Dec
7
Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Negotiates Sale of 58-Acre Former Sawmill in Tacoma, Wash.

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SEATTLE – Dec. 7, 2016 – The Seattle office of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce today announced that it has brokered the sale of a 58-acre former sawmill in Tacoma, Wash. The seller was Interfor, a Vancouver, B.C.-based lumber company. The buyer was Industrial Property Trust (IPT), which purchased the property to develop the IPT Tacoma Logistics Center, which will include two industrial buildings totaling approximately 1.1 million square feet. Tony Kusak, SIOR, Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield Commerce in Seattle, was the lead broker on the transaction.

Dec
6
KENWORTH SALES COMPANY PURCHASES LAND IN ST. GEORGE

St. George, UT – Dec. 6, 2016 – Kenworth Sales Company has purchased 27 acres of land, which includes the former Welcome Center/Rest Stop property, located on the northeast corner of the new exit 2 interchange that connects I-15 to the Southern Corridor and new St. George Airport.

Nov
29
Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Las Vegas Negotiates Portfolio Apartment Sale for Chinese Firm

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 28, 2016 – The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce announced that the team of Carl and Taylor Sims have negotiated the sale of the apartment portion of a three-property, multi-state portfolio sale in Las Vegas for $41,500,000. The team represented the seller, a global corporation based in China. The buyer was a subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co. of New York, NY.

Nov
28
Pete Janemark from Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Las Vegas Earns CCIM Designation

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 28, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Las Vegas today announced that Pete Janemark has received the national Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. By obtaining the CCIM designation, Janemark is recognized as an expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

Nov
23
Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov
8
Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Brokers Sale of Salt Lake City State Street Property

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 7, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield Commerce announced the sale of 3902 State Street, a 60,768 square foot Class C office building. The property was purchased by CMJC Health, LLC. The seller was the Ravarino Family Interests, a private local investment family.

Oct
28
Las Vegas Commercial Real Estate Office Market Continues to Recover

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28, 2016 – The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce released its Q3, 2016 Marketbeat report, which details the office, industrial and retail markets, economy and the state of commercial real estate in Southern Nevada. One of the key insights of the report indicates that the lagging Las Vegas office market may be showing signs of resurgence.

Oct
24
125-Acre Governors Point in Puget Sound Offered For Sale; Available to Subdivide

SEATTLE—Oct. 24, 2016—Cushman & Wakefield Commerce in Seattle and CBRE have partnered to present Governors Point, an unparalleled investment opportunity for waterfront estate development on Bellingham Bay and Pleasant Bay, in the City of Bellingham, Washington. The firms announced today that the approximately 125.84 acre property, which includes more than 9,500 lineal feet (882.6 lineal meters) of marine shoreline, is being offered in two divided portions or as a single purchase of the entire acreage.

Oct
20
Alison Beddard of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce to Lead CREW Network 2017 Board of Directors as President

NEW YORK, NY – Oct. 20, 2016 – The Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network announced the new members of the Board of Directors, which will be led in 2017 by President Alison Beddard of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce. The announcement was made at the 2016 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, held this year in New York City. Beddard and the other members of the board will officially take office in January, 2017.

Oct
18
Utah’s Commercial Real Estate Office Market Grows as Investment Activity Nears All-Time Record

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Oct. 18, 2016 – The commercial real estate market in Utah continues to strengthen according to the third quarter Marketbeat report from Cushman & Wakefield Commerce. While the investment, retail and industrial markets all reporting a strong quarter, the office market was a standout as nearly 16,000 jobs have been added over the past year alone.

Sep
29
Daniel Palmeri of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Achieves SIOR Designation from Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

LAS VEGAS, Sep. 29, 2016 – Daniel Palmeri, SIOR of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Las Vegas has achieved the SIOR Office designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®. SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,000 commercial real estate professionals, 2,800 of whom have earned the coveted SIOR designation.

Sep
27
Sale of Village on Main in Bountiful, Utah Signifies Multi-Family Housing Market Demand

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 26, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield Commerce announced the sale of the Village on Main, a deluxe mixed-use property with 192 high-end multi-family housing units and 49,441 square feet of Class A retail and office space. The property was purchased by Village Glen Plaza LLC represented by Parkstone Companies. The Seller was Village on Main Street LLC.

Sep
21
Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Expands its Boise Office and Forms Strong Investment Services Team: The Idaho Land & Investment Group

BOISE, ID – Sept. 21, 2016 – The Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Boise office today announced the formation of The Idaho Land & Investment Group and addition of Matt Naumann, who joins the investment services team as an associate broker.

Sep
15
Amy Ogden and Danielle Steffen Achieve SIOR Designation from Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2016 – Amy Ogden, Director of Industrial and Investments and Danielle Steffen, Director of Industrial and Investments of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce have each achieved their SIOR industrial designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®.

Aug
29
Las Vegas Commercial Real Estate Markets End Second Quarter 2016 Strong – Job Growth Fuels Office Market Expansion

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 29, 2016 – The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce released its Q2, 2016 report, which details the office, industrial and retail market, economy and the state of commercial real estate in the Las Vegas area.

