WCRE First Quarter Report: Heavy Snow Did Not Dampen First Quarter Commercial Real Estate Activity In Southern New Jersey

research-information-graphic-phlApril 7, 2014 – Marlton, NJ – The second snowiest winter on record couldn’t stop the enthusiasm in the regional commercial real estate markets, according to the latest quarterly report by Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE). Driven by job gains and growth in some industries, the region bounced back from the slight slow-down of the fourth quarter, posting a 26 percent increase in square feet leased compared with the first quarter of last year.

The report by the Southern New Jersey firm noted many positive trends during the first quarter, setting up for a solid 2014. “This year we’ve seen vacancy rates continue their slow, steady declines, unemployment in New Jersey heading in the right direction, and locally we have seen big shifts by some of the largest corporate players,” said Jason Wolf, founder and principal of WCRE. “A few national trends and headlines, such as declining unemployment nationwide, a cooling of international tensions, and expected increases in consumer confidence, are fueling the increased activity we’ve seen in our region.”

Even with historic severe weather, the CRE market was very busy during first quarter, with further stabilization of rents, the consummation of a mega-deal for a 24-building office/flex portfolio, and another large group of assets coming onto the market. There were approximately 397,141 square feet of new leases and renewals executed in the three counties surveyed. Notably, expansions and new deals remained strong this quarter, representing 54 percent of all transactions. Net absorption for the quarter was approximately 123,746 sf, a 20-point increase over the fourth quarter of 2013.

The report noted that many of the quarter’s subject properties were located in prime 3M locations within Burlington County, and that the tightening of those areas was causing demand to shift toward large vacancies in Camden County.

The two most noteworthy developments in the quarterly report were the closing of Liberty Property Trust’s (NYSE: LRY) disposition of its entire office/flex portfolio in the region, and Brandywine Realty Trust’s (NYSE: BDN) listing a portion of its area portfolio for sale. The Liberty Property Trust portfolio, comprising 1,188,285 square feet in 24 buildings, was purchased by Somerset Properties. Brandywine has listed five office buildings totaling 397,000 square feet.

Other office market highlights from the report:

— Burlington County continued to maintain a significantly lower vacancy rate than Camden County, at 9.6 percent compared with Camden’s 19.3 percent, though both counties saw decreases of more than a point this quarter.

— Average rents for Class A & B product continue to show strong support in the range of $11.00-$14.00/sf NNN or $21.00-$24.00/sf gross, with an overall market average showing strong support in the $11.00-$11.50/sf NNN or $21.00-$21.50/sf gross for the deals completed during the first quarter. This is essentially unchanged from the previous quarter.

— New lease activity for Q1 is in the range of approximately 215,910 square feet of new deals and/or expansions and approximately 181,231 square feet of renewals, for a total of approximately 397,141 square feet of leasing activity.

— All of the major private owners and REITS showed a significant increase in prospect activity for the quarter, and are all cautiously optimistic for 2014.

— Businesses that specialize in banking, consulting, government, information technology and financial services all were very active in Southern New Jersey during the first quarter.

WCRE also reported on the local retail market, noting that the first quarter experienced a lull, which was driven in part by the weather and in part by a weak holiday shopping season. Highlights from the retail section of the report include:

— Overall retail vacancy in the tri-county area is hovering around 15.2%, up several points from a fourth quarter marked by disappointing retail sales figures.

— Class A retail product rental rates continue to show strong support in the range of $30.00-$40.00/sf NNN, which is essentially unchanged from the previous several quarters.

— Class B product shows support in the range of $15.00-$25.00/sf NNN.

The full report is available upon request.

WCRE is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in office, retail, medical, industrial and investment properties in Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. We provide a complete range of real estate services to commercial property owners, companies, banks, commercial loan servicers, and investors seeking the highest quality of service, proven expertise, and a total commitment to client-focused relationships. Through our intensive focus on our clients’ business goals, our commitment to the community, and our highly personal approach to client service, WCRE is creating a new culture and a higher standard. We go well beyond helping with property transactions and serve as a strategic partner invested in your long term growth and success.

