SOURCE: Cushman & Wakefield Commerce

Cushman & Wakefield Commerce

January 30, 2017 16:25 ET

Las Vegas Commercial Real Estate Industrial Market Sees Expansion and Growth in 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 30, 2017) - The Cushman & Wakefield Commerce fourth quarter, 2016 Marketbeat reports were released today. They detail the industrial, office and retail markets as well as the general state of the economy and commercial real estate in Southern Nevada. The reports highlight an improved industrial market throughout 2016 and a positive outlook for the region in 2017.

"The industrial real estate market continues to be a strength to the Southern Nevada market," said Michael Dunn, market leader for the Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce. "We saw an uptick in the retail market, and the office market continues a steady recovery from the recession, but one of strongest take aways is regarding the industrial market. The national economy has strengthened and that is driving more national companies to move to Las Vegas. An example of this is in the eCommerce space with brands such as Amazon expanding in the market. This is having a positive impact on the industrial market, in particular."

In addition to a positive outlook, the current industrial vacancy rate is at 5.4 percent and the market seeing even more downward pressure on vacancy as national companies expand into Las Vegas. The most recent entries include Moen, American Bottling and others. Dunn continued, "In our view, eCommerce will remain robust, which will ensure that big box development will remain steady in the market."

Las Vegas Industrial Snapshot

Industrial vacancy rate remains low, at 5.4 percent, resulting in over three million square feet of space under construction. The low vacancy rates are causing lease rental rates to increase throughout 2016, topping at $0.60 per month per square foot.

Las Vegas Office Snapshot

New owner/user construction is on the horizon as the Las Vegas office market continues its steady recovery from the recession. Year-over-year vacancy is down from 18.1 percent to 15.6 percent.

Las Vegas Retail Snapshot

Retail sales growth in fourth quarter 2016 was 4 percent, compared to two percent at the end of 2015. Consumer confidence is up, but several retailers have announced closure of brick-and-mortar locations. Furthermore, eCommerce is continuing to have a large impact of certain segments of the retail sector, particular large department stores.

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