Philadelphia’s Industrial Property Sector Faces Challenges Amid Influx of Available Space

Industrial Property Sector Grapples With Slower Lease-Up as More Space Floods the Philadelphia Market

The recent construction boom of industrial space across the Philadelphia region has posed lease-up challenges as supply continues to outpace demand for the fifth consecutive quarter. 

In the past year, greater Philadelphia’s industrial real estate market has experienced an unprecedented surge in new inventory, with developers adding more than 20 million square feet of industrial space. Subsequently, the region’s availability rate has expanded to 9.5% in the fourth quarter, a significant increase from the low of 6.6% observed in mid-2022.

A total of 1,055 industrial properties totaling 56 million square feet of space are available and searching for tenants. This increase in availability is a notable shift from the tighter market conditions seen in mid-2022 when approximately 40 million square feet of space were available for lease.

*Article courtesy of Costar

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