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, [...]

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Silicon Valley’s Office/R&D Markets Still Dominant in 2018 – Growth Driven by the Tech Sector

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 22, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield’s year-end office and R&D market reports for Silicon Valley revealed a strong annual performance for both sectors overall in 2018. As one of the world’s most dominant and innovative tech markets, these two real estate sectors combined to hit 2.5 million square feet (msf) of positive net absorption, or occupancy growth, across the valley in 2018. After a soft first half plagued by deep occupancy losses, the R&D sector quickly shifted course in the second half with red hot growth. Meanwhile, with gains in all four quarters, the office market had one of its strongest occupancy showings on record. Julie Leiker, Cushman & Wakefield’s Market Director for Silicon Valley, said, “The office sector achieved 1.8 msf of occupancy growth in 2018, nearly doubling its growth totals for both 2017 (960,000 sf) and 2016 (973,000 sf). Putting this robust figure into [...]

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