Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, tenants are considering downsizing, relocating or adopting permanent work-from-home solutions, contributing to the increasing supply of sublet space in the market.
• Of the 1.8 million square feet of new sublet space listed since March 2020, 64% is driven by Downtown listings.
• The Downtown West represents the largest submarket in terms of newly listed sublet space, totaling 457K SF – nearly twice the amount listed in the Financial Core.
• Few transactions are taking place to pick up new availability, which is likely to apply downward pressure on rental rates over the next several quarters.
• Technology tenants continue to dominate the volume of sublet space listed as they are able to quickly adapt to a remote working environment.