• Reis: Mall Vacancy Rate increased in Q2 2018, "Worst quarter in nine years"

    7 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    "The retail sector suffered its worst quarter in nine years with net absorption of negative 3.8 million square feet."
    Reis reported that the vacancy rate for regional malls was 8.6% in Q2 2018, up from 8.4% in Q1 2018, and up from 8.1% in Q2 2017. This is down from a cycle peak of 9.4% in Q3 2011, and up from the cycle low of 7.8% in Q1 2016.
    For Neighborhood and Community malls , the vacancy rate was 10.2% in Q2, up from 10.0% in Q1, and up from 10.0% in Q2 2017. For strip malls, the vacancy rate peaked at 11.1% in Q3 2011, and the low was 9.8% in Q2 2016.
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