empire’s Office Market

The Inland Empire office market got off to a slow start in 2018, continuing a trend of positive momentum with little excitement. The average asking rent registered $1.81 per square foot, down 3.7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 and $0.01 below the first quarter of 2017. Preliminary sales and lease volumes are off 39.1 percent over the prior year. However, the Inland Empire is seeing one of the lowest vacancy rates since 2007, with more than 108,000 square feet of new construction added …

HCP to Transition Operations of 24 Seniors Communities from Brookdale to Atria

IRVINE, CALIF. — Irvine-based REIT HCP (NYSE: HCP) and Louisville-based operator Atria Senior Living have agreed to transfer operations of 24 HCP-owned seniors housing properties to Atria. Brookdale Senior Living currently operates the properties. The transitions will begin this month and are expected to be completed by September, as the required regulatory approvals are

Campus Advantage Awarded Management of Two Student Housing Communities in California

DAVIS AND FULLERTON, CALIF. — Campus Advantage has been awarded management of two student housing communities in California.bThe properties include College Square, a 448-bed community located within walking distance of the University of California, Davis; and University Village, a 305-bed community located near California State University, Fullerton. Both properties are garden-style. College Square offers shared amenities including three swimming pools, a fitness center, grilling and …

DreamWorks Animation’s Headquarters, Studio Campus in Los Angeles Sells for $290M

LOS ANGELES — LA Hana OW LLC has acquired DreamWorks Animation’s headquarters and studio campus, a 460,000-square-foot creative office campus in the Los Angeles submarket of Glendale, for $290 million. The five-building campus is located at 1000 Flower St. The property is fully leased on a triple-net basis to DreamWorks Animation SKG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corp., through 2035. The Mediterranean-style campus features landscaped courtyards, a manmade river, library, fitness …

Duke Realty Buys 3.5 MSF Industrial Portfolio for $515M

CHICAGO — Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DRE) has purchased a 10-building industrial portfolio totaling nearly 3.5 million square feet, plus two additional land parcels, for $515 million. The assets are situated in Southern California, Northern New Jersey and South Florida. The two parcels will eventually contain two buildings totaling 852,745 square feet. Construction on these projects will commence later this year. The total value of the portfolio will be approximately $700 million once …

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