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Sacramento CRE Trends and 2022 Forecast

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Special Report on Local & National Trends Impacting Commercial Real Estate

After a tumultuous year in 2020, commercial real estate recorded a robust year of activity in 2021. Though market conditions differ based on product type and geography, overall, the growth prospects for commercial real estate in 2022 are largely positive. Multifamily and industrial continue to drive investment activity and both sectors are exhibiting vibrant growth into 2022. The office sector continues to face challenges, though there are signs of a recovery starting to emerge as employers begin to return to the office. Retail’s rejuvenation is underway and store openings are outpacing closures nationwide. Life science is an emerging sector in Sacramento and new projects are poised to welcome a long list of companies looking to locate in the region. Sacramento’s medical office market is stable and seeing increased activity. Sacramento also continues to see a competitive housing market as a result of rising migration into the region and lack of inventory for sale. 

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends underway across many disciplines of commercial real estate while providing a 2022 forecast for both Sacramento and the nation overall. Utilizing Colliers’ leading data and relying on expert insights from our brokers, the report will dive into many trends impacting commercial real estate with relevant takeaways for readers preparing for a competitive year in 2022.


Sacramento CRE Trends and 2022 Forecast

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Bob Shanahan

Research Manager


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. 

Since May 2018, Bob has been back at Colliers in his hometown of Sacramento. Since mid-2018, Bob bas accelerated his career in the support of 40 brokers across the Capital City region. In late  2020, Bob was tasked with overseeing the Reno market while managing a new Research Analyst, and has taken on an increasing leadership role in the Northwest region, including leading the regional multifamily market report comprised of 10 markets from Northern California and Northern Nevada to Oregon and Washington. Bob has invested in his leadership development, recently completing the two year Management Development Program at Colliers in partnership with Harvard Business School and completing the year long Leadership Sacramento Class of 2021 through the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.  

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