Expanding Omaha Businesses Fuel Construction of Class A Office Space

[caption id="attachment_124152" align="alignright" width="100"] Tim Kerrigan, Investors Realty Inc.[/caption]Omaha’s office market finds itself in a favorable position at the start of 2015. Local economic indicators are solid, absorption has been positive year over year, and vacancies across the board are declining. One big reason is that Omaha businesses are growing. The low vacancy rate of Class A space is driving an appropriate amount of new construction, and Omaha’s abundant supply of …

The Pendulum Begins to Swing Toward Landlords

The coming several quarters may be a great time to be a landlord in Omaha because the market continues to see a steady decline in the overall vacancy rate. As of the fourth quarter of 2013, the industrial vacancy rate registered 4.8 percent. Although the decline has not been rapid, tenant representation specialists and space users alike are starting to observe a scarcity in the market for available industrial space. What is most telling is that new construction is largely at a standstill. …

Game Changer: West Haymarket Redevelopment Project

It’s an incredible time to be in Lincoln, as the city’s new skyline conveys the momentum and energy Lincoln is experiencing. Four years ago, when many cities were paralyzed by the economic climate, Lincoln voters put the city on a new path by voting “yes” to move forward on the West Haymarket Redevelopment Project. In August 2013, the new 16,000-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena opened its doors. The $344 million West Haymarket project envisioned the redevelopment of 400 acres …

Omaha Office Pipeline Expands Due to Pent-Up Tenant Demand

The Omaha office market is poised for a significant increase in Class A inventory. Currently, there are planned developments in various stages that would add more than 3 million square feet to the marketplace. Slated for development is the Fountain West Office Park at 192nd Street and West Dodge Road. The developer, R&R Realty Group, has publicly committed to building the first of a group of speculative buildings. It will be a Class A, 75,000-square-foot building. Construction will likely …

Development Ramps up in Omaha, But Absorption Remains Strong

The strong performance of the Omaha apartment market is expected to continue in 2014 and beyond. According to MPF Research, Omaha’s apartment occupancy stood at 95.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013, up from 95.5 percent at the end of 2012 and in line with Omaha’s average occupancy rate of slightly under 96 percent since 2000. On the new construction front, developers continue to bring new projects to the market. During the first 10 months of 2013, multifamily building …

Ideal Market Conditions Continue for Omaha Apartment Landlords

The Omaha apartment market remains a strong performer. According to MPF Research, Omaha’s apartment occupancy stood at 95.5 percent at the end of 2012, up a modest 80 basis points from the end of 2011 and in line with Omaha’s average occupancy rate of 95.9 percent since 2000. Coupling the strong occupancy rate with a continued favorable financing environment, it is no surprise that developers are eager to bring new units on line and move quickly to lock in permanent financing. As …

Why Industrial Landlords in Omaha Will Soon Have Negotiating Leverage

The Omaha industrial market, which contains a total inventory of roughly 67.5 million square feet, posted a tight vacancy rate of 5.1 percent at the end of 2012, according to commercial real estate research firm Xceligent Inc. For the year, about 652,000 square feet of space was absorbed, or about 1 percent of the market. Overall, 2012 was a strong year with an estimated 142 new leasing transactions completed. Unlike 2011, however, in which eight major deals in excess of 100,000 square feet …

Real estate Darwinism takes hold

The office segment of Omaha’s commercial real estate market is currently in a transitional phase. Companies that have been in the market for office space during the past two to three years have realized that discounted rent and/or the ability to relocate into higher-quality properties are feasible options. In order to retain and attract tenants, landlords are now required to lower rents and renovate properties to the extent they can. This pressure on property owners has been the leading …

Completed projects boost retail offerings.

Although retail developments and construction cooled during 2009, the Omaha retail sector is now experiencing an influx of completed projects, with most planned projects being set on the back burner. Retail projects in the final phases of construction include the 600,000-square-foot L Street Marketplace, located at the corner of 120th and L streets in Omaha; Midtown Crossing, a mixed-use project offering 200,000 square feet of retail space at 33rd and Dodge streets; and the forthcoming retail …

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