DFW’s economy is experiencing continued growth. The area’s total job base has risen by 7.8% and hit a new job peak—with industrial jobs having risen by 11.1%, or 82,000 net new jobs in warehousing, wholesale trade, and manufacturing.
Industrial space vacancy in DFW remains close to historic lows. For properties delivered in 2020 and 2021, vacancy is now sub 6%, slightly tighter than the market average and illustrating solid demand for newer product. In comparison, buildings delivered in 2022 are roughly 33% vacant. Due to tight supply and strong and consistent demand, DFW’s industrial rents have been rising the last several years.
“With vacancy well below its long-term average, the current increase is not a major market worry because it is driven by the recent deliveries still in initial lease-up,” said Avison Young Senior Insight Analyst, Walter Bialas.
DFW Industrial metrics are still very robust. “Our development pipeline has 218 properties under construction, with an average size of 300,000 sf. The region continues to grow as an important U.S. logistics hub. The affordability of our industrial space compared to other major market is a key contributor,” noted Greg Langston, Principal and Managing Director for Avison Young’s Dallas office.
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