Austin office market report

Q2 2022

Austin continues to lead the US in office job growth and provide a glimpse of the tech market’s return to office strategy post-pandemic. Job growth has surged to all-time highs, with 60,000 new office jobs added since February 2020 while leasing activity continues to be driven by the tech industry.

23%

Increase in office job employment

Austin has added almost 75,000 new office jobs since February 2020, a 23% increase, as Austin continues to lead the nation in office employment growth.

 

214,000sf

Net absorption

Net absorption was primarily driven by Class A assets within Austin’s urban submarkets. As demand has remained strong, new construction starts have continued to kick-off.

 

$37.13psf

Direct asking rent

Class A asking rents saw an 8.6% growth since Q4 2020 as competition for high-quality, well-located assets continues to grow.

 

3.8%

Sublease availability

Sublease availability saw a slight quarter-over-quarter uptick as new large blocks came to market. Despite this, sublease availability has declined by over 40% since Q4 2020 for the Austin office market while urban sublease availability has declined by almost 50%.

 

8.6 msf

Under construction

8.6 msf of office product is currently under development while preleasing in urban submarkets has reached 41%.

 

15.4%

Direct vacancy

The Class A office market continues to drive new occupancy growth for the Austin market, holding a 12.9% vacancy rate, compared to 19.0% for Class B, and 15.4% for the overall market.

 

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