Austin office growth Austin is expected to narrowly lead the 2020 pack of office-using jobs, according to a CBRE report.

AUSTIN, TX—While the Bay Area led the nation in office-using services job growth in 2019, it will likely rank second in 2020, edged out slightly by Austin’s 2.6% growth, according to a new report from CBRE. Across the board, tech hubs, business-friendly Texas cities and high-growth southeastern metro areas top the ranks of US markets set for quick expansion of office-using services jobs in the coming years.

“US consumer confidence and spending remain healthy, supported by a strong stock market and high home values, which underpins most US economic expansion and job growth,” said Ian Anderson, CBRE Americas head of office research. “Due at least partly to that, we should see another year of strong office demand and growing rents in many US markets.”

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of 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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