First quarter 2012 reports are available here for the St. Louis industrial, office and retail sectors. Check out the reports for details on vacancy and rental rates, absorption, construction trends and major lease transactions. You can also receive the reports via email by joining our email list. Look for more information on market trends in the weeks to come as principals John Sheahan, Peter Sheahan and Carl Conceller participate in interviews with industry publications.
The following are a sampling of real estate transactions completed by NAI DESCO agents during the month of March. For more information on these deals, please contact the agent.
Josh Hibbits and David Wittenauer, CCIM of NAI DESCO represented Family Dollar in the lease of 8,209 square feet of retail space at 900 W Main St in Carbondale, IL from Killingsworth Retail Properties, LLC.
Josh Hibbits of NAI DESCO represented Wireless Lifestyle dba Sprint in the lease of 1,986 square feet of retail space at 1084 New Ballas Rd in Des Peres from T-C Des Peres Corners LLC.
Josh Hibbits and David Wittenauer, CCIM of NAI DESCO represented the landlord of 525 Lincoln Hwy in Fairview Heights, IL in the lease of 1,420 square feet of retail space to Trinas Neely’s Agency dba Allstate Insurance Company.
Carl Conceller, SIOR of NAI DESCO represented Becker Glove International LLC in the lease of a 69,548 square foot industrial building at 4240 Rider Trail North in Earth City from CIRIII Reit 1.
Nadine Boon, Brenda Lowder & Carl Conceller, SIOR of NAI DESCO represented St. Louis Staffing in the lease of 3,924 square feet of office space at 514 Earth City Expy in Earth City from Harmon Properties.
David Wittenauer, CCIM of NAI DESCO represented the landlord of 6697 Center Grove Rd in Edwardsville, IL in the lease of 2,800 square feet of retail space to HW Holdings LLC.
Michael Wolken, SIOR of NAI DESCO represented the landlord of 1329 Horan in Fenton in the lease of 8,450 square feet of industrial space to Network Health Care.
Josh Hibbits and David Wittenauer, CCIM of NAI DESCO represented the landlord of 525 Lincoln Hwy in Fairview Heights, IL in the lease of 1,200 square feet of retail space to Trinity & Assoc dba Merle Norman Studio.
The following are a sampling of real estate transactions completed by NAI DESCO agents during the month of February. For more information regarding these transactions, please contact the agent.
Floyd Sweeney, SIOR, MCR of NAI DESCO represented the seller of a 59,000 square foot industrial building at 2635-45 Metro Blvd in Maryland Heights to Tri-Leopard Vineyards, LLC.
The following is a sampling of deals completed by NAI DESCO in January – February. For more information, please contact the broker involved in the deal.
Barry Iken of NAI DESCO represented the landlord in the lease of 1,815 square feet of office space at 3155 Sutton Ave in Maplewood to 5 Horizon Group.
Josh Hibbits of NAI DESCO represented Family Dollar in the purchase of 0.73 acres at 11125 Bellefontaine Rd in St. Louis from Floyd Wormann & Julia Von Wellen.
David Wittenauer, CCIM of NAI DESCO represented the landlord of 1095 N Green Mount Rd in Shiloh, IL in the lease of 1,295 square feet of retail / office space to Clearwave Communications.
Carl Conceller, SIOR of NAI DESCO represented Coldwell Banker Gundaker in the lease of 6,354 SF of retail space at 111 Chesterfield Towne Center in Chesterfield from Land Holding LLC.
Josh Hibbits of NAI DESCO represented Family Dollar in the lease of 13,260 SF of retail space at 6155 S. Grand Ave in St. Louis from South Grand LLC.
St. Louis, Missouri, January 30, 2012 — NAI Global, the global affiliate of local commercial real estate company NAI DESCO, announced that its previously reported acquisition by C-III Capital Partners LLC (C-III) has been completed. The transaction will help create a leading fully integrated commercial property services company that will operate in markets around the world.
NAI Global will continue to operate as a separate company under its current management. C-III will accelerate NAI Global’s growth by exploring business development opportunities in strategic locations, including New York, London, Singapore and other primary global business centers. It will also invest in the growth of the corporate solutions and capital markets offering, expanding asset/property management, project/facilities management and valuation services worldwide.
