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CORPORATE OFFICE PERSPECTIVES | APRIL 1, 2017

Like many of you, I do not know a single person looking for a job. My friends, who get downsized or merged out of positions, seem to bounce right back into another great employment opportunity. Here in the Bay Area, one big complaint is how long the commute can be. For many of my friends…

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The Big Picture U.S. office market

Most metro areas showed positive absorption in 4th quarter 2016, but overall net absorption is down, and the U.S. office-using employment growth is expected to fall from 2.4% in 2016 to 1.4% in 2017. The San Francisco Bay Area remains the tightest of the top 10 markets with a 5.6% vacancy rate. (Colliers, Knowledge Leader,…

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CORPORATE OFFICE PERSPECTIVES | AUGUST 1, 2014

For the first time since 2007, I am beginning to see signs of cautious corporate expansion in the East Bay, almost like watching the spring blooms begin to emerge after a long, cold winter. Professional organizations and corporations have run lean as long as possible and are now tentatively thinking about expansion … It’s been…

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Net absorption vs Vacancy…

In the National Real Estate Investor March/April 2014 magazine there is a chart showing the office net absorption and vacancy for the past two years…eight straight quarters of positive absorption, but the vacancy rate nationwide is still stuck at almost 17%. Maybe things have changed but when I got my MBA at Cal way back…

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