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Small cities add Big Space More than 100 million square feet of new office space was added in Houston, DFW and Austin in the last decade.

DALLAS—Office construction has been booming throughout the last decade in Texas and demand for new space is showing no signs of slowing down. To be sure, Texas continues to be a top choice for corporate relocations due to favorable tax conditions and a skilled workforce, according to a report by CommercialCafé.

Specifically, more than 100 million square feet of new office space was added within the Lone Star State’s top three office markets, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, in the last decade. According to Yardi Matrix, Austin is leading the nation’s office supply pipeline with more than 7 million square feet of space currently under construction or 10.5% of the total national stock. Dallas and Houston have 6.2 million and 2.9 million square feet under construction respectively.

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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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