Aug
25
Tenant Representative Team Notes Strong Leasing Activity for Commercial Real Estate in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4, 2016 – The second quarter of 2016 has seen strong and steady leasing activity, according to the Palmeri – Wainwright tenant representative team of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce’s Las Vegas office. Due to Southern Nevada’s large-scale scale commercial real estate with easy access to logistics, flexible and competitive utility rates, and low workers’ compensation rates in a right-to-work state, Las Vegas has become an increasingly desirable place for businesses to relocate.

Aug
25
Seattle’s Commercial Real Estate Market in High Demand as Second Quarter Market Reports Released

SEATTLE, August 17, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce released its second quarter Marketbeat Snapshot report detailing the Seattle and Puget Sound Eastside areas’ office markets. According to the reports, the commercial real estate office market continues to be in high demand. The Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma unemployment rates increased from 4.8 percent in Q1 of 2016 to 5.2 percent. Despite the continuously increasing unemployment rate, employment actually continued to grow as a result of the high return to the workforce, pushing the labor participation rate higher.

Aug
24
Boise Commercial Real Estate Market in High Gear According to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce 2016 Mid-Year Report

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BOISE, IDAHO, Aug. 23, 2016 – According to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce’s 2016 Mid-Year report, Treasure Valley’s office, retail and industrial markets were in extreme high demand. Each market saw a decrease in vacancy and demand was far out pacing supply for quality product. The Boise economy continued to perform well, reflecting a strong commercial real estate market.

Aug
4
Utah’s Economy: Retail Sales Hit All-Time High in 2015

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Utah closed 2015 with a total $27.8 billion in retail sales. The previous record (inflation adjusted) of $27.6 billion was set in 2007, closing out that year alongside the beginning of the 2007/2008 financial crisis. Retail sales had reached unsustainable levels, due in part by easy credit, which had been facilitated by rapid rising housing prices and the willingness of households to take on excessive levels of debt.

Aug
3
Utah’s Economy: Recovery of Utah’s Construction Sector, 2010-2015

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By 2010, the financial crisis had pushed construction spending down in Utah’s economy to a twenty-year low of $3.5 billion—the bottom of the cycle’s trough. Since then, the construction industry has had five consecutive years of expansion Figure 1. The first two years saw rather tepid growth, but in the following three, construction value increased at an impressive annual rate of nearly twenty percent. In 2015, the value of Utah’s permit-authorized construction reached $6.9 billion, the fourth highest year ever.

Jun
9
Las Vegas Multi-family Experiencing Construction Boom

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LAS VEGAS, June 9, 2016 – Multi-family construction volume in Las Vegas is at an all-time high, according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. Each year on average, permits for 5,000 to 6,000 units are granted. Currently, permits for nearly 11,000 units have been granted, indicative of growth and improved market conditions.

May
31
City of Boise Engages Commercial Real Estate Team for New Rail-Oriented Industrial Development

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BOISE, May 31, 2016 – The Boise office of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce has been exclusively engaged by the City of Boise in search of a development partner for approximately 275 acres of prime industrial land off Eisenman Road near the airport.

May
17
Cushman & Wakefield Research Global Commercial Real Estate Market Report Q1 2016

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Cushman & Wakefield Research is pleased to present the latest stats and insights for all commercial real estate property types around the world at your fingertips.

May
17
Utah’s Economy: What Makes Utah a High Growth State

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After what looked like a trend toward lower levels of job growth in 2014, Utah’s economy caught a second wind in 2015, increasing its number of jobs by nearly 50,000. The positive momentum has also carried into 2016. March’s 3.3 percent increase was the fifteenth consecutive month of job growth beyond Utah’s long-term rate. From 1954-2015, the average annual growth rate for non-farm employment in Utah was 3.17 percent – a record very few states can match. Only Nevada, Arizona, and Florida have higher long-term rates; and only one state, Idaho, outperformed Utah in 2015 (4.1 percent increases vs. Utah’s 3.6 percent).

May
11
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Brokers Land Deal for Faraday Future’s $1 Billion Electric Vehicle Plant in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2016 –Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce today announced it has brokered a land transaction in North Las Vegas on behalf of Faraday Future for the site of a $1 billion electric vehicle plant.

The visionary startup Faraday Future broke ground on April 13 and will soon begin construction of a 3 million square foot factory situated on 940 acres of land. This factory is expected to create approximately 4,500 for the state.

May
5
Demand for Seattle and Eastside Industrial Space Outpaces Supply in Q1 2016

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SEATTLE, May 4, 2016 – The industrial sector in Seattle (Kent Valley) and Eastside markets saw high demand first quarter 2016, spurred particularly by the high tech industry according to the latest industrial market reports from Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce.

May
5
Tight Puget Sound Office Market Looking Forward to New Office Inventory

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SEATTLE, May 4, 2016 – The latest report from Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce shows an increase in business growth throughout Seattle’s office market as vacancy rates decreases. The firm released its first quarter Marketbeat Snapshot report detailing the Seattle and Puget Sound Eastside areas’ office markets.

