Real Estate Snapshot





What to Expect From the Impact of COVID-19 on the South Florida Office Market  05-2020


Q1 2020 Palm Beach County Industrial Marketview

  • The vacancy rate closed out the first quarter at 2.6%, a slight increased compared to Q1 2019. This marks the 9th consecutive quarter with vacancy below 3.0%.
  • Prologis acquired Liberty Airport Center from Liberty Property Trust as part of the $12.6 billion all-stock deal.
  • Asking rents remain elevated, hovering around record high levels. While growth has slowed in recent quarters, this was the 10th consecutive quarter with rates above the $10.00 per sq. ft. mark at $10.75 per sf. ft.


Q1 2020 Palm Beach County Office Marketview


  • Vacancy sits at 12.1%, a slight decline of 40 basis points year-over-year. Class A vacancy is even lower at 11.6%.
  • Tenants took occupancy of over 40,200 sq. ft. of space this quarter, which is in-line with the markets 3-year average for quarterly absorption.
  • Boca Raton continued to be active among smaller tenants. While activity is down from recent quarters, the 15 transactions recorded in Class A space below 5,000 sq. ft. is a good sign that bread-and-butter demand remains.
  • Investment activity was limited in Q1 2020, with the most significant transaction being the portfolio sale of 440/450 Royal Palm Way for $38.5 million, or $505 per sq. ft. to Armata Holdings.





Q4 2019 Palm Beach County Industrial Marketview

Q4 2019 Palm Beach County Office Marketview


Q3 2019 Palm Beach County Industrial Marketview 

  • Total vacancy for the Palm Beach industrial market was 2.2% and has remained below 4% for 16 consecutive quarters.
  • Private buyers represent 82.7% of total buyer composition as of Q3 2019.
  • Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate decreased 10 bps year-over-year to 3.7% since August 2018. 
  • The Palm Beach industrial market currently has three buildings under construction and an industrial park composed of nine single user buildings. The total inventory under construction is 537,604 sq. ft


Q3 2019 Palm Beach County Office Marketview

  • 2019 year-to-date investment sales have totaled $486 million across 25 transactions.
  • Tricera Capital has plans of a re-development of the Palm Beach Post campus located in West Palm Beach which will consist of 140,000 sq. ft. office, and 125,000 sq. ft. retail space.
  • Q3 2019 vacancy continues to drop sitting at 12.2%, a 100 basis point improvement year-over-year.
  • The overall average asking rate for Q3 2019 was $23.92, a 10% increase year-over-year.






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#1 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Bank United Baptist Health South Florida
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Martens Group Minto Communities, LLC NCCI Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC
Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company) Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc. RSM
South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal Stiles-Nicholson Foundation TD Bank Tortoise Properties
Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital