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BUSINESS
July 16, 1993 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County's office vacancy rate for the second quarter dropped to the lowest level since 1983, and sales and leasing activity for industrial space increased, according to a report released Thursday. The survey by Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Services in Newport Beach raised hopes that the county's lingering real estate downturn may at least have leveled off. "This is very good news," said Tom Fillmore, research director for Grubb & Ellis.
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BUSINESS
February 20, 2001 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California commercial real estate is in fairly good shape to weather an economic slowdown but the era of soaring rents and plunging vacancy rates is over for now, said participants at an industry forecast conference. Vacancy rates remain extremely low in many areas, and, with a few notable exceptions, new construction has not outstripped demand, according to industry observers.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County office vacancy rates rose slightly during the first three months of 1996, a sign that the commercial real estate market is not recovering as quickly as expected, according to data released Wednesday by CB Commercial Real Estate Group. While Irvine showed strong improvement as vacancies declined in buildings near John Wayne Airport, a sharp increase in empty office space in the Santa Ana Civic Center and areas of Anaheim helped boost countywide vacancy rates.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County's office market continued to tighten in the second quarter as business expansions pushed up rents and lowered vacancy rates, particularly on the Westside, according to data released Thursday. The steadily tightening market is putting growing financial pressure on firms planning to expand, real estate industry observers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The search for an apartment in the San Fernando Valley has become the toughest on record, with rent increases bound to follow, according to a research report by a leading investment brokerage. Vacancy rates have been spiraling downward as the economy hums, reaching 5.5% in April in the Valley and adjoining Glendale/Burbank/Pasadena areas, according to the Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Co.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Take lease prices that can't go much lower. Add the fact that not a single new office building was born in Orange County this year. The result is more or less good news: a decrease in vacancy rates. The office vacancy rate for the fourth quarter is 20.2%, down from 21.7% for the same period last year, according to statistics released Wednesday by CB Commercial Real Estate Group Inc. That change of 1.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Office vacancies in U.S. cities dropped to the lowest rate in more than three years in the second quarter, with San Francisco, Miami and Washington increasing occupancies amid an improving economy. The vacancy rate for central business districts in U.S. cities fell to 13.7% from 14.2% in the previous three months and 15% a year earlier, according to data provided by New York-based real estate service provider Cushman & Wakefield.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Davidson apologized for his tardiness at a Grubb & Ellis conference Thursday with an excuse that all his fellow brokers could understand. "Sorry for being late," Davidson said. "I was on the phone with a tenant (and prospective client). That doesn't happen a lot these days." Though the excuse won a chuckle from his colleagues, their laughter was bittersweet. The brokers had gathered at Grubb & Ellis' office here for a summary of the industry's performance in 1991. The news was not cheery.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2005 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
Southern California renters faced higher rent increases in the second quarter, as low vacancy rates and rising home prices gave landlords an opportunity to push up rents at a faster pace, according to a quarterly survey to be released today. In the six-county region, rents on average rose 5.5% year-over-year in the second quarter, compared with increases of 5.2% in the first quarter and 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to RealFacts, a Novato, Calif.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1995 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vacancy rates for most segments of Orange County's commercial real estate market have fallen in recent months, particularly for manufacturing and distribution space, according to a report released Thursday. The vacancy rate for manufacturing and distribution space stood at 11.8% at the end of June, compared to 14.3% at the same time a year ago, according to a report by Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Services in Newport Beach.
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