NAI Michael released its fourth quarter market report recently, which analyzes vacancy rates, average rental rates and the construction pipeline, as well as major sale and lease transactions. What this report forecasts is a positive absorption and rental rate growth for this year.
It’s been an interesting year for the Prince George’s County industrial market; average rental rates have dropped since 2013, but have remained steady in 2014, and construction throughout the county has increased with many anticipated deliveries in the coming months.
Two significant industrial spaces are expected to delivery in December 2014, bringing a total of 352,000 square feet of new space to the market. SteepleChase 95 is online to deliver both of their spec buildings totaling approximately 270,000 square feet in the 4th quarter, which should offset the new tenancy in the marketplace and create an effective zero sum game for absorption. In addition, The Brick Yard in Laurel is expected to come online with 85,000 square feet of space. There are also a number of additional projects that are expected to complete in early 2015.
With all this positive growth, Prince George’s County is situated to ideally serve the Washington DC metropolitan area’s industrial needs in 2015.
For our full Industrial Market Report Q3 2014, please click here.
NAI Michael’s Office Report for Quarter 3 in 2013 is available!
The Prince George’s County office market totals approximately 26,402,329 square feet in 1,133 buildings. Lease rates and vacancy continue at the same levels they have been for the last five quarters. The lease rates for Prince George’s County are a good value compared to rates in Washington D.C. and other suburban areas in the region.
NAI Michael’s Industrial Market Report for Q3 in 2013 is available!
Here’s a quick overview:
The industrial market in Prince George’s County is seeing an abundance of new construction after two years of increased activity in the market, most of which is focused in the Central Sub-markets which include the Cheverly and Landover/Largo submarkets. This new construction is a result of declining vacancy due to several hundred thousand square feet of positive absorption in the submarket that had reduced sub-market vacancy to 6.1% as of Q1 2013. Currently, the overall Prince George’s County Industrial vacancy rate is 8.3% due to the delivery of new industrial space to the market.
Atapco has delivered two new buildings at Steeple Chase 95 (92K & 43K sf respectively) and has plans to deliver an additional 180K s/f of Class “A” industrial space in one buildings. Atapco’s 92K sf building has recently been fully leased to HD Supply Company. The Merchants Terminal site (adjacent to Cabin Branch) was purchased by a partnership between Chesapeake Real Estate, Oakmont and Carlyle and was recently delivered, adding 360,550 sf of vacant Class “A” industrial space known as the Landover Logistics Center. The final 77K sf of Lincoln Property Company’s 150K sf building (Lincoln 495) was recently leased by Uni-Select. Lincoln Property Company sold the Class “A” warehouse for $107 per sf to TIAA-CREF in Q2 2013. Pannatoni has plans to build an approximately 220K sf spec building in Bowie at their Collington site which should be delivered late 2014.