Tampa Bay 2nd Most Popular in US

Originally Published January 28, 2014

Have you listened to the conversations we’re having lately? When to build a speculative construction project, organic growth within existing tenant base, local developments and economic wins on the rise, new jobs being created, and Florida moving up in the ranks of population and job growth statistics! You’ll see articles in this week’s update about what is a “Full Housing Recovery” as well as how Tampa Bay made #2 in popular moving destinations.

Impressive “problems” we’ve found ourselves in, yet we are still feeling dips in activity now and then with mid to large users. Some companies are doing more with less, while mergers and acquisitions are creating facility closures and consolidations locally. We even continue to see local companies moving operations out of our area, but the point of the matter is we’re winning some deals. The ones we are losing are to natural factors that are normal these days, but all-in-all, operations are moving in the right direction.

The breakdown of closed deals in the 4th quarter for our market area is as follows for the 70 deals reported:

New vs Renew:

  • 29 new deals

  • 9 expansions

  • 32 renewals (2 of which involved reductions of space)

Size Ranges:

  • 3 deals over 50,000 SF (all renewals)

  • 4 deals 25-50k SF (1 of those was a new/expansion deal)

  • 16 deals 10-25k SF (8 of those were new deals)

  • 47 deals under 10k SF (20 of those were new deals)

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