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New Lease Signings for Philly Office Space

philadelphia-skylineThe select top office lease signed during the fourth quarter 2013 in the Philly office space market was at 1801 Augustine Cut-Off in the North New Castle County submarket, according to a market trend report from the CoStar Group.  The landlord for this 190,823-square-foot deal in the Philadelphia office space market was represented by Capano Management, the report said.

Other major office leases signed in the quarter include a 70,110-square-foot office lease signed in the Conshohocken Ridge Corporate Center in the Philly office space market’s Conshohocken submarket, according to CoStar’s Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report.  Exeter Property Group represented the landlord in this deal for office space in Philadelphia.

In addition, CSC renewed its lease for 36,616 square feet at 8000 Lincoln Drive East in the Philadelphia office space market’s South Burlington County submarket, the report said.  The landlord for this contract for office space in Philly was represented by Tequesta Properties, Inc.

In the Market Street West submarket for office space in Philadelphia, the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund renewed its lease for 31,307 square feet in the Land Title Building, CoStar said.  The landlord was represented by MS Fox Real Estate Group, Inc., according to the report.

Also in the Market Street West submarket for office space in Philadelphia, Brandywine Realty Trust represented the landlord and Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s renewal of its 230,560-square-foot lease at Two Logan Square.  This deal for office space in Philly was signed in the third quarter 2013, according to the CoStar report.

In comparison to the fourth quarter 2013 results from the Philadelphia office space market, the largest new office lease signings that occurred nationally in the same quarter include the lease for 515,457 square feet signed by Group M Worldwide at 3 World Trade Center in the New York City market; CME Group, Inc.’s lease for 449,000 square feet at the World Finance Center – NYMEX building; Valean Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.’s 310,000-square-foot lease in the Northern New Jersey market; Cogo, Inc.’s lease of 234,484 square feet and Zebra Technologies Corp.’s lease for 233,286 square feet, both in the Chicago market, according to the CoStar report.

For more information about office space in Philly or any Philadelphia commercial properties, please call 215-799-6900 to speak with Jason Wolf (jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a leading Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in Philly office space.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that provides a full range of Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, marketing commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new Philadelphia office space with the Philadelphia commercial properties that best meets their needs.

As experts in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, the team at our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm provides ongoing detailed information about Philadelphia commercial properties to our clients and prospects to help them achieve their real estate goals.  If you are looking for office space in Philadelphia for sale or lease, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker you need — a strategic partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

Please visit our websites for a full listing of South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Philly Office Space Grows in Fourth Quarter

research-information-graphic-phlThe Philly office space market grew by 374,040 square feet in the fourth quarter 2013 with the completion of five office buildings in the Philadelphia market area, according to a new market trend report from the CoStar Group.

In comparison, four buildings totaling 24,500 square feet of Philadelphia office space were completed in the third quarter 2013, according to CoStar’s Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report.  There were 797,349 square feet of office space in Philly under construction at the end of the fourth quarter 2013, the report said.

Significant deliveries of office space in Philadelphia in 2013 include: Endo Pharmaceuticals, a 300,000-square-foot facility that delivered in first quarter 2013   and Five Crescent Drive, a 207,779-square-foot building that delivered in first quarter 2013, according to the report.

The largest projects underway in the Philly office space market at the end of fourth quarter 2013 were 3737 Market Street, a 340,000-square-foot building and Great Valley Corporate Center, a 205,836-square-foot facility that is 100% pre-leased, CoStar reported.

Total Philadelphia office space inventory in the Philly office space market area was 400,032,971 square feet in 20,506 buildings as of the end of the fourth quarter 2013. The Class-A office sector was represented by 128,600,713 square feet of office space in Philadelphia in 950 projects, CoStar said.  Owner-occupied buildings in the Philadelphia office space market totaled 910 and accounted for 35,631,708 square feet of office space in Philly, the report noted.

