CIASF 2015 Industrial Report | Vivo Real Estate Group

CIASF 2015 Industrial Report-Vivo Group

Our very own Rene Vivo was featured on CIASF’s 2015 Industrial Market Report video. Thank you CIASF, Dixon Commercial Real Estate and 1st National Bank of South Miami for putting on a great event!

The Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida Inc., “CIASF” is a non-profit organization of business leaders involved in the development, design, construction, sales, and leasing of Industrial and Commercial Real Estate in South Florida. Click here to watch the video.

2014 Highlights

  • Although the market continues to improve there is concern that rental rates and sales prices are reaching a peak. This results from an increase in the supply of quality industrial buildings coming online in 2014 and sales prices of existing buildings not supported by rental rates. Some landlords are offering a Rent Abatement. Typically, tenants are able to receive one month of free rent for every three years of lease terms and two months free rent for every five years of the lease term.
  • The newer industrial buildings feature a minimum 30’ of clear interior height, 54’ wide column spacing allowing for 4 loading doors, rear loading truck access with large parking aprons and easy truck access. Interior improvements include T-5 high efficiency lighting systems combined with motion activated switches, EFSR sprinkler systems , windows over the loading door for natural light and high quality interior finishes in the office areas with 9 to 12’ ceiling heights.
  • Strongest demand is for space between 10,000 SF and 30,000 SF. Landlords should reposition larger blocks of vacant second generation space, or older 24’ clear height product and subdividing these larger vacant spaces into smaller bays in order to target smaller tenants in the market.
  • Unlike previous years where we noted that Miami had become a temporary storage and transportation hub, manufacturing is on the rise. Latin American companies are moving their operations to Miami-Dade for political and economic reasons. These include food processing and aviation companies. In addition, medical drug and equipment manufacturing is active with some tenants purchasing their own facilities.
  • The market continues to improve, with lower vacancy rates, rental rates $.50 to $1.00/SF higher than last year and continued demand for industrial space from both a rental market and purchase market perspective. Tenants seem doubtful that the new Panamax Ships/Larger Port will benefit them directly. There is the possibility of larger amounts of perishable goods coming through on the ships from South America needing cooler space.