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Q3 2021 Reno/Sparks Retail Market Update

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Reno/Sparks Retail Market Experiences Accelerating Growth as Population Expansion Continues

The Reno/Sparks retail market continues to show positive growth through the third quarter of 2021 with healthy tenant demand and a rising consumer base. Reno's retail market recorded 65,827 square feet of net absorption in Q3 2021, pushing year-to-date absorption to 177,000 square feet. The vacancy rate sits at 6.4 percent, a decline of 30 basis points year-over-year. However, total availability has ticked up slightly, increasing 50 basis points quarter-over-quarter to 7.9 percent.

After a challenging 2020, Reno's retail market is on an encouraging trajectory as we near the end of 2021. This interactive report will provide a comprehensive overview of Reno's retail market statistics, market trends, recent transactions, notable developments, local demographics, national retail trends, and relevant news across Northern Nevada from recent months.

The storylines of retail's death have been enormously overblown. While e-commerce continues to disrupt brick-and-mortar retail, consumers still want to shop in store and retailers have been quick to adapt to shifting consumer preferences. Reno's rapidly rising population in recent years continues to provide additional demand from retailers and restaurants across the region. Landlords and developers are embracing the thriving arts and food culture into new developments and renovation projects, bringing to the market reimagined and refreshed retail and restaurant space for today's consumer.

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Bob entered commercial real estate at the start of 2015 at Colliers in Seattle/Bellevue and has more than seven years of commercial real estate research experience. A writer by nature, Bob is always trying to tell the story behind the numbers and go above and beyond to add value to his brokerage partners. Forever teachable and eternally curious, Bob strives to always be learning more while staying on the leading edge of market trends and remaining abreast of all pertinent real estate transactions and developments. Passionate about real estate and urban planning, Bob is dedicated to taking Colliers to the next level by providing market-leading thought leadership and trends analysis for his internal and external clients.. Bob is a natural-born storyteller, always digging into the statistics with unmatched nuance to craft a forward-looking narrative and outlook across the many sectors of commercial real estate he tracks.  

With extensive experience in office, industrial, multifamily, and retail research, and a developing competency in capital markets, life science, and healthcare/medical office, Bob assists brokers in the leasing and selling of property, providing best in class research support. He regulary provides market presentations for internal brokerage teams and external organizations. Bob focused primarily on the office and industrial markets in the Seattle/Puget Sound region from 2015-2017. From fall 2017 to early 2018, Bob was the office market research analyst at JLL in Sacramento with an emphasis on Downtown landlord-rep related research. 

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