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Looking to the Future of the Prince George’s County Industrial Market

Market Reports

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.

MRP Industrial Breaks Ground on 220,800-Square-Foot Spec Project in Prince Georges County

Market Insight

Lance Schwarz, vice president at NAI Michael, talks about a new 220,800 SF industrial project, Collington Park, in Prince George’s County .

“The shortage of industrially-zoned development sites has left limited options for tenants seeking modern, Class A distribution centers in order to service the nearly 10 million people in the Baltimore-Washington MSA”

Check out the full CityBiz article here

NAI Michael sells 136,860± SF warehouse

Deals & Transactions

Exeter Property Group has purchased the 136,860± square foot warehouse facility located at 6300 Columbia Park Road in Cheverly, Maryland. This property is situated on 15.36± acres and is currently leased by Safeway Stores, Inc. David Michael, Lance Schwarz, and Peter Burleigh of NAI The Michael Companies, Inc. represented the seller, Spendthrift Associates, in the transaction.

The Bus Depot Deal Closes – WMATA Buys in ‘Andrews Federal’

Market Insight

WMATA now officially has a place to park its buses.

The transit agency, officially known as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, paid approximately $13.8 million recently for 35 industrial acres in the Andrews Federal Campus, in Forestville, MD.

A replacement facility for its Southern Avenue garage, the planned build-out now includes fleet maintenance and operations. WMATA had put out an RFP late last year seeking qualified firms to manage the design/build, and is reportedly expected to make a final choice from among the responding firms.

The deal is land sale number two for Andrews developer Jackson Shaw, but leaves the company with enough land to build two spec warehouses for its own account. Jackson Shaw had sold 12 acres to the Architect of the Capitol early in the park’s evolution, land that that federal agency has largely left fallow so far.

WMATA will do the grading on the 35 acres it just bought, but it got a cleared, platted site with utilities to the edge of the property. The agency will pay the seller an additional fee for off-lot development, pushing its ground price into the neighborhood of just of $11 per foot. Lance Schwarz and David Michael of NAI Michael represented Jackson Shaw.

Courtesy of Prince George’s Newsletter. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.marylandnewsletters.com

Central Prince George’s County Industrial Analysis

Market Insight

CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY INDUSTRIAL ANALYSIS

The Central Prince George’s County Industrial subset would consist of the Landover/Largo and Cheverly/Hyattsville submarket. The total rentable base area for this subset is approximately twenty one million square feet in total, representing roughly 1/3 of the entire Prince George’s County Industrial market. The Central Prince George’s County submarkets have thrived over the years due to their proximity to Washington, DC and ease of access to the Capital Beltway making for an invaluable local/regional distribution point. Presently the subset is experiencing a higher than average vacancy rate of approximately 15%. Most of the vacant spaces however are in older class C buildings that are now considered obsolete due to lack of truck court depth, lower ceiling heights or a variety of other deficiencies. If you restrict the view of the subset to modern product (defined as built or renovated yr 2000 or later) the vacancy rate falls to just 2% of the approximately 1.8 million square feet of existing product.

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