San Francisco retail market reports

Q3 2023

The Bay Area retail market’s recovery has continued despite widespread negative media headlines. Excluding Union Square, Bay Area retail availablity is 4.9% highlighting the strength of consumer demand and sales. The delay of return to office continues to plague downtown San Francisco and Union Square retail and until a path to office occupancy is achieved, these sectors will continue to struggle.

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Total San Francisco retail availability including Union Square and surrounding areas

Total available space has remained relatively unchanged over the past three quarters, as the market continues to face challenges relating to office leasing and economic headwinds.


Construction costs stabilize, but remain a challenge to retailers hoping to expand

Despite rising 38.1% since the pandemic, construction costs have shown signs of stabilizing in recent months with only a 0.9% increase since the previous quarter.


Retail employment down since COVID, but steadily trending upwards Y-o-Y

Retail employment has declined 7.9% following the pandemic, but total industry employment has increased 4.4%

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