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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Congratulations to the Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce top 2015 brokers. We are proud of their professionalism, integrity and accomplishments in 2015.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Ogden, UTAH—July 15, 2015—The Ogden, Utah, office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced an apartment transaction of Twin Creek Apartments in Logan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Matt Christian, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce
The Seattle office market has been a shining example of strength and solidity. Compared to the U.S. job rate, which expanded by 2.4 percent over the past year to drop the unemployment rate to just 5.5 percent, the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area is looking good. Seattle added jobs at a rate of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. It also saw employment gains in every category. The unemployment rate remained in line with the U.S. rate at 5.5 percent. Construction led all job sectors with 12.6 percent growth, followed by professional and business services at 4.2 percent.
In retrospect the surge in retail sales during the 2004-2007 period should have been a warning that not all was well with the household balance sheet. Over three years retail sales increased 20 percent, far out pacing wage increases. Debt fueled the historic increases in Utah’s retail sales and as the recession deepened retail sales retreated by 20 percent, wiping out the unsustainable pre-recession gains. By 2010 retail sales in Utah had fallen back to inflation adjusted 2004 levels.
The U.S. economy added 280,000 jobs in May, continuing the bounce back from the first quarter slowdown. Since the end of 2014, the economy has added 1.1 million jobs.
Importantly, there are signs of emerging shortages of workers which are starting to put upward pressure on wages. Faster wage growth is expected be an important contributor to economic growth in 2015.
Across the United States, tenants are demanding quality industrial space t keep up with new technological advances and logistical processes. Floor plates are getting larger and ceiling heights are getting higher, all to meet the new tenant expectations. As new speculative and build-to-suit construction on warehouse/distribution facilities continues to grow, have the older building been cast aside? In some surprising ways, a review of the current industrial inventory tells a far more complex story.
David Jewkes rejoins CWC to restart management business in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (June 3, 2015) — Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce announced today its acquisition of a one million sq. ft. managed portfolio from Integris Realty Services LLC. The portfolio includes management contracts for retail, office and industrial assets in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining CWC as part of the acquisition will be Integris Realty Services’ founder David Jewkes and Regional VP Stacy Blattner, RPA.
While the Great Lakes region will continue to be the leading location for the automotive industry, companies are clearly expanding their horizons (and U.S. site selection) well beyond the traditional upper Midwest corridor and finding ample opportunity throughout the South and Southeast. For decades, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana have dominated the automotive industry within the U.S., accounting for half the automotive jobs in 1980. While still accounting for the bulk of the automotive sector jobs in 2014 (40%), there has been a slow but inexorable shift toward southern states and Mexico that has taken place during the past several decades.
U.S. retail sales for April, 2015 were estimated to have been unchanged from March and down 1.1% from the level reached in November, 2014. However, an important reason for this decline was the drop in gasoline prices. If we adjust for changes in gasoline and other prices, retail sales are actually up about 1.0%. consumer spending is not booming, but it’s also not as weak as the reported data suggest.
SEATTLE—June 1, 2015—The Seattle office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce today announced that it has been awarded the property management contract for the Central Building located at 810 3rd Avenue in Seattle by the owners, KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, and affiliate of KBS in Newport Beach, California.
By: LeAnn Hume, CCIM, CLS, is Senior Director – Retail/Investment Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce firstname.lastname@example.org
If i had to pick the term most used in commercial real estate in the past 18 months, it would be “cap rate.” What is cap rate and what is its impact in terms of today’s commercial real estate market? It takes years of experience to truly be versed in cap rate as it relates to commercial real estate. Simply put, cap rate is the relationship between Net Operating Income on a property and the value of that asset. NOI/Value = Cap Rate.
Las Vegas—May 26, 2015—The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce released its Marketbeat Snapshot reports for Q1 of 2015. The reports detail office, industrial and retail sectors of commercial real estate in the Las Vegas area.
“A positive job market and an increase in investor confidence translated into gains in commercial real estate in Southern Nevada,” said Michael Dunn, Market Leader of the Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Las Vegas office. “Las Vegas continued its recovery at a faster pace than the overall U.S. economy with momentum continuing to slowly build across all product types. Jobs were added at 2.7 percent over last year. Demand for retail space is on the rise, the office sector saw the highest net absorption in years and the industrial market is in a solid growth mode.”
Utah is well known for its demographic growth. For decades the state has been one of the fastest growing states in the country. And when compared to the 11 western states Utah ranks near the top. From 2010 to 2014 the population of Utah increased by 6.5 percent, tied with Colorado for the most rapidly growing western state during the economic recovery. Utah’s demographic growth however is unique. In Utah demographic growth is largely driven by natural increase (birth minus deaths) not net in-migration, a well-worn observation. Natural increase and net migration are the two components of population change.
Although speculative development is reaching pre-recession highs in many U.S. markets, large occupiers continue to prefer the build-to-suite (BTS) route. In 2013-2014, there were 16 BTS transactions over 1 million square feet. Some of the reasons for this preference include the desire for some occupiers to own their own buildings and developers’ unwillingness to sell and also, a greater freedom of customization only available in buildings they own. Because of these reasons, developers are making many changes to the way they build speculative distribution centers in hopes of attracting users that would otherwise pursue a build-to-suite approach.
Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce
Dana Baird loves a challenge, from completing a simple deal to putting the pieces of a complicated transaction together. That’s why it’s no surprise that she has consistently been a top three producer at Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce in the last five years.
In addition, her team has consistently been at the forefront, producing over 1.5 million square feet totaling $275 million of executed deal transactions on an annual basis. “I thoroughly enjoy the people I work with, as well as guiding my team to success,” she says. “There is excitement in having an impact on Utah’s ever changing economy.”
The Eastside industrial market started the year with positive, if mild, improvement, with a combined 487,121 square feet of leasing activity. Across all submarkets, the overall vacancy rate declined by 1.1 percentage point on a year-over-year basis. The Woodinville/522 Corridor and Bothell submarkets led the way with year-to-date leasing activity of 169,224 square feet and 89,388 square feet, respectively.