Retail rents up 2.3% in Q3: URA

It recovered from a 1.5% decline in Q2.

Retail rents rose 2.3% QoQ in Q3, reversing a 1.5% decline in the previous quarter, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The prices of retail spaces picked up at a faster pace QoQ at 1.1% from 0.4% in Q2.

At the end of the quarter, the total gross floor area of retail space from projects in the pipeline shrunk to 288,000 sqm, from 320,000 sqm in the previous quarter.

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The island-wide vacancy rate of retail space fell 7.5% as at end-Q3. The amount of occupied retail space expanded by 29,000 sqm (nett), smaller than the 74,000 sqm (nett) growth previously, whilst the stock of retail space grew by 16,000 sqm. 

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