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There is a total of 762,893 square feet of new office supply in the San Diego construction pipeline. It sounds like a lot for the market, but the recent Colliers International report shows that the market recently the lowest office vacancy rate since 2006. Demand for office space in ever asset class—from A-quality to B- and C-class spaces—is high, and while the construction pipeline is robust, it still doesn’t meet the growing demand.

“Overall, no,” Tim Cowden, SVP at Colliers International, tells when asked if the construction will cause an oversupply problem in the market. “There is no concern about that, and we are not over constructing at this point in the market. Lending sources, which is the ultimate deciding factor on what gets built, has not been wide-eyed and crazy like it was in the late 80s or in the early 2000s. New supply coming online is less than identifiable new demand. I think that the suburban markets are in balance right now.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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