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10 Trends in Office Design 

Trends in office space size and configuration undoubtedly will affect office leasing and sales. What will the office of the future look like and how will it affect commercial real estate? To find out, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute

Big Ideas for Small Offices 

In an age dominated by large corporations, mergers, and acquisitions, owning a small commercial real estate business could be likened to a minnow swimming in a sea of sharks. Gaining market share and retaining clients seem daunting, if not impossible,

Back to Business? 

Office markets across the country continue to battle the lingering effects of the recession. But many cities are beginning to shed the high vacancies and fat concession packages that have dominated the last few years as expansion activity slowly returns.

Suburban Office High 

Where will you find the highest office rents in the nation? Manhattan? Washington, D.C.? Try Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, California, where tenants are paying $70 per square foot (psf) for class A space, according to

A Healthy Prognosis 

As the health care industry continues to evolve in the wake of a growing number of managed care facilities and closer attention to the bottom line in the medical profession, the property niche of medical office buildings (MOBs) also continues

Running on Empty 

The road is clear. Lenders have given the green light. Office investors sit in the driver’s seat, poised to push the transaction pedal to the metal. The road is clear. Lenders have given the green light. Office investors sit in

The Suburban Scene 

Despite the trend toward downtown revitalization, suburban locations still find favor with many office tenants. Financial, telecommunications, and technology companies in particular view the suburbs as an attractive location for corporate headquarters, call centers, and back offices. Convenience continues to

What Office Tenants Want 

Despite the fluctuating economy and current design trends, two factors remain constant when tenants select office space cost and location. But in today's market, other factors also influence the decision making process. From turnkey buildouts to shorter lease terms to

Office Market Madness 

Tulsa, Okla., does not rank high on most commercial real estate experts’ lists of hot office investment markets. In fact, the 44th largest U.S. city has wrestled with high vacancy rates for years and historically has been dominated by private

Office Romance 

At the national level, private equity investors are entering the office market at an unprecedented pace, escalating competition and pricing for premium assets in major and secondary cities. Other factors, such as interest rates, corporate relocations, and population shifts, are

MOB Outbreak 

A new trend in the growing healthcare sector offers physicians the opportunity for equity participation in new medical office building developments. Hospitals planning to build new MOBs on their campuses increasingly are turning to third

Office Towers 

As the U.S. added 2 million jobs to the economy during the last 12 months, office vacancy rates in major markets fell to their lowest point since 2001. Although job growth moderated during 2006's first half, the office market is

Think Big, Buy Small 

While rent discounts and concessions may entice some tenants, many small business owners are forgoing the attractive lease terms available in depressed office markets in lieu of one very powerful incentive real estate ownership. "We're seeing more demand than ever

Designing Office Interiors 

Design trends in the corporate office scene are constantly changing with new technological advances, environmental concerns, and space availability. As 2007 approaches, companies are looking toward designs that are energy conscious, flexible, comfortable, and reflective of their corporate brand. To

How High Can They Go? 

Investors who are vying for premium office properties are reaching deep into their wallets. The $835 million paid for Chicago's 110 story, 4.4 million square foot Sears Tower earlier this year seems like a bargain compared to the record setting

Office Optimism 

There are many reasons why today's national office market is inching along at a snail's pace compared to the lightning speed it was moving at less than 12 months ago. The credit squeeze, economic turbulence, and capital market volatility are

Office Exodus? 

At corporations across the country chairs are empty. Maybe their occupants are working in the field or out to lunch, or maybe they are never coming back. Approximately 20.7 million U.S. workers no longer report to bricks and mortar offices

Market Trends(23) 

Tomorrow's OfficeVery soon, the days of expecting employees to commute to simply sit at computers will seem archaic, according to Collaboration 2020, a research study of 1,700 office workers by Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Innovation. A fundamental shift is happening

New Office Order 

The nation's 30 billion square foot office market is in sound health as it heads into the second half of 2000, but it slowly is taking on a new look. Consider these surfacing trends Newly created Internet companies are gobbling

Office Market Overtime 

The credit crunch has reduced office transaction volume to a trickle and factors weighing on the sector are likely to limit deal making through year end. Asset values have declined nearly 30 percent from their peak, financing is scarce, and

Office Recovery Varies 

The national office market has officially started its recovery rents and vacancies have not only stabilized, but are even turning positive. But not every area of the country has received that memo. The rate of recovery varies widely by state,

Office Branding 

In this market, commercial real estate pros face a tough sell trying to convince corporate office tenants to stay put and retrofit or entice new ones to lease space. With vacancies soaring into double digits in both urban and suburban

Opening Moves 

Offers of rent discounts, free rent, and other incentives ignited office leasing during the first half of 2010. While that may seem like great news for landlords and brokerage firms, the surge in activity is doing little to make a

Office Detours: A Regional Roundup 

The September October 2010 cover story, “Running on Empty,” examines the recovery of the office investment market in light of the struggling economy and other factors. The following roundup of regional office markets in the U.S. gives voice to some

MOB Diagnosis 

Few commercial real estate niches have changed as much during the last 30 years as medical office buildings. The same factors that have driven health care to the brink of nationalization and back have caused MOBs to adapt as well.