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2020 Q2 Solano and Napa Counties Industrial Market Research Report

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Expected to Outperform

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The Solano and Napa counties industrial market’s vacancy rate increased in the second quarter of 2020 from 4.4 to 5.4 percent. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession has and will continue to affect all sectors of the economy, however industrial real estate is expected to outperform other sectors as the e-commerce delivery model continues to grow exponentially. Net absorption for the second quarter was positive 201,775 square feet and for the year it is positive 399,754 square feet. Average asking rates increased by $0.02 to $0.66 per square foot per month triple net (NNN) this quarter.

Three speculative warehouses totaling 734,828 square feet were completed in the second quarter, the largest single quarter total since Q1’17. The three buildings were: 2370 North Watney Way and 2200 Courage Drive in Fairfield as well as 2121 Icon Way in Vacaville.

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Industrial Hero B

2020 Q2 Solano and Napa Counties Industrial Market Research Report

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I  was born in Oakland, California. I graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a BA in 1980. In addition to raising our 3 children and entertaining 5 grandkids, I am a  long-standing member of the Big Brothers of the East Bay and have remained active in my  little brother's life for the past 30 years. My favotite grandkid quote so far is "Papa, some of your hair is sort of all gone". My son Jack recently started working with me at Colliers.  I  enjoy  reading, traveling, swimming, and golfing when not spending time with family and friends. I presently reside in Walnut Creek with my wife  and best buddy  Paul.

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