Despite the slow pace of recovery, exclusive NREI/SIOR research reveals more optimism for the U.S. office market in 2016. The office sector has been the underdog in the real estate market recovery. It has lagged behind other sectors such as apartments, industrial and even retail. But office is slowly and steadily coming back with a brighter outlook for 2016. NREI recently teamed up with the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) to conduct a research survey aimed at gauging industry sentiment on what lies ahead for the office leasing and investment sales markets in the coming year. One of the things that the survey’s results made abundantly clear is that sentiment is turning positive, but it is by no means a “one-size-fits-all” recovery. Views are mixed based on region, market and even individual submarkets.