Despite overall U.S. investment volume declines
in 2016, the office sector sustained stable activity, reaching $143.0 billion
in volume in the fourth quarter. Secondary market momentum also returned as
investors looked to diversify. While leasing velocity and occupancy growth decelerated as the country nearly reached full
employment in the fourth quarter, we still expect office to see incremental
growth throughout 2017 and even into 2018.
For a complete market analysis and
other key themes from the fourth quarter of 2016, download our latest Office Investment Outlook.
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As investors take a “wait and see” approach about where we are in the cycle and how wholesale political changes could impact markets, there are plenty of questions to go around. In the office sector, however, we may have answers sooner than we think.
Learn where each office market sits within its real estate cycle and evolves every quarter. Hover on a city to access its latest average rent and vacancy rate.
President, Americas Capital Markets
Director, Investor Research