Collington Lease

Collington Lease to La-Z-Boy

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The 220,800-square-foot Collington lease was Prince George’s County’s largest lease in 2017.

La-Z-Boy leased 220,800 square feet of industrial space at Collington Park in Upper Marlboro, MD. This is a full-building lease. It’s the largest industrial lease completed in Prince George’s County for all of 2017. Delivered in 2016, the building is located at 16101 Queens Court. La-Z-Boy is an international home furnishings company. NAI Michael represented MRP Industrial/AEW in the Collington lease, inked in December 2017.

In total, Lance Schwarz and Peter Burleigh of NAI Michael successfully leased over 400,000 square feet of class A industrial space in Prince George’s County in 2017.

Development in Prince George’s County

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The wave is here! NAI Michael’s new newsletter highlights the latest development and changes in the Route 1 / Route 295 corridor.

Before his passing in 2014, our former county executive Wayne Curry predicted that Prince George’s County was on the way up.  He saw changes in business and regulation and construction creating real opportunities nearby and he knew that good things were in store for our county. His predictions are now coming true.

2017 has been a momentous year for development in the Route 1 / Route 295 corridor of Prince George’s County. The Hotel opened in College Park, Metro’s Purple line is under construction, the county’s first Whole Foods opened in Hyattsville, and numerous residential projects are in the pipeline. Additionally, companies like Kaiser Permanente are expanding their footprint within the county with new office space. The newsletter includes more details about these changes, and more.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL NEWSLETTER

Office Vacancy Reduced in Prince George’s County

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Prince George’s County office vacancy reduced by over half a million square feet leased in the last six months!

Leasing of vacant space achieves over 357,000 square feet in the first quarter 2017 – the highest quarterly absorption for the last 10 years.  Recently signed leases and new leasing activity indicates that Prince George’s County is poised for continued significant growth in office leasing in 2017.

The Washington DC area office market includes the District of Columbia and adjacent suburban submarkets in Maryland and Virginia. The Washington DC area office market consists of about 470 million square feet in 10,051 buildings.  Net absorption for the overall Washington Area was positive 2,754,849 square feet for the first quarter 2017.  The Washington Area vacancy decreased from 14.6% to 14%.

Prince George’s County office space net absorption of vacant space was positive 357,767 square feet in the first quarter 2017.  Annual rental rates for Prince George’s County office space have increased steadily almost every quarter for the last five quarters with the first quarter 2017 rate per square foot of averaging in the mid-twenty dollar range on a full service basis.

FOR A FULL OFFICE MARKET REPORT, CLICK HERE

NAI Michael’s Agents Present at CEG Annual Economic Empowerment Conference

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By Marcus Daniels and Ed Luckett

The Collective Empowerment Group Economic Empowerment Conference was held on Friday, April 7, 2017  at First Baptist Church of Glenarden at 3600 Brightseat Road in Landover, Maryland.

The Economic Empowerment Conference taught churches how to prepare your ministry to expand, relocate, build spaces and places for the physical houses of worship, share knowledge on identifying property, acquisition and financing of real estate projects, zoning and land use, building and construction, and how technology can be utilized in design and building as well as drawing greater input and buy-in from your members.

Marcus Daniels had moderated a panel discussion on how to prepare your ministry to expand, relocate, build spaces and places for the physical houses of worship. Ed Luckett was a speaker on a panel discussing zoning & land use, building & construction and planning for churches.

Left to right – Marcus Daniels (NAI Michael), Ed Luckett (NAI Michael), Midgett S. Parker (Linowes and Blocher LLP), Terry Beverly (Eagle Bank), and Barry Caison (Ben Dyer Associates Inc.)

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Office vacancy declined in 2016 in Prince George's County

Office Vacancy Declined in 2016 for Prince George’s County

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Over the course of 2016, office vacancy declined in Prince George’s County and in turn, average quoted rental rates have risen steadily.

 It was a year for the Prince George’s County office market. Office vacancy declined steadily every quarter, from 19.2% at the beginning of 2016 to 18.8% by year end. Based on 5-year averages and known construction activity, office vacancy is expected to drop to 17% by the end of 2017. Average full service rental rates increased in 2016, from $20.96 in Q1 to $21.43 in Q4.

A total of 114 office sale transactions were completed in 2016. These transactions totaled 2,597,862 square feet and $168,786,687 in sales volume. Many new owners plan on investing substantial capital into their assets to retain and attract tenants. For leasing, over 153 full service leases were completed, representing 530,820 square feet. One of the largest lease deals of 2016 was with the growing tech-education company, 2U Inc. They are in the process of relocating into 252,950 square feet they leased at 4900 Harkins Road in the Lanham/New Carrollton area.

FOR A FULL OFFICE MARKET REPORT, CLICK HERE

 

Industrial Vacancy Rate Low in Prince George's County

Industrial Vacancy Rates at All-time Low

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Industrial vacancy rates are at an all-time low of 6.7% in Prince George’s County.

High demand has contributed to low industrial vacancy rates. Approx. 880,000 square feet of new industrial space was delivered within the county in 2016. In addition, another 500,000 square feet is in the pipeline for 2017 delivery.

These positive trends have created a competitive Class A industrial market. Due to demand, average rental rates is at a high of $7.79 per square foot on a triple net basis. We expect rental rates to push higher in 2017 as industrial-zoned ground becomes increasingly scarce and the supply of vacant space continues to diminish.

As a result of these trends, we expect nearly all of Prince George’s County’s Class A industrial space will be absorbed within the next two years.

For additional details and transaction info, click here to view the full industrial market report.

7601-7615 Ora Glen Drive - October Deals

NAI Michael’s October Deals 2016

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Our agents have been busy making commercial real estate deals this October, from two-building office portfolios to industrial land sales. Maryland Newsletters has highlighted some of our October deals, which can be found below.

Two-Building Takedown One of Greenbelt’s Biggest Leases Ever Executed
An office lease that gobbled up two buildings was just completed in Greenbelt. Government contractor T-Rex leased both 7601 and 7615 Ora Glen Drive recently, providing it with the room to service a major Census Bureau contract. The two leases total 126,000 square feet, or approximately 78,000 feet in the larger, three-story building at 7601, and 48,000 feet in the one-story building at 7615 Ora Glen. It is Shaw Real Estate LLC whose two buildings went, with T-Rex’s arrival, from vacant to fully leased. The Baltimore-based company had bought the pair, as well as a Bank of America pad site, last fall for approximately $5 million. The three-building complex had been in distress, in the hands of special servicer C-III. Lockheed Martin’s exit from the pair had precipitated their fall into default. Shaw, headed by Steve Shaw, said when his firm acquired them that the buildings were in ‘excellent shape,’ needing little renovation beyond lobby and HVAC system upgrades. Those improvements will be completed soon. T-Rex is also reportedly touring the market for additional space. JLL represented the tenant, while NAI Michael represented the landlord. Keep reading

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