Bend Oregon Commercial Real Estate - 3rd Quarter Trends

Posted by Bend Premier Real Estate on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 11:33am.

Bend Commercial Real Estate Impacted by Lack of Inventory

Historically, our local commercial real estate market trends above the national averages. Our Central Oregon area commands very aggressive CAP rates due to supply and demand; when you put a magnifying glass to our market, we have very little Industrial property For Sale/For Lease and it would appear that the Urban Growth Boundary expansion recently passed will not solve this immediate problem. Our local market in most cases this year has positive absorption rates for office and retail as well. Commercial Market Conditions

What’s Up on the National Front?

Our local commercial real estate market trends about a year behind what we experience in the residential market. This is consistently true and while residential real estate sales experienced a sudden recessional impact in 2008, commercial real estate sales stayed consistent until roughly 2nd quarter 2009 and then fell into distressed “short sale” or “deed in lieu of foreclosure.”  Commercial space is heavily concentrated in large buildings, but large buildings are a relatively small number of the overall stock of commercial buildings. In terms of inventory, commercial real estate markets are bifurcated (divided in two parts) with the majority of buildings nationally and our local market small, while the bulk of commercial space is concentrated in larger buildings.

This concept continues along with transaction volume as well, with deals at the higher end ($2.5M and above) comprising a large share of investment sales, while transactions at the lower end make up a smaller fraction.

Third Quarter 2018:

Commercial sales volume rose by 1.6% on a yearly basis, as cap rates moved sideways. The shortage of available inventory remains the principal concern for investors and for brokers. Commercial prices advanced at a slower 1.4% year-over-year rate. Leasing activity trended upward as vacancies experienced upward pressures.

Commercial real estateCommercial real estate trends

Retail and office space are pretty tight right now and we are seeing this in our local market as well. Across the board in all sub-specialties of commercial, inventory remains low and some investors are in a state of flux right now due to FED rate concerns, the stock market and an overall softening of the market.

The strongest market nationally 3rd quarter 2018 is Orange County, California. Phoenix, Arizona leads the pack and outperforms the national averages for retail, especially for national chain and retail restaurant sales and leasing.

Bend Oregon commercial real estate


OUR LOCAL AVERAGE CAP RATE IS 4.87%, and rarely do we find anything over 5.5% in our current inventory. The national average CAP Rate is 6.8%.

 Cap Rate Graph

Commercial Leasing Trends


 Investment Sales per square foot

What Are Our Predictions for Bend OR Commercial Real Estate?

Overall the consensus is the market is slowing due to tenants and investors becoming more cautious. We are probably seeing consumer confidence, FED rate hikes and global economic factors being a consideration for this which is what we are seeing on the residential real estate side as well. The overall commercial national market has leveled off, the price of construction is up and not in balance with adequate ROI. (Return on Investment).

 Commercial Real Estate Trends


1 Response to "Bend Oregon Commercial Real Estate - 3rd Quarter Trends"

Wilson Investment Properties wrote: Fabulous article! Thank you for your detailed, informative perspective. Helpful information indeed.

Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Leave a Comment

The content relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the MLS of Central Oregon. Real Estate listings held by Brokerages other than Bend Premier Real Estate are marked with the Reciprocity/IDX logo, and detailed information about these properties includes the name of the listing Brokerage. © MLS of Central Oregon (MLSCO).

This content last updated on April 3rd, 2020 at 7:29pm PDT. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold or may no longer be available.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

All content displayed on this website is restricted to personal, non-commercial use, and only for ascertaining information regarding real property for sale. The consumer will not copy, retransmit nor redistribute any of the content from this website. The consumer is reminded that all listing content provided by automatic transmission by MLSCO is © MLS of Central Oregon (MLSCO).