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Field Guide to Office Property

(Updated October 2013)

What is the impact of property tax on commercial property? How is the economy affecting office buildings? Get the latest on office building trends and much more in this updated field guide. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

Office Property Trends

Office space vacancy falls throughout much of U.S., (Buildings, Oct. 9, 2013).

10 most expensive streets for office space in the U.S., (NREI, Oct. 7, 2013).

Demand up for downtown Detroit office space, (Detroit Free Press, Sept. 29, 2013).

Google buys more buildings in Silicon Valley, (San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 24, 2013).

Big changes are coming to conventional office buildings, (Los Angeles Times, Sept. 4, 2013).

Useful Websites

irem.org — Institute of Real Estate Management

ccim.com — Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute

sior.com — Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

uli.org — Urban Land Institute

boma.org — Building Owners and Managers Association

naiop.org — National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

crewnetwork.org — CREW

eBooks & Other Resources


The following ebooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Commercial real estate investing (Adobe eReader)

The New Handshake, (Kindle, Adobe PDF eBook)

Office building safety and health (Adobe eReader)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Information Central. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Income/expense analysis: office buildings, (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2011). HD 1394 In7i

Green office buildings: a practical guide to development, (Washington D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2005). NA 6230 G74

Before disaster strikes, (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2005). HC 62 In7bd

Field Guides & More

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Field Guide to Commercial Green Buildings

Field Guide to Commercial Property Management

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