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  1. Washington

    1. Seattle Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016

      The retail market is strong in the core markets of Seattle and the Eastside, where most of the employment growth is occurring. The balance of the market ranges from stable to slightly soft. There is positive absorption, new construction and a strong investment climate for stabilized centers and single tenant net leased properties. That said, there are several areas of concern. Pressure continues to grow from e-commerce and retailers that cannot differentiate themselves from this form of competition are under stress. Labor costs are increasing and labor intensive industries are feeling that impact.

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  2. Oregon

    1. Portland Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016

      Portland's coveted assets and favorable demographics made it one of the most robust retail markets in the Pacific Northwest during the fourth quarter of 2016, attracting a variety of retailers, from single-store startups to notable chains. Net absorption was positive 423,083 square feet in the final three months of the year, the market's best since the third quarter of 2015. Those move-ins were accompanied by 339,090 square feet worth of leasing transactions and vigorous investment activity that saw two of the metro area's shopping centers change hands.

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  3. California

    1. San Francisco Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016

      The Bay Area retained its place as one of the most competitive and coveted retail markets in the country during the fourth quarter of 2016, as many cities and submarkets flirted with full occupancy, particularly in desirable retail corridors. San Francisco's retail vacancy rate was 1.8% to close the year, while San Mateo and Berkeley hovered around the 1% mark. Rental rates are at or near cycle highs throughout the market, and demand remains robust, as food and beverage concepts take over spaces vacated by traditional, brick-and-mortar retailers.

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      Fourth Quarter 2016 San Francisco Retail Market Report
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  4. Arizona

    1. Phoenix Retail Market Report
      Fourth Quarter 2016

      The Phoenix retail market ended the year with strong leasing activity, rising net absorption, and a slight ease in rental rates. Total vacancy decreased by 20 basis points to 8.8%, a result of 689,000 square feet of positive net absorption and close to 1.2 million SF of leasing activity this quarter. With growing demand the market continues to tighten, and we expect increased competition for space and higher rates to continue in 2017. The Phoenix unemployment rate sits at 4.5%, a 60 basis point decrease from the 5.1% recorded this time last year.

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      Fourth Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
      Third Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
      Second Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
      First Quarter 2016 Phoenix Retail Market Report
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