Calco Commercial listed and represented the Owner of the largest industrial/commercial lease in San Francisco proper in the second quarter of 2013: 180 Napoleon Street. The United States Postal Service inked a lease on the 101,332+/- square foot space located in the Southeast submarket of San Francisco.
The Costar Group included the 180 Napoleon Street deal in their Mid-Year 2013 San Francisco Industrial Report in the “largest lease signings” category.
The second quarter of 2013 ended with a vacancy rate of 7% for the entire San Francisco Industrial Real Estate Market. The 7% rate is a drop from Q1 2013 with a net positive absorption of approximately 440,000 square feet. Marking the second consecutive quarter of positive net absorption, rental rates increased at the end of Q2 2013 by 3.1% to approximately $1.12 psf.
The second quarter ended with a tightening of warehouse product with a vacancy rate of 5.5%, which is a drop from 5.9% at the end of Q1 2013. Meanwhile, Flex space reported a slight vacancy increase to 11.5% at the end of Q2 2013 over the 11.4% vacancy rate at the end of Q1 2013.
What does this all mean?
As industrial/commercial real estate product continues to shrink in the San Francisco Market and lack of new inventory/construction projects, prices will continue to rise and competition for vacant spaces will be steep.