Vacancy Report

The vacancy rate stands at 2.1% while the availability rate is 5.4%.  Both of these figures are slightly higher than a year ago.  Los Angeles County is the largest industrial market in the nation, with over 1 billion square feet of industrial land, and the Central Los Angeles submarket maintains the lowest vacancy rate in the nation due to constant user demand for industrial warehousing space.  Chicago #2, Dallas/Fort Worth #3,  Philadelphia #4,  Detroit #5.  The five county area of Southern California maintained a three percent vacancy rate.

Investors and users have begun to exhibit cautionary behavior and thus the number of transactions have decreased.

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