Apr
28
Strong Salt Lake Retail Market Continues to Tighten

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH April 28, 2016 – Salt Lake retail activity remained strong during first quarter 2016, with overall vacancy decreasing by one percentage point year-over-year, according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. This tightening has pushed average asking rates up more than 11 percent during the same period. Absorption remained positive, with community and regional centers performing strongest, indicating continued demand for quality space in new, anchored projects.

Apr
25
Utah’s Economy: Employment and Population Centers in Salt Lake and Utah Counties

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A few years ago, University of Utah Bureau of Economic and Business Research (now a part of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute) reported on Salt Lake County’s employment center, and its geographic proximity to the county’s population center. Demographic mean centers are important for understanding current market conditions and trends. They can be visualized as the center of gravity a waiter focuses her/his fingers to balance a tray of food – the edge of the tray represents the market’s boundaries; the waiter’s fingers represent its population densities; and the food balanced on the tray are the market’s jobs, given equal weight throughout.

Apr
25
Utah Investment Market Kicks-Off Historic Start to 2016

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SALT LAKE CITY, April, 25, 2016 – The Utah investment market experienced the strongest first quarter on record according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, with total sales volume surpassing a half-billion dollars. At this pace, 2016 is expected to exceed $2 billion by end-of-year for the first time in state history.

Apr
20
Robust Salt Lake Industrial Market Shines First Quarter 2016

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 20, 2016 – The Salt Lake industrial market experienced tightening during first quarter 2016 with overall vacancy down and leasing activity outpacing first quarter 2015 by 17.7 percent according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. These indicators along with net absorption reaching more than 400,000 square feet validate high market demand.

Apr
7
Salt Lake Office Market Poised for a very Promising 2016

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 6, 2016 – According to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce’s first quarter MarketBeat report, Salt Lake office market fundamentals remained strong, positioning the sector for another impressive year. With an overall vacancy of 11.8 percent, lease rates pushed higher, increasing by 4.8 percent year-over-year. Additionally, the imminent completion of 1.3 million square feet of new construction, almost 70 percent of which is preleased, in 2016 will drive high absorption numbers.

Apr
4
170 South Main High-Rise Recognized as Outstanding Leader in Sustainability

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 4, 2016 – The Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce management team for 170 South Main is pleased to announce the class A, 15-story high-rise in downtown Salt Lake City has been honored with the BOMA Kilowatt Crackdown Climate Leader Award.

Apr
1
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Brokers Receive Awards and Recognition at CCIM Utah’s 2016 Excellence Awards

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SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce today announced three of its Utah brokers were honored at CCIM Utah’s 2016 Excellence Awards. CCIM Utah is a professional organization for commercial real estate practitioners, which hosts their annual Excellence Awards to recognize and honor Utah’s top professionals within the commercial real estate industry.

Mar
24
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Research Shows High Demand for Medical Office Space in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, March 24, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce released its 2015 year-end medical office market report which shows a strong overall year for leasing and absorption activity. Ambulatory care centers and several large healthcare providers competed for space across the Wasatch Front, as the trend of more healthcare services being offered near high populated areas continued.

Mar
24
Stronger Asset Services team brings new skills to Seattle operation

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SEATTLE, March 23, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce is pleased to announce additional leadership and resources in property management in its Seattle office. Janice Davis, a 20-year property management expert, has been promoted to general manager and the company welcomes two new property professionals: Christine Lang, senior property manager, and Catherine Lategan, senior project manager. This expanded team offers a stronger platform of services to investor clients and their assets, and for tenants who are moving or renovating their space.

Mar
22
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce’s Kâren Sander Selected by International Downtown Association to Serve on a Top Issue Council

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Boise, March 21, 2016 – The International Downtown Association (IDA) has selected Kâren Sander, associate with the Boise office of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, to serve on the Top Issues Council. IDA is the premier association of urban place managers who are shaping and activating dynamic downtown districts, connecting all the stakeholders in a downtown area, and bridging the gap between the public and private sectors.

Mar
21
Utah’s Economy: Nonresidential Construction – Murray to American Fork

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Last year was a surprisingly strong year for nonresidential construction in Utah. The value of permit authorized, nonresidential construction was up 37 percent, to $2.0 billion, the fourth highest year ever. But the 2015 value does carry an asterisk – the unexpected surge in nonresidential value was due in part to a pair of large energy related projects. The $216 million expansion of Holly Frontier’s oil refinery, in Davis County, was the single largest nonresidential project in 2015, doubling its daily capacity from 30,000 to 60,000 barrels. Solar farms in Beaver and Iron Counties also added another $200 million in nonresidential value. These large energy projects were reported as industrial construction and helped drive the value of this sector to a near record level. In 2015, industrial construction totaled $485.1 million, just below the 2007′s all-time high of $497 million (inflated adjusted).

