Industrial Demand is Unabated in the High Desert

By Joseph W. Brady, President, Bradco Cos.The High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, also known as the Mojave River Valley, is anticipating exceptional industrial development growth in the upcoming years as the balance of the Inland Empire builds out and has no significant land to further develop. The Mojave River Valley region contains more than 22 million square feet of industrial space. The City of Hesperia has recently experienced a mass grading project — probably the …

Seattle Companies Are Watching Three Top Retail Trends

By Tory Glossip, Managing Director, ColliersPuget Sound has 553,566 square feet of retail under construction, comprising 0.4 percent of existing inventory. The market dynamic will keep retail property values in the Pacific Northwest higher than most U.S. markets that are overbuilt. Puget Sound’s retail market posts rents 30 percent above the national average at $20.71 per square foot. Pricing is traditionally a function of supply and demand. In the retail world, that demand relies …

Strong Market Fundamentals, Ecommerce Expansion Fueled Seattle’s Industrial Market in 2020

By Kaden Eichmeier, Director, JLL Capital MarketsStrong economic fundamentals bolstered market dynamics in the Puget Sound over the past 12 months. This market is driven in part by significant amounts of capital targeting industrial, the availability of low-cost debt and strong tenant demand. There were 125 industrial transactions totaling nearly $1.9 billion closed last year, and the outlook for 2021 looks even brighter.Competition has stiffened through the first quarter of 2021. …

Multifamily Market Signals Stability in Seattle

By Dylan Simon, Kidder MathewsAs we left 2020 behind, we collectively hoped that turning the calendar to 2021 would stem to tide of COVID and bring about a V-shaped economic recovery. Alas, we enter this spring with many of the same hold-over concerns from a very rocky 2020.Thankfully, stability is right around the corner!A comprehensive and broad recovery may not be immediately recognizable, but there are signs economic stability is imminent for the Seattle apartment market.Big …

Phoenix’s Industrial Market Remains Busier than Ever

By Peter Batschelet, Principal, Lee & AssociatesIn a year of unknowns, hypotheticals and uncertainties, the Phoenix metropolitan area and Maricopa County were the complete opposite. In fact, 2020 was a record-setting year in this region’s industrial market for several reasons. For starters, there was nearly 14 million square feet of new construction delivered. This is twice as high as any year in the past decade and roughly equivalent to the deliveries from the past two years. In …

Inland Empire Office Demand Stagnates, Medical Office Leasing Remains Strong

By Drew Sanden, Senior Managing Director, NewmarkThe Inland Empire office market boasted very strong fundamentals heading into 2020. The vacancy rate across the 28.3 million-square-foot base was 9.5 percent, lease rates were reaching peak levels and developers were again exploring larger spec developments. Like many markets across the U.S., COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Inland Empire’s office market. Office usage, demand, absorption and leasing transactions are down year-over-year. …

Online Shopping Keeps Vegas’ Industrial Market Humming

By Amy Ogden, Logic Commercial Real EstateThis was an unprecedented year in a multitude of ways. Though the pandemic brought economic hardships — along with the world’s worst health crisis — it also opened our eyes to how quickly life can change overnight. Businesses reacted to the crisis as best and swiftly as they could to comply with state stay at home orders, capacity reductions, and the fear and panic that ensued. Little did we know that we would be desperately seeking toilet …

Inland Empire Multifamily Sales Volume Down, but Economics Stronger than Ever

By Cray Carlson, CBREWith 2020 coming to an end, we look back at a year of much uncertainty, confusion and unprecedented restrictions. Yet amidst all that, the Inland Empire multifamily market has been going steady, continuing to thrive in spite of some substantial drops in sales volumes.Total multifamily sales of eight units and larger in the Inland Empire were $2.5 billion in 2018 and $2.1 billion in 2019. That compares with only $1.09 billion in 2020, as of October. We expect total …

Sublease Space Stagnates, but 2021 Shows Promise for Las Vegas Office Market

By Dan Palmeri, Senior Director, Tenant Advisory Group, Cushman & WakefieldAs with most of the country, Las Vegas’ office market has been significantly impacted since COVID-19 restrictions started back in March. While many businesses have been allowed to operate at limited capacities, we’ve also seen many larger office users elect to work from home over the past nine months. This increase in work from home scenarios has naturally created a large increase in sublease …

Inland Empire Retail Market Poised for Resiliency in 2021

While the Inland Empire economy was hit hard in 2020, we remain optimistic on the retail sector’s recovery over the coming 12 to 24 months. This market is a benefactor of COVID-19 in that more people than ever before are able to work remotely. This has triggered a migration from urban cores to more spacious and affordable housing in the newer residential communities of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As the population is anticipated to expand here, retail will directly benefit as …

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