In comparison to the fourth quarter 2013 results from the Philadelphia office space market, there were 177 buildings totaling 11.7 million square feet completed in the U.S. national office market  with another 86.9 million square feet of office space remaining under construction at the end of the fourth quarter 2013.  In New York City, the report noted that 4 World Trade Center, a 2.85 million-square-foot facility, delivered in 2013, but the 3.04 million-square-foot One World Trade Center is still under construction.  CoStar said total office inventory in the U.S. market was 10.37 billion square feet in almost 498,000 buildings at the end of the fourth quarter 2013.  This includes almost 20,000 owner-occupied buildings accounting for 884.5 million square feet, according to the report.

For more information about office space in Philly or any Philadelphia commercial properties, please call 215-799-6900 to speak with Jason Wolf (jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a leading Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in office space in Philadelphia.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that provides a full range of Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, marketing commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new Philly office space with the Philadelphia commercial properties that best meets their needs.  As experts in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, the team at our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm provides ongoing detailed information about Philadelphia commercial properties to our clients and prospects to help them achieve their real estate goals.  If you are looking for Philadelphia office space for sale or lease, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker you need — a strategic partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

Please visit our websites for a full listing of South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Philly Office Space Vacancy Rate Declines

research information graphicThe Philly office space vacancy rate declined in the fourth quarter 2013, ending the quarter with a Philadelphia office space vacancy rate of 11.2%,  according to a new market trend report from the CoStar Group.

The vacancy rate for office space in Philadelphia was down over the previous quarter, the report said, with net absorption totaling positive 1,209,045 square feet in the fourth quarter compared to positive 93,523 square feet in the third quarter 2013.  Vacant sublease space in the Philly office space market increased in the fourth quarter, ending at 1,265,856 square feet, according to CoStar’s Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report.

Costar noted that among the tenants moving into large blocks of office space in Philly last year were GlaxoSmithKline, moving into 205,000 square feet at Five Crescent Drive; DrexelUniversity, moving into 117,464 square feet at Three   Parkway; and Comcast, moving into 110,000 square feet at 2801 Valley Road.

Rental rates for office space in Philly increased over the previous quarter, ending the fourth quarter 2013 at $21.10, CoStar reported.

In all, five buildings were delivered to the Philadelphia office space market in the quarter, totaling 374,040 square feet, with another 797,349 square feet under construction by quarter’s end, CoStar said.

In comparison to the quarterly results in the Philly office space market, the U.S. National Office vacancy rate decreased to 11.5% from the previous quarter, CoStar said, with net absorption totaling positive 25.62 million square feet in the fourth quarter. Average rental rates nationally increased to $22.06, and 177 buildings delivered to the market totaling more than 11.7 million square feet, according to CoStar.

For more information about office space in Philadelphia or any Philadelphia commercial properties, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900-office; 215-588-8800-cell; jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900-office; 215-514-1750-cell; leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a premier Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in office space in Philadelphia.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that provides a full range of Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, marketing commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new office space in Philly with the Philadelphia commercial properties that best meets their needs.  As experts in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, the team at our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm provides ongoing detailed information about Philadelphia commercial properties to our clients and prospects to help them achieve their real estate goals.  If you are looking for Philadelphia office space for sale or lease, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker you need — a strategic partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

Please visit our websites for a full listing of South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Fourth Quarter Report: South Jersey Commercial Real Estate Market Primed for Strong 2014

research-information-graphic-phlDespite moderation in leasing activity in fourth quarter 2013, the South Jersey commercial real estate market experienced an overall strong year that has the market primed for an even better 2014, according to a new quarterly market analysis from Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a leading Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, including Philadelphia office space and other Philadelphia commercial properties.

The report by the Philly commercial real estate broker noted many positive trends in both the fourth quarter and the year that again proved the resiliency of the South Jersey’s commercial real estate market.

