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2022 Q2 Sacramento Office Market Report

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Signs of Stabilization Starting to Emerge

After two full years of occupancy losses and rising vacancy, the Sacramento office market posted its first quarter of positive net absorption and declining vacancy since the first quarter of 2020. Though the market is on the right track, stabilization will be realized when positive absorption occurs in subsequent quarters. With availability still elevated and hybrid work plans leading to smaller office footprints, it is possible we could see demand turn negative again in the second half of this year. The State of California, consolidating into new construction, has vacated nearly 200,000 square feet of office space in Downtown over the last two years and is planning to reduce its overall regional office footprint by 20 percent (2.8 MSF) in the next few years. Lack of confidence in the market’s outlook is slowing sales activity and pricing continues to sputter along with uneven return to office plans. Some large leases are set to be occupied in the next six months, which could help the market return to a sustainable positive trajectory, though downsizing private sector tenants and consolidating public sector occupiers could thwart that outcome. 


2022 Q2 Sacramento Office Market Report

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Bob Shanahan

Research Manager


Bob entered commercial real estate at the start of 2015 at Colliers in Seattle/Bellevue and has more than seven years of commercial real estate research experience. A writer by nature, Bob is always trying to tell the story behind the numbers and go above and beyond to add value to his brokerage partners. Forever teachable and eternally curious, Bob strives to always be learning more while staying on the leading edge of market trends and remaining abreast of all pertinent real estate transactions and developments. Passionate about real estate and urban planning, Bob is dedicated to taking Colliers to the next level by providing market-leading thought leadership and trends analysis for his internal and external clients.. Bob is a natural-born storyteller, always digging into the statistics with unmatched nuance to craft a forward-looking narrative and outlook across the many sectors of commercial real estate he tracks.  

With extensive experience in office, industrial, multifamily, and retail research, and a developing competency in capital markets, life science, and healthcare/medical office, Bob assists brokers in the leasing and selling of property, providing best in class research support. He regulary provides market presentations for internal brokerage teams and external organizations. Bob focused primarily on the office and industrial markets in the Seattle/Puget Sound region from 2015-2017. From fall 2017 to early 2018, Bob was the office market research analyst at JLL in Sacramento with an emphasis on Downtown landlord-rep related research. 

Since May 2018, Bob has been back at Colliers in his hometown of Sacramento. Since mid-2018, Bob bas accelerated his career in the support of 40 brokers across the Capital City region. In late  2020, Bob was tasked with overseeing the Reno market while managing a new Research Analyst, and has taken on an increasing leadership role in the Northwest region, including leading the regional multifamily market report comprised of 10 markets from Northern California and Northern Nevada to Oregon and Washington. Bob has invested in his leadership development, recently completing the two year Management Development Program at Colliers in partnership with Harvard Business School and completing the year long Leadership Sacramento Class of 2021 through the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.  

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