The San Francisco-based REIT reported 98% occupancy in its massive global portfolio in the first three months of the year — a slight increase from the same time in 2022 — as e-commerce spending picked up and helped drive leasing of warehouses.
The temporary downturn will slow the rise in warehouse rates, but won’t send them into decline, as has happened in transport modes, according to analysts. They project the vacancy rate to creep up to 6% by the end of 2024, still tight by historical standards, and it should keep pushing pricing higher. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
South Florida’s industrial market slowed down slightly in the final quarter of last year, as vacancies inched up while asking rents rose again. The tri-county region posted a 4 percent vacancy rate compared to 3.4 percent during the same period of the previous year, according to a recent Newmark report. And leasing activity across Miami-Dade,