Feb 03, 2021 - 0 Comments - Trends -

Chart: Miami-Dade Commercial Real Estate Sales Volume Characteristically Sluggish for 1st Month of Year ~ January 2021 MLS

Miami MLS Number of Sales from February 2019 to January 2021 for a) Commercial, Industrial or b) Commercial, Business, Agricultural, or Industrial Vacant Land within Miami-Dade County, Florida

The chart herein shows the number of closed sales of Miami-Dade commercial properties, including improved commercial property and vacant commercial land, recorded in the Miami MLS, for the two years ending January 2021. One can see that this is the slowest month since the initial onslaught of COVID-19 in April and May of 2021. Looking further, however, one can also see that this is characteristic for the first part of the year, presumably a lull following the rush to get deals closed before year end. This is only for sales booked in the Miami Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This does not record all commercial property sales, but it records many. Given that it doesn’t record all sales it can’t be said to be perfectly representative of the asset class. Nevertheless, given that it is representative of commercial property sales that have also been so recorded in a prior period versus the current one, i.e. apples to apples, it should be fairly reliable for gauging change.