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Nashville_skyline_2009 (2) The city of Nashville is one of the few secondary markets that has a robust pipeline for new office development.

CHICAGO—After putting up remarkable numbers in the fourth quarter, the US office market seems poised for another solid year. According to a new set of statistics from JLL, in the top 50 markets, tenants absorbed about 7.7 million square feet of space, far below the fourth quarter results, but well above the roughly 6.3 million during last year’s first quarter.    

“It’s not unusual for the first quarter to be a little bit slower,” Julia Georgules, vice president, US director of office research, as users tend to reset and reassess around the New Year. But in the last three months of 2015, users absorbed about 18.7 million square feet, the most for the US office market post-recession.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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