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Who Are Your Future Tenants?
Office Employment in the United States: 2004-2014


January 2007

This research report forecasts demand for U.S. office space through 2014 using detailed industry classifications. Using data from several sources, the analysis provides a comprehensive look at the future need for office space and illustrates a methodology for making similar projections at the metropolitan area level.

Executive Summary (279K pdf) | Full Report (552K pdf)



Beyond Edgeless Cities: Office Geography in the new Metropolis

February 2006

Edgeless cities are a small-scale, scattered form of development accounting for a significant share of commercial space. This study establishes a new geography for metropolitan office locations using the Geographic Information
System (GIS) to identify locations of downtowns and edgeless cities in the 13 largest U.S. office markets -- Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. This report looks into how the location of office space creates opportunity, as well as stress within a metropolis.

Research Brief (365K pdf) | Executive Summary (324K pdf) |
Full Report (3.90MB pdf)



Technology and the Demand for Commercial Real Estate

November 2003

Technology is increasingly important in today's commercial real estate markets, especially as tenant demands for different types of building technology evolve.

This report looks at the role technology plays in the commercial real estate business.

Research Brief (649K pdf) | Executive Summary (306K pdf) |
Full Report (1468K pdf)



Commercial Real Estate Research Terms and Data Standards

November 2003

Commercial real estate data collection standards and methods can vary in significant ways depending on the source and method of collection and the vendor. This report evaluates seven common data elements and discusses differences in data definitions and standards.


Research Brief (572K pdf) | Executive Summary (361K pdf) |
Full Report (510K pdf)





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