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VanTrust to Develop 210,000 SF Spec Office Project in Frisco

FRISCO, TEXAS — Kansas City-based VanTrust Real Estate LLC will develop The Offices Two at Frisco Station, a 210,000-square-foot speculative office project in Frisco. Construction of the six-story building, which will be located adjacent to The Star, will begin later this month with completion slated for September 2019. Amenities will include structured parking, a fitness center, conference center and tenant lounge. HKS Inc. is serving as project architect, Manhattan Construction is the …

Class A Office Buildings in North Texas Evolve With New Tech

Over the last decade, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has been consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation, and there are no immediate signs that the growth is stagnating. Particularly in the last several years, DFW has experienced a wave of corporate relocations and expansions from a wide variety of industries. This activity has brought an assortment of valuable economic opportunities to the metroplex, resulting in a robust construction pipeline. This new …

Office Market Picking Up the Pace in Manhattan

After a sluggish start to the year, the Manhattan office market has experienced a strong rebound. In the second quarter, more than 10 million square feet of space was leased, the highest quarterly total since 2014, pushing year-to-date leasing activity to just over 17 million square feet. At mid-year 2018, there were 17 new leases exceeding 100,000 square feet and 35 new leases of more than 50,000 square feet.  Although the economy has been at a peak for an unusually long time, the …

Albuquerque’s Office Market Sees Positive Absorption, New Construction

New Mexico’s office market has held steady along with the rest of the country throughout 2017. New development in areas outside of metro Albuquerque, like the Facebook development in Los Lunas, is attracting retail- and service-related businesses.  [caption id="attachment_204775" align="alignright" width="100"] Scott Whitefield, Colliers[/caption] While it remains to be seen what this means to the general commercial real estate industry, it is encouraging to see increases in activity …

Cleveland Office Market Is on Very Solid Ground

U.S. economic growth in 2018 is expected to be the strongest in three years. The steady momentum in the Cleveland office market fully supports this forecast. Overall vacancy rates in the Cleveland metro area align with national trends in the range of 12 to 14 percent, rental rates are increasing modestly with averages in the low $20s per square foot and the market for Class A office space continues to be very tight. Tenant improvement allowances offered by landlords are rising faster than …

Charlotte Companies Getting in on Amenities Arms Race to Attract Top Office Users

Companies looking to attract and retain talent are now offering top amenities, a modern office space and a healthy work environment with a sense of community. Employees are a company’s most vital asset, and firms are willing to pay a higher rate for office space if it provides a place that employees want to work. One of the trends this year in commercial office space is enhancing the work environment. According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis, millennials have become the largest …

Energy Users Become Developers, Buyers in Midland Office Market

In early 2017, real estate professionals in West Texas began to see a noticeable boost in demand for industrial properties across the Permian Basin. In keeping with economic tradition, demand for space in the Midland office market is now catching up to the industrial sector after a 12- to 18-month lag period. The beginning of 2018 is when Midland’s office market really began to gain steam, riding not only a surge in oil prices but also a 2.4 percent unemployment rate, which is more than a …

Denver’s Dynamic Office Market Changes Face of Downtown

Denver’s office market has been riding a wave of expansion, entering its ninth straight year of growth, with net absorption totaling 186,826 square feet in the first quarter of 2018. While vacancy ticked up — ending at 15.9 percent, up from 15.1 percent in the prior quarter and from 14.6 percent one year ago — it is expected to fall over the next several quarters as tenants continue to absorb space in both new and existing buildings. [caption id="attachment_204739" …

Rhode Island’s Office Sector No Longer Tenant’s Market

The office sector in Rhode Island’s commercial real estate market has seen a strong carryover and positive momentum from 2017, into 2018, which we continue to enjoy today. The market has seen positive absorption in most areas and with little speculative development on the horizon, lease rates are being affected accordingly. It’s safe to say, it is no longer a Tenant’s market. In Providence, vacancy rates are hovering in the 12 percent range, down from 16.5 percent just a few years ago. …

Fort Worth Office Market Embodies Live-Work-Play Mentality

Over the last 15 years, the office market of Fort Worth, as well as that of the metroplex as a whole, has experienced steady growth in both development and absorption of new product. DFW’s office vacancy rate currently sits at 15 percent, according to CoStar Group, indicating the ceiling for new growth has not yet been hit. [caption id="attachment_204878" align="alignright" width="100"] Jerry Merriman, Merriman Anderson Architects[/caption] The traditional drivers of job and population …

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