Florida Commercial Real Estate News Roundup 2018

Oct 16
Florida Commercial Real Estate News Roundup 2018

2018 has been an exciting year so far for Florida’s commercial real estate market, and we are not even halfway through the year. New developments are coming to fruition, leadership is changing at major companies, metrics around the state are positive, and analysts are generally bullish on the market here with ambitious predictions on the horizons.

We’ve compiled some of the biggest news and most influential headlines around the state to put this year into perspective so far. Each article sheds some light on what’s to come vis-a-vis developments and deals. This update includes: Sears filing for bankruptcy, AI as a possible benefit to CRE investors, developments & acquisitions in downtown Miami, and Hurricane Michael’s estimated damages.

Miami Panorama Commercial Real Estate

Florida Commercial Real Estate News – Q3 2018

Retail Giant, Sears, Files for Bankruptcy & Set to Close 142 Stores (National News)

While this is not specific to the South Florida region, it is certainly one of the most noteworthy news developments in the retail sector nationwide. Sears has been in operation for 125 years and will close officially just in time for the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season.

How AI Can Benefit Commercial Real Estate Investors (National News)

A breakdown of how implementing the latest technologies can create financial benefits for investors looking to profit from the commercial real estate sector.

Joint Venture Invests $200M in South Florida Mixed-Use Project

Giles Capital Group, Rosemurgy Properties, and Schmier Property Group (in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital) break ground on a $200 million mixed-use project in South Florida. The development features 150,591 SF of retail space & 456 Class A apartments.

2 Development Properties Now Available in Downtown Miami, Plans to Rival New York’s Famous Fifth Avenue

Colliers International South Florida’s Urban Core Division puts two downtown Miami properties on the market, as inventory is scarce and investor interest remains sky high.

$117M Tower Sale in Downtown Miami Highlights the Area’s Burgeoning Office Market

The 33-year-old Brickell office tower sale bolsters the fact that investors are still very much interested in Miami office real estate. The tower was 87% leased during the transaction.

Q2 2018 South Florida CRE Market Remains Strong

Vacancy Rates stayed below 4% (3.9%) for another consecutive quarter even with Asking Rates hovering around a high of $40/ SF.

Hurricane Michael Causes $16-$20 Billion of Destruction (State News)

Hurricane Michael was one of the largest storms in recent US history. Estimates state that over 200,000 multifamily units were damaged in the process.

2 Million SF Mixed-Use Development Planned Along Miami River

The 5.5 mile Miami River will be accompanied by waterfront restaurants and retail shops along its banks. This is seen as a nationwide trend taking place around the United States.

Ground Floor Retail Space Goes for $966/ SF in Miami Condo

X Miami’s retail floor space sold for $6.3 million. The deal was brokered by Fabio Faerman, the CCIM of FA Commercial Advisors, who represented both the buyer and the seller.

5 Largest Office Sales in South Florida During September 2018

A list of the largest office sale transactions around South Florida during the month of September compiled by The Real Deal.

Miami & South Florida Commercial Real Estate News

Florida Commercial Real Estate News – Q2 2018

Miami’s Future ‘Largest Mall in North America’ Clears Major Hurdle

Miami-Dade Commission approved master plan for the American Dream Miami, set to be the largest mall in North America in 2023.

Florida’s Commercial Real Estate Industry #3 Nationwide

In 2017, Florida’s CRE market accounted for $189.4 billion to the state’s total GDP. One of the primary contributors is construction, which grew 54.6% from 2011 to 2017.

Miami Real Estate Market #4 in Nation According to Forbes

Foreign investors continue to bring capital into the region with Miami currently ranked #4 out of 15 highlighted real estate markets trending in 2018.

Miami Beach to Develop Parking Structure with Retail Amenities

The $22.5 million garage will be a state-of-the-art, modern design with several retail venues on premises.

Downtown Miami Has More Residents Than Ever Before

It’s no secret that a growing population stimulates economic growth. More people than ever are now living in Downtown Miami, and are also raising their families in the metropolis.

Privately Owned Passenger Train Company Set to Debut in Miami

Despite Miami’s propensity for using automobiles as a primary form of transportation, one company is set to change the transit landscape in the coming years.

Billionaire’s Company Sets Palm Beach Office Tower Project into Motion

The development firm of Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen M Ross, is planning to build an 18-story building in Palm Beach. The project is estimated to generate 700 jobs and host around 1,000 employees once completed.

TSF Sportswear Finalizes Deal for New 173K SF Headquarters

TSF Sportswear, a top wholesale apparel distributor, is relocating their HQ into a class-A warehouse in Pompano Beach.

Jacksonville Is Now Top-10 City for Affordable Office Space

CBRE compiled a report of the most expensive and most affordable cities in terms of office space. Jacksonville, Florida is listed #8 on the list.

Fewer Cars Generate More Retail in Ft Lauderdale

Reducing the presence of motor vehicles in exchange for more pedestrian-friendly zones is positively affecting the retail outlook for neighborhoods in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Colliers South Florida Inks Deal with New VP

Tom Farmer who previously worked at Franklin Street, CBRE, and Terranova Corp newly announced as Vice President of Colliers South Florida.

Unicorp Reveals Plans for Billion Dollar, Multi-Use Project in Orlando, Next to Disney World

Unicorp National Developments is planning an 82-acre residential project with retail components throughout. Some of the retail tenants will be “one of a kind”, and they are drawing on inspiration from Las Vegas’ Bellagio fountains as an idea of one of the features.


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