Q1/22 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report

Bradford Allen is pleased to share with you our latest office market reports.
Chicago’s downtown office market remained dynamic amid distress in Q1/22 as the flight-to-quality trend continued. With a direct vacancy rate above 18%, rising sublet availability, high-profile properties in distress and ample new deliveries, tenants are finding enticing concessions. Digging beneath the headline statistics, we note:

  • The direct vacant and available rate was slightly lower (14.9%) than last quarter (15.2%).
  • Net absorption turned negative after a positive Q4/21, but demand is robust for Class A space in red-hot submarkets
  • Sublet availability is skewed toward Class B buildings.
  • Class B buildings comprise the majority of properties with troubled loans.

 

 

Year-End 2021 Suburban Chicago Office Market Report

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

This quarter in the suburban office market:

  • The overall sublet availability rate increased from 3.9% to 4.5%.
  • Overall direct vacancy and availability rates were 27.4% and 32.7%.
  • The market posted a $24.58 p.s.f. gross asking rate.
  • There was 1.1 million s.f. of negative absorption.

 

 

Year-End 2021 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report

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

This quarter in the downtown office market:

  • The overall sublet availability rate remained relatively stable at 3.9%, quarter over quarter.
  • Quarter over quarter, overall direct availability and vacancy remained flat at 19.8% and 15.2%, respectively.
  • Overall, the market posted a $40.38 p.s.f. gross asking rate.
  • The quarter posted 370,000 s.f. of positive absorption.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.