“Total leasing activity was slightly off this quarter compared with the fourth quarter of 2012, but we saw 14.5% growth in activity in our market in 2013,” said Jason Wolf, founder and principal of Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a premier Philadelphia commercial real estate broker. “As exciting as it is to report this surge, based on the conditions in place, we expect 2014 to be even stronger.”

The area’s commercial real estate market was very active in the fourth quarter, with further stabilization of rents, a pending mega-deal for a 24-building office/flex portfolio, and a great deal of prospecting setting up a high number of transactions that will consummate in the early part of the new year, according to the report issued by Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate listings and services, including Philly office space and other Philadelphia commercial properties.

New leases and renewals executed in the three counties surveyed declined nearly 1.7% to approximately 374,121 square feet, compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. But the Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm reported +/-1,625,190 square feet of total activity for the year in the same geographic region, compared to +/-1,419,276 square feet in 2012. Notably, expansions and new deals remained strong this quarter, with net absorption at approximately 102,294 sf.

The report noted that strong demand in the region’s commercial real estate market has been powered in part by the continuing nationwide economic rebound. The stock market achieved several record high closes, finishing the year up 26%, and both the state and the national unemployment rates improved. New Jersey’s unemployment rate closed the fourth quarter at 7.8%, falling nearly two full points over the course of the year. The national unemployment rate stood at 7% as the year ended.

The two most significant developments in the quarterly report were the further reduction of the region’s vacancy rate, which now is down to approximately 15%, and Liberty Property Trust’s (NYSE: LRY) announcement that its entire office/flex portfolio in the region was put under agreement. The portfolio comprises 1,188,285 square feet in 24 buildings.

Other office market highlights in the report from Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philly commercial real estate broker that specializes in South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and service, including Philadelphia office space and other Philadelphia commercial properties:

– Average rents for Class A & B product continue to show strong support in the range of $11.00-$14.00/sf NNN or $21.00-$24.00/sf gross, with an overall market average showing strong support in the $11.00-$11.50/sf NNN or $21.00-$21.50/sf gross for the deals completed during the fourth quarter. This is essentially unchanged from the previous quarter, the Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm said.
– Moorestown, Marlton and Mount Laurel (3M) continue to show strength, while a large share of the region’s vacancies remain in Voorhees, Pennsauken, and the west side of Cherry Hill. Burlington County continued to maintain a significantly lower vacancy rate than Camden County.
– There was a very active pipeline of deals that will be completed soon, covering approximately 400,000 sf.
– All of the major private owners and REITS showed a significant increase in prospect activity for the quarter, and are all cautiously optimistic for 2014.

The retail report from the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate listings noted that even amid weak holiday sales figures, retail leasing activity in the region was strong, with owners cautiously optimistic. Highlights from the retail section of the report include:

– Overall retail vacancy in the tri-county area is hovering around 10.7%, marking tremendous improvement from the end of 2012, when it was hovering in the 17-18% range.
– Class A retail product rental rates continue to show strong support in the range of $30.00-$40.00/sf NNN.
– Class B product shows support in the range of $15.00-$23.00/sf NNN.

The full quarterly report is available upon request from Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philly commercial real estate broker that specializes in South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, including Philly office space and other Philadelphia commercial properties.

For more information about Philadelphia office space or any Philadelphia commercial properties, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900, jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900, leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a premier Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm that provides a full range of South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate listings and services that include Philly office space and other Philadelphia commercial properties. We market commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers. Please visit our websites for a full listing of Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

New Philly Office Space Introduced with Completion of Three Philadelphia Office Buildings

william pennThree new Philadelphia office buildings were completed in the third quarter 2013, introducing a total of 61,700 square feet of new Philly office space to the market, according to a new market trend report from the Costar Group.

In comparison, three Philadelphia office buildings totaling 33,100 square feet were completed in the second quarter 2013, eight buildings totaling 726,360 square feet in the first quarter 2013, and six buildings totaling 276,492 square feet in the fourth quarter 2012, according to CoStar’s Third Quarter 2013 Market Report.

