Suburban Maryland office market reports

Q3 2021 Suburban Maryland office market report

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Suburban Maryland is experiencing historic lows in office demand as the pandemic continues to weigh heavily on leasing activity. Longer-term outlooks are bolstered by a burgeoning life sciences sector that continues to cushion the market. Increased levels of government R&D investment, including NIH funding, have been a strong driver of activity within the region, and may act as a tailwind alongside recovery to pre-pandemic norms.


Economic conditions

After rebounding from a pandemic high of 9.1 percent, Suburban Maryland’s unemployment rate stands at 6.6 percent, although well off historic lows.


Recovery rate

As measured by extrapolated mobility data, overall activity across the DC Metro region is 64.8 percent of pre-COVID levels, while visitor traffic at office locations specifically is only 36.0 percent of pre-COVID levels.


Office demand

Year-to-date leasing activity is down 20.9 percent compared with the same period in 2020. While the rate of decline appears to have slowed, the annual total remains on pace to be lower than in 2020.

Biotech sector

Office supply

Activity within the biotech sector clustered along Suburban Maryland’s I-270 Corridor remains elevated. With demand outpacing supply, more developers and landlords are turning their attention towards lab product types.


Pricing trends

The average direct base rent has edged up by 1.7 percent in 2021, but the increase is being offset by high concession packages, as landlords compete for a shrinking pool of tenants.


Capital markets

Suburban Maryland total office sales volume stands at $0.3B year-to-date, lagging 2020's total volume.

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