IRVINE, CA-Some of the US office markets that get the least national press represent some of the best investment opportunities to be found for those who are looking to put their money into office buildings.

That’s just one of the salient points of a study by Irvine, CA-based Sperry Van Ness, whose report on the “Top 10 Office Markets To Watch” includes some cities that are household words to commercial real estate investors, but other cities that aren’t on a lot of radar screens. The markets on the Sperry Van Ness list are Austin, TX, Central New Jersey, Charlotte, NC, Columbia and Greenville, SC, Houston, Little Rock, AR, New York City and San Francisco and San Jose, CA.

John McDermott, Sperry Van Ness’ senior vice president of business development and national director of office and industrial properties, tells that the company has an advantage in analyzing some of the smaller cities that are listed in this year’s report. He explains “we have probably 100 of our offices in secondary and tertiary markets as opposed to the main CBDs.”

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