The monitoring presents the results of the commercial real estate market development in 2010, including commercial real estate of Moscow and regions, as well as detailed analysis of the office, retail, hotel real estate.
The main trend of 2010 in the office real estate market was the serious slowdown of new supply delivery paces – the aggregate volume of “A” and “B” class high-quality office premises, delivered for the past year, turned out to be 60% lower than the level of 2009 and amounted to approximately 700 thous. sq. m. Therefore, the total volume of supply in the office real estate market reached approximately 10, 71 mln. sq. m. in 2010. Tenants’ and buyers’ activity was high in the office real estate market in 2010. At the same time the “crisis” trends in demand, settled in the past 2 years in the office real estate market, were still relevant. The share of vacant premises reached 17-18% in “A” class, 15-17% in “B” class by the end of 2010.
Professional retail real estate supply increment amounted to 871, 000 sq.m. of the total area (leasable area – 344, 000 sq. m.) during 2010. As a result, the total volume of the market reached 5, 8 mln. sq. m. of the total area at the end of the year (including 2,9 mln. sq. m. of the leasable area). The provision of Moscow population with high-quality retail areas amounted to 279 sq. m. of the leasable area per 1, 000 residents at the end of 2010. The demand for professional retail real estate on the part of potential tenants began to recover during 2010. Basing on the analysis of the main market indices (the share of vacant areas and the level of rental rates), it may be stated that the increased demand for the most sought-after and popular retail centers, as well as for the most prestigious retail streets of Moscow on the part of retail operators caused the growth of rental rates by 5-10% and 10-30% respectively.
In 2010, the increment of new supply in the hotel market of Moscow amounted to 1, 886 rooms, which was considerably higher than the indices of the previous years. 7 hotels were opened, including 4 hotels in the middle segment, which was indicative of the gradual move of the market to the new stage of development. However the pace of these changes does not make it possible to count on significant reduction of the deficit of the tourist class hotels in the nearest years. The stabilization of demand for accommodation services could be observed in the hotel market of Moscow during 2010, which caused the growth of the average occupancy indices by the results of the year by 4,6 percents (58, 1% versus 53, 5 % in 2009).