Bellingham Commercial Real Estate

Bellingham Commercial Real Estate Information

Bellingham is the largest market for commercial real estate, north of Snohomish County. For retail and office space there are four major areas located within the City of Bellingham: Downtown, Cordata, Sunset, and Fairhaven. For industrial space, the primary locations in Bellingham are the Irongate Industrial Area and the Cordata Business Industrial Park.

Infrastructure for the Bellingham Commercial Real Estate Market

Bellingham has a robust infrastructure available to businesses. Bellingham features an international airport, deepwater marine port, railway system, and fiber optic internet. The Bellingham International Airport provides commercial flights, business services including air cargo, and US Customs. The BNSF railway runs north to south through Whatcom County and provides rail service throughout North America.

Featured Commercial Real Estate Listings in Bellingham WA

Featured
$11400000
Status: Available

Marina Building

Marina Building, 851 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
  • Available SQ. FT. n/a
  • Building SQ. FT. 47,508
  • Cap Rate: 6.16%
  • LOT SQ. FT. 60,785
  • Year Built: 1991
  • CBA #: 29570435
Featured
$2,600,000 /Sale Price
Status: Pending Feasibility

Heavy Power Manufacturing Warehouses

4654 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA
  • Available SQ. FT. 18,000
  • Building SQ. FT. 41,400
  • Cap Rate: 5.62%
  • LOT SQ. FT. 405,108
  • Year Built: 1977
  • CBA #: 32098706
Featured
$2495000 /Sale Price
Status: Available

Irongate Planned Industrial

2891 E Bakerview Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA
  • Available SQ. FT. 12538
  • Building SQ. FT. 12538
  • Cap Rate: n/a
  • LOT SQ. FT. 378100
  • Year Built: 1996
  • CBA #: 32351051
Featured
$20 /Sq. Ft.
Status: Available

Five Columns

1301 E Maple St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
  • Available SQ. FT. 4,437
  • Building SQ. FT. 4,437
  • Cap Rate: n/a
  • LOT SQ. FT. 27,115
  • Year Built: 1975
  • CBA #: 10876643
Featured
$19 /Sq. Ft.
Status: Available

Gaston Bay

Gaston Bay Building, 2925 Roeder Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
  • Available SQ. FT. 5,495
  • Building SQ. FT. 24,129
  • Cap Rate: 6.4%
  • LOT SQ. FT. 87,120
  • Year Built: 1928
  • CBA #: 601428

Bellingham Commercial Real Estate Listings

$6950000
Status: Available

Gaston Bay Building

2925, Roeder Ave, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 24129
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 87120
  • Year Built: 1928
  • CBA #: 601428
$1200000
Status: Available

Kelly Road Business Park - Land

182, Kelly Rd, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 257875
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 572799
$6888000
Status: Available

Kelly Road Business Park

188, Kelly Rd, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 51000
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 257875
  • Year Built: 2015
  • CBA #: 572798
$500000
Status: Available

4935 Guide Meridian

4935, Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 2100
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 84506
  • Year Built: 1969
  • CBA #: 462045
$589000
Status: Available

1800 J Street

1800, J St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 4800
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 10019
  • Year Built: 1905
  • CBA #: 442334
$2600000
Status: Pending

4654 - 4666 Guide Meridian Street

4654, Guide Meridian St, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 41400
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 405108
  • Year Built: 1977
  • CBA #: 656026
$2499000
Status: Pending

4140 Deemer Road

4140, Deemer Rd, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 12048
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 23958
  • Year Built: 2005
  • CBA #: 654243
$1399000
Status: Pending

1390 Nigel Road

1390, Nigel Rd, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT. 4854
  • Building SQ. FT. 4854
  • Cap Rate: 4.73
  • LOT SQ. FT. 59242
  • Year Built: 1989
  • CBA #: 653717
$850000
Status: Pending

701 W Holly Street

701, Holly St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT. 17000
  • Building SQ. FT. 5200
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 17001
  • Year Built: 1918
  • CBA #: 651575
$1350000
Status: Pending

800 W Holly Street

800, Holly St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT. 30000
  • Building SQ. FT. 0
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 29892
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 651563
$900000
Status: Pending

1401 E St

1401, St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT. 20000
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 20008
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 651557
$1550000
Status: Pending

