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​​​​​​​2017 Law Firm Perspective

Heading into 2018, the global economic outlook remains optimistic. We expect real estate conditions in most markets to continue to shift towards tenants as dynamics become more favorable for law firms on the hunt for space.

Our 2017 Law Firm Perspective examines three main themes impacting law firm real estate conditions both in the U.S. and across the world. We take a deeper dive into how these will set the stage for an overall positive outlook for firms in the months ahead.

Here are three things to keep an eye on in the coming months:

In the 2017 report, our researchers examine 49 of the most prominent legal markets across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Learn about opportunities and challenges in each and the implications on their broader real estate market.

U.S. law firm office clock

2017 U.S. Law Firm property clock
The office clock demonstrates where each law firm market sits within its real estate cycle. Markets generally move clockwise around the clock. Geographies on the left side of the clock are generally landlord-favorable, while markets on the right side of the clock are typically tenant-favorable.

For a more thorough analysis of the current law firm markets and trends, download our complete 2017 Law Firm Perspective. Or, dive into the markets individually below.

For a closer look at your market(s) of interest, select your desired reports:




Law firm market overview

Global city office markets are preparing to enter a new phase that should present greater leverage for law firms in the market for space.