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Monday, January 02, 2012

Misc: Only one office building under construction in Inland Empire, Vegas sees an increase in visitors

by Calculated Risk on 1/02/2012 03:58:00 PM

Two unrelated stories:

• From an LA Times story on commercial real estate:

One of Riverside's oldest law firms ... has agreed to rent 35,000 square feet in the Citrus Tower office building being built there.

The domed, six-story tower at 3390 University Ave. is the only office building under construction in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to Lee & Associates. ... Citrus Tower is expected to be complete by April.
So I guess, as of April, there will be no office buildings under construction in the Inland Empire. The good news is office construction can't fall much further than zero!

• During the recession, Las Vegas visitor traffic declined, and convention attendance declined sharply. Here is an update ...

Las Vegas Visitors Click on graph for larger image.

According to data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, visitor traffic is almost at the pre-recession peak of just over 39 million, but convention attendance is still very low (estimated using traffic through October). Convention attendance really collapsed (off 24%) in 2009, declined slightly in 2010, and only increased about 6% in 2011.

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