Mar
15
Acquired Newport News Retail Center Set for Revitalization

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA – March 15, 2016 – The recently acquired Denbigh Village Shopping Centre in Newport News, Virginia will soon experience a major overhaul. The asset will go under renovations, which will conclude third quarter of this year, as well as go through a period of repositioning to fully lease the remaining 50 percent vacant space, according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce.

Mar
10
Utah’s Economy: Utah’s Major Economic Indicators

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The January release of the Utah Economic Council’s 2016 Utah Economic Report to the Governor is Utah’s best source for understanding the state’s current and upcoming economic conditions. Twelve major economic indicators included in the report reveal Utah’ economy enjoyed a very good year during 2015 and will likely enjoy a solid year of growth through 2016.

The following narrative provides context and analysis of the change underlying some of the most important indicators.

Feb
23
Congratulations to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Top 2015 Brokers

Congratulations to the Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce top 2015 brokers. We are proud of their professionalism, integrity and accomplishments in 2015.

Feb
11
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Research Shows Record Breaking Numbers and Positive Trends in Utah’s Commercial Real Estate Market

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SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11, 2016 –Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce released its 2015 year-end market review which shows an exceptional overall year for commercial real estate in the State of Utah. With a new record set for total annual investment sales and the addition of 48,400 jobs, Utah’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent, a full 1.5 percentage points below the national average.

Feb
10
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Seattle Welcomes New Commercial Real Estate Associate to the Industrial Team

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SEATTLE, Feb 10, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Connor Cree to its Seattle office where he will be joining Tony Kusak and Ryan Foley as part of their industrial team. Cree is joining the company as an associate specializing in tenant representation in the Kent Valley industrial market.

Feb
9
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Reports Boise Experienced Strong but Tight Commercial Real Estate Market in 2015

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BOISE, Feb. 8, 2016 – Commercial real estate in the Boise area had a strong 2015, according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. The firm released its 2015 Year-End Market Review report detailing the state of commercial real estate in the Boise area, including the office, industrial and retail markets.

“Commercial real estate in the Boise area saw rental rates continue in an upward trend as demand increased and vacancy rates dropped,” said Tim Reid, market leader of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Idaho Region. “Although all three market segments, office, retail and industrial, were strong in 2015, the retail market was the shining star as it continued to outperform the others as the economy continued to grow. This has been the seventh consecutive year now that more retail stores opened than closed.”

Feb
9
Utah’s Economy: Apartment Boom in Salt Lake City & Select, Statewide Economic Activity

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Twenty-one apartment projects, totaling 4,805 units are currently under construction in Salt Lake County.

Eleven (2,217 units) are in Salt Lake City and 10 (2,588 units) are located in suburban Salt Lake County – all projects will be completed and start leasing units over the next 12 to 18 months.

Between September and November 2015, 12 large apartment projects completed construction and began leasing – 956 of the total 2,283 new units were leased by the end of November, leaving 1,327 units yet to be leased.

Jan
21
Salt Lake City’s Investment Sales Reach Another Record-Setting Year

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SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 20, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce today announced that 2015 was a record-setting year for investment sales, with nearly $1.9 billion in total volume, just edging above the $1.8 billion record set in 2014.

Jan
14
Salt Lake County Industrial Absorption Exceeds Five Year Average

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SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 13, 2016 – According to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, Salt Lake County industrial demand remained strong, pushing absorption to nearly 2 million square feet, which continued to exceed the five year average.

Activity remained strongest in spaces in excess of 100,000 square feet with both leasing and sale activity reaching the second highest level in the past five years. This is due to the proximity Salt Lake City offers by way of distribution and logistics chains. Salt Lake City reaches all markets from Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oregon and others within a 24 hour drive, making it an excellent and dynamic location for distribution. Expect to see strong activity in this sector throughout 2016.

Jan
12
Salt Lake Office Market Experiences Strongest Year in Nearly a Decade

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SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11, 2016 – The latest report from Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce shows activity in the Salt Lake office market ended 2015 strong with net leasing absorption near 976,127 square feet, just shy of peak year 2007.

This strong leasing activity is supported by significant transactions such as CHG’s lease of 281,663 at View 72, Ancestry.com’s lease of 200,317 square feet at Traverse Mountain, and SolutionReach’s lease of 147,000 square feet at Thanksgiving Point.

Jan
7
Salt Lake County Retail Market Ends the Year Strong, As New Developments Continue to Shape 2016

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Salt Lake City, Jan. 7, 2016 – According to Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, the retail market in Salt Lake County finished 2015 on a strong note with an overall vacancy of 5.8 percent compared to 6.2 at the end of 2014, leaving high expectations for continued growth in 2016.

Jan
6
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Expands Its Boise Office with the Addition of Three Brokers and One Retail Team Support Staff

BOISE, Jan. 4, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce today announced the addition of four new members to the Boise team.

“We are delighted to have three brokers and one dedicated admin join our Boise team,” said Tim Reid, Market Leader of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Idaho. “We are particularly pleased to see the retail team grow its ranks. The retail segment of the market in Idaho is very strong and Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce is seen as the go-to team for retail clients. Each new person is joining us with their own unique expertise and successes; we are very excited to have this new talent work with us to maximize our growth and impact on the market in 2016.”