1419 C St

1419, C St, D St, Astor St, Bellingham, WA  98264
  • Available SQ. FT. 33982
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 33956
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 651555
$1000000
Status: Pending

900 W Holly Street

900, Holly St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT. 20000
  • Building SQ. FT. 1724
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 19998
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 651553
$1100000
Status: Pending

801 W Holly St

801, Holly St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT. 22000
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 22002
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 651551
$2250000
Status: Pending

2331 James Street

2331, James Street, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 13308
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 25000
  • Year Built: 1967
  • CBA #: 649806
$690000
Status: Pending

310 Gladstone Street

310, Gladstone St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 9879
  • Cap Rate: 0.14
  • LOT SQ. FT. 3920
  • Year Built: 1902
  • CBA #: 645459
$835000
Status: Pending

W Horton Road - Lot D

0, Horton Rd - Lot D, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 96546
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 643904
$815000
Status: Pending

W Horton Road - Lot C

0, Horton Rd - Lot C, Bellingham, WA  98226
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 74083
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 643903
$1800000
Status: Pending

Samish Way Chevron

100, Samish Way, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT. 380
  • Cap Rate: 0.00
  • LOT SQ. FT. 35190
  • Year Built: 2003
  • CBA #: 643113
$1700000
Status: Pending

3816 Consolidation Avenue

3816, Consolidation Ave, Bellingham, WA  98229
  • Available SQ. FT.
  • Building SQ. FT.
  • Cap Rate:
  • LOT SQ. FT. 112820
  • Year Built:
  • CBA #: 640007

Bellingham Primary Trade Area (population 237,347)

Bellingham’s primary trade area serves a population of 237,347, which includes Bellingham’s city population of 96,014 (2021) and an addition population of 141,333 Whatcom County residents based on natural barriers and a lack of retail options.

Bellingham Secondary Trade Area (population 550,000)

The secondary trade area of Bellingham serves a population of 550,000 which includes the lower mainland of British Columbia including Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Abbotsford as well as a population of 131,945 (2021) from Skagit Valley. Canadian retail tourism is strong in Bellingham’s trade area with over 12,000,000 passengers crossing the border from Canada into Bellingham in 2019. Current data on border crossings is bleak as the border was closed for most of 2020 and very limited in 2021.

Retail, Office, and Industrial Market Statistics

One of the best ways for a business or investor to determine what direction the market is headed is by looking at where the market has been. At Pacific Continental Realty, we track market statistics in Bellingham and the surrounding markets to keep us up to date with the market and so we can help educate you to make informed decisions. Currently, we produce a quarterly vacancy report for retail, office, and industrial in Bellingham.

Bellingham Retail Market Statistics (2021 YTD)

How much retail space exists within the Bellingham market? There are over 450 retail buildings and over 10,00,000 square feet. That may seem like a lot of retail space in a market the size of Bellingham, but with a 2021 vacancy rate of 3.89% it may not be enough. The retail market in Bellingham can be heavily influenced by the Canadian dollar. When the Canadian dollar is on par with the US dollar, the retail market screams in Bellingham. Given historical data, the breaking point appears to be around $0.80 on the US dollar for when the Canadian retail influence begins to diminish and the Bellingham commercial real estate market begins to feel it.

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Bellingham Office Market Statistics (2021 YTD)

The trends in office space usage has changed over the last decade. Office tenants are not only demanding more open space and different types of layouts than before, but they also want more flexibility with their lease. This change in treads has created many older styled offices to be less desirable and with new office tenants wanting shorter lease terms, this would appear to be perfect storm for a disaster, but the statistics suggest otherwise. The current vacancy rate for office space in Bellingham is only 3.8%, which is well down from the recent average of 10.2%.

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Bellingham Industrial Market Statistics (2021 YTD)

The industrial market in Bellingham remained steady in 2020. With demand still very strong for industrial and no new buildings adding to the supply, the vacancy rate declined slightly. Still remaining below 1%, the overall vacancy rate for industrial buildings is a critical issue for manufacturers or distributors looking to enter the Bellingham market. The average asking rent for industrial space in Bellingham decreased from $0.76/SF/MO in Q1 to $0.73/SF/MO in Q2. The industrial sector is one of the strongest in the market for Bellingham commercial real estate.

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