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Compass Points Q1 2020 Market Report

Compass Points Q1 2020Tenants, Landlords & COVID-19:

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Bend’s Office Market:

Compass Commercial brokers surveyed 210 buildings for the first quarter 2020 office report. The buildings in the sample totaled just over 2.636 million square feet (SF). Positive net absorption of 3,738 was recorded during the quarter, but the vacancy rate rose slightly, due to the addition of another office building to the survey, moving from 4.02% in Q4 ’2019 to 4.11% in Q1 ‘20. There is now 108,367 SF available for lease, up from 105,218 SF in Q4.

Bend’s Retail Market:

Compass Commercial surveyed 257 retail buildings totaling over 4.5 million square feet (SF) for the first quarter of 2020. The citywide vacancy rate rose slightly, after three quarters of gain, from 2.9% at the end of Q4 ‘19 to 3.01% at the end of Q1 ’20. There is currently 135,866 SF of retail space available city-wide, up from 130,743 SF in Q4.

Bend and Redmond Industrial Markets:

Compass Commercial surveyed 315 buildings for the first quarter 2020 industrial report, totaling 4,479,864 square feet (SF). The industrial market took a big hit in the quarter, losing 77,176 SF of net negative absorption in Q1, and the vacancy rate rose from 1.55% in Q4 to 3.27% in Q1, the first time the vacancy rate has been above 3% since Q4 of 2017. There is now 146,439 SF of industrial space available for lease in Bend, compared to 69,263 SF in Q4.

The Redmond industrial market gained 2,000 square feet (SF) of positive net absorption in the first quarter of 2020 for a third straight gain in quarterly occupancy, with just one new lease noted. The vacancy rate fell as a result, from 1.9% to just 1.7%. Out of Redmond’s industrial sector of 1,637,179 SF total leasable space, there is now just 28,403 SF available for lease.

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Compass Points® is a quarterly publication of Compass Commercial Real Estate Services offering comprehensive surveys of the Central Oregon commercial real estate market. The report provides a detailed look at quarterly vacancy and absorption data in office, retail and industrial product types throughout Bend’s primary submarkets, as well as the Redmond industrial market. Absorption data contained in the report pulls from samples of buildings over 3,000 sq. ft.