Get the latest on office building trends, such as cargotecture and much more.


NAR Library & Archives has already done the research for you. References (formerly Field Guides) offer links to articles, eBooks, websites, statistics, and more to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives. EBSCO articles (E) are available only to NAR members and require the member's nar.realtor login.

Office Pr​operty Trends

Johnson Controls Joins ManpowerGroup, Northwestern Mutual in Putting Downtown Office Space on the Market (Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 22, 2021)

3 Blunders to Avoid When Returning to the Office in 2021 (Forbes, Dec. 16, 2020)

How Will Permanent Remote Impact L.A.’s Downtown Core (Globe St., Dec. 08, 2020)

Is Medical Real Estate Immune to COVID? Physician Office Buildings are Still Hot Properties Despite the Pandemic (Crain’s Chicago Business, Oct. 19, 2020) E

Booster Shot? Vaccine News Could Stir Slumbering Pittsburgh Office Market (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 30, 2020)

Blackstone’s Co-Head of Real Estate Describes the Post-Pandemic Office (Fortune, Nov. 6, 2020)

As Some Offices Reopen, Employees Return with Both Eagerness and Reluctance (The New York Times, Nov. 10, 2020)

$3 Billion, 3 Weeks: Investors Gobble Up Choice Bay Area Office Buildings Amid Coronavirus (The Mercury News, Nov. 3, 2020)

The Real Estate Office and the Future (REALTOR® Magazine, Sep. 24, 2020)

Global Office Impact Study & Recovery Timing Report (Cushman and Wakefield, Sep. 22, 2020)

The New York City Office May be in Limbo, but Dead? Fuhgeddaboudit (Market Watch, Aug. 29, 2020)

Co-Working Spaces

Realtor Plans Coworking Space on Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk (Delaware Online, Jan. 21, 2021)

Will the “Near Home” Office Trend Be Good News for Co-Working? (The Motley Fool, Nov. 18, 2020)

Coronavirus Battered the Coworking Industry, Now It’s Making a Comeback (Yahoo! Finance, Nov. 13, 2020)

With Offices Closed, WeWork and Other Coworking Spaces Jump on Market Opportunity (Fortune, Oct. 24, 2020) E

Useful We​bsites

ccim.com — Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute

irem.org — Institute of Real Estate Management

sior.com — Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

boma.org — Building Owners and Managers Association

crewnetwork.org — CREW

naiop.org — National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

uli.org — Urban Land Institute

eBooks &​ Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Office Building Safety and Health (eBook)

How to Design and Build a Green Office Building (Kindle, eBook)

Office Markets and Public Policy (Kindle, eBook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Income/Expense Analysis: Office Buildings (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2018) HD 1394 In7i

The Energy Wise Workplace: Practical and Cost-Effective Ideas for a Sustainable and Green Workplace (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) HD30.255 .D66 2017

The Valuation of Office Properties: A Contemporary Perspective (Chicago, IL: Appraisal Institute, 2009) HD1393.58.U6 S55 2009

Lease Guide: Guide to Writing a Commercial Real Estate Lease Including Green Lease Language (Washington, D.C.: BOMA International, 2008) HD 1384 T23

Office Building Management (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2002)

Mastering Office Leasing: A Practical Guide (Washington, D.C.: Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, 2000) HD 1384 So1m

Green Office Buildings: A Practical Guide to Development (Washington D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2005) NA 6230 G74

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