CBD Downturn Slows Its Pace
As the market downturn decelerates, more tenants are entering the market early to examine their options. Are we approaching the bottom?
Downturn continues – but is not accelerating
CBD rental rates moved lower and the trend points to a continuing drop through the year, but at a slower rate. The current average gross asking rate, $28.97 per square foot is a $0.62 drop from first quarter when the average gross asking rate was $29.59 per square foot. The previous quarter saw a drop of $0.52 per square foot.
The second quarter 2009 year-to-date net absorption is negative 2,157,607 square feet. In contrast, the second quarter of 2008 year-to-date net absorption was positive 1,290,948 square feet.