miami industrial real estate market

The Miami industrial real estate market becomes more vibrant while the sales and leasing of other types of real estate properties remain weak. Nearly 1M square feet of Miami warehouse space was absorbed in the 3rd quarter of 2010 decreasing the vacancy for the third consecutive quarter in a row to 9.3%. The average lease rate slightly decreased to $7.02 psf on an industrial gross basis.

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List of major leases for warehouse spaces in Miami:

352,000 sq. ft. by Bel, Inc. at Lincoln Logistics Park, Medley
201,399 sq. ft. by DHL Global Forwarding at MICC, Doral
182,000 sq. ft. by Global Ventures Intl. in Miami Lakes
175,000 sq. ft. by Carnival Cruise Lines at Centergate, Gratigny
144,000 sq. ft. by Econocaribe Consolidators at Airport in Miami
121,979 sq. ft .by  County Wide of Miami at Flagler Station, Medley
101,600 sq. ft. by Cash & Carry at 5590 NW 163rd Street in Miami
70,825 sq. ft. by Manray Express at AMB Distribution, Hialeah
65,120 sq. ft. by Brightstar at Beacon Lakes, Airport West Dade
65,069 sq. ft. by Martainer at Beacon Lakes, Airport West Dade
60,000 sq. ft. by Amcar Freight at Beacon Lakes, Airport West Dade

Miami Industrial Properties Sales and Leasing Activity cont…

In Miami, ComReal is credited with Aggreko’s lease of 31,000 sq. ft. at 3601 NW 123rd Street in Gratigny and 24,000 sq. ft. by Boston Med Devices at 2315 NW 107th Avenue in the Miami Free Zone in Doral. ComReal procured two of the largest warehouse lease transactions so far this year in Broward County with the lease of 44,000 sq. ft. by the Drug Enforcement Agency in Meridian Business Park in Weston and the lease of 55,000 sq. ft. by MSI at the Atlantic Business Center in Pompano Beach.

There were two major sales in Miami. The 268,000 sq. ft. Turnpike Distribution Center located at 11401 NW 134th Street in Medley. The multi-tenanted, warehouse building sold for $15,200,000 or $56 psf at a 8.5% cap rate. The Seller was RREEF and the new owner is Cabot. Palmetto Distribution Center located at 8001 NW 79th Avenue in Medley comprised of six buildings totaling 880,543 sq. ft. was purchased by AMB after a bidding frenzy by two dozen prospective purchasers.  The final price was an impressive $66,500,000 or $75 psf. The cap rate was 5.9%. The multi-tenanted properties were 95% occupied.

Edward Redlich of ComReal, was interviewed by Globe Street. “This sale makes a statement. Here’s an institution acquiring a property and they are not looking at 2010. They are looking beyond. They paid a premium for this asset. This is good class B functional warehouse space. AMB is making an investment in the future of Miami’s industrial market.”

It is worth mentioning the significant sales in nearby Broward County as well. RREEF purchased four buildings at Weston Business Center for $65,000,000. Duke Realty Corporation paid $20,000,000 for two buildings totaling 113,000 sq. ft. plus some extra land in Pompano Beach.

If you are interested in more details on other closed lease and sale transactions and/or the Miami industrial real estate market in general, please call our team at 786-433-2380.

Commercial Real Estate Events

ComReal takes an active role in learning about the organizations and economic engines that power Miami’s industrial market. We met recently met with Enterprise Florida and also attended their workshop on globalizing websites. Below are some other events that we attended over the past few months.

Recently, our team toured the Port of Miami to get updates on the following projects: Miami Tunnel, FEC railroad and the 50’ deep drudge. Read more about these stories here: <<click here>>

We also toured the cargo and maintenance warehouses at Miami International Airport. It is amazing the amount of air cargo the MIA handles. To view the Miami air cargo statistics: <<click here>>

ComReal Miami’s team attends the Airport West Business Association meets every Monday to discuss annexations in the Miami Airport West Dade area. Learn more about this very important issue at: <<click here>>

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