Author Archives: Rhea Stephen

CRE Office Pulse 005: Leaders & Laggards in the Pandemic

In our previous Office Pulse, we challenged the conventional view that the suburban Chicago office market was suffering from record-high vacancy rates brought on by the pandemic. In this follow-up, we set out to examine Chicago’s central business district (CBD) office market using a similar methodology to understand how the pandemic affected longer-term occupancy trends downtown. Chicago tenants are at a crossroads, and the data clearly reveal how Covid-19 caused a new disruption in the CBD.

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Q3/21 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report

Bradford Allen is pleased to share with you our Q3/2021 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report.

This quarter in the downtown office market:

  • The overall sublet availability rate remained unchanged at 3.92%, quarter over quarter.
  • Quarter over quarter, overall direct availability and vacancy rates rose from 19.5% to 20.1% and from 14.0% to 15.1%, respectively.
  • Overall, gross average asking rates declined from $41.13 p.s.f. to $41.07 p.s.f., quarter over quarter.

 

 

CRE Office Pulse 004: Chicago’s Suburban Office Market — More Competitive Than You Think

Suburban Chicago’s office vacancy rates may seem historically high, but the headline numbers overlook key details about the marketplace. Large, low-quality properties are having an outsized effect on the averages. Removing these “zombies” from the data shows the market is more competitive than you think.

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Mid-Year 2021 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report

Bradford Allen is pleased to share with you our Mid-Year 2021 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report.

This quarter in the downtown office market:

  • The overall sublet availability rate remained relatively stable at 3.93%, quarter over quarter.
  • Quarter over quarter, overall direct availability and vacancy rose from 19.19% to 19.48% and from 13.47% to 14.01%, respectively.
  • Overall, gross average asking rates declined to $41.13 p.s.f. from $41.49 p.s.f., year over year.

 

 

Mid-Year 2021 Suburban Chicago Office Market Report

Bradford Allen is pleased to share with you our Mid-Year 2021 Suburban Chicago Office Market Report.

This quarter in the suburban office market:

  • From Q4/20 to Q2/21, the overall sublet availability rate increased from 2.99% to 3.30%.
  • From Q4/20 to Q2/21, overall direct vacancy and availability rose from 21.95% to 23.84% and from 26.18% to 27.91%, respectively.
  • Overall, the direct asking rate dropped from $25.03 p.s.f. to $24.91 p.s.f., year over year.