Retail vacancy in Denver continues to improve in second quarter of 2013 dropping to 6.6%, down from 6.7% in previous quarter. Net positive absorption was 698,548 square feet, however vacant sublease increased by 3,864 square feet. Second quarter net positive absorption is still below to the 2013 first quarter of 789,143 square feet of net absorption. The biggest lease deal signed year to date was the 44,171 square foot lease signed by Mi Pueblo Latin Market Inc. at 5908 E. 64th Ave. followed by the 40,000 square foot lease deal by Urban Lights at 1385 S. Santa Fe Dr. and the 28,940 square foot lease deal by Better Bodies at Aurora City Square. Average asking rental rate edged up a little from first quarter to $14.75 per square foot even though more than 20 retail buildings with 480,381 square feet were delivered in the second quarter, plus additional 352,514 square feet still under construction.  On a nation level, the U.S. retail vacancy rate dropped to 6.7% in second quarter with a net positive absorption of 23.11 million square feet. Average asking rental increased to $14.50 per square foot even though 593 retail buildings were delivered in second quarter totaling almost 9.6 million square feet.