Mark Schnuck, president of NAI DESCO says the benefits of the acquisition are two-fold, “Our clients (NAI DESCO) will benefit from the strength of the relationships that will come from NAI Global’s new association with C-III.” He added, “In the real estate business, relationships are key and with this acquisition our network of contacts dramatically increases providing our clients with an expanded portfolio of opportunities. The infusion of resources, from financial to technology equipment and expertise, will enable NAI DESCO to pursue upgrades in services that will enhance our ability to meet and exceed the needs of our clients.”
Commercial real estate firm NAI DESCO announced it will increase its inventory and agents by 50 percent with the acquisition of competitor Coldwell Banker Commercial’s St. Louis brokerage division.
NAI DESCO is a full-service brokerage firm offering a wide range of services to institutional and individual owners of real estate as well as tenants and buyers. The firm focuses on corporate real estate services and brokerage of industrial, medical, office, retail and investment properties.
‘Europe’s sovereign debt crises are changing daily, yet are making little progress toward long-term solutions. The only questions are when, how and who will be left holding the bag?’ asks NAI chief economist Dr. Peter Linneman. In his new white paper, Dr. Linneman discusses the potential effects the debt crisis in Europe will have on the commercial real estate industry. The following is an excerpt:
Why is it that drops in asset values associated with impaired debt undermine economic activity far more than larger drops in equity values do? For example, during the tech bubble and the subsequent crash, $5 trillion in economic value disappeared over 30 months on the U.S. stock markets. This dwarfs the decline in asset values associated with impaired debt during the financial crisis, which are perhaps $1-2 trillion. Yet the real economy quickly regained its balance even after trillions of dollars were wiped out on the stock market, while far smaller losses via impaired debt have constipated economies across the globe. No clearer example exists than Japan over the past 21 years. And now Europe is following suit.
Read the entire article here.
If you like what you read, stay tuned to the NAI DESCO website for information on Dr. Linneman’s next webinar.
After vacancy rates decreased to 7.9% at the end of 2010 compared to 10.6% at the end of 2009, industrial vacancy rates have once again risen to 8.8% at the end of Q3 2011 with negative net absorption. New construction starts have picked up again throughout 2011, with over 500,000 square feet delivered to the market in Q2 & Q3 2011, and 139,000 square feet currently under construction.
Rental rates in the industrial market have declined steadily throughout the year, settling at $4.06 per square foot at the end of Q3 2011 compared to an average of $4.20 per square foot at the end of Q3 2010.
Click here to read our full St. Louis metro industrial report, featuring detailed submarket information and major transactions from the quarter.
The metro St. Louis retail commercial real estate market is still undergoing a transition period at the end of Q3 2011 as the overall economy remains shaky. On the bright side, vacancy rates continue to decrease and are down to 7.9% across all retail sectors. However, restricted lending and a troubled economy continue to create a slight downward pressure on average asking rates across all sectors, which have dropped from $12.36 per square foot at the end of Q3 2011 from $12.51 per square foot at the end of 2010.
No new square footage was delivered to the market in in Q3 2011, however 323,292 square feet are currently under construction, It will remain to be seen how this additional space will affect the retail market moving into 2012.
Click here to read our full St. Louis metro retail report, featuring detailed submarket information and major transactions from the quarter.
NAI DESCO is pleased to announce that our 3rd Quarter 2011 Office Report is now available.
The overall office vacancy rate at the end of Q3 2011 was 12.4%, showing a 1% downturn over the vacancy rate as of a year ago. The Fenton and Manchester/270 submarkets maintain some of the lowest office vacancy rates in the metro St. Louis area, while the Earth City submarket reflects some of the highest vacancy rates.
Over the entire metro St. Louis market, asking rates at the end of Q3 2011 were $17.95 compared to $18.65 at the end of Q3 2010, suggesting the market may not improve for landlords for some time to come.
Click here to read our full St. Louis metro office report, featuring detailed submarket information and major transactions from the quarter.