NYC Office Real Estate Value Declined Due to Remote Work

In a paper about the impact of remote work on commercial office real estate found that value of offices declined 32% from the start of the pandemic. The authors also found that the effect is likely to persist in the long-run resulting in $500B of value destruction (or potentially redistribution someplace else, like home prices).

We estimate a 32.95% decline in the value of New York City’s office stock at the outset of the pandemic. We estimate that remote work is likely to persist and result in long-run office valuations that are about 28% below pre-pandemic levels.

Read Work From Home and the Office Real Estate Apocalypse.

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