- With record high vacancy rates and a slowing pipeline coupled with an aging office inventory, Washington, D.C. is anticipating a quality squeeze.
- As the lending environment remains challenging, we expect to see reduced new supply in the pipeline.
- Recent deliveries and under construction buildings have leased top stacks and left few trophy middle and lower levels available.
- The D.C. government has proposed adding 7 million square feet of residential units and increase the city’s population up to 725,000 sf (a 9.9% increase over the next five years) in Mayor Bowser’s “Comeback Plan”.
- There is over 3 million square feet (msf) of office space planned for residential conversion while another 3 msf is rumored for conversion.
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