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Dayton Office Report | Q3/2022

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As Dayton Office Market Struggles, Wright-Patterson Airforce Base Submarket Continues to be Driving Force in Office

Dayton’s Office Market has hit hard times with high vacancy rates and low absorption. This trend is in line with most metropolitan areas in the United States following the challenges of the past two years with retaining tenants in office spaces. As many employers adapt to “the new normal” of work from home, hybrid schedules, and attracting employees back into the office, the Eastern Submarket of Dayton has stayed strong and carried on business as usual throughout the pandemic. 

This bright spot in Dayton is due to the type of work done around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and the convenient location offered in the Eastern submarket outside of the main downtown Dayton area. During these uncertain times, many office tenants vacated their space, but the Defense Contractors needing proximity to the base who were not afforded this uncertainty have continued to keep this market upright. In the second quarter of 2022 the WPAFB submarket alone brought nearly 87% of Dayton’s overall new construction, a clear majority. With skyrocketing inflation and risk averse decision makers one thing remains clear: Without the base driving steady occupation of offices in the WPAFB submarket, the entirety of the Dayton Office Market would have even higher vacancy and lower absorption rates than currently reported. 


Dayton Office Report | Q3/2022

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