Another 791,386 square feet of office space in Philadelphia was under construction at the end of the third quarter 2013, CoStar said.

The notable new Philadelphia office space delivered in 2013 includes Endo Pharmaceuticals, a 300,000-square-foot facility that delivered in first quarter 2013 and is fully occupied, and Five Crescent Drive, a 207,779-square-foot building that delivered in first quarter 2013 and is also is now 100% occupied, according to the report.

The largest projects underway at the end of the third quarter 2013 were 3737 Market Street, a 272,700-square-foot building and CrossPoint at Valley Forge, which will add 272,109 square feet of Philly office space to the market.

Total Philadelphia office space inventory equaled 396,322,067 square feet in 20,316 buildings as of the end of the third quarter 2013.  The Class-A office sector of office space in Philadelphia consisted of 127,191,204 square feet in 948 projects.  Within the Philly office space market there were 900 owner-occupied Philadelphia office buildings accounting for 35,387,640 square feet of Philadelphia office space.

This trend is compared to U.S. National Office deliveries and construction, which saw 244 buildings totaling 12.2 million square feet complete construction, with an additional 83.8 million square feet of office space still under construction at the end of the third quarter, CoStar said.  A 1.05 million-square-foot facility at 250   W. 55th St. in the New York City market delivered, while the 3.04 million-square-foot OneWorldTradeCenter in New York City is still underway. Total office inventory in the U.S. market totaled 10.34 billion square feet in almost 497,000 buildings at the end of the third quarter 2013, including almost 20,000 owner-occupied buildings accounting for 876.2 million square feet, according to the report.

For more information about office space in Philadelphia or any Philadelphia commercial properties, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900-office; 215-588-8800-cell; jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900-office; 215-514-1750-cell; leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a premier Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in office space in Philadelphia.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that provides a full range of Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, marketing commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new Philadelphia office space with the Philadelphia commercial properties that best meets their needs.  As experts in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, the team at our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm provides ongoing detailed information about Philadelphia commercial properties to our clients and prospects to help them achieve their real estate goals.  If you are looking for Philadelphia office space for sale or lease, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker you need — a strategic partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

Please visit our websites for a full listing of South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Philly Office Space Vacancies Decrease

philadelphia-skylineVacancies for Philadelphia office properties dropped to 11.5% at the end of the third quarter 2013, a decrease over the previous quarter, according to a new market trend report from the Costar Group.

Net absorption in the Philly office space market was positive 193,270 square feet in the third quarter, compared to positive 786,597 square feet in the second quarter 2013.  Vacant sublease space in the Philadelphia office space market decreased in the third quarter, ending the quarter at 1,243,897 square feet, CoStar’s Third Quarter 2013 Market Report said.

Tenants moving into large blocks of Philly office space in 2013 include Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., moving into 300,000 square feet at Atwater Corporate Center; GlaxoSmithKline, moving into 205,000 square feet at Five Crescent Drive; and Drexel University, moving into 117,464 square feet at Three Parkway.

Rental rates for Philadelphia office properties ended the third quarter at $21.06, a decrease over the previous quarter, the report said.

A total of three buildings delivered to the Philadelphia office space market in the quarter totaling 61,700 square feet, with 791,386 square feet still under construction at the end of the quarter, according to the report.

This trend for Philadelphia office properties is compared to the U.S. National Office vacancy rate, which decreased to 11.6% from the previous quarter, with net absorption positive 23.48 million square feet in the third quarter. Average rental rates increased to $21.75, and 244 office buildings delivered to the market totaling more than 12.2 million square feet.

