Industrial Market – Q1 2012 Source: Colliers International 1
Industrial Market – Q1 2012 • Manufacturing industries are expanding, causing more robust demand for industrial properties. • U.S. metros with a skilled workforce, ample inter-modal transport and accessible ports will be most attractive to growing modern manufacturers. • Excess inventory of outdated warehouse space has masked the constrained supply of modern warehouse space, by propping up vacancy rates in some markets. • Investor demand in non-core industrial is growing. Source: Colliers International 2
Office Market – Q1 2012 Source: Colliers International 3
Office Market – Q1 2012 • A national rebalancing of business growth from FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) to ICEE (Intellectual Capital, Energy and Education) has shifted office demand to cities with FIRE industry concentrations. • An oncoming wave of maturing debt will soon change the volume and tenor of sales transactions. • National office absorption remains steady, but a full robust recovery is still in the future. • Office construction is still low, with only 9.4 msf of new supply delivered in Q1 2012. Source: Colliers International 4
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