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NAI Capital Releases Q3 2015 Outlook Report for the L.A. San Fernando Valley Industrial Market


Encino, CA, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – The third quarter vacancy rate in the San Fernando Valley industrial market remains low at 2.3%. The vacancy rate has been below 3.0% for the past seven quarters, as reported in NAI Capital’s Third Quarter San Fernando Valley Industrial Market Outlook report. The decline is due to steady leasing and increasing sale activity. Year to date sale and lease activity totaled more than 5.8 million square feet – representing a 6.1% decrease over the same period last year. This is primarily due to a lack of available product. A strong demand to buy versus lease has increased sale activity along with prices.

According to Chris Jackson, Executive Vice President and branch manager for NAI Capital’s San Fernando Valley operations, “By any measure, a 2.3% vacancy rate is extremely low for our market causing a shortage of industrial space throughout the San Fernando Valley. Like other industrial markets throughout Los Angeles County, this has caused rents to rise significantly and driven new construction placing a spotlight on the San Fernando Valley. We are seeing an increase in lease renewals as tenants, with few alternatives, want to lock in rates where they are today in anticipation of higher rents next year.”

Demand for industrial space continues to push pricing upward while maintaining inventory levels low in the market. Average asking rents closed at $0.77/SF, up 4.8% over the prior quarter and up 11.3% over last year while sale prices for warehouse/distribution space gained over 25% from this time last year.

“The lack of available product either for lease or for sale is impeding prospective tenants and buyers from being able to effectuate expansions and/or relocations.  The fundamentals of the current industrial building market are such that demand has clearly outstripped supply, which continues to push the pricing curve upwards,” added Senior Vice President, Chad Gahr with NAI Capital’s Encino office.

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