August 1, 2021
Real Estate

Madison’s commercial real estate vacancies climbing

MADISON (WKOW) — Office space available for lease in Madison is as ubiquitous as a Wisconsin Badger.

Craig Stanley, a commercial real estate adviser with Broadwing said, “We’ve seen a four and a half percent growth in vacancy on the office market.”

Prepandemic, experts say Madison’s office space vacancy rate hovered at a healthy 8 percent and currently the city’s vacancy rate is slightly past 12 percent. Stanley says that’s concerning.

Stanley said, “Anything below 12% is considered very, very healthy and the reason why office vacancy rates are increasing is due to employers providing employees with a hybrid work environment. More employees are working from home, companies are downsizing or giving back if a lease expires, they’re giving back their space because their teams are at home.”

Meaning many employees now want flexibility in the number of days they…

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