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The Big Squeeze – Feeling the Pressure of Low Inventory

They call New York City the Big Apple and New Orleans the Big Easy. When it comes to the industrial property market, Orange County is becoming known as the Big Squeeze. Conditions are such that good value is getting harder to find, competition for space is becoming intense and prices are being forced up by the simple law of supply and demand. Vacancy is now so low, (2.6% at the end of September) that some businesses are forced to stay where they are because a better option is just not available. The result: lower transaction volume and even fewer properties to choose from. Measured in square feet, sale transaction volume in Q3 of 2015 was 47% lower than it was the same time last year. Even leasing activity is feeling the pressure, having dropped by 67% in the same period. Read more