Monthly Archives: October 2016

Large Blocks of Quality Class A Space

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By Walter Bialas

The chart below highlights the current level of large Class A blocks of office space available by submarket. We consistently track this metric, and it has not moved appreciably in the last few quarters. That is not to say demand has been lacking. In fact, most of the recent absorption has been taking place in the newest developments.

The issue here is that a good portion of the space highlighted below is in… Read More

Chart of the Week: DFW Industrial Rent Growth Cycles

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By  Walter Bialas

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a chart showing office rent growth over time in Dallas. We got such strong positive feedback, we thought we’d showcase the same for industrial.

Interestingly, the numbers come out a bit different.  Whereas office is still at or still close to peak increases, rent gains for the industrial sector have come off their 2014 and 2015 peaks and begun to moderate for the majority of submarkets.  Given… Read More

Chart of the Week: Job Growth Remains Consistent in Dallas-Fort Worth

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By  Walter Bialas

Job gains continue pretty much unabated in our market.  We watch these numbers closely for any sign of slowing, and there simply has not been any trace.

The most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has Dallas-Fort Worth adding 117,000 jobs on an annualized basis.  That equates to a 3.4% growth rate, twice that of the US.  DFW also accounts for 63% of overall Texas job gains in the last year.

What’s more… Read More

DFW is Primed for Retail Growth and ICSC Texas

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By  Mark Newman 

Very few things stir the retail industry quite like the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) deal making conferences. These conferences are where deals get done and companies plant or strengthen roots in markets across the U.S.

In advance of the ICSC Texas Conference & Deal Making event, let’s take a look at what makes Dallas-Fort Worth such a vibrant and viable market and how… Read More

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