Commercial real estate follows housing market’s downward slide

Vacancies on the increase

STALLED—Construction on new real estate has slowed and vancancies are on the rise.

Commercial properties used to be a safe haven for real estate investors as the housing market declined.
Not anymore.
Ventura County's office and industrial vacancy rates continued their disappointing rise in the third quarter, according to figures released last week by the commercial real estate brokerage firm CB Richard Ellis.
The county's retail vacancies jumped to 4.8 percent, up from 3.8 perc...

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