Monday, June 29, 2009

CBRE Orlando Releases 2Q Industrial and Office Reports

ORLANDO, FL--CB Richard Ellis has released its second quarter 2008 Orlando MarketView Reports on the industrial and office sectors. Highlights include:


--The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index was up in May, rising to 42.8 percent, a reading that still indicates a deep contraction in the manufacturing sector, but a welcome increase over the 40.1 percent reported during April.

--A drop in the employment index suggests manufacturing payrolls will continue to decline in the coming months.
--A forecast from the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness for 2009-2012 shows manufacturing jobs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties are expected to drop from 39,900 jobs to 36,300 by the end of second quarter 2010.


--As vacancy rates skyrocket and sublease space cannibalizes the market, landlords are increasingly desperate to reduce risk by extending lease terms in exchange for months of free rent, competitive tenant improvement allowances, and other rent concessions.

--Lease rates have not been this low since $20.65 in the third quarter of 2006. Class A space in the Downtown submarket continues to command the highest lease rate of $27.69, a decrease of $0.70 from the previous quarter.

--The Downtown submarket experienced negative 102,296 sq. ft. or 37.1 percent of net absorption experienced in Orlando.

For a complete copy of both reports, please contact Angelique Greven,

No comments: