The third quarter of 2017 ends with a slight increase in the average lease rate to $9.76 per sq. ft. and the vacancy rate remains the same at 4.1%. The positive absorption was only 174,347 sq. ft. bringing the annual total thus far to just under 900,000 sq. ft. Although the stats this year are not particularly impressive everyone still wants more industrial real estate assets in Miami.

Two large sales worth noting were Winn-Dixie’s sale-leaseback of their 968,487 sq. ft. facility in Gratigny for $59,000,000 and Seagis Property Group’s acquisition of two warehouses totaling 207,420 sq. ft. in Miami for $23,440,000. There were only two lease transactions over 100,000 sq. ft. which is not uncommon in our market.

Summertime and the Hurricane Irma recovery are now behind us and the market is now very active. Most of Miami’s industrial real estate market only experienced tropical storm conditions. Miami International Airport did record wind gusts of about 90 mph, but most buildings had very little to no damage. There was no effect on the overall market other than some delays for a week or two during the recovery time. In addition to some nominal landscaping damage, some of our customers did report some more serious electrical and roof issues with their buildings. Our friends in the agriculture industry in South Miami-Dade were much less fortunate. There was widespread destruction of nursery farms and groves. It may take a couple of years for some operations to fully recover.

If you would like to read last quarter’s report, please view: ComReal’s Miami Industrial Real Estate Report for Midyear 2017. >>>

Featured Property: The Deerwood Office Building for Lease and/or Sale

Our featured listing this quarter is The Deerwood Office Building and is represented by Patricia Quintana, CCIM. The property is located in the Deerwood Business Park in South Miami-Dade County, Miami, Florida. The building is about 25,000 sq. ft. with 11,700 sq. ft. that is available for lease on the ground floor. For more info, please visit The Deerwood Office Building. >>>

Coming soon! Dunham Bush recently broke ground on their new 100,000+ sq. ft. warehouse in the Homestead Park of Commerce!

Miami Warehouses Sold in 3rd Quarter 2017 (partial list):
Buyer Size SF Property Address Sale Price $ PSF
CenterPoint Properties 968,487 3300 NW 123 Street $59,000,000 $61
Seagis Property Group 207,420 5501-5505 NW 72 Avenue $23,440,000 $113
Lucky Properties 109,551 10700 NW 36 Avenue $5,390,000 $49
Hialeah Tomatoes* 55,600 21150 SW 167 Avenue $3,445,000 $62
Daoud Investments 52,230 10005 NW 58 Street $6,400,000 $123
Calico 2017* 47,500 3360 NW 110 Street $2,935,000 $61
7500 NW 25 ST 44,408 7500 NW 25 Street $3,500,000 $79
Prologis 41,912 2800 NW 125 Street $3,200,000 $76
WLPW2 LLC 37,184 340 W 78 Road $3,150,000 $85
FB Medley 34,864 8205 NW 74 Avenue $3,375,000 $97


* Deals closed by the ComReal Miami Industrial Team


Miami Warehouses Leased in 3rd Quarter 2017 (partial list):
Tenant Name Size SF Property Address
ECU Worldwide 162,000 2401 NW 69 Street
Delta Apparel 112,861 5801 E 10 Avenue
NexGen Aero 88,680 2900 NW 112 Avenue
Solutions 2 GO* 51,771 3200 NW 67 Avenue
LAX Floral Import 30,000 1617 NW 84 Avenue
Worldwide Freight Logistics 29,056 11200 NW 25 Street
Coastal International Logistics* 25,000 2315 NW 107 Avenue


* Deals closed by the ComReal Miami Industrial Team

Thanks again! Coastal International Logistics extends their lease for 25,000 sq. ft. at the Miami Free Zone and foreign trade zone (FTZ).

News Release: Warehouse in Redland, Florida SOLD!

August 2017 – ComReal sold The Redland Warehouse for $3,445,000. To learn more about this packing/refrigerated warehouse in South Miami-Dade and the transaction, please visit Warehouse Sold in Redland, Florida. >>>

Congratulations to our friends at Solutions 2 GO Logistics! They have renewed their lease for 51,771 sq. ft. at South Florida Logistics Center.

Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) Independent Brokers Group of Florida:

“Let our network of local experts serve your industrial and office space needs anywhere in Florida.” – Ed Redlich, SIOR, Florida Chapter Past-President

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