Pittsburgh office market report

Q4 2021

Despite the effects of the pandemic still looming, Pittsburgh MSA unemployment figures continue to trend down near pre-pandemic lows, to 4.2%.  Leasing volume began to gain by year-end 2021 over the 20-year low set in 2020, as tenants began to execute on decisions as vaccines were rolled out throughout the country.


Economic conditions

Unemployment in Pittsburgh is now at 4.2 percent as of December 2021 with the market having recovered 97% of all job losses since March of 2020. 


Recovery rate

Pittsburgh leads the U.S. average vaccination rate of overall population that is fully vaccinated.


Return to the office

Several large employers have delayed the return to the office which were slated for the beginning of 2022, amid Omicron variant concerns. 


Office demand

Overall leasing activity was sharply affected by the pandemic, as the office market experienced a 47.5% decrease from the 20-year historic annual average. 

1.4 msf

Office supply

There is currently 1.4 M sf of new office space under construction, as development remains reserved amid the uncertainty COVID continues to usher in.


Capital Markets

Investment activity since 2020 totaled $441M at year-end. Investors continue capital deployment on office assets at a rate that is 12.2% higher than the prior five-year average.

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