Office Real Estate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The Office Real Estate Market is Segmented by Sector (Information Technology [IT and ITES], Manufacturing, BFSI [Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance], Consulting, and Other Services) and Geography. The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Office Real Estate Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >3.5 %

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Market Overview

The office real estate market is expected to record a CAGR of over 3.5% during the forecast period, 2022-2027. The market is anticipated to regain normalcy by 2022.

The COVID-19 outbreak led to the closure of offices, resulting in a decrease in demand for traditional office spaces. Beyond its immediate consequences, the pandemic also impacted the outlook for office real estate due to the declining demand for traditional offices as work-from-home policies gained traction. The pandemic's impact also reveals that price misalignments have increased. The misalignment is likely to decrease as the economy gains momentum. However, the sector will be challenged by potential structural changes in the office real estate market due to changing societal preferences.

Occupiers are likely to focus more on integrating traditional leased spaces, remote working options, and flexible spaces within real estate portfolios to develop a hybrid workplace model. Cost and portfolio optimization are expected to be the goals of the plan to decentralize the workplace and provide more locations to meet the needs of a more mobile workforce.

Globally, there is a huge demand for coworking spaces. India is on the verge of a co-working revolution, with several major players competing for dominance across the country. It is also estimated that the number of coworking spaces in the United States will double or triple in the next five years.

Scope of the Report

Office real estate is the construction of buildings for leasing and selling purposes to companies from different sectors. This report aims to provide a detailed analysis of the office real estate market. It focuses on the office real estate sector's market insights, dynamics, technological trends, and government initiatives. The market is segmented by sector and geography. The report offers market size and forecast for the office real estate market in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Sector
Information Technology (IT and ITES)
BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance)
Other Services
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rise in Demand for Coworking Spaces

The coworking space market is expected to record a CAGR of 2.1%, from USD 7.97 billion in 2020 to USD 8.14 billion in 2021. At a CAGR of 12%, the market is expected to reach USD 13.03 billion in 2025.

Companies are resuming operations and adapting to the new normal as they recover from the COVID-19 impact, which had previously resulted in restrictive containment measures such as social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities.

India is on the verge of a co-working revolution, with several major players competing for dominance across the country. Currently, there are nearly 3.7 lakh seats in tier 1 and tier 2 cities across the country, with a CAGR of 15% expected over the next five years. The Executive Centre's occupancy and foot traffic increased from 75% in 2020 to 90% in October 2021 in major cities in India.

It is estimated that the number of coworking spaces in the United States will double or triple in the next five years. By 2030, JLL predicts that 30% of all office space will be consumed flexibly. According to the Global Coworking Growth Study, approximately 5 million people will be working from coworking spaces by 2024, up 158% from 2020.

Office Real Estate Market - Driving Factor Trend

Increasing Demand for Data Centres Driving the Market

Demand for data center capacity is at an all-time high, with end-user spending on global data center infrastructure approximately hitting USD 200 billion in 2021, up by 6% from 2020. Furthermore, Microsoft's announcement of a plan to build up to 100 new data centers per year suggests that this trend will continue, and other companies may soon follow.

Increased demand for data centers was fueled by lifestyle changes prompted by the pandemic throughout 2021, and this growth is expected to continue through at least 2024. As remote work becomes more common and more activities move to the digital realm, internet usage has risen and will continue to rise, implying that data creation will increase as more users seek cloud-based services.

In addition, the purchase of internet-of-things (IoT) devices increased. IoT devices will generate 73.1 zettabytes by 2025. About 1,000 data centers will be required to store one zettabyte at the current capacity. Predicted data storage needs are high, and data center operators must make sure they are maximizing every square inch of their facilities to meet current data needs and handle the future ones.

The data center industry will need to be equipped to store increasingly large amounts of data due to increased demand. On the surface, building more data centers may appear to be a solution. However, lockdowns in 2020 caused the postponement of more than 60% of new data center construction.

Though server CPUs are still plentiful, recent supply chain shortages worsened the data center construction situation as the industry struggled with absurdly high construction material prices. As a result, data center construction will most likely take years to catch up to pre-pandemic levels, which will still make it difficult to match current demand.

Office Real Estate Market - Driving Factor Trend

Competitive Landscape

The office real estate market is relatively fragmented. The market is anticipated to regain normalcy by 2022. Companies are gearing up to meet future needs, and many companies are entering the market for further opportunities. Some office real estate companies are Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers, CBRE Group, and JLL.

Recent Developments

February 2022: Hulic (a real estate company) signed a Purchase Agreement with Japan Excellent (a real estate investment trust that mainly invests in office buildings in Tokyo) to buy Trust Beneficiary Rights in Shintomicho Building for JPY 3.1 billion (USD 25.4 million). The Trust Beneficiary Rights in the Shintomicho Building will be transferred in two parts, with the first phase being the transfer of 40% ownership for JPY 1,24 billion (USD 10.1 million) and the second phase involving the transfer of the remaining 60% ownership for JPY 1.86 billion (USD 15.3 million). The first phase is expected to be completed on July 22, 2022.

December 2021: WeWork (a commercial real estate company) announced a strategic partnership with Vertis (data science talent and location platform). This partnership aims to use data to help members overcome some of the most difficult workplace-related challenges they face today, such as determining where specific talent pools are growing in target markets and the impact of employee commute times on productivity.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Technological Innovations in the Office Real Estate Market

    6. 4.6 Government Regulations and Initiatives in the Industry

    7. 4.7 Insights into Rental Yields in the Office Real Estate Segment

    8. 4.8 Insights into the Key Office Real Estate Industry Metrics (Supply, Rentals, Prices, Occupancy/Vacancy (%))

    9. 4.9 Insights into Office Real Estate Construction Costs

    10. 4.10 Insights into Office Real Estate Investment

    11. 4.11 Impact of the COVID-19 on the Market

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value)

    1. 5.1 By Sector

      1. 5.1.1 Information Technology (IT and ITES)

      2. 5.1.2 Manufacturing

      3. 5.1.3 BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance)

      4. 5.1.4 Consulting

      5. 5.1.5 Other Services

    2. 5.2 By Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Netherlands

        7. Switzerland

        8. Portugal

        9. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Indonesia

        7. Philippines

        8. Thailand

        9. Malaysia

        10. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Hines

      2. 6.2.2 Skanska

      3. 6.2.3 WeWork

      4. 6.2.4 Mitsubishi Estate

      5. 6.2.5 Poly Property

      6. 6.2.6 Buckingham Properties

      7. 6.2.7 DLF Universal Limited

      8. 6.2.8 Mitsui Fudosan

      9. 6.2.9 Tishman Speyer

      10. 6.2.10 Poly Australia

      11. 6.2.11 Trek Development*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


  9. 9. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Office Real Estate Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Office Real Estate Market is growing at a CAGR of >3.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Hines , Skanska, WeWork, Mitsubishi Estate, Poly Property are the major companies operating in Office Real Estate Market.

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