The Boise Retail Market is Augmented by Local Growth

By Tim Reid, First Vice President, CBREBoise’s retail market continues to show signs of resiliency in the wake of a global downturn caused by the pandemic. Though retail companies pivoted their business models to accommodate social distancing policies and provide contactless options last year, many were still forced to close their doors. The retail outlook is now much brighter after the industry experienced an incredibly turbulent year. Beginning in April, Idaho’s year-over-year …

Employers Take Notice of Boise

By Patrick Shalz, Partner, TOK CommercialNet absorption in Boise’s office market through August is nearly 806,000 square feet. This has already outpaced the amount seen in 2020 by more than 40 percent. Meridian and Downtown Boise have had the most net absorption, with 232,000 square feet and 191,000 square feet, respectively. Overall vacancy has declined a full percentage point in 2021, from 7.3 percent to 6.2 percent. Multi-tenant vacancy has also declined from 11.2 percent to 10.7 …

Idaho Industrial Takes Center Stage

By Devin Ogden, Partner, ColliersIdaho has been overlooked by investors and developers in the past due to its smaller size and geographic isolation. This is not the narrative anymore. Tenants and users are currently looking to expand their operations into Idaho to serve the surging population and take advantage of a business-friendly environment with minimal regulation. Expensive land costs and significant cap rate compression in primary markets are causing developers and investors to …

Boise and Twin Falls are experiencing new development.

The Idaho retail market is showing signs of growth. Boise and Twin Falls are experiencing new developments breaking ground and national retailers are expanding or moving into the area. Much of this new development is coming in from California, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Tenants are making deals again. Anchor tenants in second-generation space are looking in that $8-per-square-foot to $11-per-square-foot range for larger spaces. Shop spaces in A+ locations are still demanding high $20 …

Vacancy rates falling in some areas.

The end of last year ushered in an increase of activity, a higher absorption of existing space and lower overall vacancy rates for Boise’s office market. In 2008, the economy went into a tailspin. It led to an increased supply of vacant commercial space in Boise as companies retrenched and downsized. Jobs and customers were also lost throughout the region. Unfortunately, there were a few submarkets that were dramatically affected. In fact, the Boise CBD (central business district), or …

Long-delayed Meridian Town Center to break ground this year

There is a visible upside to the Boise retail market as we begin 2011. Major employers such as Micron Technology, Hewlett-Packard and Albertsons seem to be holding their own after some layoffs in recent years. A number of national retailers are considering smaller store footprints, which has led them to consider smaller markets like Boise. And pedestrian friendly downtown Boise endured the economic downturn reasonably well, remaining an employment and cultural center that’s home to …

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