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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

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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…

OC’s Industrial Market Continues To Sizzle

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By Byron Foss, Executive Vice President, JLL The Orange County industrial market remains one of the tightest markets in the region with 1.7 percent vacancy, 6.6 percent year-over-year rent growth, minimal new development, and owner-users and tenants competing for space. While the third quarter witnessed negative net absorption of 92,790 square feet, this was primarily…