Detroit industrial market report

Q2 2022

The first half of 2022 has been extremely positive for the overall market fundaments showing no signs of slowing or softening within Detroit.  The markets growth is driving increased construction activity and overall vacancy to remain low. The market is distressed with the shortage of available quality space as demand continues to be very active.


Unemployment rate

Unemployment as of May 2022 was 4.9%, decreasing 160 basis-points from one year ago, however still higher than the national rate of 3.4%.


Vacancy rate

Year-over-year vacancy decreased 30 basis points at the end of the second quarter down to 4.5%.

3.6 msf


3.6 msf of new inventory has delivered to the market during the first half of 2022 with 7 msf still being developed.

3.9 msf

Leasing activity

3.9 msf leased in the second quarter of 2022, up 62% from the prior quarter highlighting the strong demand within the Detroit market.

741,933 sf

Largest transaction

The largest lease transaction of the quarter was signed by Renaissance Global Logistics who will occupy 741,993 sf in Wixom Assembly Park.

1.8 msf


Year-to-date a total of 1.8 msf of positive net absorption has been recorded within the Detroit industrial market another strong indicator of the overall health of the market.

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