For more information about Philadelphia office space or any Philadelphia commercial properties, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900-office; 215-588-8800-cell; jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900-office; 215-514-1750-cell; leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a premier Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in Philly office space.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that provides a full range of Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, marketing commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new Philadelphia office space with the Philadelphia commercial properties that best meets their needs.  As experts in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, the team at our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm provides ongoing detailed information about Philadelphia office properties to our clients and prospects to help them achieve their real estate goals.  If you are looking for Philadelphia office space for sale or lease, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker you need — a strategic partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

Please visit our websites for a full listing of South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Third Quarter Report: South Jersey Commercial Real Estate Market Begins Picking Up Steam

research-information-graphic-phlAided by increased confidence among area businesses, and further boosted by positive financial news, the South Jersey commercial real estate market exceeded expectations in the third quarter, according to a new quarterly market analysis issued by Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a leading South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services.

During what has traditionally been the slowest quarter of the year, Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate broker, identified approximately 443,173 sf of new leases and renewals executed in the South Jersey commercial real estate market – a gain of nearly 48% compared to the third quarter of 2012. New leasing activity in the office and retail markets accounted for approximately 57% of the total transactions, a sign that the regional commercial real estate market is truly in recovery mode.

“Instead of a summer slow-down we found many signs that optimism and confidence have returned,” said Jason Wolf, founder and principal of Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in South Jersey and Philly office space and South Jersey and Philly retail space.  “There were several large lease transactions, slight improvement in the state’s unemployment rate, repositioning projects commenced or have been announced, and near the end of the quarter, a new state law was signed that is expected to retain and attract many new businesses to the region.”

The new law is the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, which created Grow New Jersey (GrowNJ) and the Economic Redevelopment and Growth Program (ERG). These programs are designed to incentivize growth and investment by large and small companies across several industries.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate listings and services, reported encouraging news about the Southern New Jersey office space market, even in areas that had been vulnerable, particularly CamdenCounty.  Vacancy rates continued to fall slowly, coming in at 17% for the region, with CamdenCounty at 21% and BurlingtonCounty stronger at 13%. “This market is still challenged by a surplus of vacant space, but we have seen steady progress in positive absorption for several consecutive quarters, and the conditions are in place to potentially speed up the pace,” Wolf said.

The research conducted by Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services, includes snapshots of the office and retail markets and details on the major deals being consummated or planned.

The regional office market highlights from the report issued by Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate broker:

• Total leasing activity for the quarter comprised 443,173 sf of new leases and renewals executed.

• New lease and expansion deal activity comprised approximately 252,631 square feet. This is a 37% increase over Q2 figures, according to the report from this premier South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate listings and services.

• Positive absorption for the second quarter was in the range of 148,000+/-sf of new deals and/or expansions.

• Average rents for Class A & B product in were up by 5% over the previous quarter. Rents continue to show strong support in the range of $11.00-$14.00/sf NNN or $21.00-$24.00/sf gross, with an overall market average showing strong support in the $11.60/sf NNN or $21.60/sf gross for the deals completed during the third quarter.

• The unemployment rate in New Jersey ticked down from 8.6 percent at the end of Q2 to 8.5 percent at the end of Q3. It has dropped steadily over the past year, and is now at the lowest point since March 2009. Figures continue to improve, but the state rate remains above the national rate of 7.3%.

The regional retail market highlights from South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm report include:

• Area retail businesses and landlords did experience the expected summer slow-down in the form of slower growth, but growth remained positive.

• Overall vacancy has continued to drop. It hovered around 10.5% for the quarter, compared to 15% in the previous quarter.

• Average rents for upscale lifestyle centers continue to show strong support in the range of $30-$40.00/sf NNN, and average rents for neighborhood and strip shopping centers remain in the range of $15-$23/sf NNN.

The full report, including details about several key deals, is available upon request from Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate broker specializing in South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate listings and services.

For more information about South Jersey or Philly office space, South Jersey or Philly retail space or any South Jersey or Philadelphia commercial properties, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900-office; 215-588-8800-cell; jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900-office; 215-514-1750-cell; leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, the foremost South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in South Jersey and Philly office space and South Jersey and Philly retail space.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a premier South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that provides a full range of South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate listings and services, marketing commercial offices, medical properties, industrial properties, land properties, retail buildings and other South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers.  Please visit our websites for a full listing of South Jersey and Philadelphia commercial properties for lease or sale through our South Jersey and Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate Philadelphia Tenant Representation

handshake graphic for tenant blogWolf Commercial Real Estate, a full-service Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new office space in Philadelphia or anywhere in the country with the properties that best meet their needs.

