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  1. Washington

    1. Seattle Retail Market Report
      First Quarter 2017

      The retail market is strong in the core markets of Seattle and the Eastside, where most of the employment growth is occurring. The balance of the market ranges from stable to slightly soft. There is positive absorption, new construction and a strong investment climate for stabilized centers and single tenant net leased properties. That said, there are several areas of concern. Pressure continues to grow from e-commerce Entities and retailers who cannot differentiate themselves from this form of competition are under stress. Labor costs are increasing and labor intensive industries are feeling that impact. Also, interest rate increases are starting to impact cap rates.

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      First Quarter 2017 Seattle Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016 Seattle Retail Market Report
      Third Quarter 2016 Seattle Retail Market Report
      Second Quarter 2016 Seattle Retail Market Report
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  2. Oregon

    1. Portland Retail Market Report
      First Quarter 2017

      The Portland retail market held its own during the first quarter of 2017, with 8,030 square feet of positive net absorption keeping the vacancy rate at 4%. Retail assets across the market continue to attract interest from local and national investors, and single-tenant properties with well-known tenants earned outlays in excess of $400/sf this quarter while trading at cap rates below 6%. When Albertsons store closures created large vacancies, they were quickly subleased to new tenants, highlighting the robust demand for space in the Portland metro area.

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      First Quarter 2017 Portland Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016 Portland Retail Market Report
      Third Quarter 2016 Portland Retail Market Report
      Second Quarter 2016 Portland Retail Market Report
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  3. California

    1. San Francisco Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016

      The Bay Area retained its place as one of the most competitive and coveted retail markets in the country during the fourth quarter of 2016, as many cities and submarkets flirted with full occupancy, particularly in desirable retail corridors. San Francisco's retail vacancy rate was 1.8% to close the year, while San Mateo and Berkeley hovered around the 1% mark. Rental rates are at or near cycle highs throughout the market, and demand remains robust, as food and beverage concepts take over spaces vacated by traditional, brick-and-mortar retailers.

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      Fourth Quarter 2016 San Francisco Retail Market Report
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  4. Arizona

    1. Phoenix Retail Market Report
      First Quarter 2017

      The Phoenix retail market started 2017 with strong leasing activity, rising net absorption, and steady rental rates. Total vacancy decreased by 20 basis points to 8.6%, a result of 803,000 square feet of positive net absorption and over 1.0 million square feet of leasing activity this quarter. With growing demand the market continues to tighten, and we expect increased competition for space and higher rates to continue in 2017. The Phoenix unemployment rate sits at 4.5%, only a 10 basis point decrease from the 4.6% recorded this time last year.

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      First Quarter 2017 Phoenix Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
      Third Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
      Second Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
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