Suburban Maryland office market reports

Q1 2022

Suburban Maryland’s office performance is facing headwinds as new developments from Rockville to Bethesda are taking center stage. While there have been signs of strength in the life science and biotech sectors, particularly for lab space, net absorption in core areas continue to trend downwards putting pressure on owners to consider new uses for existing office.

78 MSF

Inventory

Despite deliveries, the existing figure is virtually unchanged year-over-year due to buildings being removed from inventory.

-1.0%

Net absorption

Occupancy losses for the quarter were roughly 752,000 sf, or 1.0% of inventory, marking the third consecutive quarter of negative absorption.

$28.71

Direct asking rent

Average direct asking rent of $28.71 psf is up 0.7% year-over-year, belying the fact that net effective rates are down due to elevated concession packages.

16 MSF

Availabilities

Direct availabilities have reached the highest point in the past several years, and while sublet space (1.6 msf) is elevated, it is not a peak figure.

16.9%

Vacancy

The total overall vacancy rate of 16.9% is at a record-high level and up 140 basis points year-over-year.

$49.7mm

Investment sales

While Q1 total sales volume ($49.7M) dipped compared with the past two quarters, volume is up 33% year-over-year.

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