Suburban Maryland office market reports

Q3 2022

Suburban Maryland’s Q3 office performance is showing signs of slowing tenant activity as landlords explore the potential of converting older, commodity office buildings to residential and lab on a go-forward basis rather than find a large office tenant to backfill the space. Lab conversions are top of mind for investors, however, the process to convert an office to lab use is trickier than meets the eye with regard to infrastructure requirements. Moreover, rising construction costs will make it even more difficult for owners with an existing high basis to convert their property.
79 msf


One building has come online year-to-date, and the development pipeline has thinned as developers are reluctant to build speculatively.
-405 ksf

Net absorption

As companies continue to ‘right size’, occupancy losses for the quarter amounted to about 0.5% of inventory.
$28.32 psf

Direct asking rent

While high concession packages are putting downward pressure on net effective rents, asking rates remained relatively stable in recent years.
16.7 msf


Elevated total availabilities, including 1.7 msf of sublet space, persist and have again reached the highest point in the past several years.


The total overall vacancy rate continued its upward trajectory, ending the quarter 370 basis points higher than in Q2 2021.
$384 mm

Investment sales

Quarterly sales volume reached the highest level since Q4 2019, a sign of life for the market.

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