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西雅图的亚马逊总部。(Geekwire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

尽管技术工作区内的工作中发生了变化,但大西雅图地区在全国范围内领导了所有市场,在过去两年中,办公租金价格上涨了15%。

根据意想不到的强大商业租赁市场CBRE的年度Tech-30报告,与经济学家对办公空间占用的预测形成鲜明对比,鉴于大流行对偏远工作和零售空间的影响。

布莱恩·比格(Brian Biege), a senior vice president with CBRE in Seattle, said hybrid work did not mean permanently vacant buildings.

“Many Puget Sound tech companies have grown their business during the pandemic,” Biege said. “While most are embracing a hybrid work format, they are also investing in office space as part of their plans for future growth.”

According to CBRE, the tech industry helped drive the rebound in U.S. office-leasing activity in 2021. Hiring was up — U.S. tech employment now exceeds its pre-crisis level by 3.3% — and even though many of these new hires didn’t immediately head into an office, many companies planned as if they would.

In fact, office leasing activity by tech companies nationally increased by 122% on average in the second and third quarters, compared to early 2021.

“他们对现代,协作的办公空间的需求源于促进创新;它正在将租金推向历史高水平。”比格说。

CBRE的下图显示了北美城市的2019年第二季度至2021年第2季度的办公租金增长。

In Seattle, while leases appear to be up, many offices remain largely empty as companies adopt to hybrid or fully remote work policies.

例如,亚马逊最初是在办公室设置每周三天的“基准”, and two days working remotely, as part of its preference for一种“以办公室为中心”的文化。但是上个月the tech giant said相反,它将将远程工作决策留给导演级别的单个团队负责人,采取一种表示灵活性更大的方法。

Zillow Group, which pre-pandemic had 2,700 office workers in adowntown building,正在采取混合方法some workers coming back only some of the time.

虽然办公空间数字看起来令人惊讶,但CBRE数据确实揭示了地平线上可能的一些暴风雨云:转运空间。这些数字可能表明即将发生的事情。

Office space listed for sublease by tech companies in the Tech-30 markets including the Seattle area nearly doubled from last year’s first quarter to this year’s third quarter. Additionally, in those markets tech companies account for 23% of the space put back on the market as sublease.

This means that while the lease market numbers may appear good currently, the volume of subleasing might provide an indication of long-term plans to eventually vacate surplus space.

西雅图的标签板, 例如。乔什·德克(Josh Decker), CEO of the Seattle-area tech startup, said when the company switched to a remote work model,它需要腾出空间和转租以节省费用.

“当我们权衡经济的不确定性,租赁和便利设施的间接成本,再加上我们何时能够再次使用该空间的间接缺乏清晰度,我们知道这符合我们团队的最大利益采取行动,”德克(Decker)去年说。

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