Office Sublease Intensifies in Philadelphia

Mounting Sublet Inventory Intensifies Philadelphia’s Office Woes

Office sublease availability has increased to 8.1 million square feet across the Philadelphia metropolitan area and now accounts for 3% of the 49.2 million square feet of available office inventory. As of the third quarter, 280 office properties in the Philadelphia region have available sublet spaces.

While sublet availability still comprises a small fraction of the total available office inventory, the fivefold increase in office sublet space since the pandemic is worrisome. In 2019, sublet space accounted for only 0.6% of the available office space in Philadelphia.

The City of Philadelphia accounts for 35% of total sublet availability at 2.8 million square feet. Of this, Center City is responsible for 74% of the city’s total sublet availability. If University City and the Navy Yard are included, they collectively comprise 88% of the city’s sublet availability.

*Article courtesy of Costar

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