Northern Virginia office market reports

2Q 2021 Northern Virginia Office Insight Report

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In past economic downturns, Northern Virginia has proven highly resilient thanks to a tenant base of mission-critical government contractors and high-credit tenants. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies out of their office space regardless of their financial health, driving record office vacancy despite minimal impact on employment in office-using sectors. While this market has strong and reliable drivers of growth in the long term, those drivers may be dampened in the near term as each tenant rethinks the way in which it consumes office space.


Economic conditions

Office-using jobs have only declined by 0.5 percent compared with 3.6 percent across all sectors, underscoring the resilience of the office sector and the vulnerability of discretionary segments of the economy.


Recovery rate

Activity across the region at workplaces, shopping centers, universities, and other areas of interest is 48.7 percent of pre-COVID levels, as measured by extrapolated cell phone location data.


Office demand

The average office lease term length has begun to recover after falling 10.6 percent at the onset of the pandemic.


Office supply

Vacant sublease space increased by 121% since the end of 2019 but remains below the levels seen in either of the past two economic downturns.


Pricing trends

Average concessions have risen sharply since February 2020, with both the average free rent period and average TI allowance up more than 20.0 percent.


Capital markets

Value-add sales have continued to account for an increasing share of Northern Virginia’s sale activity and have made up 41.3 percent of dollar volume in 2020-2021.

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