2016 commences with strong activity in Miami’s industrial real estate market. The average lease rate has increased to $9.24 per sq. ft. and the average vacancy rate has decreased to 4.5%. The largest lease transaction of the 1st quarter was Amazon.com’s deal for the entire Building #5 of 180,000 sq. ft. at South Florida Logistics Center. You may recall that last year, they also leased a 336,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Beacon Lakes. In addition, there are several other large users in the market looking for more warehouse space.

There are several hot topics for 2016 which include the grand opening of the Panama Canal expansion in June; medical marijuana (MMJ) on the Florida ballot in November; and the opening of more trade with Cuba. Each of these should have a positive effect on the Miami warehouse market. Another positive trend is that Miami has been growing from being viewed as primarily a Latin American city to now a truly global city. Just in the past few days, our team has met with customers from Hong Kong, Malaysia, France and Hungary who each look to expand their warehouse operations here in Miami.

On the negative side, the 6% Florida state sales tax will remain on commercial rent. No other state in the USA has such a tax. The Governor and the House championed a phasing out of the tax commencing in 2017, however the Senate voted to keep the revenue while increasing expenditures. We would also be remiss if we did not mention that the weak economy and the upcoming presidential election are absolutely concerns for some decision makers.

If you would ever like to chat about Miami’s industrial real estate market, please feel free to contact our team anytime. We are easy to work with and all matters may be kept completely confidential.

In case you missed our prior report, click this link for ComReal’s Miami Industrial Real Estate Year End 2015 Report. >>>


Miami Warehouses Leased in 1st Quarter 2016 (partial list):

Tenant NameSize SFProperty Address
Amazon180,0003200 NW 67 Avenue
MA Laboratories53,6701701 NW 84 Avenue
Turner Construction29,0628216 NW 14 Street
Maxfreight International Logistics25,60011014 NW 33 Street

Miami Warehouses Sold in 1st Quarter 2016 (partial list):

BuyerSize SFProperty AddressSale Price$ PSF
Clarion Partners136,50011500 NW 123 Street$18,150,000$133
Hialeah Multi Bay, LLC81,656155 SE 10 Avenue$4,600,000$56
Terreno Realty60,00012950 NW S River Drive$6,000,000$100
3500 Doral MRP50,4483500 NW 89 Court$13,850,000$275
Rodan III LLC49,5822310 W 76 Street$3,600,000$73
Tango Real Estate36,0007840 NW 67 Street$3,400,000$94
C.I.U35,7798390 NW 25 Street$6,200,000$173
3535 NW 58th ST32,5003533 NW 58 Street$1,600,000$49
Vader Investment20,000100 W 24 Street$1,100,000$55
IMA International Group19,9211956 NW 94 Avenue$2,000,000$100


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