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2020 | Q4 | Omaha | Office Market Report

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Waiting on the World to Change

In spite of the fact that 2020 brought us an unforeseen pandemic at a scale not seen in more than a century, the Omaha office market ended 2020 with a vacancy rate of 9.3 percent, which is 40 basis points higher than the third quarter of 2020 and 300 basis points higher than the fourth quarter of 2019. Net absorption for the year totaled negative 155,696 square feet. This represents the first time since 2009 and only the third time in the last 25 years that the Omaha office market had negative net annual absorption. For each of the three years with negative absorption, the local market was affected by external national or global forces. The Omaha office market experienced negative annual absorption of 431,689 square feet in 2001, resulting from an economic downturn related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Negative absorption of 137,933 square feet in the local office market in 2009 was a result of an economic downturn referred to as “the Great Recession.” 2020 is no different. The global Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying quarantine, work-from-home environment and business closures have wreaked havoc on the U.S. and worldwide economies. Omaha has experienced some economic downturn, but Colliers | Omaha believes this downturn will be less severe and more temporary in nature than previous downturns and that negative economic effects on the local market are less severe than in other areas of the country.


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