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Since 1985, long before third party market research companies, NAI Carolantic Realty has tracked vacancies, absorption, and pricing trends of the Triangle real estate market. We present our findings to over 1,600 business leaders at our Annual Triangle Commercial Real Estate Conference held at the beginning of each year, as well as sharing quarterly reports throughout the year. Clients and business professionals throughout the Triangle are provided with in-depth facts and figures on the current state of the market. We track and publish data covering office, flex, warehouse, and retail property types as well as noting trends in investment sales, new and planned construction.

Linneman Letters

Third Quarter 2020: The Linneman Letter: The True Employment Situation

In our continuing effort to keep our clients informed of the latest market conditions and how it could impact your business decisions, we are providing the Third Quarter 2020 condensed Linneman Letter. The Linneman Letter is a report written by economist, Dr. Peter Linneman formerly at the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania.
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(Previous Linneman Letters can be found here.)

2020 Forecast and Category Summaries:

2020 Investor Outlook for Land

  • Multifamily land remains at a premium, as apartment vacancy remains historically low.
  • Continue rising industrial land cost in historically preferred locations.
  • Diminished office land supply leads to redevelopment opportunities of existing facilities.
  • Continued residential land activity in surrounding areas due to difficulty getting projects approved in core areas.
  • Another positive year with rising prices in all categories.

2020 Investor Outlook for Income Property

  • A continuation of 2020.
  • Steady market demand keeps cap rates compressed.
  • Strong upside in purchasing existing properties – particularly in the industrial sector given gap in rental rates for new product.
  • We passed the ten-year “ghost of recessions past”, and expect the strong economic cycle to continue.


A market of over 136 million square feet, the Multipurpose category includes industrial, warehouse and flex buildings.

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Broker Report on South Raleigh/Garner Multipurpose Space:

Ed Brown, SIOR, CCIM

Shopping Centers

The Shopping Center category covers approximately 59 million square feet of retail space.

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Broker Report on Shopping Centers: Joaquin Canals


With a total market of over 92 million square feet, the Office category includes Class A & B space.

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Suburban Raleigh Office Space: Robin Roseberry Anders, SIOR & Ryan Gaylord, SIOR, CCIM


This chart includes information on the hotel industrial for Wake and Durham Counties.

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Apartment/Single Family

These charts include information on the Triangle Apartment market as well as Single Family Homes.

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Broker Report on the 2020 Investor Outlook for Land: Rob Griffin


Broker Report on the 2020 Investor Outlook for Income Property: John Hibbits

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Personalized service and collaborative teamwork form the core of our philosophy. We provide custom solutions on your business objectives. With our careful selection of seasoned professionals who are deeply rooted in their markets, we have developed our business to support yours over the long term. We will listen, take a holistic view of your business and apply our knowledge to maximize potential, guide your investment and add value. We are local and we are global. Our diversified platform spans North and South America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and in the Asia Pacific region.

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NAI Carolantic serves the commercial real estate needs for Raleigh/Durham and the Triangle region to the coast of North Carolina. NAI Carolantic provides full-service Brokerage, Property Management Services, as well as Land Development. NAI Carolantic has steadily grown by meeting client needs and partnering with tenants and others to promote mutual growth and prosperity in all aspects of commercial property ownership.

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