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Office Building Management & Leasing – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 6512  |  NAICS 531120

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Property Management  (view report)
Commercial Leasing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

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

SIOR 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.

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.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Nonresidential Property Managers  Search for "531312"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

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 and Salary 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.

Business Valuation Resources

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