The office sector is changing, in part, due to the growing population known as The Millennials. This generation now outnumbers baby boomers in the workforce and has made a shift among office developments. This group looks for collaborative work environments that include open seating and amenities within walking distance. These trends require more space per employee as well as shared spaces such as kitchens and health-conscious choices such as fitness centers, putting pressure on landlord’s budgets. Green Street also noted that momentum for this sector slowed in 2016 and that this is expected to continue into 2021, in part, due to changes in the gateway markets.
Multifamily units saw a shortage in some areas and an oversupply in others throughout 2016. Due to a slowdown in high-wage job growth, rent acceleration seemed to decline as well, at least in some of the gateway markets. On the other hand, areas such as Manhattan showed the highest apartment sales in two years. Sales were up 13 percent from the third quarter of last year in part due to sellers lowering their prices by 1.3 percent. At the top end of the market, prices for new development plunged by 23 percent compared to last year. In most instances, multifamily units are still outperforming other property sectors and still show some of the lowest vacancy rates of all the property types. Rental rates experienced an average increase of 3.9 percent in 2016, but that appears to be softening. According to Apartment List National Rent Report, August to September showed a national rent index decrease of 0.1 percent which denotes the first time that rent has fallen since January. Rent had been on the rise this year by a steady 3.1 percent. This slight decrease in rent was seen in 49 of the Nation’s largest cities including New York and Washington, DC. On the other end of the spectrum, Reno proved to be the spot for the fastest rent growth with an increase of 9.7 percent from last year.
The mall sector had been particularly hard hit following the recession and with the newer generations leaning toward the relative ease of online shopping. REITs now control the majority of malls—approximately 80 percent. Malls that appear to be flourishing are those that have adapted to changing times and are obtaining chef-driven restaurant concepts as their anchors as well as entertainment and other service-industry vendors. Non-traditional tenants are on the rise with some mixed-use concepts even including residential dwellings within the framework of a mall.
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