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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

SF’s Hot Office Market Freezes with Record-Low Leasing During Coronavirus (San Francisco Chronicle, Jul. 7, 2020)

Coronavirus Triggers Steep Drop in New York City Commercial Property Sales (The Wall Street Journal, Jul. 6, 2020)

Texas Tried Reopening Offices Early. It Was Hard Even Before the Coronavirus Surge (The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 28, 2020)

TRD Insights: “Pandemic Compliant” Offices May Offset Remote Work Impact (The Real Deal, May 21, 2020)

After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats (The New York Times, May 20, 2020)

Welcome Back, Cubicles? Longtime Silicon Valley CEO Says Coronavirus Could Kill the Open Office (MarketWatch, Apr. 27, 2020)

Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace (Cushman & Wakefield, Apr. 22, 2020)

Hudson Yards Owner Says Workers Must Return to Offices Before Malls Reopen in a Post Coronavirus World (CNBC, Apr. 14, 2020)

This Is the End of the Office As We Know It (Vox, Apr. 14, 2020)

Why We Need Disruption in Corporate Real Estate In 2020 (Work Design Magazine, Feb. 21, 2020)

United States Office Outlook – Q4 2019 (JLL, Jan. 22, 2020)

Six Predictions for the Office Sector in 2020 (National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 2, 2020)

Office/Occupier: 2020 U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook (CBRE, Nov. 15, 2019)

New CBRE Report Details Profound Effects of Flex Space on US Office Leasing Market (Commercial Observer, Sep. 23, 2019)

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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