Dec
17
New Southwest Salt Lake County Developments Create Opportunity to Increase Expansion for Retail Space

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SALT LAKE CITY- Dec. 16, 2015- As the population in Utah continues to increase, Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce is reporting a rapid growth of retail opportunities as the development of residential housing spikes in the southwest portion of Salt Lake County. In response to this rapid increase in housing, Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce is working with Anthem Commercial on new development and expansion of retail space west of Daybreak.

Dec
9
Cushman & Wakefield Industrial Research MarketNote: Holiday Shopping Season Off to a Good Start – Strong e-Commerce Sales Bode Well for the Industrial Sector

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Online sales grew 25.2% year-over-year during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season, according to data from IBM. On Cyber Monday, shoppers spent more than $3 billion online, making it the biggest online shopping day. According to comScore, shopping by phone, laptop or tablet jumped 21% to $3.11 billion, the sixth year in a row that Cyber Monday has been the top online sales day on record. U.S. online retail sales are projected to reach $334 billion by year-end and anticipated to total $480 billion by 2019. In the third quarter, online sales accounted for 7.4% of all retail sales in the nation, but that is projected to increase to about 15% during the holidays.

Dec
3
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Announces the Promotion of Dan Palmeri to Senior Director

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LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3, 2015 – Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Dan Palmeri from Director to Senior Director. As a 13-year resident of Las Vegas, Palmeri originally joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce in 2012.

Dec
2
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Doubles Size of Las Vegas Brokerage Team, Expands Property Management Capabilities

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Rapid expansion to serve Southern Nevada’s growing commercial real estate needs

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2, 2015 – The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce has entered into a new growth phase with the addition of 10 new brokers on top of a major expansion of its commercial property management portfolio. The company now has 26 brokers in the market and manages 1.16 million square feet of assets in Southern Nevada.

Dec
1
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Las Vegas Brings on Retail Broker as Director

LAS VEGAS—Nov. 24, 2015—Cushman Wakefield/Commerce is proud to announce the addition of Lauren Tabeek, CCIM to the Las Vegas retail team. Tabeek is a native of the Pacific Northwest, but has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1999 and has more than nine years of brokerage experience serving and expanding the retail landscape of the city.

Dec
1
Multi-Family Property Team Joins Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce

LAS VEGAS—Nov. 24, 2015—Carl Sims and Taylor Sims have joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce as a new multi-family investment team. This father/son team brings more than 34 years of experience, Carl joins as executive director and multi-family specialist and Taylor joins a director and multi-family specialist.

Nov
30
Jennifer Levine and Elizabeth Moore Join Cushman Wakefield/Commerce as Powerhouse Industrial Properties Team

LAS VEGAS- Nov. 24, 2015- Jennifer Levine, CCIM and Elizabeth Moore have joined Cushman Wakefield/Commerce as directors of industrial properties in Las Vegas representing buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.

Nov
30
Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce Welcomes Senior Tenant and Landlord Representation Office Team

LAS VEGAS—Nov. 24, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce welcomes Jayne Cayton, senior director and Matt Kreft, senior associate to the Las Vegas office. Cayton and Kreft join the firm as office specialists focusing on both tenant and landlord representation.

Nov
25
Residential Construction and Job Growth in Utah Fuel Retail Commercial Real Estate Growth

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SALT LAKE CITY—Nov. 24, 2015—According to the Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce third quarter MarketBeat Retail Snapshot, the outlook for the retail industry in Salt Lake remained strong, with lease rates moving higher as new product becomes available.

Nov
19
Bellevue Office Market Improves Through Third Quarter 2015

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SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2015 – The latest report from Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce shows Bellevue central business district (CBD) vacancy improving as rates continued to drop throughout third quarter. Fourth quarter should experience even lower vacancy.

Nov
18
Bellevue Industrial Market Reaches Lowest Rate in Vacancy Since the Recession

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SEATTLE, Nov. 18, 2015 – The latest research from Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce shows a strong third quarter for the Bellevue industrial market as vacancy numbers continued to drop.

Nov
16
Maier Siebel Baber’s new Lone Peak Center generating strong interest from corporate occupiers

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 16, 2015 – Cushman & Wakefield |Commerce announced today a number of new occupiers in the newly rebranded Lone Peak Center—Maier Siebel Babel’s (MSB) multi-phase, nine-building campus renovation in Draper, Utah.

Nov
16
Cushman & Wakefield Industrial Research MarketNote: Robotics and the Changing Distribution Landscape

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Robotics use in both manufacturing and logistics is on the rise. With the U.S. automobile assembly industry leading in the use of robotics, automation has been key to onshoring in manufacturing. In the first quarter of 2015, the sale of industrial robotics for automobile components increased by 66% compared with the previous year. The use of robotics in the logistics and distribution industry is increasing, but there are obstacles to more expansive implementation, including, for example, the diverse picks inherent to e-commerce orders, a wide range of product dimensions in the “endless aisle,” and the long break-even period to recoup robotics investments.

