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In-depth local knowledge is a critical component to navigating the dynamic commercial real estate market. This statistical data gathered from the Wichita area market combined with the experience of our commercial real estate professionals provides you with the insight and resources to make informed business decisions.

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Annual Forecasts

Our annual Forecast publications provide current statistics as well as a look to the future of Commercial Real Estate.

2018 Forecast

2017 Forecast


The Smartbrief is distributed shortly after the end of each month to provide clients with a concise update on commercial real estate happenings. The format is an easy-to-read, skimable document with short “briefs” about movings, closings, opeings, consolidations and more. Everything you need to know in 5 minutes!

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All Research Publications

NAI Martens produces a number of industry specific publications, going beyond the numbers to explore a specific trend in detail, combining research with our brokers’ insight to add valuable perspective to the changing real estate market.

Year-End 2017 Wichita Market Update

A Guide to Medical Space

Wichita Market Report 2017: Q3

Derby, KS Retail Snapshot 2017: Q3

Multifamily Market Update 2017: Q3

Multifamily Development Update 2017:Q1

Visit the NAI Martens Blog for weekly updates

Featured blog post (3/12/2018)

What will happen to Multi-family when boomers Retire en Masse?

In a previous post, we talked about the “Silver Tsunami”. Americans born during and directly following the end of WWII, commonly referred to as Baby Boomers, represent the second largest age demographic group in the U.S. behind millennials. As this massive group moves toward retirement, it is signaling big changes for multi-family buildings of the future. NAI Global recently offered this look at what it means for Multi-family properties...READ MORE

Featured blog post (3/5/2018)

Year-End 2017 Wichita Market Update

NAI Martens is excited to present its Year-End 2017 Wichita Market Update. The NAI Martens team works daily to collect and compile local market information to ensure up-to-date and accurate data. Inside you’ll find 2017 statistics for the local office, retail and industrial markets compiled by NAI Martens Research & GIS Specialist Drew Gannon and reviewed and analyzed by our experienced advisors... READ MORE

Featured blog post (2/19/2018)

A Guide to Medical Space

NAI Martens is excited to present A Guide to Medical Space–a collaborative effort between NAI Martens brokers and Martens Appraisal appraisers to bring you the latest trends in medical office space in the Wichita market area. Take a look inside to learn 2017 vacancy rate and net absorption statistics, a look at what is coming to the market and a section naming a few important trends to be aware of when leasing medical space and how these can affect you... READ MORE

Featured blog post (2/12/2018)

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Commercial Real Estate

For most people, 2017 was the year they heard about bitcoin and learned enough about the cryptocurrency to forget within 24 hours. We’ve all had that friend claiming to be a brilliant investor because they bought $50 worth of litecoin and ethereum before prices exploded in late October. We’ve all heard how cryptocurrency is the future of finance. While there might actually be some truth in that statement, we in commercial real estate are more intrigued by the endless possibilities of Blockchain. Blockchain is the actual basis of bitcoin technology, and it will certainly impact the way real estate professionals conduct business in the future... READ MORE

Featured blog post (2/5/2018)

NAI Martens Brokers 15-year Lease Agreement with Aldi

WICHITA, KS – January 31, 2018– NAI Martens announced Wednesday that it brokered a 15-year lease agreement between the owners of Sweetbriar Shopping Center and Aldi. John O’Rourke and Nathan Farha represented the Sweetbriar ownership in the transaction. Aldi is already a tenant in the center, located at 2263 N. Amidon Ave., but will now expand into an additional 5,224 square feet. The global discount supermarket chain will now occupy 19,867 square feet. This added space will allow Aldi to offer its newest store concept. “Everyone seems very happy with... READ MORE