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Compass Points Q2 2020 Market Report

Compass Points Q2 2020The Effects of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate:

It comes as no surprise COVID-19 has made an impact on the world. The last five months have changed dramatically for tenants and landlords alike. Brokers Howard Friedman, CCIM, Ron Ross, CCIM and Graham Dent, Partner take a look at how each market has been affected and what has stayed the same. Plus, get a sneak peek into the multifamily market.

Bend’s Office Market:

Compass Commercial surveyed 212 office buildings for the second quarter 2020 Bend report. The buildings in the sample totaled 2,658,027 square feet (SF). A negative net absorption of 29,175 SF was recorded during the quarter with a vacancy rate of 5.48%, up from 4.11% in Q1 2020. There is now 145,601 SF available for lease, up from 108,367 SF in Q1. Get the full report for a complete breakdown of the Bend office market.

Bend’s Retail Market:

Compass Commercial surveyed 259 retail buildings totaling nearly 4,519,289 square feet (SF) for the second quarter of 2020. The citywide vacancy rate rose slightly, from 3.01% at the end of Q1 2020 to 3.09% at the end of Q2. There is currently 139,843 SF of retail space available citywide, up from 135,866 SF in Q1. Get the full report for a complete breakdown of the Bend retail market.

Bend and Redmond Industrial Markets:

Compass Commercial surveyed 316 industrial buildings for the second quarter 2020 report, totaling 4,493,791 square feet (SF). The industrial market lost 12,277 SF of net negative absorption in Q2, and the vacancy rate rose from 3.27% in Q1 to 3.80% in Q2 2020. There is now 170,716 SF of industrial space available for lease in Bend, compared to 146,439 SF in Q1.

The Redmond Industrial market gained 10,225 square feet (SF) of positive net absorption in the second quarter of 2020 for a fourth straight gain in quarterly occupancy, with three new leases noted. The vacancy rate rose slightly however, from 1.7% to 2.1%, due to an additional 17,206 SF building on NE 11th Street being added to the survey. Out of Redmond’s industrial sector of 1,654,385 SF total leasable space, there is now just 35,384 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.