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How High Will Industrial Vacancy Go in San Diego?

Industrial demand equating to 2.62 million square feet of net absorption during the past 12 months is the most recorded since the 12-month period ending in fourth quarter 2015, according to a first quarter report by Colliers. At the current rate of demand, vacancy is likely to fall below 4.25 percent by year-end, the lowest rate ever.

Moreover, construction activity continues to be robust, while vacancy dropped 25 basis points to reach 4.79 percent, at the below-5 percent mark for the first time in two-and-a-half years. This percentage is poised to reach an all-time low by year end. At the same time, a whopping 5.74 million square feet currently under construction, 94 percent of which is in Otay Mesa.

The countywide average asking rental rate dipped by $0.02 to stand at $1.36 per square foot, says the report.

With those stats at the forefront, a 70,000-square-foot freestanding industrial building located at 9151 Rehco Rd. in San Diego recently sold for $13.8 million. The building is located on the border of Sorrento Mesa and Miramar, two of the strongest and most sought-after industrial submarkets in San Diego County.

Evan McDonald of Colliers represented the seller, Rehco Holdings LLC. The buyer, LLJ Ventures, was represented by Joe Anderson and Joe Bernstein of JLL.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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