Orlando & Ocala Industrial Real Estate Market Highlights:
- The Orlando industrial real estate market had an incredible first quarter of 2022 with $362.5 million in total investment sales volume. With demand for industrial space at an all-time high and Orlando’s unique geographic position, investors flooded the market the past two quarters.
- The Ocala market has also prevailed as an industrial hot spot within Central Florida and presents great opportunity for future development. The market’s close proximity to I-75, the Florida Turnpike and US 301 make the area incredibly accessible by major highways.
- Industrial real estate vacancy rates across all types of industrial uses in Orlando are very low, averaging 3.6%. Vacancies are event tighter in Ocala, averaging 2.1%. We expect vacancies throughout Central Florida to remain low as demand continues to outpace supply.
- Although labor and material prices remain elevated, industrial development in both Orlando and Ocala will continue, albeit at a more moderate pace and in more creative ways.
- With land prices on the rise as well, developers and occupiers are showing more interest in adaptive reuse. Struggling malls and many older retail properties throughout Central Florida are well-positioned to be transitioned into industrial real estate use.
- Further, the limited inventory paired with record rents is driving tenant interest outside of Central Florida’s core markets into areas like Groveland, Daytona, DeBary, Deland, Lake Wales and Winter Haven.
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