Synopsis: Office vacancy is on the rise in H.R.M.: expect the net absolute rent/ft.² to remain unchanged in the next twelve months as vacancy stays close to 8%. The overall vacancy rate is a useful predictor of changes in the net absolute rent per square foot. As the percentage of vacant space drops below 8%, rental increases gather speed, accelerate rapidly once the 6% vacancy mark is reached, and move into overdrive once the 4% level is breached. To learn more, click on the attachment and view this PDF document using an Acrobat Reader Plug-in (available as a free download from the Adobe Web Site, www.adobe.com).
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