Nov
13
Paula Lea Awarded CCIM Designation, October 29 in Austin, Texas

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Las Vegas, NV October 30, 2015 – Paula Lea, CCIM, Associate Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, Las Vegas, has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during the Institute’s Annual Governance meetings Oct. 29 in Austin, Texas.

Nov
12
Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales in Utah on Track to Eclipse 2014’s Record-Breaking Year

SALT LAKE CITY—Nov. 12, 2015—Utah commercial real estate investment sales were up more than 55 percent, according to Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce’s third quarter MarketBeat Investment Snapshot.

Nov
6
Jonathan Owens of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Honored as One of Utah Business’s Twenty in Their 20s

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SALT LAKE CITY—November 5, 2015—Jonathan Owens of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce is being honored with Utah Business Magazine’s inaugural Twenty in Their 20s award. This distinction is an annual award given to Utah’s most ambitious, young professionals.

Oct
30
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Brokers Land Purchase for Future Boutique Hotel on Regent Street

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SALT LAKE CITY—October 29, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced it has closed negotiations for the successful purchase of a downtown parcel and future site of the boutique, 251,810 square-foot Regent Street Hotel, envisioned to be Salt Lake City’s finest hotel once completed.

Oct
28
C&W Industrial Research MarketNote: Port of Houston – The Port that Built the City

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Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports in the world, moving more than 200 million tons of cargo each year through southeast Texas. In containerized traffic volume based in total TEUs, the port ranked 8th in 2014 among the 10 ports in the U.S., ranks first in U.S. foreign port tonnage and is the largest port along the Gulf Coast with a 67% share of all container traffic. The completion of the Panama Canal will expedite new opportunities for U.S. trade along the Gulf Coast ports, which will likely see greater export opportunities. As a result, traffic through the Port of Houston is expected to grow 10-15% during the next few years.

Oct
28
Greater Seattle Office Market Stays Strong through Third Quarter

SEATTLE ─ October 28, 2015 ─ According to the latest research from Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, activity in the Seattle central business district (CBD) office market continued to be very strong in third quarter with vacancy numbers dropping, showing promise for a strong fourth quarter.

Oct
28
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Releases Notable Northern Utah Q3 Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Salt Lake City, Utah–10/28/15–Third quarter of 2015 showed great promise pertaining to the growth and continued forward momentum of the Northern Utah commercial real estate market. Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce announced a number of transactions in and around the Ogden area, as well as in Salt Lake City.

Oct
26
Utah’s Tech-Highway Driving Market’s Highest Rate of New Office Construction on Record

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SALT LAKE CITY—October 26, 2015—An unprecedented influx of new and expanding business along I-15’s narrow, eight-mile Draper-Lehi connection is fueling the largest office construction boom in Utah’s history.

Oct
26
Utah’s Economy: A Brief Look at Job Growth in Two of Utah’s Fastest Growing Counties

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Both Utah and Washington Counties have had exceptional job growth over the past several years. Seldom does a county achieve double-digit growth in employment, but for three consecutive years (2004-2006) prior to the Great Recession, Washington County’s job market averaged 10 percent growth. At the time, Washington County had a labor market of 50,000 jobs. That level of growth is extraordinary, even for a county with a small employment base. No other major county in Utah’s history has had a similar period of sustained, high level job growth.

Oct
16
Salt Lake Industrial Market Shows Incremental Changes in Q3

Salt Lake City, Utah–10/13/15–The Salt Lake County commercial real estate market has seen incremental change across the board in third quarter of 2015. A new report from Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce reaffirms the ongoing growth in the industrial sector, in particular.

Oct
8
Salt Lake City Office Market Sees Unusually High Activity in Q3, 2015

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Salt Lake City, Utah–Oct. 8, 2015–According to the latest market stats, Salt Lake County’s office real estate sector has seen a strong surge of activity during third quarter of 2015. There is normally a lull in leasing during this time of the year, which has not been the case. For current and historic market reports see http://www.comre.com/research.

Oct
6
Alison Beddard of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Appointed President-Elect of CREW Network’s National Organization

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SALT LAKE CITY—October 02, 2015—Alison Beddard, Director of Office and Investments of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce has been appointed to represent CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network as the national organization’s 2016 President-Elect. She receives her formal recognition today, as part of the 2015 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, being held in Bellevue, WA from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2015.

Sep
29
Utah’s Economy: Jobs and Utah’s Hot Office Market

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Over the past six months, (since February) Utah has led the country in job growth, reporting employment increases of 4.0 percent or more. July had the largest increase of 4.5 percent 59,100 additional jobs – an all-time monthly high, Figure 1. Three sectors leading job growth are 1) leisure and hospitality, 2) professional and business services, and 3) health services and private education, Table 1. These three sectors account for 60 percent of the job growth in Utah over the past year. Their growth has had a substantial impact on the level of nonresidential construction particularly new office construction.