Through our Philadelphia Tenant Representation services, Wolf Commercial Real Estate works with clients from the beginning of the property search process straight through to move-in assistance at their new Philadelphia office space.  The team at our full-service Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm starts by understanding the goals you have for your new Philly office space.

As your Philadelphia commercial real estate broker, Wolf Commercial Real Estate will survey building options to ensure you qualify for the right Philadelphia office space. We’ll help you select the best office space in Philadelphia by providing employee ZIP code analysis, employee commuting optimization, space plan programming, property tours, site identification, requests for proposals, property comparison cost analysis, lease negotiation, and construction cost review.

Then, as part of our full range of Philadelphia Tenant Representation services, we ensure that the sale or lease terms for your new Philadelphia office space are the best fit for your commercial real estate goals.

If you are looking for new office space in Philadelphia, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philadelphia commercial real estate broker you need.  We are your strategic partner — a partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

For more information about Philly office space, about other Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, or about commercial real estate elsewhere in the United States, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900-office; 215-588-8800-cell; jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900-office; 215-514-1750-cell; leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, the premier Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate is a full-service Philadelphia commercial real estate broker specializing Philadelphia commercial real estate and Philadelphia Tenant Representation services for Philly office space, medical properties and retail buildings for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers. Please contact our offices for listings of Philadelphia commercial real estate for lease or purchase or for information about office, retail or medical space for sale or lease from this Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) Philadelphia Tenant Representation

property management photoWolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE), a full-service Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate, provides unparalleled expertise in matching companies and individuals seeking new office space in Philadelphia or anywhere in the country with the office properties that best meet their needs.

WCRE’s Philadelphia Tenant Representation services ensure that the sale or lease terms of your new Philadelphia office space are the best fit for your goals. As a full-service Philadelphia commercial real estate brokerage firm, Wolf Commercial Real Estate’s approach is to help our clients from beginning to end in their search for new Philadelphia office properties for sale or lease or for suburban Philadelphia commercial real estate.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate, a leading Philadelphia commercial real estate broker that specializes in Philadelphia commercial real estate properties, starts by understanding the goals you have for your new Philly office space for sale or lease.  Then, WCRE offers clients a full range of services that takes them all the way to move-in assistance at their new office space in Philadelphia.  Acting as your Philly commercial real estate broker, Wolf Commercial Real Estate will survey building options to ensure you qualify for the right Philadelphia office space for sale or lease. To help you select the best Philadelphia office properties for sale or lease or your ideal suburban Philadelphia commercial real estate properties, we perform employee ZIP code analysis, employee commuting optimization, space plan programming, property tours, site identification, requests for proposals, property comparison cost analysis, lease negotiation, and construction cost review.

If you are looking for new Philly office space for sale or lease, or for suburban Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, Wolf Commercial Real Estate is the Philly commercial real estate broker you need.  We are your strategic partner — a partner who is fully invested in your long-term growth and success.

For more information about Philadelphia office space for sale or lease, about other Philadelphia commercial real estate listings, or about commercial real estate elsewhere in the United States, please contact Jason Wolf (215-799-6900-office; 215-588-8800-cell; jason.wolf@wolfcre.com) or Leor Hemo (215-799-6900-office; 215-514-1750-cell; leor.hemo@wolfcre.com) at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, the premier Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) is a full-service Philadelphia commercial real estate broker specializing Philadelphia commercial real estate for lease or purchase, including Philly office space, medical properties and retail buildings for buyers, tenants, investors and sellers. Please contact our offices for listings of Philadelphia commercial real estate for lease or purchase or for information about office, retail or medical space for sale or lease from this Philly commercial real estate brokerage firm.