Meet Barbara Bouvier
Commercial Real Estate Expert
Barbara Bouvier is an expert in commercial real estate, an investor, an author, and a philanthropist. After 10 years of experience as a business manager in the cosmetic industry, Ms. Bouvier wanted a career change. From cosmetic business manager to real estate investor and commercial real estate advisor. Ms. Bouvier began her real estate career in 2010 as a commercial expert that specializes in leasing and investments of office and industrial properties in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Barbara has spent her real estate career with Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. Furthermore, Ms. Bouvier is a multifamily investor who enjoys working together with other investors.
Owners and occupants of office and industrial properties trust Ms. Bouvier with achieving their short-term and long-term business and investment objectives. By providing her clients with free-market reports, Barbara educates her clients about the changes in the commercial market as they became more and more prevalent.
In addition, to educating her clients, Ms. Bouvier shares her voice in the social media and the technology community with 1-minute clips on what steps to take to lease and sell office and industrial properties. These tips are published weekly on her blog "The world of office and Industrial. Also, on her podcast "The world of office and Industrial DO's and DONT'S on Spotify and Anchor. In addition, you can connect with Ms. Bouvier on all social media platforms and follow her blog and podcast to see what she is doing in and for her community. Barbara is licensed in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and she is working towards her Florida license as well.
WHAT I SPECIALIZE IN
OFFICE MARKET REPORT
OFFICE MARKET OUTLOOK
It's these long-term prospects that had investors deploying capital back into the DMV. The third quarter of 2021 recorded the highest quarterly transaction volume since the pandemic began. Washington's office market remains one of the most liquid in the country in 2022, as it provides a stable tenant base, with upside provided by agency-anchored headquarters throughout the metro.
FREE MARKET REPORT
2022 OUTLOOK: Expect Another Strong Year
Strong fundamentals fueled by stable cash flows and pent-up demand
While rents were pressured early in the COVID-19 pandemic as tenants returned space to the market and delayed new leases, the economy came roaring back in 2021 with 18.5M jobs (out of 22.4M lost during the pandemic according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) - contributing to confidence in the property market and helping to push commercial property values to a 15-year high in the third quarter. 2021 transaction volumes rose 55% over 2020 and were 15% above 2019, led by multifamily, life-science, warehouse and distribution properties.
2022 CBC MARKET OUTLOOK
INDUSTRIAL MARKET REPORT
INDUSTRIAL MARKET OUTLOOK
Washington industrial space is in high demand and low supply, and despite different drivers for each substate within the metro area, the leasing and investment markets are bustling. Vacancy remains near record lows, with the metro-wide level hovering at 4.3%. CoStar's National Index is right around 4.2%. Tenants are climbing over one another for the right to pay recordhigh rents for space. This environment is pushing occupiers outside of traditional or tried-and-true submarkets, including some in the data center space.