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Cost Increases Signal Economic Momentum

Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs | December 2014


The cost to occupy prime office space keeps rising. One reason why: global, multinational organizations need the highest-grade, best-located properties to attract and retain top talent—and are willing to pay a premium to obtain it.

Of the 126 office markets tracked around the globe, over half (74 markets) saw annual increases in prime occupancy costs, 26% (33 markets) registered declines and 15% (19 markets) saw no change. Of the 74 markets with occupancy cost growth, 13 saw increases of at least 10%, led by Dublin, Manila and Seattle (Suburban).



Global Prime Office Occupancy Cost Report December 2014 Infographic

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Richard Barkham, Ph.D.
Global Chief Economist, Head of Global Research & Head of Americas Research
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Spencer Levy
Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor
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Dr. Henry Chin
Global Head of Investor Thought Leadership
& Head of Research, APAC
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Neil Blake, Ph.D.
Global Head, Forecasting and Analytics
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Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs