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SUNNYVALE, CA—It’s an understatement to say that technology has been the catalyst for the rapid evolution of the office environment, including the reduction of office space. However, office-using industries that are adding jobs most rapidly over the long term, such as technology, media and finance, have recorded less space reduction.

In the fastest-growing sector of the economy, technology, the average lease size actually increased by 21% during the past 10 years. This is partly because competition among employers for technology workers is so steep that employers in the industry need to offer spacious, amenity-rich office space to attract and retain talent, according to a recent NAIOP study.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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