Nashville’s Robust Industrial Market is Growing Toward the South and East

After several years in the top 10, Nashville was named the No. 1 “market to watch” in overall commercial real estate prospects, according to Urban Land Institute and PwC’s 2022 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. Nashville surpassed its supernova competitors (markets with a population between 1 million and 2 million people) such as Raleigh-Durham, Phoenix, Austin and Charlotte. The report credits Nashville’s robust and sustained job and population growth, above-average levels of …

Suburbs Continue to be the ‘Shining Star’ for Nashville’s Multifamily Sector

Suburban household growth in metropolitan Nashville was already outpacing urban growth prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has accelerated since the outbreak due to corporate America’s acceptance of work-from-home staffing.Multifamily investors have followed this suburban household growth as well. Two recent examples are in Lebanon and Murfreesboro, both high-growth, high-quality suburbs of Nashville that have recently experienced record-setting transactions. The Pointe at Five Oaks …

Nashville Welcomes Wave of New Retailers, Restaurants Entering the Market

After national media declared traditional brick and mortar retail to possibly be on it’s “last leg” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nashville area has seem quite the opposite reaction. Already in an accelerated state of demand going into the shutdown of 2020 that extended into a malaise in 2021 in many places, Nashville is seeing all indicators of the hottest retail market in its history.Prior to the pandemic, rents and occupancy were already at historic highs. 2020 began with a …

High Demand for Memphis Industrial Leading to Another Record-Shattering Year

Fueled by the acceleration of e-commerce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Memphis industrial market’s record-setting momentum continued into the first half of the year. Demand fundamentals are the strongest they’ve ever been, with lease transaction volume at mid-year exceeding 12.2 million square feet for the second year in a row and total market direct net absorption reaching an unprecedented 5.3 million square feet.To put these numbers in perspective, lease transaction volume and …

Memphis is Well-Established for Industrial Owners and Users to Win

Momentum in the local industrial market has been maintained because of Memphis’ world-class infrastructure offering the “four Rs” of transportation: river, road, rail and runway. Thanks to Memphis’ central location, truck freight can reach 65 percent of the nation’s population in 24 hours. The Port of Memphis is the fifth-largest inland port in the United States and an east-west highway spans the width of the country.As home to FedEx Global Headquarters and a UPS hub, Memphis …

Robust Memphis Apartment Demand Continues to Push Rents Across Classes

The Memphis multifamily market has recently captured attention from prospective buyers with some impressive statistics. With 2020 rent growth at 6.6 percent and year-to-date 2021 at 10.5 percent year-over-year, the metropolitan showed resiliency through a turbulent period as peer Sun Belt cities experienced stagnancy and even decreases in rents.This trend has put the metropolitan area on acquisition radars and garnered sales to new-to-market buyers looking to plant a flag in the market. But …

From Urban Core to the Suburbs, the Memphis Retail Market is Poised for Growth

Memphis is a city with a soul and is internationally famous for music, food and entertainment. The city draws over 12 million tourists annually, but less publicized is that Memphis is home to six Fortune 1,000 companies (FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone, Terminix, First Horizon and Sylvamo). Additionally, the city’s employment base includes a robust healthcare community with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Medical School and Regional One Health. Plus, …

Nashville Retail Market’s Investment Sales, Leasing Activity Defy Pandemic Impact

In spite of national trends, news of spiking default rates and a prediction of a national decline in retail tenancy, the middle Tennessee region appears to be emerging in equal (or better) condition from one of the most unusual years in history.Prior to the government-mandated shutdowns last year, retail activity in Nashville was at a fever pitch. A decade of year-over-year population and economic growth created a strong seller’s and landlord’s market, with no end in sight. The …

Multifamily Investors Await Clarity on Nashville’s Economic Recovery

Owners and buyers remain apart on pricing. Unlike some densely populated urban areas where the extent of the damage to local commercial real estate operations is unknown, the gap in Nashville persists due to uncertainty regarding the upside potential rather than downside risks. Owners are hesitant to list properties because the metro remains a safe portion of their portfolios. If this disconnect persists, pricing will return to pre-recession levels before many other areas of the country.In …

Nashville’s Office Pipeline Remains Robust to House Relocating, Expanding Firms

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Nashville weathered tornadoes that traveled through its core in the first quarter and a bomb explosion on 2nd Avenue North in the fourth quarter. Both catastrophes destroyed commercial properties.Despite these events last year, the fundamentals that make Nashville a strong office market remain unchanged. Nashville stays a magnet for corporate relocations, most recently attracting multiple companies from California. According to the Nashville …

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