Q4 2021 U.S. Office Real Estate Market Summary
The national office market is showing early signs of a recovery, but the sector still has a long way to go before it reaches pre-pandemic levels of performance. Leasing volume improved in Q4 2021, and net absorption was positive for the second consecutive quarter Additionally, the amount of sublet space on the market fell quarter over quarter after rising significantly since the onset of the pandemic.
National office real estate trends
- The national vacancy rate held steady quarter over quarter
- Rent growth remained relatively flat year over year due to downward pressures, including suppressed leasing activity and the availability of sublet space
- New office space construction has slowed down considerably over the last several quarters
- Office sales in Q4 2021 totaled $44 billion, which is the highest recorded sales figure since the onset of the pandemic
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