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New York City residents’ occupations vary widely by borough, influencing office demand

Creative office occupiers are conveniently accessible to their employment base that is largely located in Brooklyn.

March 12, 2019
  • Creative office occupiers, which are increasing their footprint in Midtown South and Downtown, are conveniently accessible to their employment base that is largely located in Brooklyn; whereas, finance and legal occupiers are highly accessible to their talent by positioning themselves in Midtown.
  • Brooklyn, comparable to Manhattan, has a higher concentration of creative/tech residents with 31.7k residents across 200 creative/tech-dominated block groups.
  • This composition of talent could help drive creative users into Brooklyn as access to talent takes center stage given the tight regional labor market.

Source: ESRI; JLL Research

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