Tech Activity Drives Silicon Valley in Q2-19 as Outlook Remains Upbeat – Region Remains Shining Star in U.S.

Cushman & Wakefield Releases New Local Q2 Office-R&D Market Reports SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield’s research department has released their second quarter 2019 market report for the Silicon Valley office and R&D markets. Below are some of the key findings from these reports plus local expert commentary: R&D MARKET Silicon Valley’s R&D vacancy rate decreased significantly to 9.1% during the second quarter of 2019, down from 9.8% in the first quarter. After a negative growth start to the year, net absorption surged with 1.2 msf in the second quarter, bringing mid-year 2019 growth to 917,000 sf. Silicon Valley R&D Trends (4-quarter trailing average) “Fueled by Q2, year-to-date R&D net absorption in 2019 already nearly doubles the full 2018 absorption of 491,000 sf,” said Julie Leiker, Cushman & Wakefield’s Research Director for Silicon Valley. “During the second quarter, North San Jose led the Valley with 575,000 [...]

By |2019-07-24T14:23:39-04:00July 24th, 2019|In the News|0 Comments

Silicon Valley’s Office/R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019 but Demand Strong and Large Transactions Coming

Owner Appetite Remains Hearty for Tech-Driven Real Estate SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield’s latest market reports for Silicon Valley’s Office and R&D sectors revealed a sluggish start to 2019, after having combined for a robust 2.85 million square feet (msf) of occupancy growth in 2018—largely stemming from the office sector. While the office market did continue its growth trend reporting another 269,000 sf of positive net absorption in the first quarter, the R&D sector finished with a negative 265,000 sf, leading to a virtual wash between the two sectors. Notably, both sectors maintain very healthy single-digit vacancies coupled with rent growth, while demand remains strong. “Historically, the early part of the year can start slow in the Silicon Valley commercial real estate market and that is exactly what happened in 2019,” said Julie Leiker, Cushman & Wakefield’s Market Director for Silicon Valley. She added, [...]

By |2019-04-22T12:15:53-04:00April 22nd, 2019|In the News|0 Comments

Embarcadero Capital Partners Acquires 108,500 SF Value-Add Building in North San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the firm advised PSAI Realty Partners in the disposition of 2125 O’Nel, a 108,446-square-foot office/R&D building in North San Jose, California. The buyer was Embarcadero Capital Partners, a San Francisco Peninsula-based private real estate investment, management, and development firm. The transaction closed in December 2018. Cushman & Wakefield’s Northern California Capital Markets group consisting of Eric Fox, Steve Hermann, Adam Lasoff, Seth Siegel, and Ryan Venezia represented the seller in the transaction. Erik Hallgrimson of the firm’s San Jose office along with Craig Fordyce of Colliers International provided local market advisory. “2125 O’Nel is a highly functional institutional grade property in the heart of Silicon Valley with exceptional Highway 101 visibility and offering the buyer significant near-term upside,” said Fox, Executive Managing Director. “At the time of sale, the building was 100% leased to a single tenant [...]

By |2019-03-08T11:09:11-05:00March 8th, 2019|In the News|0 Comments

Silicon Valley’s Office/R&D Sectors Report Significant Growth in Q3 combining for over 1.9 MSF Net Absorption

Office Market may be Headed for Record Year, while R&D Market Rebounds SAN JOSE, Calif., October 15, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield’s newly released office and R&D market reports for the third quarter of 2018 showed strengthening occupancy growth, with both sectors combining for more than 1.9 million square feet (msf) of positive net absorption. The R&D market contributed over 1.3 msf of growth with the office market adding another nearly 600,000 sf in Q3. Under the strain of two quarters of lackluster performance, the R&D sector broke through in the third quarter with a surge in deal velocity, a stabilization in net absorption and increased rents. And in the office sector, after three standout quarters it seems apparent that 2018 will not only outperform 2017 but may rival the record-setting growth of 2015. Julie Leiker, Cushman & Wakefield’s Market Director for Silicon Valley, said, “Year-to-date office net absorption has [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:33:52-04:00October 15th, 2018|In the News|0 Comments