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Far North Oklahoma City Retail Market Hits Its Stride

By Stuart Graham, Senior Vice President, CBRE; Mark Inman, Senior Vice President, CBRE; and Kendra Roberts, Associate, CBRE The Oklahoma City retail market has had a growing and changing landscape over the past few years as the sector’s healthy fundamentals continue to draw both local and national investors. Although much of the growth has been focused on the downtown Oklahoma City area, we are beginning to see a new hotspot emerge in the Far North neighborhoods.[caption …

OKC Industrial Market Should Benefit From Rising Labor Costs Across Central U.S.

From a manufacturing perspective, Oklahoma City has historically been considered a “tertiary market” when stacked against South Central and Midwest power players such as Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston, Kansas City, San Antonio, Austin and Denver.[caption id="attachment_220204" align="alignright" width="100"] John Lenochan, CBRE[/caption] As large manufacturing users consider multiple markets in the Central United States, Oklahoma City is often included in the initial list but …

Investor Demand Rises for Apartment Assets in Oklahoma City

As expected and much anticipated, the global rise in oil prices has given the petroleum industry a significant boost and spurred Oklahoma City’s economic recovery. The resurgence, demonstrated in part by a three-year-high in hiring this year, is drawing out-of-state multifamily investors and bringing greater interest from companies looking to relocate or expand. In mid-October, FedEx more than doubled its warehouse space with the opening of a new 270,000-square-foot distribution facility in …

Oklahoma City Is Natural Landing Spot for Successful DFW Retailers

Retail real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is nearing its cyclical peak, and users that want to continue expanding in the metroplex are being hamstrung by a lack of quality space and surging rents. According to CoStar Group, DFW’s retail vacancy rate currently stands at 4.4 percent, a record low that the research firm expects to hold steady or even improve in the coming years. Rents have grown by more than 3 percent annually over the last five years, and are now 15 percent higher than …

Oklahoma City Multifamily Market Sales Reach $82.4 Million in Third Quarter

[caption id="attachment_122217" align="alignright" width="100"] David Dirkschneider, TCN Worldwide Multifamily Group[/caption]In the third quarter of 2014, the Oklahoma City multifamily market recorded 11 transactions totaling 1,537 units for a sales volume of $82.4 million. This is an average price per unit of $53,625.The third quarter experienced a significantly higher sales volume than the first quarter of 2014, increasing 305 percent. The total sales volume for 2014 overall has …

Trend towards more square footage

As the national market recession began in 2008, and started to settle in throughout the city of Houston around mid-year 2009, businesses focused on the implementation of efficiency, accomplishing more with fewer resources applied to the daily routine. In most business models, the most expensive resources are the current staff, followed closely by office space. In that most office leases are illiquid, downsizing of non-essential personnel is logically the most expedient way to an immediate …

Overall market doing very well.

What area is your expertise? My specialty is retail investment sales in Oklahoma. What trends do you see presently in retail development in your area? The Oklahoma City metropolitan area has experienced minimal local tenant turnover, but for the most part, leasing has stabilized. With the construction of new life style centers, mall tenants and even mall anchors are moving to the new open air developments. What type of retail product is doing well in your area? Recently developed shopping …

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