2014 Triangle Apartment Association Fall Construction Bus Tour to Feature KARNES

Posted on October 16, 2014 by - Apartments, Construction Update, Development, Events, Raleigh, Triangle, Triangle CPE

2014 Fall Construction Bus TourKARNES is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Brian Reece, will be a narrator for the upcoming Triangle Apartment Association (TAA) Fall Construction Bus Tour. In addition to seeing several new apartment communities in the Triangle, bus tour participants will also receive market information including analysis by KARNES.

Don’t miss this truly unique experience to hear from industry leaders about submarket performance, market trends, new product trends, demographic and employment statistics, and factors that are driving new development.  Whether you are an investor, owner, developer or operator, you will walk away with a better understanding of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Market!

The bus tour will take place Friday, October 17th from 9AM-3PM.  Cost is $75 Members/ $85 Non-Members

Click here for more information or to register today!

NAIOP Triangle Bus Tour SOLD OUT!!!

Posted on October 7, 2014 by - Commercial Property Exchange, Construction Update, Development, Durham, Events, Raleigh, Subscribers, Triangle, Triangle CPE

NAIOP SOLD OUTLast month we mentioned a limited seating event that you didn’t want to miss, and we would like to inform you that the NAIOP Triangle Bus Tour is SOLD OUT!!!  The tour is a truly unique experience to see proposed, renovated, or under construction properties in the Triangle!  NAIOP Triangle brought back its signature bus tour event that  allows real estate professionals to gather the latest insight and “real time” data on office development in the Triangle.

KARNES is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of NAIOP Triangle and will be the exclusive data and research provider for the bus tour.

The bus tour will take place Thursday, October 9th from 9AM-4PM and includes lunch, all day parking, reception, and much more!  For event details, please refer to the following link:  http://www.naioprt.org/events.cfm

KARNES Tri-City North Carolina Retail 2013 Year in Review

Posted on July 21, 2014 by - Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Commercial Property Exchange, Construction Update, Development, Durham, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, KARNES Perspective, KARNES Tri-City Report, Raleigh, Retail, SiteIndex, Triad CIE, Triangle, Triangle CPE, Western NC, WNC CPE

A combined total of 144.8 million square feet of retail space was located within the Tri-City area at the end of 2013. With a retail inventory totaling approximately 60.7 million square feet, the Charlotte market was the largest of the three North Carolina retail markets, accounting for 42% of the retail inventory. The Triangle market ranked second with 46 million square feet of retail space, while the Triad maintained 38 million square feet of retail space. After declining to a historical low of 541,782 square feet in 2002, retail construction increased to nearly one million square feet in the Tri-City markets during 2013. New retail supply during 2013 was most pronounced in the Triangle region, where 693,982 square feet of new space was delivered. The Charlotte region ranked second with 231,680 square feet of new retail space completed during 2013, while the Triad region reported 38,000 square feet of new retail during 2013. Only the Charlotte region reported a continued decline in new construction from the level reported in 2012. While retail construction in the Tri-City area increased during 2013, the level of new supply remained well below the 2.6 million square feet averaged annually between 2008 and 2011.
KARNES Tri-City Retail Vacancy Trends
The relatively low supply-side pressures from new construction allowed for vacancy rates to decrease in all of the Tri-City markets during 2013. At 8.0%, the Charlotte retail vacancy rate decreased 0.6% of a point during 2013 as net absorption totaling 494,986 square feet outpaced the 231,680 square feet of new supply. Despite the decrease, the Charlotte vacancy rate remained above the 6.9% reported in 2008. The Triangle retail vacancy rate decreased 0.4% of a point during 2013 as net demand totaling 849,391 square feet outpaced 693,982 square feet of new supply. The Triangle’s 2013 vacancy rate of 6.6% was the lowest of the Tri-City markets, but remained 0.1% of a point higher than the 6.5% reported in 2008. New retail supply totaling 38,000 square feet in the Triad market was outpaced by net demand totaling 386,123 square feet during 2013. As a result, the Triad retail vacancy rate decreased 0.9% of a point to 10.1% from the 11.0% reported at the end of 2012. Despite the decrease, the rate remained 0.5% of a point higher than the 9.6% reported at the end of 2010.
(more…)

KARNES Tri-City North Carolina Office 2013 Year in Review

Posted on July 21, 2014 by - Charlotte, Commercial Property Exchange, Construction Update, Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, KARNES Perspective, KARNES Tri-City Report, Office, Raleigh, SiteIndex, Triad CIE, Triangle, Triangle CPE, Western NC, WNC CPE

A combined total of 117 million square feet of office space is located within the Tri-City area. Totaling nearly 50 million square feet at the end of 2013, the Charlotte market is the largest of the three North Carolina office markets. The Triangle market ranked second with 41.4 million square feet of office space, while the Triad maintained 25.7 million square feet of office space. After reporting a total of 1.48 million square feet of new office construction in the Charlotte, Triangle, and Triad regions during 2012, new supply came to a halt during 2013 and marked the first time in over 25 years that no new office space was completed in the combined Tri-City region.

