Detroit office market report

Q1 2022

The Detroit office market experienced an increase in market activity throughout the first quarter of 2022 as Companies are starting make decisions about their return to office plans.  Several large employers within the region have been getting creative with their approach to include a mixture of remote working, hybrid models and select days within the office. 



Detroit companies are getting creative with their return to the office strategies!  
GM - “Work Appropriately”
Stellantis (Chrysler) - “New Era of Agility”
AAA - “Flex Work”
Plante Moran - “workplace for your Day”


Unemployment Rate

Detroit’s unemployment rate as of February 2022 was recorded at 5.4% down 160 basis points from the prior year.

20 bps


Overall vacancy increased 20 basis points at the end of the first quarter 2022 to 17.7%

Return to Office

Starting to see more activity within the market and employers starting to make decisions about their return to the office plan as they become more comfortable with what the future of the endemic may look like. 



Starting rental rates are averaging approximately $3.00/sf lower than pre pandemic 

CBD Traffic

Anticipating an uptick in CBD traffic as many employers are bringing back employees into the office in some fashion in the next two quarters including Ford, City of Detroit, Ally Financial, Flagstar Bank and the State of Michigan.

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