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Weber, Davis County Commercial Real Estate Market Year End 2009


-          Despite national, regional economic slowdown, Weber County was relatively upbeat in 2009; Ogden’s position as the outdoor and recreational industry capital in the country builds, and is expected to continue in 2010.
-          Market hits highest vacancy rate since 2002 as economy shrank businesses.
-          Transactions were strong as companies take advantage of better rates and move to nicer facilities.
-          Retail market stagnant in 2009, but growth is expected in 2010 as several new projects are already underway.
-          Vacancies were up, driven higher by big box retailers.
-          Lease rates were slightly lower, and landlords offered generous concessions to attract and keep tenants.
-          Activity and vacancy rates were fairly low in 2009 due to lack of new construction.
-          Asking prices fell, but are leveling off.
-          Lease rates held steady, but landlords enticed tenants with incentives and are expected to continue to do so.
-          Population growth spurred residential activity in some commercial real estate markets in 2009; increase in residential real estate sales and business licenses point toward more growth in 2010
-          2009 was a sluggish year for the office market.
-          No new construction in 2009, but one major development near Hill Air Force Base already moving forward.
-          Vacancy rates continued climb from 2008, with class A still the strongest market by far.
-          Landlords offered incentives, and lease rates held steady from mid-year 2009.
-          Population growth expected to spur retail activity in coming year.
-          Major development at Fort lane Village underway and Larry H. Miller megaplex theatre in the works.
-          Vacancy rate inched higher, but lease rates fell as landlords scramble to keep, attract tenants.
-          Davis County industrial market slow in 2009 as sector worked through economy, oversupply from previous years.
-          Values and lease rates were lower in 2009, but healthy activity is expected in 2010

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