Des Moines Commercial Real Estate

This market survey includes office, flex, industrial, and retail space analysis. The office market analysis consists of the entire market and a competitive subset in Classes A, B, and C. Following the office analysis is the flex market review. Industrial space consists of warehouse and manufacturing categories separated by age groups. Retail space consists of regional malls, neighborhood and community centers, and big box retail. Property type analysis is separated by geographic market area within the Greater Des Moines metropolitan area. CBRE|Hubbell Commercial and Frandson & Associates have been conducting this survey since 1997. The 2016 Market Survey contains information collected during the first quarters of 2014, 2015, and 2016.

We thank the owners, managers, and brokers throughout the Greater Des Moines area for the cooperation we received in compiling this survey. For additional information about this survey and about the Greater Des Moines metropolitan market, please contact CBRE|Hubbell Commercial at (515) 224-4900.​




Central Business District (CBD) - Includes the Western CBD and the East Village, extending west to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and east to East 14th Street.

Western Suburbs - Encompasses West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Johnston, Grimes, Waukee, and some unincorporated areas of Polk, Dallas, and Warren Counties.



Northwest - Includes Northwest Des Moines and Western Saylor Township.

Northeast - Consists of Northeast Des Moines (extended south to the Des Moines River), Pleasant Hill, Altoona, Eastern Saylor Township, and Delaware Township.

South - Comprises Southwest Des Moines, Southeast Des Moines (south of Des Moines River), and some unincorporated areas of Polk and Warren Counties.

Ankeny - Evaluated separately.

​​© 2016 - Hubbell Commercial Brokers, L.C., d/b/a CBRE|Hubbell Commercial and Frandson & Associates The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed reliable. While we do not doubt its accuracy, we make no guarantee, warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or completeness. Reproductions of this information is permitted with acknowledgement to Frandson & Associates, L.C. and CBRE|Hubbell Commercial.​