Gainesville retail market report

Q4 2022

Despite rising economic concerns, Gainesville’s retail market remained strong throughout 2022. Total leasing volume rose to its highest point since 2017, and investment sales broke records at $158.8 million for the year. If positive market conditions continue, the retail market will most likely tighten in 2023.


Leasing activity

An increase in demand resulted in Gainesville’s retail leasing activity growing by 36.3% year-over-year, reaching the highest point since 2017.



Retail worker wages in the market have experienced an increase of 14.4% since 2021.



Gainesville’s unemployment rate hit 2% in December, down 40 basis points from 2.4% one year prior.



Market fundamentals remain strong, keeping vacancy tight at 3.3% at the end of 2022, an increase of only 40 bps from 2021.

$15.01 NNN

Direct asking rent

Direct average asking rent stayed about the same as year-end 2021, decreasing by just 1%.

$243 psf

Investment sales

With rising inflationary pressure, the average price per square foot in Gainesville increased by 5.2% to $243 psf from year-end 2021.

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