The decrease in supply-side pressure allowed for gains to be reported in each of the Tri-City markets. The Charlotte market reported the greatest gains during 2013 as net absorption (demand) totaling 1.3 million square feet resulted in a 2.5%-point decrease in the office vacancy rate. The year-end 2013 rate of 14.8% in Charlotte was the lowest vacancy rate among the three markets, with the Triangle and Triad both reporting a rate of 15.0%. The year-end 2013 Triangle vacancy rate was 0.6% of a point lower than the year-end 2012 rate as net absorption totaled 204,615 square feet. The Triad region reported a 0.2% of a point decrease in vacancy during 2013 as net absorption totaled 162,219 square feet.

KARNES Charlotte Office Leasing Activity

With net absorption totaling 1.3 million square feet, the Charlotte region reported the highest level of net demand during 2013. The Triangle region ranked second in terms of office demand during 2013 with net absorption totaling 204,615 square feet. The Triad market reported 162,219 square feet of net demand during 2013. Four office tenants occupied over 100,000 square feet in the Tri-City markets during 2013, with the largest tenant occupancy reported at Ballantyne – Gragg Building, where MetLife took 284,212 square feet. MetLife also accounted for the fourth largest gain as the company took 104,747 square feet of space at Ballantyne Three. Ballantyne Corporate Park also accounted for the largest contraction during 2013 in the Tri-City markets as AXA Equitable Life Insurance relocated from 152,000 square feet at Ballantyne – Rushmore One to 141,647 square feet at Innovation Park Building 202.

(more…)

Restart the Renovation – Grinnell Waterworks Building May Complete In 2014

Posted on July 11, 2014 by - Charlotte, Construction Update, Development, Midtown, Office, SiteIndex

GrinnellWaterworksTwo UC
Renovation of the historic Grinnell Water Works building at 1431 W. Morehead Street started during the second quarter of 2007 but stalled in 2009. The building was purchased by Edifice for $688,500 during the third quarter of 2013 and now appears to be back on track with active renovations for new occupancy.

Edifice has tabbed Kristy Venning and Charlie Swanson of Beacon Partners to market the 28,128 square foot building.

Edifce’s headquarters is located in the neighboring Coca-Cola Building that they purchased for $650,000 in 1996 and gives them ideal proximity to oversee the renovations and selection of future tenants. One of the most exciting renovations coming to 1431 W. Morehead Street will be a 1,300 square foot rooftop patio for tenants to enjoy the impressive skyline views afforded with its location just outside of Downtown submarket. Edifice expects completion of the extensive renovations on the 28,000-square-foot building by the end of June 2014.

When completed, 1431 W. Morehead Street will be the first new office space added to the Karnes inventory of multi-tenant for lease inventory in the Midtown submarket since 2012 when the Levine Cancer Institute (171,000-square feet) opened.

Childress Klein Responds to Tightening Warehouse Market

Posted on March 31, 2014 by - Charlotte, Construction Update, Development, Industrial, SiteIndex

Childress Klein began marketing 310,690 square feet of speculative warehouse space at Ridge Creek West I in response to the tightening warehouse market in the Charlotte region.

Construction of the new building is scheduled to begin the first week of April and should complete by the end of 2014. The building will feature a 30’ clear height, 52’ wide by 50’ deep column spacing and access to extensive on-site trailer storage that will be ideal for distributors and manufactures seeking easy access to I-77, I-485, Highway 49 and the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Charlotte’s 2013-year-end vacancy rate was reported at 6.9% and was the lowest recorded warehouse vacancy rate since KARNES began tracking the market in 1988. Nearly 930,000 square feet of positive net demand was reported in the Southwest warehouse submarket through 2013 resulting in a 7.5% vacancy rate to end the year.

At 310,690 square feet, Ridge Creek West I will be the largest warehouse building under construction in the region. Steele Creek Commerce Park, also in the Southwest submarket, was the only speculative warehouse project under construction in the region at the end of 2013 and will total over 465,000 square feet when fully developed. Pre-leasing has been successful at Steele Creek Commerce Park as Building 1 (70,000 square feet) will be occupied by Kuehne & Nagel Inc. and half of the 70,000-square-foot Building 2 will be occupied by Huber + Suhner.

The Ridge Creek Distribution Center campus already boasts over 1 million square feet of distribution space but only 121,680 square feet was reported available in Ridge Creek Distribution Center IV nearing the end of the first quarter of 2014.

