Posted on: January 31, 2016
MSR Holdings Inc. Q4 Performance
2015 was another successful year of significant growth and new opportunities for MSR Holdings.
By the end of Q4, we achieved a record $17 million USD in acquisitions, making 2015 our most successful year to date. In addition, we forged new strategic partnerships with two innovative wealth management companies in China and opened an office in Beijing to further support our regional business development activities.
Building upon these successes, MSR is well positioned to reach new heights in 2016.
“We forecast another strong year for US commercial real estate in 2016, supported by solid economic fundamentals. With the declining trend in vacancy rates and a steady increase in rental rates, investors are poised to benefit from stronger returns on their investment as commercial property values increase and the US economy continues to recover.”
- Narinder Seehra, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
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An Overview of Florida’s Commercial Real Estate Market for Q4 2015
Year-end leasing activity remains strong in Orlando, Florida this quarter, resulting in a record year with net absorption over 1.3 million sq. ft. Demand is growing for both office and retail space in Orlando, following the trends from previous quarters. Additionally, Florida is on pace for its fourth consecutive year of record tourism numbers.
Investors showed strong interest in the Orlando market in 2015. Total sales volume for the year was nearly $440 million and included over 2.8 million sq. ft.
Q4 Vacancy Rates:
- Office vacancy rates are 15.3%; down 370 basis points from Q4 2014.
- Retail vacancy rates are 6.4%; down 70 basis points from Q4 2014.
Q2 Average Asking Rental Rates:
- Office rental rates are up 2% from Q4 2014.
- Retail rental rates are down 2% from Q4 2014; however, they are up 1% from Q3 2015.
A favorable business climate, affordable housing options, and a dynamic job market are key drivers behind Orlando’s strengthening economy. Forbes recently stated that Orlando is on pace to average 4.2% job growth per year through 2017, more than twice the national average.
The Orlando commercial real estate market made significant gains in 2015 and it’s poised to continue on this trajectory in 2016.
For a concise summary of the Central Florida market in the previous quarter (Q3 2015), click here for an infographic from Colliers International.
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