Q2 2018 South Florida Industrial Market Report

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Strong Demand Balances New Industrial Deliveries in Miami-Dade County 

The industrial market in Miami-Dade County continues to flourish in the second quarter of 2018 as demand for space endures and supply rapidly delivers. The vacancy rate currently stands at 4.3 percent as the heightened demand for industrial space balances out the large amount of inventory delivered this quarter. We anticipate the vacancy rate to remain stable as new construction delivers and tenants commit to longer-term leases to enter and expand in the industrial market in South Florida. The asking rate for industrial and flex space in Miami-Dade County currently averages $11.08 per square foot, a 2 percent increase year-over-year.


Construction Rises to Meet the Relentless Demand for Industrial Product in Broward

Broward County’s industrial market activity has slowed down in the second quarter of 2018. While the industrial market as a whole remains energetic, Broward’s fundamentals have lagged. Vacancy rates for industrial assets currently stand at 4.7 percent, a 110-basis point increase year-over-year. However, the vacancy rate in Broward County has remained below 5 percent since the fourth quarter of 2016. The county had negative absorption of 176,977 square feet in the second quarter of 2018 as new industrial supply steadily delivers to the market


Capital Investments Continue to Surge in Palm Beach County’s Industrial Market

The industrial market in Palm Beach County remains active in the second quarter of 2018 as capital investments pour into South Florida. A growing economy with an expanding population makes Palm Beach an attractive market to invest in. The vacancy rate currently stands at 3 percent, a decrease of 70 basis points year-over-year. Vacancy rates in Palm Beach’s industrial market have hovered around 3 percent since the beginning of 2017. Rental rates for both industrial and flex space currently average $9.72 per square foot, a 9 percent increase year-over-year. Industrial rates are expected to continue rising in Palm Beach County as supply remains limited.

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Q2 2018 South Florida Industrial Market Report

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