Lincoln Harris Adding 480,000 SF Capitol Towers at Carnegie on Former Maersk Distribution Site in SouthPark

Posted on December 13, 2013 by - Charlotte, Construction Update, Development, KARNES Perspective, Office

SouthPark Vacancy Trends 2009-3Q13

SouthPark Vacancy Trends 2009-3Q13

The 13-acre site that once housed the 284,000-square-foot Maersk Distribution Services building will now include two, 10-story office buildings totaling 480,000 square feet proposed by Lincoln Harris called Capitol Towers at Carnegie.

JLB SouthPark LLC, purchased the site for $21 million during the second quarter of 2012 and began demolition of the building in preparation for construction of up to 591 apartment units.

Lincoln Harris will purchase half of the site to build the speculative 240,000-square-foot buildings.

As of the third quarter of 2013, the SouthPark office submarket totaled nearly 4.25 million square feet with a vacant rate at 10.5%. The 86,754-square-foot Sharon Square office project that SunTrust Bank will anchor was the only office project under construction in the SouthPark submarket during the third quarter of 2013. When completed, Sharon Square will be the first standard office building delivered in SouthPark since One Piedmont Town Center and Two Piedmont Town Center, which have maintained nearly 100% occupancy levels since their completion in 2005/6.

Lincoln Harris Plans New Ballantyne In University City

Posted on December 13, 2013 by - Charlotte, Construction Update, Development, In the News, Land, Office

Ballantyne Woodward

The Woodward Building (pictured above) at Ballantyne is one of two speculative buildings delivered at Ballantyne Corporate Park during 2012. Image provided by The Bissell Companies

Johnny Harris mentioned that Charlotte needed a new Ballantyne at the CRCBR’s Annual Meeting and it appears he is ready to make it happen. At least on a smaller scale.

University Investors, a company managed by Lincoln Harris, recently purchased the 24-acre parcel at 239 West Mallard Creek Church Road and Tryon Street for $3.5 million from Bank of America.

In 2005, Landmark Development Partners proposed 326,000 square feet of retail space for the site called University Crossing. Bank of America acquired the site in during the fourth quarter of 2008 and had the land zoned for up to 1 million square feet of space.

Lincoln Harris is seeking to capitalize on the site’s proximity to the future Blue Line Extension stop at JW Clay and terminal stop at UNCC and create a dynamic project that could spur the next Ballantyne in Charlotte.

Apartment Construction Continues in the Triangle with 23-story Development in Downtown Raleigh

Posted on December 12, 2013 by - Apartments, Construction Update, Raleigh

SkyhouseRaleighWith over 9,336 apartment units under construction during September 2013 in the Raleigh-Durham market, Novare Group and Beacon Partners have broken ground on Skyhouse Raleigh, a planned 23-story apartment building, in Downtown Raleigh.  The project is on a fast track completion deadline and is slated to deliver 320-units within 12-months.

The Triangle apartment market continues to attract investors, with current construction levels the highest reported in any period since 1997. The Triangle area market reports, which are prepared by KARNES and made available online at www.aptxchange.com, cover market conditions including construction, vacancy, absorption, and rental trends. Below are a few highlights from the most recent report.

  • A total of 105,477 units where surveyed during the Fall 2013 period.
  • Over the six-month period ending in September 2013, a total of 2,866 units were completed
  • A total of 9,336 units were under construction in the Triangle as of September 2013.
  • The regional vacancy rate climbed 0.4% of a point to 5.9% from the reported March 2013 vacancy of 5.5%
  • At $898, the Fall 2013 average weighted monthly rent for all apartment units in the Triangle was up $19 from the average reported in March 2013.

To find out more about the multifamily market in the Triangle Region, please visit us at www.aptxchange.com or by calling us at 800.879.7172.

1616 CENTER – SouthEnd’s Newest Proposed Mixed-Use Project To Total 74,000 Square Feet

Posted on December 11, 2013 by - Charlotte, Construction Update, Development, Office, Retail

1616 CenterExperienced Charlotte developer, David Furman, plans to build a 74,000-square-foot mixed use project at the corner of Camden and West Kingston Avenue in SouthEnd.

Centro Cityworks announced plans for 1616 CENTER that will be a 5 story building comprised of 23,080 square feet of retail on the first and second floors and 51,000 square feet of office space on third, fourth and fifth floors. Ligon CRE will handle leasing of the commercial space.

The project should be able to capitalize on the explosive growth of new apartment communities under construction and delivering through 2015 in the SouthEnd district including the 323-unit mixed-use apartment and retail project, Camden Gallery by Camden Property Trust, which was assembled and entitled by Centro Cityworks and Ligon CRE in 2012.