Asset Services Insights - Fall 2016 (External)
area’s largest inventory of both power and regional centers, which are defined by properties of at least 300,000 sf, along with lifestyle centers. SILICON VALLEY SNAPSHOT: In 2Q, shopping center vacancy was 5.5%. Much of the 2.1 msf of space available, out of 37.3 msf, was in Class B or C projects. Average asking rent in 2Q was $29.04 psf on triple net basis. We are tracking 651,000 sf of retail under construction in Silicon Valley, the largest project being Almaden Ranch, a 350,000-sf shopping center development in south San Jose, anchored by Bass Pro Shops. “The last six years have generated remarkable growth in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. Tech companies, historically concentrated in Silicon Valley, are now the primary drivers of growth in every submarket and certainly in San Francisco. While this growth has created stresses and strains, it has also generated unprecedented employment and income gains,” said Mike Kamm, Market Leader, Northwest Region.
“Unlike past tech booms, this one is different in that tech can no longer be narrowly defined. Rather it has become embedded into virtually all industries and segments of society, and as a result, all of these industries want to have some sort of presence in the Bay Area today and into the future,” said Mike.
SANDRA BOYLE, CPM, LEED AP Senior Managing Director Northern California City Lead, Asset Services email@example.com
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