Sep
15
Dana Baird recognized as an “empowered woman leading downtown Salt Lake City’s renaissance”

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Congrats to Dana Baird for being recognized as one of six commercial real estate women changing downtown Salt Lake City.

Sep
8
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Negotiates 89,728 Square Foot Sublease in Sunrise Industrial Park

LAS VEGAS—Sept. 8, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced it successfully negotiated the sublease of a large industrial building adjacent to the I-15 highway, facilitating a transaction for sub-lessor Global Equipment Company (GEC) and sub lessee VMinnovations.

Aug
25
Industrial becomes particularly attractive north of the strip

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By Amy Ogden – Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce and Danielle Steffen – Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce

The Southern Nevada industrial market has continuously seen improvement through the second quarter of 2015 with a positive absorption of 878,151 square feet. The overall vacancy rate followed suit and decreased to 8 percent – down 2.1 points from the 12 previous months, which ended at 10.1 percent. The asking lease rates also increased to an average of $6.38 – up almost 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 when it stood at $6.16.

Aug
25
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Adds Commercial Real Estate Office Associate to Seattle Team

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SEATTLE, WA—August 25, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce has added Matthew Betterman to its Seattle-based office market advisory team.

Aug
25
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Adds Industrial Commercial Real Estate Associate

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SEATTLE, WA—August 24, 2015—The Seattle office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce has added Ryan Foley to its team. Ryan will serve as an associate for the organization, specializing in the industrial market in the Puget Sound area.

Aug
21
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Promotes DJ Thompson to Associate Director

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BOISE, ID—Aug. 20, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce announced today the promotion of DJ Thompson to Associate Director. Thompson earned his promotion by attaining exemplary percent-of-quota sales benchmarks and securing the organization’s 2015 Lease of The Year Award.

Aug
10
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Las Vegas Office Negotiates Lease of Former Military Building

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LAS VEGAS—Aug. 10, 2015—The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced a long-term industrial lease for the office/warehouse facility located at 4524 Lawrence Street in North Las Vegas, Nevada to the Shred-It Corporation. The property was built in 1998 for the U.S. Corp of Engineers and the U.S. Army Reserves. Curtis Sanders, Director with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, exclusively represented the landlord and was the listing broker of the property.

Aug
5
Steve Tate Joins Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce as Senior Director of Salt Lake City Retail

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SALT LAKE CITY—August 05, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce welcomes the addition of Steve Tate as Senior Director of its Salt Lake City Retail division.

Aug
3
Rapid Growth of Health-Tech Company Part of Ongoing Commercial Real Estate Trends in Northern Utah County

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SALT LAKE CITY—July 27, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce announced today the pre-lease of two top floors of Thanksgiving Station 4, a 61,594 square foot “Class A” office space located at 2100 W. Ashton Blvd., in Lehi, UT. Jeff Rossi, Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce’s Tenant Advisory Group, represented the occupier, Prosper Healthcare Lending (PHL), to make room for its rapidly expanding health financing services.

Aug
3
Cushman & Wakefield |Commerce Boise Office Brings On New Broker Admin

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BOISE, ID—July 28, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced that it is expanding the Boise team with the addition of BreeAnna Fratusco as a Broker Admin. In this position, she will provide support to brokers in the sale and lease of commercial real estate properties in the Boise area.

Jul
23
Utah’s Economy: Housing Prices and Job Growth Accelerate in the Second Quarter

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Housing price increases have accelerated over the past year. In the third quarter of 2014 the statewide price increase was 2.3 percent, followed by 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter, 5.0 percent in the first quarter of 2015 and 7.9 percent in the second quarter. Among the five major counties Weber County leads with a gain of 13.5 percent in the second quarter. Weber County’s affordable housing has attracted more buyers – home sales were up 25 percent in the second quarter – pushing up prices. Despite the sizeable recent price jump, home prices in WEber County are far below prices in the the other major counties and the statewide median. In the second quarter of 2015 Weber County’s median sale price was 25 percent below the statewide median.

Jul
22
Land Acquired for Massive Luxury Apartment Complex in St. George, UT

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ST. GEORGE, UTAH—July 22, 2015—The St. George, Utah office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced it has brokered the sale of 11.37 acres of land for the development of the Grayhawk Apartments at River’s Edge, which with 244 units, will be one of the largest apartment complexes in the St. George area.

Jul
21
High Value Office Building Turns Over Quickly in Salt Lake City’s Downtown Market

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SALT LAKE CITY—July 21, 2015—Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce is pleased to announce the sale of the 175 South West Temple multi-tenant Office Building, located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Salt Lake City, Utah. Kip Paul, Executive Director of Investments with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, represented Del Mar Partners as the seller. The buyer was Stoltz Real Estate Partners, located in Pennsylvania.

Jul
21
Leases and Investment Sales of Fast Food and Quick Serve Restaurants Expanding Rapidly in Boise

Boise, Idaho—July 20, 2015—The Boise, Idaho office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced the sale of multiple fast food and quick serve restaurant (QSR) net leased investments throughout Boise.

