Developer Ben Badiee is seen here at Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park, a recently started project slated for completion in summer 2017. Photo courtesy of Badiee Development Inc.

Developer Ben Badiee is seen here at Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park, a recently started project slated for completion in summer 2017. Photo courtesy of Badiee Development Inc.

Industrial Vacancy Rates End of Q3

A sampling of submarket data shows space tightening amid rising demand in North County.

Carlsbad: 7.1 percent

Escondido: 3.6 percent

Oceanside: 4.1 percent

San Marcos: 5.4 percent

Vista: 3 percent

Kearny Mesa: 3.4 percent

Miramar: 4.5 percent

Otay Mesa: 8.5 percent

North County Total: 4.9 percent

Central San Diego Total: 5.1 percent

South County Total: 5.7 percent

San Diego County Total: 5.1 percent

Source: Cushman & Wakefield

— A few years ago, when he led a local software company and was scouting North County for prospective industrial sites for his research-and-development efforts, Ben Badiee was able to find just four appropriate locations in the city of Escondido...

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