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Executive Suites and Office Business Centers

SIC 7338 | NAICS 561430

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Executive Suite / Serviced Office Leasing  (view report)
Business Service Centers  (view report)

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:

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

Officing Today
Online news source provides news and information for the executive suite, office business center, and virtual office industries on a global basis, with topics covered include industry trends and updates, financial news, industry standards, sales and marketing, new technologies, and more. All articles are available free online.

Global Workspace Association
The Office Wire
Bimonthly publication features news and information for the workspace-as-a-service industry, with topics covered in each issue including workspace trends and developments, economic trends, conference updates, association news, and more. Selected articles from current issue and archived issues are available online.

Office Suite Strategies
White Papers
White paper section provides insights on important considerations and issues in successfully operating an office business center, with topics covered including "Adapting Your Center to Today's Client: 10 Tips to Drive Profitability", "Optimizing Your Business Center: 6 Key Strategies to Driving Profits", and "Optimizing Your Business Center: Deploying Real Market Strategies That Work". All whitepapers are available online.

Instant Offices Limited
North America Executive Suite Review
Market research report provides an overview of the North American executive suite market, with information provided including largest providers ranked by centers, average contract term in months, and market-specific data (number of open centers, average monthly workstation rate, and average number of workstations per contract) for the U.S., Canada, and selected metro markets. Report can be downloaded and viewed online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
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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

Global Workspace Association
GWA Financial Study
Annual financial study provides financial and operating performance measures by type of operation (e.g., office business center (OBC), co-working space, OBC/co-working space hybrid, all virtual, and all meeting space), with topics covered including pricing, occupancy, breakeven, and profitability, and with comparative survey results grouped separately for high profit firms, which are the top 25 percent ranked by profit margin.

Executive Suite / Serviced Office Leasing
(see links for individual reports)

Cost structure benchmarks section of these reports provide an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of revenue by income and expense category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent and utilities, other expenses, and earnings before interest and taxes) and includes commentary on trends and expectations for specific categories. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

The Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals
Salary Survey
Online interactive database provides average salary data for executive and administrative professional job positions (executive assistant, administrative assistant, legal assistant, HR assistant, and office manager), with compensation data for each job position broken down by type of industry, years of experience, level of education, and geographic region (U.S., Canada, state, or province). Survey data is available free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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