The Amazing Anthony Predicts
Here’s what my magic 8-ball said this morning:
How is the Phoenix Office Market faring?
Population growth, robust employment, relatively limited new supply of office space and healthy
fundamentals combined with a 10-year record low average vacancy rate of 11.9% and high average lease
rate of $25.73/SF all seems to indicate a good future ahead for the Phoenix Office Market. Although
there is a 10-year low Cap Rate of 7.1%, it is still healthy and it beats the 4% to 5.5% cap rates of
Los Angeles and San Francisco. This is why we are seeing an influx of out of state investors and an
uptick in development after several years of relatively limited construction.
How is the Phoenix Retail Market faring?
The increase in population, above average wage growth, attractive cost of living, expansion of business
opportunities due to the business-friendly regulatory environment and improving fundamentals have made
the Phoenix Retail Maket resilient to the emergence of e-commerce and the evolving buying patterns of
today. Vacancies average 7.0% after reaching a high of 12.5% in 2011. Cap Rate is at an average of 7.2%
which is much more attractive that what you can get in on the neighboring State of California. These
trends pave the way for a stable Phoenix Retail Market.
How is the Phoenix Multi-Family Market faring?
Metrics are solid. Vacancy rate of 6.5% with an average monthly rent of $1,160/month which is about 20%
below the national average. Top market rent growth in the country for a second year in a row. More than
7,200 units delivered in 2019, which was the second-highest level of completions in the last 10 years.
One of the fastest-growing metros in the country, coupled with limited single-family construction, has
kept investors bullish on the Phoenix’s apartment market, with cap rates reaching historic lows
How is the Phoenix Industrial Market faring?
The Valley of the Sun is bolstering a rapidly growing consumer base. Approximately 35 million consumers
can be reached within a single day’s truck ride from metro Phoenix. Strong demand from e-commerce and
third-party logistics tenants have mitigated supply-driven pressure on fundamentals. After years of
underperforming relative to the national benchmark, Phoenix rent growth rebounded and outpaced the U.S.
average since the start of 2019. Phoenix industrial investment reached a record high in 2019, topping
$3.3 billion. Investors are bullish on Phoenix’s population and growth. Even with the rise in
pricing and a historic low cap rates of 6.37%, investors remain attracted to this market.
Note: Market analysis and data are based on CoStar analytics and stats. This is an overview of the Phoenix Metro
market as a whole. Statistics may differ based on location, age and condition of properties.