Investment Activity in Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Market Spikes

[caption id="attachment_129357" align="alignright" width="100"] Erick Koehler, DTZ[/caption]Throughout the economic recovery, real estate has been investors’ preferred asset class in the Cincinnati region and across the United States. Although the Federal Reserve is likely to raise short-term interest rates in June or September, demand for commercial real estate is expected to remain strong as long as the recovering economy continues to create new demand for commercial space.According to …

Demand for High-Quality Industrial Space in Toledo Greatly Exceeds Supply

[caption id="attachment_127461" align="alignright" width="120"] Harlan Reichle, Reichle | Klein Group[/caption]Industrial real estate market fundamentals in the Toledo, Ohio, area remained quite sound at the end of 2014. Most key indices showed stability or improvement. The most noteworthy statistic is the 2.3 million square feet of positive net absorption recorded in the second half of the year — the highest amount in recent memory.The lion’s share of the absorbed space can be …

Give An Assist to Apartment Renters for Helping Revitalize Cleveland’s CBD

[caption id="attachment_117765" align="alignright" width="100"] Alec Pacella, NAI Daus[/caption] To say that 2014 has been filled with great excitement for Cleveland would be an understatement. In early July, the Republican National Committee selected Cleveland as the host city for its 2016 convention. That same month, NBA star LeBron James announced his intent to return to his hometown Cavaliers. Beyond those splashy headlines, during the first half of the year several real estate projects …

Speculative Building is Back in Some of Ohio’s Key Industrial Markets

Before the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, many developers believed they could continue to build commercial product and demand would follow. But as the economy came to a screeching halt, reality kicked in and many owners and developers were stuck with product that couldn’t be sold or leased. Fast forward to 2014, and that stagnant product has slowly been absorbed as the economy has gradually recovered. From 2008 to 2014, construction of commercial real estate fizzled, resulting in …

Cincinnati's Reinvigorated Residential Market Drives Retail Demand

For Cincinnati residents and businesses, the ongoing revitalization of the city’s urban core is an exciting example of how the traditional live, work and play dynamic can set in motion a cycle of positive reinforcement whereby new housing spurs new commercial development, which in turn encourages additional residential growth. While the Queen City’s renewed civic connections and commercial synergies are making headlines and garnering justified attention, it is precisely this …

Strong Residential Demand Boosts Cleveland's Downtown Office Market

Apartment development is currently the driving force in downtown Cleveland’s commercial real estate market, including the conversion of office buildings to residential use and the rehabilitation of existing apartment buildings. Downtown Cleveland’s population stands at more than 12,500, an 88 percent increase since 2000, according to a first-quarter market update from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. As a result, apartment demand is unrelenting with many properties boasting a long …

Dayton Industrial Market Experiences Flurry of Build-to-Suit Activity

Dayton, Ohio, has had its struggles over the years transitioning from a predominantly automotive manufacturing economy to one with a more diverse base of industries such as transportation and logistics, aerospace technology, medical device manufacturing and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development. Throughout this tumultuous period, Dayton’s industrial commercial real estate market has had to adapt to the evolving needs of the new tenant mix. Part of that adaptation has led to the …

Mixed-use Development Downtown Drives Apartment Demand

Development in urban Cincinnati is rejuvenating the economy, increasing employment opportunities and creating new demand for apartments. The Banks, an 18-acre, mixed use-development project along the Ohio River between the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds and new Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, is transforming downtown Cincinnati and supporting economic growth. Atlanta-based Carter and the Harold A. Dawson Co. are developers of The Banks. Phase I, …

The Cincinnati Industrial Market is Poised to Hit a Home Run in 2014

The vital signs of Cincinnati’s industrial market are collectively the healthiest they’ve been since 2007, including vacancy, absorption, lease rates, property values and investment sales activity. This uptick is particularly encouraging considering that the recovery in the Cincinnati industrial market lagged the top five markets in this property sector nationally coming out of the Great Recession. The historical 20-year average vacancy rate for Cincinnati’s industrial …

Strong Demand, Dwindling Supply Will Spur Industrial Construction

As predicted, the Columbus industrial market saw a wild end to 2013 with more than 1 million square feet of leasing activity in the final weeks. During the first two months of 2014, the market continued this aggressive pace, as Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust leased its final block of 500,000 square feet. Several other prospective tenants for both existing big-box spaces and build-to-suit facilities are ready to ink deals. The perfect storm is now brewing in Columbus for speculative …

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