New York office market reports

Q4 2022

2022 leasing activity has outperformed leasing activity from 2021 (32.4 msf vs. 28.1 msf) and has reached the highest post-COVID annual volume of leasing activity. Despite the year-over-year increase, Q4 2022 leasing activity of 5.4 million square feet (msf) was significantly slower than previous Q4s, which is historically the strongest leasing quarter of the year. As a result, total office availability in Manhattan has increased by 20 basis points from 18.4% in Q3 2022 to 18.6% in Q4 – reaching record highs of available space. Despite a cool down in leasing activity and record high availability, Manhattan return-to-office rates have been trending upwards towards pre-COVID normalcy, currently at 55.7% compared to 2019 levels. 

increase in leasing activity from 2021 to 2022, despite recent slowdown 


overall availability rate – 20 basis points higher than Q3 2022, reaching record levels


decrease in Manhattan job postings from October to November


Manhattan return-to-work efforts, week of  December 5, 2022 vs. week of December 2, 2019

$21.15 psf

difference in class A base and net effective rents, December 2022


of Manhattan office sales in 2022

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