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Kyle Peterson
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Commercial Real Estate Research and Analysis for Omaha and Around the World

Commercial real estate market insight is the essential ingredient in all of the services we offer. We monitor Omaha real estate trends and make projections to help you make critical decisions. Our researchers continuously source and analyze data in every major global market, helping you adapt to drivers outside your industry and region that could impact your business.

Omaha Commercial Real Estate Research Reports

  • 2017 | Omaha | Third Quarter | Office

    The Omaha Office Market experienced positive absorption for a fourth consecutive quarter and six out of the last seven quarters. The total absorption for the third quarter of 2017 was 68,122 square feet and 225,985 square feet for the year-to-date. Average annual absorption over the last ten years is approximately 250,000 square feet annually and year-to-date absorption is tracking accordingly. The positive absorption in the quarter impacted the vacancy rate resulting in a decrease of 30 basis points bringing the overall vacancy rate to 10.6 percent; the lowest rate in the past 18 years.

  • 2017 | Omaha | Third Quarter | Industrial

    The Omaha industrial market ended the third quarter of 2017 on a high note, with 349,921 square feet of positive absorption. This represents the highest quarterly absorption amount since the fourth quarter of 2014. Year-to-date absorption is currently 626,863 square feet, which is significantly higher when compared to 2016 total absorption which was 293,643 and 2015 total absorption of 193,322. It is anticipated that once the fourth quarter is complete, this number will be even higher. 499,680 square feet of new construction was added to the inventory for the quarter, most of which was spoken for prior to completion. Year-to-date, over 800,000 square feet of new construction has been added to the inventory as compared to 865,705 square feet in all of 2016. With almost 1 million square feet currently under construction, year-end 2017 numbers will be back to pre-recession levels of 2006. Third quarter numbers show more square footage was delivered than absorbed, causing the overall vacancy rate to tick up 20 basis points from the second quarter to 3.6 percent. As more new construction is delivered, the market should expect the vacancy rate to continue to rise slightly, approaching equilibrium of around 5 percent.

  • 2017 | Omaha | Third Quarter | Retail

    The Omaha retail vacancy rate decreased 60 basis points from 9.0 percent in the second quarter to 8.4 percent in the third quarter. Net absorption for the quarter is a strong 216,341 square feet. After experiencing negative absorption in the first two quarters of the year, year-to-date absorption now sits at 164,570 square feet. This compares favorably to the negative 144,835 square feet of absorption one year ago.

  • 2017 | Omaha | First Half | Investment

    During the first half of 2017, commercial real estate investment sales totaled some $211 billion in the United States, a decrease of 8.5 percent when compared to the first half of 2016. While at first glance that appears to be a significant drop, the first half of 2017 was the third-strongest first half in the past 10 years and the fourth highest since 2001.


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