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Avison Young releases First Quarter 2022 Market Reports for Houston office and industrial sectors

Avison Young releases First Quarter 2022 Market Reports for Houston office and industrial sectors April 4, 2022

Industrial leasing activity is booming while the office market remains challenged

Houston, TX – Avison Young today released both its First Quarter 2022 Office and Industrial Market Reports for Houston. Despite Houston’s economy reporting an upswing with unemployment dropping to 5.3%, work-from-home policies have the potential to impact the amount of space leased and issues within the energy industry contribute to decreased leasing activity, especially in the office sector. However, unlike office leasing velocity, industrial leasing activity is booming as net absorption remains elevated when compared to record levels from the previous year.

“The Houston industrial market’s momentum of 2021 has carried over into first quarter 2022,” said Rand Stephens, Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Houston office. “Developers continue to announce and break ground on new projects.”

With respect to Houston’s office sector, Anthony Squillante, Principal in the firm’s Houston office specializing in office tenant representation, said, “Concessions continue to remain strong while quoted rates are declining. Flight-to-quality is also a key trend, with amenity-rich towers enjoying success.”

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