Dallas-Fort Worth office market reports

Q2 2021

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Direct and sublease vacancy have reached nearly all-time highs of 19.7%, while the flight to quality trend persists for the Class A and Trophy segments. Reopening efforts have allowed the metro to fall below the national unemployment rate of 6.1%.


Economic conditions

The unemployment rate has steadily declined from a pandemic high of 12.5% as reopening efforts have allowed the local economy to rebound.



Recovery rate

As indicated through extrapolated cell phone data, more than half of pre-pandemic activity has returned with banking and media firms returning more quickly than other large corporate office users. 


Office demand

Absorption as a percentage of total post pandemic leasing, as the flight to quality trend persists for the Class A and Trophy segments, even while overall net absorption is still negative.

5 msf

Office supply

Record sublease vacant space on the market, as sublease continues to drag down aggregate fundamentals. Sublease has added to the total 9.1 msf of total available space. 


Pricing Trends

Rents have continued to rise through the pandemic and resulting recession—a diverging result from previous recessions which saw periods of decline in rents

2.8 B

Capital markets

Office assets sold in the last 12 months—an annualized decrease of 46.6% when compared with the past five-year average.

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