Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Commercial Market Improvement Will Come Slowly

NAR Chief Economist, Dr Lawrence Yun, predicts high vacancy rates and ubiquitous commercial rent concessions.  Slight employment improvements will help absorption rates for office/warehouse space, and SIOR's (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) recent survey confirms the forecast of easing in this sector.  More than half the members of SIOR® expect an improvement in Q2 2010.  Rents are down for Office, Industrial, Retail and Multifamily, but not by as much as in Q4 2009, and the trends are improving slightly.  To read the February Commercial Forecast and table on specifics of four commercial sectors, click here.

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