Reno’s Economic Expansion, Population Surge Keep Multifamily Developers Active

By Kenneth Blomsterberg, Senior Managing Director of Investments, Marcus & MillichapReno recorded robust job creation last year. This was bolstered by corporate growth at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Sparks, which houses Tesla’s Gigafactory, Apple and Switch data centers, in addition to a collection of fulfillment and distribution centers. The standout pace of employment growth supported the strongest rates of net migration and household formation this cycle, increasing local …

Reno Office Market Capitalizes on Relocations from Places Like California

By Scott Shanks, principal, Dickson Commercial GroupThe Reno/Sparks office market is in a unique position: caught in the throes of a rapidly expanding commercial marketplace and aided by an ever-increasing population base. The most vibrant commercial real estate sectors in our area are industrial and multifamily, and they have been for decades. The office market is also seeing new companies, new developers and new buildings.For the first time in many years, we will see a true …

Reno’s Industrial Market Remains In Demand

[caption id="attachment_261976" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Fairchild, Vice President, Colliers International[/caption]Reno’s industrial real estate market has kept a jaw-dropping pace over the winter months. The fourth quarter of 2019 saw record-setting gross absorption numbers for any quarter at 3.34 million square feet with 10 transactions above 100,000 square feet. This amount of activity so late in 2019 typically suggests a slow start to the new year. However, activity …

The Disappearance of the Shadow Inventory Renter in Las Vegas

From 2009 through 2015, Las Vegas renters were afforded the luxury of renting many of the high-rise condominiums around the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. This was due to the massive amount of short sales and foreclosures during that time. There were about 7,876 condo units completed between 2006 and 2009. Shortly after the crash, these developments shifted to luxury rentals. During 2011, we tracked 785 condos that were rented with an average of $1.31 per square foot, or $1,838 per month. During …

What’s Happening in Las Vegas’ Retail Market?

There are no guarantees in commercial real estate. For commercial real estate owners, developers and investors, however, betting on the continued strength of the Las Vegas marketplace has been as close to a sure thing as it gets in recent years. The Vegas commercial market is as strong as it’s ever been as we head into 2020. Delivery on new projects is up 800,000 square feet over 2018. About 1.2 million square feet of retail space will have been added to the market by year’s end, while …

Henderson Readies for an Even Larger Influx of California Companies

Once a bedroom community largely overshadowed by its Las Vegas neighbor, the City of Henderson is thriving. With a population of more than 300,000, Henderson recently surpassed Reno to become the second-largest city in Nevada. Henderson’s employment rates have been steadily rising, according to the city’s latest economic update. The city’s employment was at 144,000 last year and has risen to 153,800 in 2019. Henderson accounted for about 11 percent of all jobs in the Las Vegas Valley in …

Tenants, Developers Remain Bullish on Northern Nevada Industrial Market

Northern Nevada’s industrial market remains strong with more than 3.2 million square feet of new speculative space under construction and slated for delivery in 2020. These new projects will push the market well above the 90-million-square-footmark. The vacancy rate is a low 5.56 percent and continues to trend slightly upward. There have been some significant lease transactions in the market. Prologis is building a 598,901-square-foot facility for Makita Tools; Scannell just finished a …

Reno’s Multifamily Market Continues to Rise on Employment, Relocation

If you try to find an apartment in Reno you’ll quickly realize this isn’t necessarily an easy task. Reno has experienced more than 8 percent rent growth year over year for the past four years. Average rents in the third quarter were $1,174 per month with vacancy at 4.5 percent, according to CoStar. These escalating numbers are due to employment. The Reno-Sparks MSA has grown by 59,700 jobs in the past 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Tesla Gigafactory was just the …

Reno’s Industrial Market Continues to Attract Attention

The industrial market’s direct vacancy in greater Reno increased by 80 basis points to 4.53 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2018. It was carried by 715,821 square feet of positive net absorption, a relatively below average figure, as well as by an increase in new deliveries. Notwithstanding, pending transactions currently underway in the fourth quarter should mitigate the increase in the market’s overall vacancy.[caption id="attachment_221499" align="alignright" …

Record Occupancy, Job Growth Bolster Reno Multifamily Market

It’s starting to feel like the 1970s all over again in Reno’s multifamily market. This is particularly true in terms of occupancy. A recent report from RealPage noted the current market’s eye-popping 97.3 percent multifamily occupancy level. This figure was only eclipsed once, nearly four decades ago, at a double eye-popping 97.9 percent when the region experienced a spike in new jobs. Reno’s total job count continues to grow at a record pace, fueling a nearly full apartment …

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