The first two quarters of 2022 have been nothing but a surprise for North Texas. It topped Houston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta on the list of the country’s biggest commercial property markets in terms of sales volume. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex recorded combined sales of offices, apartments, retail and industrial buildings amounting to a whopping $23 billion, as reported by Dallas Morning News. Los Angeles is the second largest market with sales of $16 billion in the first half of 2022.
Dallas has ranked the number one market at the mid-year for the third consecutive year. It’s also the number one market for apartment investment and is a beneficiary of the fervor with which investors are moving towards commercial real estate investing.
Dallas Ranked As Top CRE Market by CrowdStreet
Austin-based CrowdStreet, an online platform that facilitates private investment in CRE, has positioned Dallas-Fort Worth as the No.8 market for commercial real estate investment in the country this year.
CrowdStreet considers about 30 factors including job growth, population growth, education levels, unemployment rate, property prices, economic diversification, climate as well as quality of life for the rankings. By ranking Dallas-Fort Worth No.8, CrowdStreet shows the region’s rise in apartment rents, occupancy levels as well as home prices.
DFW Smashed the Markets Prior Record
This year, the total volume of DFW stood at $22.9 billion which is 54 percent higher than the prior record. Across the country, an investment worth $375.8 billion was recorded in commercial real estate investment, an increase of 38 percent from the prior period in 2021.
Out of the total North Texas CRE property sales, around half of them are multifamily properties. A particular Dallas sale was a part of the top commercial real estate transaction across the nation. That said, a $625 million purchase of the Trammell Crow Center skyscraper in downtown by Regent Properties’ was ranked 10th on the list of the largest commercial property deals in the first six months of the year.
With the recent acquisition of a multifamily portfolio stretching across Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metros, comprising a total of 14 buildings, and 4,445 units, S2 Capital, a Dallas-based company has surpassed Blackstone as the top active buyer in the metroplex in the past five years.
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