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Tenant Demand, Rent Growth Cools

Commercial Tenants Orange County

Easing overall demand for industrial space continued in the second quarter, pushing up the countywide vacancy rate to 3.9%, a percentage point more than a year ago and its highest in five years. Tenants shed 519,062 SF in the second quarter and 1,826,119 SF of space in the first half, the most since the recession….

What Landlords Need to Now About Gen Z

Commercial Real Estate for Gen Z

Over the past decade, there has been a major focus on the Millennial generation regarding buying habits, behaviors and lifestyle. Though this data is still important, it is also time to start thinking about the next generation of influencers, Generation Z. The Millennial generation – currently composed of more than 70 million individuals born between…

Rents Spike As Easing Demand Continues

Lease rates jumped a record 4.7% in the first quarter and gained 8.8% year over year for the largest quarterly and annual increases since the recession. At the same time, first-quarter demand for space posted its biggest threemonth decline in more than eight years, pushing up the countywide vacancy rate 70 basis points to 3.5%….

Activity Slows As Users Make Do In Tight Market

Demand for most Orange County industrial space was healthy in 2018, and vacancy rates ended another year in record low territory. But rent growth slowed and leasing activity was the lowest in a decade. The vacancy rate at 4% or less for 16 straight quarters has left executives with few choices and often none for…

Rents Up Again, But Absorption Eases As Resistance Creeps Into Market

Airport Orange County

Demand for industrial space ticked downward for the second straight quarter, continuing a slight easing that began last year. Despite the reduced activity, rents notched another healthy gain and vacancy rates settled at or near record lows countywide. Countywide net absorption was negative 679,507 sq. ft. in Q3. Over the last seven quarters, absorption is…

Fearing And Loathing At The Retail Apocalypse

Written By George C. Larsen, Partner, Larsen Baker Development, Brokerage & Management Published by Western Real Estate Business – January 2018 Try this truth/false quiz: 1. (T/F) In June, Warren Buffet announced, “The Death of Retail as We Know It.” 2. (T/F) This spring, the Wall Street Journal reported the “Mall of Future Will Have…