Denver MarketBeat Reports

Michael Coppola • 2/3/2020
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 Denver Office Report

Denver overall gross rental rates remained relatively flat from the third quarter to the fourth quarter 2019, increasing $0.03 per
square foot (psf) to $28.62 psf at the end of 2019. On a year-over-year basis, overall gross rental rates grew 2.1% from when
rates were $27.99 psf. This represents a large decrease compared to the 4.2% average increase realized in the prior three

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Office MarketBeat Report
Q3 2019 Denver CBD Office Report

In the CBD office leasing activity was up from the roughly 570,000 square feet leased during the second quarter 2019, with north of 738,000 sf leased during the third quarter 2019. 

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Office MarketBeat Report
Q3 2019 Denver SES Office Report

Office vacancy in the Southeast Suburban (SES) submarket remained relatively flat for the second consecutive quarter, with direct vacancy decreasing 20 basis-points to 14.6% at the end of the third quarter 2019. 

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Industrial MarketBeat Report
Q4 2019 Denver Industrial Report

Vacancy in industrial product declined marginally across the Denver metro area during the fourth quarter 2019, closing at 5.8% on an overall basis. This figure represented a 10-bps decrease quarter-over-quarter, but a 110-bps increase year-over-year. This year-over-year change was the result of a 90-bps spike in vacancy during the third quarter 2019 as a result of nearly 2.1 million square feet (msf) of speculative product delivering with only 21.5% preleasing.

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Retail MarketBeat Report
Q2 2019 Denver Retail Report

Vacancy in retail product across the Denver metro area remained relatively fl at during the second quarter 2019, closing at 6.5% on an overall basis.

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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
Q4 2019 U.S. Capital Markets MarketBeat Snapshot
MarketBeat • Capital Markets

Capital Markets

2019 set a new record for investment sales volume as overall transaction activity accelerated modestly in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $152.2 B—up 2% quarter-over-quarter.
David Bitner • 2/11/2020
Q4 2019 U.S. Multifamily MarketBeat Snapshot
MarketBeat • Multifamily


Non-gateway Class B and low-rise outperformed in the multifamily sector in 2019—rent growth moderation at this mature stage is a positive indicator.
Kristina Garcia • 2/11/2020


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