“We are seeing numerous long-term fast food and quick serve restaurant leases throughout Boise,” said Tim Reid, market leader of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce. “The high volume of transactions demonstrates the trend of higher dollar, long-term lease deals in this market. As Boise continues to grow and attract new entrants into the area, leases and investments in this sector will continue to experience growth.”

Jul
16
It’s about more than who you know – Boise commercial real estate

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By: DJ Thompson, Associate – Office Specialist, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce

We’ve all heard of the term “six degrees of separation.” Well, in Boise this phenomenon is more like one degree. Because of this fact, everyone knows a real estate agent or is one degree from knowing one.

Jul
15
Rise of Commercial Real Estate in Park City, Utah – Infographic

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Pre-recession, before 2008, Park City commercial real estate experienced a sellers’ market. During the recession (2009 – 2013) sales were minimally limited with many deemed as “must sell,” distressed or insolvent developments due to loan defaults, banks pulling funding, or simply not lending at all. Rising out of the recession in 2013, Vail Resorts purchased The Canyons in May, stimulating positive movement in both residential and commercial sales in the area.

Jul
15
Twin Creek Apartments Transaction Means Good News for Utah Investors

Ogden, UTAH—July 15, 2015—The Ogden, Utah, office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced an apartment transaction of Twin Creek Apartments in Logan.

Jul
14
C&W Industrial Research MarketNote: Major Infrastructure Investment Will Position Mexican Ports for Future Growth

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Mexico’s growing importance in the continental supply chain is now being recognized by North American transportation groups. Collectively, Mexican ports led the North American container trade in 2014 with 3.5% year-over-year growth, followed by U.S. ports, with 2.6% growth, and Canadian ports, up 1.6%. Mexican ports led the growth in import volume, with a 9.2% year-over-year increase, outperforming overall North American inbound growth of 6.4%. In the past two decades, commercial cargo in Mexico has grown twice as fast as the nation’s GDP. Mexico’s surge into automobile and parts manufacturing is clearly increasing in pace. In 2014, light vehicle manufacturing in Mexico reached a record high with three million vehicles produced and the country ranked ast the seventh largest producer of light vehicles in 2014. As Mexico’s rising middle class demands more imports and the country rises as a regional manufacturing powerhouse, the Mexican government is pumping US$5 billion into its network of ports to keep pace with growth.

Jul
13
First ever CREW Utah Scholarship – made possible by generous gift from benefactor, Kip Paul

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SALT LAKE CITY—July 13, 2015—Kip Paul of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce exceeded his original commitment to match all funds raised at CREW Utah’s 3rd Annual Gala by generously committing $25,000 to CREW Utah’s first ever scholarship program. Mr. Paul will donate of $5,000 per year for five years to provide local scholarships to women considering a career in the commercial real estate industry.

Jul
10
C&W Industrial Research MarketNote: Cold Storage Industry has Experienced Continuous Growth in Overall Capacity

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Growth in the cold storage industry largely depends on household income and consumer spending. With both on the upswing since the end of the recession, growth in U.S. cold storage capacity has increased by an annual average rate of 9.3% since 2008. The cold storage industry is a very specific niche within the warehouse and distribution sector, playing a key role in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. These buildings are expensive to finance, purchase, and operate. The North American inventory is controlled by only a handful of owners – nearly 50% is controlled by just five players. A majority of these assets rarely trade in part because a significant percentage of the inventory is outdated and have limited appeal to users and investors who seek modern facilities with highly specialized improvements.

Jul
9
Heber City Land Deal to Bring Outside Retailers to Utah Market

Park City, UTAH—July 9, 2015—The Park City, Utah, office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced a land transaction that took place in neighboring Heber City.

Jul
9
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Brokers the Sale of the Green Valley Professional Center & Civic Center in Henderson, NV

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LAS VEGAS—July 9, 2015—The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced it has closed the $5,500,000 sale of the office property known as Green Valley Professional Center & Civic Center. The office complex located at 2501-2651 North Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV, included six buildings totaling 109,630 square feet on 9.28 acres.

Jul
8
Utah Seeing Unprecedented Commercial Real Estate Trends for Second Quarter 2015

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SALT LAKE CITY—July 8, 2015—The commercial real estate market in Salt Lake City is continuing the year with strong numbers, particularly in rental rates and the high level of new space under construction, according to the latest office market statistics from Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce.

Jun
30
C&W Industrial Research MarketNote: Cold Storage Industry has Experienced Continuous Growth in Overall Capacity

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Growth of the cold storage industry largely depends on household income and consumer spending. With both on the upswing since the end of the recession, growth in U.S. cold storage capacity has increased by an annual average rate of 9.3% since 2008. The cold storage industry is a very specific niche within the warehouse and distribution sector, playing a key role in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. These buildings are expensive to finance, purchase, and operate. The North American inventory is controlled by only a handful of owners – nearly 50% is controlled by just five players. A majority of these assets rarely trade in part because a significant percentage of the inventory is outdated and have limite3d appeal to users and investors who seek modern facilities with highly specialized improvements.