Colliers Q1 2022 Houston Industrial Report Sets High Expectations for 2022
Houston’s Industrial market continued to gain momentum as leasing velocity reached 10 million square feet in the first quarter. The increase in demand for space continued to spur new development with over 18 million square feet under construction and an additional 65 million square feet proposed or in the final planning stage. Houston’s industrial market recorded 5.6 million square feet of positive net absorption in the first quarter. The vacancy rate decreased 220 basis points annually from 8.7% in Q1 2021 to 6.5% in Q1 2022.
CoStar Insights ranked Houston as the market with the second highest net absorption, driven by its central location, continuing investment into e-commerce, and record container volumes at the Houston Ship Channel.