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Boise MSA Office Market Continues Positive Momentum

Boise MSA Office Market Strong August 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the Boise MSA’s office market has thus far experienced a milder impact than expected.

Net absorption ended Q2 at 243,000 square feet, a moderate decrease compared to 12 months ago (290,000 square feet), but still higher than the first half of both 2016 & 2017. Overall vacancy decreased from 5.8 percent at the end of 2019 to a current all-time low of 5.2 percent.

Idaho Falls Economic Model Shines During Pandemic

Eastern Idaho Economic Impact of Covid-19

While the past few months have created major setbacks and challenges for most cities' economies, Idaho Falls has proven to have a recipe for economic stability despite the pandemic.

Stats Show Boise Retail May Be Performing Better Than Anticipated

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Boise MSA Retail Market

Although retail vacancy has seen a slight up-tick since Idaho’s economic shutdown, Total Vacancy (8.4%) in the Boise MSA is still lower than it was this time last year and Unanchored Vacancy (7.23%) is just slightly above the 20-year record low of 6.2% reached this March.

New Office Environments are Already Taking Shape

COVID-19's Impact on Office Space

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of life including how businesses operate. One question that keeps coming up is “How will office space be impacted?”

Boise's Natural Strengths Could Assist in Covid-19 Rebound Efforts

Hike and Boulder at Tablerock in Boise, Idaho

The Boise MSA has become a staple of national Best Places to Live lists lauding the area's many amenities - accessibility, affordability, safety and outdoor lifestyle.  Recently, Livability wrote two articles related to Boise's appeal and offering their estimations of what the future might hold.

Industrial Activity Remains Resilient, with Total Number of Deals Increasing

Industrial Market Update, Boise MSA

Even with our current economic state, the Boise industrial market remains strong with total number of deals up nearly 5% over the past 12 months.

The North submarket leads the way in industrial activity while Meridian has the highest gross absorption at 178,600 SF. This number is mostly attributed to Gensco occupying their new 68,000 SF space on Lanark.

Overall industrial vacancy has also remained stable at 3.5%, with multitenant vacancy currently at 7.0%.

Retailers Begin to Rebound from COVID-19 Impact

Governor Brad Little Visits Lit & Co. Candles as Retailers Begin Reopening

The past month brought a glimmer of hope for Idaho retailers moving forward.  May 1st marked the beginning of Idaho’s Stage 1 of reopening, with many non-essential retailers being allowed to open their doors for the first time in over a month. Stage 2 of reopening began May 16th – allowing for another wave of business owners to open –including dine-in restaurants, salons, and fitness centers.  Stage 3 began last week, on May 30th, as most remaining retailers – such as bars and movie theaters – were able to open their doors.  Although shopping, entertainment, and services may look different as retailers must still adhere to business protocols – the buzz of excitement is in the air. 

Idaho CRE Market Health

Graph indicating commercial activity in Idaho

Buoyed by positive employment news, TOK Commercial's June 5th data shows that Idaho commercial real estate activity is similarly showing optimistic signs of improvement as evidenced in declining rent relief requests; a gradual resurgence of newly leased space across sectors; and sale transactions spurred by value-add opportunities inherent in market conditions which are evolving, as parties react to changing market metrics.  The Idaho Business Review also referenced TOK's "near-real time snapshot of Idaho CRE trends" in an

Analysis: Covid-19's Impact on Land and Development in Idaho

Image of Boise MSA Eagle Idaho

COVID-19's "New Normal" Evaluated

As we continue to see the market rapidly change due to the effects of COVID-19, we are constantly hearing the question, "What is TOK’s outlook on the future of the real estate market in the Boise MSA?"

Rent Relief Data Analyzed by TOK's Research Team

TOK rental concession requests by sector

TOK's property management portfolio includes nearly 1,000 tenants located across three key Idaho markets (Boise MSA, Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho).  Utilizing data from our portfolio, we've been able to gather and analyze the Rent Relief requests that have been submitted to our property managers.  The metrics we've collected offer a view to genera

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Boise, Idaho 83702
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Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
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Idaho Falls Office
1135 Pier View Drive, Suite 140
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
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Pocatello Office
151 N. 3rd Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
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PO Box 663
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816
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