Andrea Cross of CBRE “We’d really need to see an increase in the labor force participation rate in order to see a significant boost in hiring,” Cross tells

LOS ANGELES—Look for office fundamentals to continue improving nationally in 2018, albeit at a slower pace than the industry has seen since 2012. CBRE Group attributes the deceleration to both an increase in completions and a decrease in the number of office-using jobs that are expected to be created this year: about 212,000, or slightly more than half the annual average of 423,000 seen between 2010 and 2016.