North Texas sees lowest retail vacancy rate in a decade: M&MNorth Texas sees lowest retail vacancy rate in a decade: M&Mhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=132312016-05-19T05:00:00Z2016-05-19T21:50:00Z

​​DALLAS - Almost 4 million sf of new retail space is on the way in North Texas.

And more than half of it will be ready this year, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap Inc. (M&M)

The commercial real estate firm just released its 2Q 2016 survey of the Dallas-Fort Worth shopping center market.

The biggest shopping center completed so far in 2016 is the 176,000-sf Waxahachie Marketplace on Hwy. 77.

Marcus & Millichap predicts that total retail building additions in the DFW area this year will be 2.5 million sf—about half of what hit the market in 2015.

Total retail vacancy in North Texas is the lowest in a decade — less than 10 percent.

“The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex economy is booming as companies expand and move to the area, bolstering tenant demand and retail development,” the shopping center survey reports.

“While retail construction activity has not returned to pre-recession levels, builders have been consistent and inventory has expanded 6 percent since 2009.”

“A strong pace of development will continue this year and the Metroplex will be one of the top markets for retail completions in 2016.”

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

See what Marcus & Millichap have to say about Houston's Retail market in 2Q 2016 here.

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