Cincinnati MarketBeat Reports

Jarrett Hicks • 1/14/2020
Cushman & Wakefield MarketBeat reports analyze quarterly economic and commercial real estate activity including supply, demand and pricing trends at the market and submarket levels.


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The U.S. economy ended the year on an optimistic note. Businesses continued to add jobs at a healthy clip. Employment in the key office-using sectors increased by 150,000 jobs in the fourth quarter. Consumer confidence remains high. Wages are rising faster than inflation, yielding extra spending power, reflected in the 18.8% increase in online shopping over the holiday season.

Current Marketbeats

Office MarketBeat Report
Q4 2019 Cincinnati Office Report

While every quarter in 2019 reported direct positive net absorption for the Cincinnati office market, the pace of absorption steadily declined during the course of the year, ending with just 3,000 square feet of net absorption in fourth quarter 2019.

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Industrial MarketBeat Report
Q4 2019 Cincinnati Industrial Report

While 2019 started slowly for the Cincinnati industrial market, positive direct net absorption increased significantly in Q4 which pushed full-year net absorption to 3.9 million square feet (msf). Q4 direct net absorption of 2.2 msf accounted for more than half of the entire year’s net absorption.

Retail MarketBeat Report
Q4 2019 Cincinnati Retail Report

Despite negative absorption in the first and second quarters of 2019 in Cincinnati/Dayton, six of the previous eight quarters recorded positive net absorption in the retail sector. In the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, the region saw more than 550,000 square feet (sf) of positive absorption, mostly from leasing at Power/Regional centers. Full-year 2019 net absorption totaled 460,000 sf, which was less than 2018 (933,000 sf), but far ahead of 2017 (-351,000 sf).

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Multifamily MarketBeat Report
Q3 2019 Cincinnati/Dayton Multifamily Report

In the combined Cincinnati/Dayton Multifamily market, the average effective rent exceeded $900 per unit for all of 2019. Vacancy in the Cincinnati/Dayton market fell significantly on a yearly basis to a near-record low level of 4.5% in Q3 2019.

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Featured Insights: Current U.S. MarketBeats

Q4 2019 U.S. Office MarketBeat Snapshot
MarketBeat • Office

Office Reports

Remarkably stable vacancy rate reflects solid demand in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Revathi Greenwood • 1/16/2020
Q4 2019 U.S. Industrial MarketBeat Snapshot
MarketBeat • Industrial

Industrial Reports

After a slow start to the year, the industrial market finishes the decade strong.
Carolyn Salzer • 1/16/2020
Q4 2019 U.S. Retail MarketBeat Snapshot
MarketBeat • Retail

Shopping Center Reports

2019 ended on a positive note with consumer spending rising at a healthy pace and retail sales up.
Garrick Brown • 1/17/2020


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