VTS Office Demand Index: February 2021 Market Trends Report
Get the earliest available indicator of upcoming office leases and tenant sentiment, nationally and locally, in the VTS Office Demand Index (VODI) – a free, monthly resource from VTS.
The VODI represents 99% of new demand for office space in 7 markets – New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco – and indicates behavior more than one year in advance of a lease hitting the market, and ahead of official employment figures.
Download the February 2021 VTS Office Demand Index Report
- Demand for office space fell by 85% in the three months following the start of the pandemic and has since regained 1/3 of the demand lost. As of January, the VODI is still down 57% from pre-pandemic levels.
- After experiencing the lowest bottom of all markets with almost no office tenant demand in 2020, San Francisco has experienced the strongest growth over the last quarter, recovering 58% of the demand lost in the early pandemic days.
- NYC office demand is still down 66% from pre-crisis levels, but 4 out of every 5 tenants in the market toured Trophy or Class A office space in January.
- Office demand in Boston and Chicago continues to struggle, only gaining 1 and 4 index points, respectively, over January.
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