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Office Building Management and Leasing

SIC 6512 | NAICS 531120

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®
Publications available from this trade association include:

Professional Report Magazine
Quarterly trade publication features news and analysis for commercial property professionals, with special features including the quarterly "SIOR Commercial Real Estate Index" report, which provides an assessment of current market conditions for industrial and office properties based on a survey of SIOR members and also includes data on investment activity in the commercial property markets.

SIOR Commercial Real Estate Index
Quarterly member survey published in "Professional Report" magazine provides an assessment of current market conditions for industrial and office building properties, with topics addressed in the survey including recent leasing activity, asking rents, vacancy rates, subleasing availability, level of tenant concessions, construction activity, development acquisitions, and investment pricing levels.

First Research

Commercial Real Estate Management
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Colliers International
U.S. Office Market Outlook

Quarterly outlook report analyzes current market conditions for 80 U.S. markets by property location (e.g., central business district/downtown, suburban) and class (e.g., Class A, all classes), with data provided in the survey including existing building inventory in square feet, average annual quoted rent, vacancy rate, market absorption in square feet, quarterly change in rent, and annual change in rent.

National Association of REALTORS®
Publications available from this trade association include:

Commercial Real Estate Market Survey
Quarterly survey measures current activity in the commercial property market by sector (e.g., office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and hotel) based on data collected from NAR members, with information provided in the survey including commercial property sales volume, sales prices, capitalization rates, leasing volume, average lease term, average leased space by size, and commercial vacancy rates.

Commercial Real Estate Outlook
Quarterly report analyzes current market activity and provides forecasts for the four major commercial property sectors (e.g., office, industrial, retail, and multifamily) by transaction size (e.g., large—above $2.5 million, small—below $2.5 million), with information provided in the report including commercial property sales volume, sales prices, average gross lease volume, and commercial vacancy rates.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Nonresidential Property Managers  Search for "531312"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Income/Expense Analysis®: Office Buildings

Annual financial survey provides detailed income and expense information for office building properties in the U.S. on a national, regional, and major metropolitan area level, with survey results reported on a dollars per square foot basis (e.g., gross area, gross rentable, and net rentable) for over fifty income and expense categories by building size (gross area), building height, age group, and rental range.

Building Owners and Managers Association International
Office Experience Exchange Report

Annual financial benchmarking survey provides detailed income and expense data for office building properties in dollars per square foot on a national, regional, and metropolitan area basis, with online database searchable by multiple parameters including geographic market, property location, sector, building type, building size, age range, ownership type, number of floors, and tenant composition.

Compensation Surveys

Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey

Annual compensation survey provides base salary and bonus information for over 150 job positions in the office, industrial, and retail property sectors, with survey results categorized by firm size based on number of employees, company type (public vs. private), property specialization, geographic region, and metropolitan area. Job descriptions for positions covered in the survey are available free online.

Facility Management Jobs, Salary Information, and Career Resources

Searchable online database provides salary and bonus information for over 30 facility management positions, with search criteria including geographic region, job type (e.g., property management firm, outsourcing firm, or other), building type (e.g., corporate office, commercial lease space, educational, government, industrial, or medical), square footage, and facility operations and maintenance budget.

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